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NC school football coach resigns over racist Instagram video

An assistant football coach at a North Carolina high school has resigned after making racist comments on Instagram. News outlets report John Hoskins resigned over the weekend from his post at Knightdale High School. WTVD-TV reports Hoskins, who is white, posted a now-deleted video to Instagram in which he said “white power” and the n-word. […]

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Israeli PM’s son, driver strike settlement over leaked tape

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son has reportedly reached a court settlement with a former driver whom he sued for releasing a recording made while he was joyriding with his friends during a drunken night at Tel Aviv strip clubs. Israeli media said Sunday that Roi Rozen has agreed to pay Yair Netanyahu $8,500 and […]

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Chicago gets tentative staff deal as teachers stay on strike

A teachers’ strike has cancelled classes for an eighth day in Chicago, hours after the school district announced a tentative agreement with a separate union representing thousands of school support staff. Interested in Chicago? The district and the Chicago Teachers Union reported some progress late last week but talks stalled over the weekend. Both sides […]

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Lebanese form a human chain to support protests

Thousands of Lebanese formed a human chain Sunday along highways and coastal roads in a show of solidarity with anti-government protests. The protesters joined hands along a main bridge connecting central Beirut to the north and south on the 11th day of nationwide protests. Ignited by anger at proposed economic reforms, the protests rapidly escalated […]

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Chaos in South Africa opposition party as black leader quits

The effort by South Africa’s biggest opposition party to appeal to black voters is in tatters following the resignation of its first black leader and other top officials, highlighting deep racial divisions that remain in the country a quarter-century after the end of the harsh system of apartheid. Mmusi Maimane quit the Democratic Alliance on […]

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South Sudan’s former child soldiers struggle to move on

When he escaped the armed group that had abducted him at the age of 15, the child soldier swore he’d never go back. But the South Sudanese teen still thinks about returning to the bush, six months after the United Nations secured his release. “Being asked to kill someone is the hardest thing,” he told […]

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After delay, New Orleans to demolish cranes at hotel site

After two days of delays, New Orleans officials are hoping to use a series of controlled explosions Sunday to take down two cranes that have been leaning precariously over the remains of a partially collapsed hotel. Interested in New Orleans? Officials had originally planned to topple the cranes Friday, then pushed back the demolition to […]


New law bans most animals from circuses in California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law banning most animals from circuses. The law exempts rodeos and does not apply to domesticated dogs, cats and horses. California is now the third state to enact such a ban, joining New Jersey and Hawaii. Circuses have been declining in popularity. The most well-known act, the Ringling […]

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Prosecutor to re-examine case of man killed by deputy

A Missouri prosecutor said her office will re-examine the 2017 fatal shooting of a suspected shoplifter by a Kansas City-area sheriff’s deputy after the same deputy was charged with shooting a scooter rider in the back while trying to arrest her. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bake’s decision on Thursday — a reversal from a […]

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UN peacekeeper killed, 4 others seriously wounded in Mali

The United Nations says a peacekeeper from Chad was killed and four other peacekeepers were seriously wounded in a pair of attacks in Mali. A statement on Sunday says the peacekeeper was killed and three colleagues wounded when their convoy struck an explosive device in Aguelhok in the north. The statement says a peacekeeper from […]