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Chicago’s top prosecutor receives threats with ‘racially charged language’

Kim Foxx, Chicago’s top prosecutor, has received emails and calls threatening her safety, her office said Monday. “We can confirm that the State’s Attorney has received threats to her personal safety and security, a number of which have contained racially charged language,” her office said. It is unclear if the threats are related to Foxx’s…MORE

Rapper YNW Melly could face the death penalty in Florida killings

Florida prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against rapper YNW Melly in connection with the killing of two men. Prosecutors will look to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” the 19-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Jamell Demons, committed homicide “in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner” for financial gain, according to a Thursday court…MORE

BBQ food truck faces backlash for ‘LGBTQ’ T-shirts

A Kentucky food truck is selling a T-shirt that says “I support LGBTQ — liberty, guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ.” Jamie Smith, owner of Belle’s Smokin’ BBQ, drew criticism after he posted a photo of the T-shirt on social media. LGBTQ commonly stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. The post quickly went…MORE

Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., dies of cancer

Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died of cancer at 65, JR Motorsports announced on Monday. Jackson worked as an accounting specialist for JR Motorsports, owned by Earnhardt Jr, Miller and Rick Hendrick, since 2004 and was known for her wit and charisma. “Her sarcastic musings and straightforward approach…MORE

More than 60 cities and states in the US no longer observe Columbus Day

Columbus Day has been a political lightning rod for states, cities and municipalities around the US for years now. Most recently, Vermont and Maine joined the small contingency of states that have renamed the October holiday to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to recognize the native populations that were displaced and decimated after Christopher Columbus and other…MORE

A Yale police shooting has sparked nearly a week of protests in New Haven

Two police officers fired their weapons and shot a woman who was a passenger in a vehicle just a mile from Yale University, setting off nearly a week of protests in New Haven. Connecticut State Police said the incident began in Hamden, Connecticut, just after 4 am. on April 16 when police received a report…MORE

This militia group detained migrants at the border. Then their leader got arrested

They’d been keeping watch near the border for weeks, drawing little notice as they shared live videos from their desert outpost. But after posting videos last week showing armed men wearing military fatigues detaining migrants who just crossed the border into New Mexico, a militia group known as the United Constitutional Patriots now finds itself…MORE