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John Wayne Gacy victim identified through DNA from tooth
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John Wayne Gacy victim identified through DNA from tooth

Francis Wayne Alexander’s remains were found more than 40 years ago in the crawl space of infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s home. For decades their identity was a mystery, but through the work of a non-profit group called the DNA Doe Project (DDP) and police in the Chicago area, genetic genealogy helped solve the…MORE

Police say there are multiple reports of injuries after reports of shots fired at mall in Boise
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Police say there are multiple reports of injuries after reports of shots fired at mall in Boise

Six people, including a police officer, were injured Monday when shots were reportedly fired at an Idaho mall, according to tweets from the Boise Police Department. Police say one person is in custody and they have “no further information indicating additional threats at this time.” Video streamed by a reporter from CNN affiliate KBOI showed…MORE

10,000 trees, including giant sequoias, are a hazard and must be removed in California, park officials say
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10,000 trees, including giant sequoias, are a hazard and must be removed in California, park officials say

As fire crews work to contain the KNP Complex Fire that has destroyed many of California’s iconic sequoia trees, it has been determined that 10,000 trees are a hazard and need to be removed. The wildfire that was sparked by lightning has been burning since early September and is only 63% contained, according to the…MORE

A statue honoring the US Colored Troops was unveiled across the street from a Confederate monument in Tennessee
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A statue honoring the US Colored Troops was unveiled across the street from a Confederate monument in Tennessee

When numerous cities across America fought to remove Confederate monuments, a city in Tennessee chose to refocus attention on the contributions of Black people in the Civil War. After years of planning, the city of Franklin, Tennessee, unveiled a statue of a United States Colored Troops soldier on Saturday. The monument honors the approximately 180,000…MORE

Miami private school reverses course on a 30-day quarantine for vaccinated students
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Miami private school reverses course on a 30-day quarantine for vaccinated students

A Miami private school that came under scrutiny for its Covid-19 protocols has reversed course, saying students will not have to quarantine at home 30 days after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Centner Academy changed its policy after receiving a letter from the Florida Department of Education last Thursday saying the school’s quarantine rule was being…MORE

DeSantis says plan to offer $5,000 bonuses to out-of-state police relocating to Florida is not related to vaccine mandates
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DeSantis says plan to offer $5,000 bonuses to out-of-state police relocating to Florida is not related to vaccine mandates

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday his plan to offer $5,000 bonuses to law enforcement officers who relocate to Florida for jobs has nothing to do with Covid-19 vaccine mandates roiling big-city police departments. “It will be available to anyone who comes. If people are saying it’s a vaccine issue, it’s not. It has nothing…MORE

3 children found abandoned in an apartment with another child’s remains in Texas, sheriff says
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3 children found abandoned in an apartment with another child’s remains in Texas, sheriff says

Sheriff’s deputies in Houston made a horrifying discovery in an apartment Sunday: three children who they say were abandoned with the decaying body of another child inside. “I had never heard of a scenario like this. It really caught me by surprise,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a news conference Sunday. The sheriff’s…MORE

5 things to know for October 25: Covid, Congress, Afghanistan, Sudan, extreme weather

5 things to know for October 25: Covid, Congress, Afghanistan, Sudan, extreme weather

High US inflation will likely dog the economy until the latter part of 2022, predicts Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Then it will decrease to acceptable levels again. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered…MORE

Jurors to decide whether Charlottesville Unite the Right rally organizers prepared for a violent showdown from the start
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Jurors to decide whether Charlottesville Unite the Right rally organizers prepared for a violent showdown from the start

Four years after White supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, for the “Unite the Right” rally, a civil trial starting Monday will decide whether organizers had predetermined the event would turn violent. Dozens were injured and one person died in the chaos surrounding the rally. “There is one thing about this case that should be made…MORE

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