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Floyd Mayweather to Fight YouTube Star Logan Paul in Miami

The fight will occur at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on June 6. What We Know: Five-time world champion Floyd Mayweather announced the event on Instagram this Tuesday. In his post, he mentioned Mayweather Promotions, Fanmio, and Showtime are teaming up to produce this “epic event”. Viewers at home can watch the boxing match via pay-per-view on Showtime in the United States, or Fanmio in other nations. Showtime […]

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FBI Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting

The FBI confirmed Tuesday that it would investigate the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. What We Know: Brown is a black man from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, who was shot dead by police during an arrest last week. The investigation was announced just one day after attorneys for Brown’s family were allowed to watch 20 seconds of body cam footage. The 42-year-old was shot in the back of the head […]

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to be Released in Florida

Florida will begin releasing thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes this week in an effort to control the spread of disease. What We Know: In the coming weeks, the state will release almost 144,000 nonbiting male mosquitoes engineered by the British firm Oxitec. These genetically engineered mosquitos are meant to mate with biting females, with any resulting female offspring unable to survive.  Andrea Leal, executive director of the Florida Keys Mosquito […]

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2 Black American Siri Voices Included in New Apple iPhone Update

The new Siri voices are now available to select with iPhone’s iOS 14.5 update, which launched this week. What We Know: In 2020, Stanford University published research that found voice recognition systems misunderstood Black speakers at twice the rate of white ones. The new iPhone update features new security, privacy, gaming, message, and personal settings. The App Tracking Transparency update, in particular, is causing a rift between Facebook and Apple […]

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Homeland Security Launches Internal Review to Root Out White Supremacy

The review follows a similar initiative being conducted by the Pentagon to study extremist activity within the U.S. Military. What We Know: This probe in the Department of Homeland Security is the latest in a series following the Capitol Riots on January 6th. In order to address the state of domestic extremism within its ranks, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced a new internal review in a statement on Monday. In […]

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Britney Spears Asks to Address Court at Hearing on Her Conservatorship

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny permitted pop-star Britney Spears to personally address the court dealing with her conservatorship on June 23. What We Know: Spears’ attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, asked for the hearing when the court convened to discuss matters about accounting and fees on Tuesday. Spears wanted to talk to the court “on an expedited basis,” said Ingham. As of right now, nobody knows what […]

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New Mexico Man Arrested after Kids Pass Note to Bus Driver Saying Mom Was in Danger

According to a Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) statement, Alvarado carried out much of his abuse in front of his toddler and two school-aged children. What We Know: Alvarado initiated the violence on Thursday, April 22, around 8 p.m. That night, he battered, strangled, and suffocated his girlfriend twice with a pillow and a shirt. According to KRQE, Alvarado proceeded to take away her phone and made her be next […]

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U.S Population Over Last Decade Grew at Slowest Rate Since 1930s, House Seats Shift

The Census Bureau has recently reported that U.S population growth has slowed to the lowest rate since the Great Depression. What We Know: The Census Bureau reported the U.S population rose to 331,449,281 last year. This is a 7.4% increase over the previous decade that was the second slowest in history. Researchers say the decrease is the result of the combination of an aging population, slowing immigration, and the scars […]

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Video Showed Andrew Brown Jr. with Hands on Wheel before N.C. Deputies Shot Him, Family Says

In the 20 seconds of bodycam footage, Andrew Brown Jr.’s family could see, Brown was complying with officers’ orders. What We Know: After watching 20 seconds of footage from one of at least eight responding duties’ bodycams, the family believes Brown was not a threat. According to Chantel Cherry-Lassiter, the recording shows Brown sitting in his car with his hands clearly placed on the steering wheel. The family did confirm […]

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