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Sen. Markey apologizes to Rep. Kennedy for 'insensitivity' of aide's mental-health retweet

By Danielle Wallace

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., found himself apologizing Tuesday after a top campaign aide retweeted a message about "mental health issues" in the family of Rep. Joe Kennedy, a potenial challenger for Markey's Senate seat.

Sen. Markey apologizes to Rep. Kennedy for 'insensitivity' of aide's mental-health retweet

By Danielle Wallace

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., found himself apologizing Tuesday after a top campaign aide retweeted a message about "mental health issues" in the family of Rep. Joe Kennedy, a potenial challenger for Markey's Senate seat.

Pan-Am Games Protesters Each Get 12 Months of Probation

By The Associated Press

A letter to the two athletes from Sarah Hirshland, the chief executive of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, seemed to sound an alarm for other competitors considering political stands at the 2020 Olympics.

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Who’s to Blame When Algorithms Discriminate?

By Emily Badger

A proposed rule from HUD would make it harder to hold people accountable for subtler forms of discrimination.

Florida man attacks jogger with sword over wheelbarrow left in trash pile: police

By Stephen Sorace

A man in Florida was determined to go down swinging when he unsheathed a sword and attacked a jogger for taking a wheelbarrow from a pile of trash he apparently had claimed, investigators said.

Mackenzie Lueck’s suspected killer charged with kidnapping, sexually abusing another woman

By Stephen Sorace

The man suspected of killing Mackenzie Lueck, a 23-year-old University of Utah student found dead last month, was hit with new charges Tuesday stemming from allegations he kidnapped and sexually abused another woman last year, prosecutors said.

US troops deployed to Mexico border eligible for medal

By Stephen Sorace

All U.S. service members deployed along the Mexico border are eligible to receive the Armed Forces Service Medal – a military award which recognizes “significant” military activity without encountering foreign hostile action.

Migrants stranded off coast of Italy β€˜going mad,’ jump ship in desperate attempt to reach shore

By Stephen Sorace

Migrants stranded aboard a Spanish rescue ship for 19 days in the Mediterranean Sea have resorted to jumping into the ocean in desperate attempts to swim ashore after Italy’s continued refusal to open its ports.

Migrants stranded off coast of Italy β€˜going mad,’ jump ship in desperate attempt to reach shore

By Stephen Sorace

Migrants stranded aboard a Spanish rescue ship for 19 days in the Mediterranean Sea have resorted to jumping into the ocean in desperate attempts to swim ashore after Italy’s continued refusal to open its ports.

Brazil police sniper kills armed man holding dozens hostage on bus in Rio de Janeiro

By Stephen Sorace

A Brazilian police sniper fatally shot an armed man who held dozens of people hostage on a public bus in Rio de Janeiro after a four-hour standoff, officials said.

Fighting Racism Even, and Especially, Where We Don’t Realize It Exists

By Jeffrey C. Stewart

In “How to Be an Antiracist,” the scholar Ibram X. Kendi scrutinizes himself and the rest of us for lessons on how to eradicate the scourge of racism.

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Barr removes US prisons chief following Epstein’s death in jail

By Stephen Sorace

Attorney General William Barr announced Monday afternoon the appointment of a new director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons following the shocking suicide of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein inside a federal lockup earlier this month.

Palestinian Authority bans LGBTQ activities in West Bank, reports say

By Stephen Sorace

The Palestinian Authority has reportedly banned members of a Palestinian LGBTQ community from holding events in the West Bank, and further threatened to arrest members for activities authorities called “harmful” to the ideals of society.

Palestinian Authority bans LGBTQ activities in West Bank, reports say

By Stephen Sorace

The Palestinian Authority has reportedly banned members of a Palestinian LGBTQ community from holding events in the West Bank, and further threatened to arrest members for activities authorities called “harmful” to the ideals of society.

French couple could face jail for taking sand from Italian beach, reports say

By Stephen Sorace

A French couple’s desire to transport a keepsake from their vacation – a whopping 90 pounds of sand from an Italian beach – may reportedly land them behind bars for six years.

French couple could face jail for taking sand from Italian beach, reports say

By Stephen Sorace

A French couple’s desire to transport a keepsake from their vacation – a whopping 90 pounds of sand from an Italian beach – may reportedly land them behind bars for six years.

Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement

Much of the money behind the movement can be traced to one heiress who made it her life’s work to keep immigrants out of America.

Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for $120G at auction

By Stephen Sorace

Former President Barack Obama’s game-worn high school basketball jersey – nearly lost forever in the trash – has sold at auction for $120,000.

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