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DC Police Fatally Shoot Man Initially Found Asleep in Car With Gun, Release Edited Cam Footage

D.C. police released body camera footage Thursday of the fatal police shooting of a man in a car in Northeast, Washington, DC, after the department says officers initially found him armed, unconscious and blocking traffic.  Gilmore’s family says that he is known to have medical issues. DC Police Fatally Shoot Man Initially Found Asleep in Car With Gun: MPD What We Know: Antwan Gilmore was killed by an officer on […]

todayAugust 27, 2021 26

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FDA grants full approval to Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose vaccine Monday for people ages 16 and up, making it the first Covid-19 vaccine to pass this final regulatory hurdle. “The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the Covid-19 pandemic,” Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said in a statement. “While millions of people have already safely received Covid-19 vaccines, we recognize that for […]

todayAugust 23, 2021 4

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The United Arab Emirates Is Sheltering Afghanistan’s Ousted President, Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani fled the country as the Taliban invaded the capital of Kabul. What We Know: After Ghani left Afghanistan, many wondered where he went. The United Arab Emirates confirmed Ghani and his family traveled to their country via a statement. The country announced the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation could confirm the UAE housed Ghani on humanitarian grounds. Ghani defended his decision to leave […]

todayAugust 21, 2021 8

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Biden Administration Embroiled in Internal Blame-Shifting amid Afghanistan Chaos

Departments in the Biden Administration are investigating who’s to blame for the rushed and dangerous evacuation of American citizens and Afghans after the Taliban overtook Afghanistan this weekend. What We Know: On Monday, one day after the takeover, Afghans traveled to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul in an attempt to flee the country, as the United States quickly sent troops to facilitate the safe evacuation of US Embassy employees. When […]

todayAugust 19, 2021 19

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R. Kelly Sex Trafficking Trial begins in Brooklyn today

R. Kelly, the R&B singer who has long faced allegations of sexual abuse, will appear in a Brooklyn courthouse Wednesday for the second week of a high-profile federal sex trafficking trial. What We Know: The singer’s alleged pattern of abuse drew intense public scrutiny with the rise of the #MeToo movement, leading to the #MuteRKelly social media campaign, boycotts of his hit records, protests across the country and, perhaps most notably, “Surviving […]

todayAugust 18, 2021 7

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R&B Star R. Kelly Jurors Summoned for Sex Trafficking Trial

The first phase of R. Kelly‘s trial began on Aug. 9 with a jury selection after several delays. What We Know: U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly asked potential jurors if they could keep an open mind about Kelly as he faces charges for abusing women and girls for nearly two decades. Donnelly also reminded jurors that Kelly was presumed innocent, so they should not feel influenced by any bad publicity […]

todayAugust 16, 2021 5

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7.2 magnitude earthquake hits off of Haiti, at least 227 killed

At least 227 people were killed and hundreds were injured and missing after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, and Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he was rushing aid to areas where towns were destroyed and hospitals overwhelmed with incoming patients. (( BREAKING NEWS )) The epicenter of the quake was 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud, according to the U.S. Geological Survey said, and […]

todayAugust 14, 2021 14

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‘Power’ Creator Courtney A. Kemp Inks Multi-Year Deal With Netflix

Courtney A. Kemp has been shaking up televisions for nearly two decades and now she’s inked a multi-year deal with Netflix. What We Know: The move includes her production banner, End of Episode, as well as her production teams and the president of End of Episode, Chris Selak.  Selak and Kemp will continue to run the imprint.  The partnership enables End of Episode to expand its global footprint while focusing on […]

todayAugust 12, 2021 8

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CDC Investigating 2 Deaths, 2 Illnesses from Rare Bacterial Disease

Cases of melioidosis, usually referred to as Whitmore’s disease, were found in Georgia, Texas, Kansas, and Minnesota. What We Know: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating two deaths from the rare bacterial disease only found in tropical climates. Recently, the CDC announced a new fatal case of Whitmore’s disease in Georgia. They also reported three other cases in Texas, Kansas, and Minnesota; each occurrence’s genome […]

todayAugust 11, 2021 8