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Seattle protesters struck by car; suspect in custody, police say

Seattle protesters struck by car; suspect in custody, police say

Two women were seriously hurt early Saturday morning when a vehicle drove into a group of protesters in Seattle, authorities say. A suspect faces multiple felony charges, said Capt. Ron Mead of the Washington State Patrol. Seattle has been the scene of protests over police brutality and systemic racism, including in a six-block area controlled…MORE

PSA: Please stop microwaving your books to get rid of coronavirus

PSA: Please stop microwaving your books to get rid of coronavirus

Some things, we suppose, just need to be spelled out. Here’s one: Do not microwave your books to get rid of the coronavirus. That’s the word from staffers at the Kent District Library in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A few days ago, the library received a book that appears to have been burnt in a microwave.…MORE

2 Texas counties urge residents to shelter in place as hospitals reach capacity

2 Texas counties urge residents to shelter in place as hospitals reach capacity

Hospitals in at least two Texas counties are at full capacity heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with county judges urging residents to shelter in place. Judges in Starr and Hidalgo counties sent out emergency alerts Friday, warning residents that local hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley were at capacity. Judge Eloy Vera…MORE

Transgender advocacy group launches Spanish language hotline service

Transgender advocacy group launches Spanish language hotline service

After experiencing a surge in calls, a transgender advocacy group launched a Spanish language version of their hotline on Wednesday. Trans Lifeline, which started as a hotline in 2014 and is run by transgender volunteers, says it has witnessed a massive increase of Spanish speakers seeking help in the last two years, according to a…MORE

Instagram star flaunted lavish lifestyle but was actually conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars, US prosecutors say

Instagram star flaunted lavish lifestyle but was actually conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars, US prosecutors say

A Nigerian man nicknamed “Ray Hushpuppi” who flaunted his Rolls Royces, fancy watches and designer clothing on Instagram faces money laundering conspiracy charges in the United States, according to the Department of Justice. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas appeared in a federal court in Chicago on Friday. He is accused of conspiring to launder hundreds of millions…MORE

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