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Cincinnati shooting injures 4 people — including 2 children

At least four people, including a 6-year-old and an 8-year-old, were injured during a shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday, according to local police. The two children are in critical condition, “with one sustaining possible life-threatening injuries,” Emily Szink, a spokesperson for the Cincinnati Police, said in a statement. Two adults, described as men in…MORE

Over 69 pounds of cocaine discovered on cruise ship

Over 69 pounds of cocaine discovered on cruise ship

A cruise ship’s security services discovered 69.5 pounds of cocaine on board the vessel last week and turned over the haul to US Customs and Border Protection officers upon docking at a Florida port, CBP said in a statement. Cruise officials alerted CBP officers assigned to Port Everglades seaport that a vessel inspection had found…MORE

Many turned to libraries during the pandemic for free Wifi and other services. Will these venerable public institutions get the credit they deserve?

Many turned to libraries during the pandemic for free Wifi and other services. Will these venerable public institutions get the credit they deserve?

Ramses Escobedo probably wouldn’t call himself a hero. But during the pandemic, he was asked to act in some heroic ways. Escobedo, a bilingual Spanish-English librarian, manages a branch of the San Francisco Public Library. For more than a year, however, Escobedo hasn’t been lending out books. Instead, he’s worked with a Covid-19 contact tracer…MORE

Inmates at Oklahoma prisons begin receiving computer tablets

Inmates at Oklahoma prisons begin receiving computer tablets

Inmates in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) began receiving tablets this week as part of a plan to supply all state prisoners with secure tablet computers. More than 21,000 inmates at over 20 facilities will receive tablets that will give them access to books, college classes, music and even a way to communicate with…MORE

‘It’s a moving chess board’: Covid reopening creates new anxieties

‘It’s a moving chess board’: Covid reopening creates new anxieties

Deirdre Lawson was living her best life before the pandemic — if she wasn’t traveling, she was going to concerts, movies or doing other activities with friends — often at the spur of the moment. “Then 2020 hit and the universe says, ‘Hey, I got something for you,’” she told CNN. Like millions of Americans,…MORE

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