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Here’s why students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

Here’s why students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

It’s recited in schools across the US every day by students standing stiffly with their hands over their hearts. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The Pledge of Allegiance has…MORE

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police will do away with no-knock warrants, Chief Art Acevedo told residents at a testy town hall dealing with a drug raid that left two people dead and five officers hurt. He did not provide the specific timing for implementing the policy. “The no-knock warrants are going to be going away … and so…MORE

Snow and ice are expected to wallop more than 90 million people

Snow and ice are expected to wallop more than 90 million people

A potent winter storm is poised to deliver a mixture of snow, sleet, freezing rain and possible flooding across much of the Eastern US through Thursday. More than 90 million people from the Plains and Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are under some sort of winter weather watch, warning or advisory. Nearly 20 million…MORE

The Illinois gunman lied about his criminal history on his gun owner application

The Illinois gunman lied about his criminal history on his gun owner application

The gunman who killed five people in an Illinois manufacturing plant pleaded guilty in 1995 to aggravated assault in Mississippi, a felony that should have prevented him from getting a gun. But when Gary M. Martin applied for a gun owner’s identification card in Illinois in 2014, he answered “no” to the question, “Have you…MORE

A Colorado mom was killed with a baseball bat on Thanksgiving Day, officer testifies

A Colorado mom was killed with a baseball bat on Thanksgiving Day, officer testifies

The fiancĂ© of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth killed her by wrapping a sweater around her head and bashing her with a baseball bat, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing in Cripple Creek, west of Colorado Springs. On Tuesday, nearly three months after Berreth went missing, prosecutors filed new charges against Patrick Frazee, including…MORE

Help victims of sex trafficking start new lives

Help victims of sex trafficking start new lives

About 4.8 million people worldwide — roughly the population of Ireland — became victims of sex trafficking in 2016, according to the International Labour Organization. Sex trafficking is commercial sex induced by force, fraud or coercion or performed by a minor. Though US figures can be hard to pin down, 7,255 sex trafficking victims were…MORE

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