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A New York school district has apologized for a middle school Spanish assignment that some parents are calling racist
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A New York school district has apologized for a middle school Spanish assignment that some parents are calling racist

Administrators at a school district in upstate New York issued an apology after parents expressed outrage on social media about an offensive homework assignment. Sixth graders at Mill Middle School in the Williamsville Central School District received an assignment, obtained by CNN, for their Spanish class in which they had to translate sentences from English…MORE

Baltimore top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has been mired in controversy since she took office

Baltimore top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has been mired in controversy since she took office

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby once said city prosecutors had “the toughest job in America,” a job made increasingly difficult when delivering justice means overhauling a system many feel is broken. Since taking the helm at the city prosecutor’s office in 2015, just months before Freddie Gray died from spinal injuries he suffered in the…MORE

FBI identifies hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

FBI identifies hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

An elite FBI hostage rescue team breached a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, Saturday night, safely recovering three remaining captives after a nearly 11-hour hostage situation, federal and local officials said. The lone suspect, identified by the FBI as 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, is dead, authorities added. The FBI confirmed Akram is a British citizen. “Prayers…MORE

Mayfield candle factory will close and more than 250 workers are being laid off after Kentucky tornado
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Mayfield candle factory will close and more than 250 workers are being laid off after Kentucky tornado

The Mayfield, Kentucky, candle factory leveled by a tornado last month is shutting down and 251 employees are being laid off, a company official said. More than 100 people were working at the Mayfield Consumer Products (MCP) factory on December 10 when the tornado hit, killing eight people and making it one of the most…MORE

CEO of MARTA, Atlanta transportation service, dies by suicide
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CEO of MARTA, Atlanta transportation service, dies by suicide

Jeffrey Parker, the CEO and general manager of Atlanta transportation service MARTA, has died, according to a statement from MARTA Board of Directors Chairwoman Rita Scott. “The MARTA Board of Directors grieves the shocking death of our GM/CEO Jeff Parker who has died by suicide,” Scott said. “He was an outstanding leader and steward of…MORE

Hostage situation at Texas synagogue

Hostage situation at Texas synagogue

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