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Hostage situation at Texas synagogue

Hostage situation at Texas synagogue

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All hostages out and safe at Texas synagogue, governor says

All hostages out and safe at Texas synagogue, governor says

The hostage situation at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, is over, according to the governor of Texas. “Prayers answered. All hostages are out alive and safe,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted about 20 minutes after a large bang and gunfire were heard in the direction of the synagogue. The status of the suspect is not yet…MORE

6 injured after shooting at concert venue in Oregon

6 injured after shooting at concert venue in Oregon

Six people were taken to a hospital after shots were fired at a concert venue in Eugene, Oregon, police said in a tweet. “Reports came in at 9:29 p.m. of multiple shots fired at WOW Hall, 219 W. 8th Avenue. EPD & multiple law enforcement agencies responded, along with Eugene Springfield Fire,” said police. It’s…MORE

New York City to require employers to post salary ranges in job postings to help close the pay gap
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New York City to require employers to post salary ranges in job postings to help close the pay gap

In an attempt to tackle pay inequality, New York City is the latest jurisdiction to require most employers to specify salary ranges for all job postings. The mandate will go into effect in April and will apply to employers with more than four employees but excludes temporary hiring firms. “Our new law shines a light…MORE

Mayor says fire is contained in Passaic, New Jersey, with no major injuries or evacuations
Passaic Mayor Hector Carlos Lora

Mayor says fire is contained in Passaic, New Jersey, with no major injuries or evacuations

Firefighters battled a massive, 11-alarm fire Friday night at a chlorine manufacturing plant in New Jersey that could be seen from miles away and led to warnings about air quality in the region. One firefighter was injured by debris and taken to a hospital, Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost Sr. said during a Facebook live briefing…MORE

The ruling against Prince Andrew is another win for the Child Victims Act’s lookback window

The ruling against Prince Andrew is another win for the Child Victims Act’s lookback window

In his ruling that a child sexual abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew can move ahead, Judge Lewis Kaplan took several pages to flatly reject the royal’s argument that the law undergirding the entire case is unconstitutional. “Defendant is not the first litigant to advance this argument, which has been rejected by every New York state…MORE

Portland police investigate ‘dirty hippy’ meme in training document making light of violence against protesters
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Portland police investigate ‘dirty hippy’ meme in training document making light of violence against protesters

The Portland Police Bureau is conducting an internal investigation into a training presentation for dealing with mass protests that included a meme describing violence against protesters that begins, “And the Lord said… Woe be unto you, dirty hippy.” “I am disgusted that this offensive content was added to a training presentation for our police officers,”…MORE

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