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Start your week smart: Severe storm, Richard Gere, Afghanistan, Colin Powell, G20

Start your week smart: Severe storm, Richard Gere, Afghanistan, Colin Powell, G20

Colin Powell broke many barriers to become one of the nation’s top diplomats. Beside him all along was one quiet force: Alma Johnson Powell. The couple’s love story started with an accidental date  — and lasted six decades. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. The weekend that was A…MORE

As the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing starts, activists from across the country are showing up to support him and his family
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As the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing starts, activists from across the country are showing up to support him and his family

“I love my people! I love my Black people!” said Marcus Arbery, Sr. this week as he neared the steps of the Glynn County Superior Court in Brunswick, Georgia, during jury selection proceedings in the trial against the three men charged in the killing of his 25-year-old son Ahmaud Arbery in coastal Georgia in February…MORE

Kobe Bryant’s wife learned about the basketball legend’s death from social media posts, testimony shows
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Kobe Bryant’s wife learned about the basketball legend’s death from social media posts, testimony shows

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, said she learned about the basketball star’s death when social media notifications began showing up on her phone — hours before she got the official confirmation from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. “I was holding onto my phone, because obviously I was trying to call my husband back,…MORE

With Brian Laundrie dead, here’s where else authorities could look for answers on what happened to Gabby Petito

With Brian Laundrie dead, here’s where else authorities could look for answers on what happened to Gabby Petito

Brian Laundrie, who authorities had said could help fill in at least some of the blanks about what Gabby Petito’s final days looked like, has been confirmed dead. Laundrie’s remains were found Wednesday in the Florida reserve authorities had been combing through for more than a month. Over the summer, the couple embarked on a…MORE

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America
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How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

A member of a scientific coalition advising Puerto Rico’s government on the coronavirus pandemic recently joked about the island’s high Covid-19 vaccination rate, attributing it to the proliferation of drug store chains on the island. “There is a Walgreens on like every corner,” said Rafael Irizzary, a professor of biostatistics at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School…MORE

How a plane crashed with more than 20 people on board and everyone survived

How a plane crashed with more than 20 people on board and everyone survived

When a plane carrying baseball fans to a playoff game crashed in Houston Tuesday, one passenger remembered hearing the words “get out, get out” as flames started to engulf the aircraft. “It was already on fire before we got out of it!” the passenger, who didn’t want to be named, told CNN affiliate KHOU. The…MORE

This family has 3 daughters born on August 25, and they’re not triplets or twins

This family has 3 daughters born on August 25, and they’re not triplets or twins

For three of the past six years, Kristin Lammert has spent August 25 in a delivery room. She calls herself a planner, but nothing could have prepared her for how her pregnancies played out: three daughters, born three years apart on the same day. When Sophia, Lammert’s first daughter, was born on August 25, 2015,…MORE

One person was killed and seven more injured at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University
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One person was killed and seven more injured at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University

One person was killed and seven more were injured in a shooting incident at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University (FVSU) in Georgia on Saturday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) is investigating the fatal overnight shooting, the agency said in a tweet. It was Homecoming weekend at FVSU when the tragic incident…MORE

Meet the 15-year-old blind quarterback hoping to reach the NFL

Meet the 15-year-old blind quarterback hoping to reach the NFL

Jasen Bracy is unstoppable when he’s on the football field. The 15-year-old Modesto Raiders starting quarterback is completely blind — and a merciless athlete, passing the ball, running touchdowns and breaking tackles. “I never used even once that I can’t see as an excuse. Never have, never will,” Jasen, who lives in Modesto, California, told…MORE

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