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Native American tribes sue Wisconsin to stop planned gray wolf hunt
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Native American tribes sue Wisconsin to stop planned gray wolf hunt

Six Native American tribes are suing the state of Wisconsin, claiming that the state’s planned wolf hunts go against their treaty-protected rights. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by six Ojibwe tribes, comes months after the state’s first legal wolf hunt in decades in February, considered a disaster by critics. That hunt occurred following the removal of…MORE

Michigan man charged for allegedly leaving pipe bombs at cell phone stores to stop the spread of cursing and pornography, Justice Department says

Michigan man charged for allegedly leaving pipe bombs at cell phone stores to stop the spread of cursing and pornography, Justice Department says

A 75-year-old Michigan man was arrested Wednesday after investigators say he left pipe bombs at two cell phone stores and threatening letters at cell towers in order to stop all telecommunications “containing immoral content,” like pornography and cursing, according to an affidavit for probable cause. John Douglas Allen was charged with extortion and attempted damage…MORE

A school employee in Oregon has been placed on leave after showing up to work in blackface, officials say

A school employee in Oregon has been placed on leave after showing up to work in blackface, officials say

A school board in Oregon is holding a special meeting just days after a school employee was placed on administrative leave after going to work in blackface, officials said. Racism and racial tensions have recently been the focus of conversations in the school district in Newberg, a city approximately 25 miles from Portland. The school…MORE

Monument honoring abolition of slavery unveiled in Richmond two weeks after Robert E. Lee statue was removed

Monument honoring abolition of slavery unveiled in Richmond two weeks after Robert E. Lee statue was removed

A monument honoring the abolition of slavery was dedicated on Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia, just two miles from where a hulking statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once prominently stood. People in the audience wore plastic ponchos or sat under large golf umbrellas for protection from the rain, which ended a few minutes before…MORE

Texas doctor fired for using leftover Covid-19 vaccine doses sues county for discrimination

Texas doctor fired for using leftover Covid-19 vaccine doses sues county for discrimination

A Texas public health doctor fired earlier this year for using leftover doses of Covid-19 vaccine on eligible individuals is suing Harris County for $1 million, saying he was fired for giving “the vaccine to too many individuals with ‘Indian’ sounding names.” Dr. Hasan Gokal was charged with theft by a public servant but a…MORE

Rev. Jesse Jackson expected to be discharged from rehab facility today
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Rev. Jesse Jackson expected to be discharged from rehab facility today

Rev. Jesse Jackson is expected to be discharged from a rehabilitation facility this morning, according to a family spokesperson. Jackson was being treated at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab after he and wife Jacqueline Jackson were hospitalized for Covid-19 in August. The couple were released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago early in September, with Jacqueline…MORE

The pandemic has hit the restaurant business hard. That’s creating an opportunity for some immigrant women in Denver
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The pandemic has hit the restaurant business hard. That’s creating an opportunity for some immigrant women in Denver

Most mornings, Silvia Hernandez barely has time to turn on the sign adorning her name at her eatery in Denver, Colorado. As breakfast orders come in, she’s working the flattop grill — flipping French toast, cracking eggs and warming tortillas for the green chile pork burritos that the regulars enjoy. “I love cumin (but) the…MORE

Ten current and former Black women officers sue DC police claiming racial and sexual discrimination
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Ten current and former Black women officers sue DC police claiming racial and sexual discrimination

A group of former and current Black women officers filed a class action lawsuit against the Washington, DC police on Wednesday claiming racial and sexual discrimination, a hostile workplace and a culture of intimidation. The 10 women say that while on the job at the Metropolitan Police Department they were subjected to a male-dominated “culture…MORE

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