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Oct 20 2022
A Manhattan federal jury found actor Kevin Spacey, 63, not liable for battery in a $40 million lawsuit over allegations that he made a sexual advance toward fellow actor Anthony Rapp, 50, when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14.
Key Quotes: Rapp’s lawsuit claimed he had “sustained psychological injuries” of a “permanent and lasting nature” when Spacey allegedly placed then-teenage Rapp on aAxios BuzzFeed News New York Post (News)
May 15 2022
A teenage gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, leaving 10 people dead and three more wounded.
Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old white man, drove over 200 miles from Conklin, NY to Buffalo to conduct the attack. Heavily armed and donning tactical gear, he stormed into a Tops Friendly Markets in a predominately black neighborhood and opened fire with a rifle bothWall Street Journal (News) HuffPost National Review
Feb 23 2022
Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager acquitted of murder charges after killing two people during a chaotic night of racial unrest, says he plans to sue media outlets and celebrities who've lied about him.
This week, Rittenhouse announced The Media Accountability Project, a new effort to "to help fundraise and hold the media accountable" for alleged lies about him. Rittenhouse hasn't named anyNewsweek The Guardian The Daily Caller
Dec 29 2021
Former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid died Tuesday at 82 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Reid served as a majority leader from 2007 to 2015 and helped pass former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act amid heightened partisan politics. He entered Nevada politics in 1969 as a member of the state’s legislature, and would later become a U.S. HouseLas Vegas Review-Journal Washington Post Fox News (Online News)
Sep 03 2020
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Kenosha, Wisconsin became the newest site of anti-police brutality protests and violent rioting after Jacob Blake was shot by police on Aug. 23. In the days following Blake's shooting, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested as a suspect in a shooting that killed two and wounded one. President Donald TrumpMicaela Ricaforte
Aug 21 2022
President Biden will host a summit next month to counter "hate-fueled violence."
The event, titled "United We Stand," will take place on Sept. 15 and address the "corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy and public safety." White House officials on Friday said that the summit will bring together a bipartisan group of political leaders, civil rights groups and businessCBS News (Online) Washington Times Reuters
Oct 29 2021
The Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization Friday for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S for young kids.
An FDA advisory panel voted 17-0 with one abstention Tuesday to recommend the vaccine for kids; it is roughly one-third the dose of the vaccine used for people ages 12 and up.Associated Press The Epoch Times CNN (Online News)
Aug 27 2020
Seventeen-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with fatally shooting two people during nighttime civil unrest on Tuesday following the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Videos of the incident circulated online almost immediately after it occurred, and media bias by omission was on display in some reports.
Bias could be seen on both sides, with bothJulie Mastrine
Oct 24 2021
Food and Drug Administration regulators shared a study on Friday that said the benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 “would clearly outweigh” any serious side effects. On the same day, the FDA posted data from Pfizer and BioNTech that showed their vaccine had a 90.7% efficacy rate in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections in a clinical trial of 5-to 11-year-oldsAxios New York Post (News) New York Times (News)
Aug 19 2022
A new California law makes school start later. Why?
The law, passed in 2019, gave public school districts three years to transition to later start times, citing "research on the impact of sleep deprivation on adolescents and the benefits of a later school start time." The new times are now taking effect, despite initial opposition from the California School Boards Association andTime Magazine Christian Science Monitor The Epoch Times