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Documentary Highlights Chinese Titanic Survivors Barred from U.S., Erased from History

The Six, executive-produced by James Cameron, revolves around Titanic survivors who were denied entry into the United States after the April 15, 1912 sinking. What We Know: The documentary, which premieres this Friday in China, has “chillingly relevant” survivors’ stories. It discusses Lee Bing, Fang Lang, Chang Chip, Ling Hee, Ah Lam, and Chung Foo’s experiences. Although some reports depicted them as stowaways, they were professional mariners. They were traveling […]

todayApril 19, 2021 2

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Video of Fatal Chicago Police Shooting of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Released

A police oversight agency released body-cam footage on Thursday of an encounter between police and a 13-year old boy where the youth was fatally shot. What We Know: The incident occurred on March 29th in Little Village, a Hispanic neighborhood in southwest Chicago. Gunshots were heard on a police audio scanner around 2:30 a.m. Shortly afterward, police confronted Adam Toledo, 13, and Ruben Roman, 21. Officers tackled Roman and took […]

todayApril 19, 2021 2

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High Number of Babies and Children are Dying of COVID-19 in Brazil

Approximately 1,300 babies in Brazil have died since the beginning of the pandemic. This statistic defies overwhelming evidence that COVID-19 rarely kills children. What We Know: Last year, Jessika Ricarte noticed something was off about her one-year-old son, Lucas. First, he lost his appetite. After his godmother, a nurse, suggested he had a sore throat, he developed a fever. The appetite loss and fever transformed into fatigue and labored breathing. […]

todayApril 18, 2021

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COVID-19 Booster Shot likely Needed within 12 Months, Pfizer’s CEO Says

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla announced that people would “likely” need a third dose of a coronavirus vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated. What We Know: According to CNBC News, Bourla made claims of requiring a third COVID-19 shot on April 1st, depending on the severity of mutating strains across the country. The CEO also suggested an annual COVID-19 shot to downsize the fatalities of the deadly virus. “It […]

todayApril 16, 2021 2

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North Carolina Teacher Killed in Shootout with Drug Cartel

A popular teacher and basketball coach in North Carolina has died in a shootout with a Mexican drug cartel. What We Know: Last week, Spanish teacher Barney Harris from the Union Academy in Monroe died in Alamance County for his involvement in drug trafficking. Harris and his brother-in-law, Steven Alexander Stewart Jr., were accused of robbing a potential “stash house” last Thursday. According to Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson, the […]

todayApril 16, 2021 1

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Judge Refuses Request to Acquit Chauvin in Floyd’s Death

Judge Peter Cahill denied the defense’s request to acquit former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Cahill rejected allegations that the prosecutors did not prove Chauvin actually killed George Floyd. What We Know: On Wednesday, Chavin’s attorney Eric Nelson stated the prosecution’s expert witnesses had different views on the cause of Floyd’s death. He held that the state failed to confirm the application of reasonable force. After 11 days, the prosecution […]

todayApril 16, 2021 1

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Psychedelic Drug Worked for Depression As Well As Common Antidepressant, Small Trial Finds

A small study revealed that a couple of doses of a psychedelic drug, Psilocybin, may treat depression better than common antidepressants. What We Know: Researchers conducted the trial in London, and it is now known as the first experiment to compare therapeutic doses of psilocybin with daily medications. The results of the test were released in The New England Journal of Medicine. Roland Griffiths, the Director of the Center for […]

todayApril 16, 2021

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Jaleel White Launches Cannabis Brand ‘Purple Urkle’

The Family Matters actor launched his own cannabis brand in a partnership with 710 Labs. What We Know: Jaleel White’s new cannabis line is called ‘ItsPurpl’, and features variants of a popular cannabis strain ‘Purple Urkle’. The brand will launch onto California dispensary shelves on April 20, 2021. The brand has plans to potentially grow more marketplaces in the future. White revealed in a statement to Forbes that he was […]

todayApril 16, 2021 1

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Ex-Buffalo Officer Fired for Reporting Chokehold to Receive Pension after Lawsuit Win

Officer Cariol Horne stopped coworker Greg Kwiatkowski from applying excessive force on suspect Neal Mack during a chokehold in 2006. The Buffalo Police Department (BPD) proceeded to fire Horne after a hearing before an arbitrator in 2008. Horne received justice on Tuesday; State Supreme Court Judge Dennis Ward annulled her removal and confirmed entitlement to her pension. She will receive benefits and backpay through August 4, 2010. What We Know: […]

todayApril 15, 2021 2

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