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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, whose tenure included George Floyd’s murder, will retire in January
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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, whose tenure included George Floyd’s murder, will retire in January

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, whose tenure will be remembered for his handling of the George Floyd murder investigation, announced Monday that he will retire in mid-January. “After much personal reflection and thoughtful discussions with my family and Mayor Frey, I have made the decision that I will not be accepting a new term as…MORE

Jussie Smollett denies staging attack, testifies he had a sexual relationship with prosecution witness
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Jussie Smollett denies staging attack, testifies he had a sexual relationship with prosecution witness

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett took the stand in his criminal trial Monday in a high-stakes attempt to rebut charges that he staged a fake hate crime and lied to Chicago Police about it in January 2019. Last week, brothers “Bola” and “Ola” Osundairo testified that Smollett, who is Black and gay, directed and paid…MORE

5 things to know for December 6: School shooting, pandemic, Congress, China, Russia

5 things to know for December 6: School shooting, pandemic, Congress, China, Russia

The Biden administration is expected to announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics this week. The move would send a strong message to China while still allowing American athletes to compete. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things…MORE

Michigan authorities execute search warrant at the home of the man accused of helping the alleged school gunman’s parents
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Michigan authorities execute search warrant at the home of the man accused of helping the alleged school gunman’s parents

Authorities executed a search warrant Monday at the home of the man who helped Ethan Crumbley’s parents before they were arrested, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael G. McCabe told CNN. Andrzej Sikora, 65, is being cooperative, McCabe said. Sikora has not been charged with a crime. Crumbley’s parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, were due to attend…MORE

Michigan school shooting: Man identifies himself as person accused of helping alleged gunman’s parents

Michigan school shooting: Man identifies himself as person accused of helping alleged gunman’s parents

A 65-year-old man has publicly identified himself as the person law enforcement says helped the fugitive parents of the alleged Michigan school shooter into the building where they were later arrested. James and Jennifer Crumbley are each charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the alleged actions of their 15-year-old son, Ethan…MORE

Vandals defaced tunnels near Idaho’s Anne Frank memorial with anti-Semitic graffiti, including swastikas, police say

Vandals defaced tunnels near Idaho’s Anne Frank memorial with anti-Semitic graffiti, including swastikas, police say

As millions of Jewish people across the country celebrate Hanukkah, police say vandals painted anti-Semitic messages and symbols in tunnels near Idaho’s Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial on Friday. Law enforcement officials are looking for whoever is responsible for the vandalism along the Greenbelt in Boise, the Boise Police Department (BPD) said on Twitter. “We…MORE

Negro League baseball players earn spots in the National Baseball Hall of Fame
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Negro League baseball players earn spots in the National Baseball Hall of Fame

[Breaking news update at 6:37 p.m. ET] Negro League baseball players Buck O’Neil and Bud Fowler have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Seven Negro League and pre-Negro League players were being considered for induction into the Hall of Fame. [Previous story, published at 4:40 p.m. ET] Baseball legends who played in…MORE

CBP seizes $30 million shipment of fake handbags and clothing ahead of holidays
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CBP seizes $30 million shipment of fake handbags and clothing ahead of holidays

US customs officers have seized a container filled with more than $30 million worth of fake designer bags and clothing at a Los Angeles port ahead of the holiday season, US Customs and Border Protection officials said. CBP officers found bags, shirts and pants bearing counterfeit logos including Gucci and Louis Vuitton at the Los…MORE

A pedestrian was killed during a police pursuit of robbery suspects in Houston, officials say

A pedestrian was killed during a police pursuit of robbery suspects in Houston, officials say

A Houston police cruiser struck and killed a pedestrian during a robbery pursuit Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The two Houston police officers who were involved in the incident are said to be “distraught” after striking a 45-50 year-old man who has not yet been identified, Houston Police Department (HPD) executive assistant chief Larry Satterwhite said…MORE

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