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- Fox News
Chicago museum fires all of it's mostly White female, financially well-off docents for lack of diversity
The Art Institute of Chicago fired all of its trained volunteers and guides last month, who were mostly older White women, in order to diversify its team.
- Business Insider
Walgreens cited shoplifting as rationale for closing 5 stores in San Francisco, but local officials, data, and experts cast doubt on that explanation
Police data obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle found the closing stores had on average less than two shoplifting reports per month since 2018.
- Associated Press
A woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in the presence of other riders who a police official said “should have done something." Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said officers were called to the 69th Street terminal around 10 p.m. Wednesday after the assault on the westbound train on the Market-Frankford Line. An employee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was in the vicinity as the train went past called police to report that “something wasn't right" with a woman aboard the train, Bernhardt said.
- Washington Examiner
Video footage shows a maskless President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walking through a Washington, D.C., restaurant, breaking the city's mask mandate for indoor venues.
- Rolling Stone
The two aren't exactly raising tons of money for their own campaigns either
- Associated Press
Toufah Jallow’s name resonates deeply in Gambia as one of the few women who has taken a public stand against sexual assault in the small West African state. After Jammeh fell from power she later found the strength to go public with her story, despite Gambia's culture of silence over sexual assault, she told The Associated Press.
- Business Insider
Water Valley, which is 50 miles south of Nashville, has four former stores and a barn. The real estate broker said she'd received 93 calls in one day.
A California man who twice broke into his dad's former home was fatally shot by the new owners, authorities say
The intruder was shot and killed after he broke into the home for a second time hours after he was released from jail for the first break-in.
- Country Living
Our editor picks for the best gifts for mom, grandma, daughter, and friends. Here are the best presents for 2021.
A Black woman was missing for 12 days before she was found dead inside a parked police van in Alabama
Police said Christina Nance climbed into the van parked at police headquarters on September 25 and believe no foul play was involved in her death.
The life of a Black trans man was taken on Monday morning after a deadly shooting in Mississippi, according to […] The post Mississippi trans man succumbs to gunshot wounds after driving himself to hospital appeared first on TheGrio.
- USA TODAY
The Christchurch city council is ending its contract with the official Wizard of New Zealand, who had made about $260,000 over more than two decades.
- Associated Press
Investigators believe a 1,200-foot (366-meter) cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude. A team of federal investigators trying to chase down the cause of the spill boarded the Panama-registered MSC DANIT just hours after the massive ship arrived this weekend off the Port of Long Beach, the same area where the leak was discovered in early October. During a prior visit by the ship during a heavy storm in January, investigators believe its anchor dragged for an unknown distance before striking the 16-inch (40-centimeter) steel pipe, Coast Guard Lt. j.g.
American officials and authorities in Haiti are working to try and free 17 hostages from a U.S.-based missionary group who were kidnapped in Port-au-Prince over the weekend, AP reported Monday.The latest: Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement Sunday, "The group of 16 U.S citizens and one Canadian citizen includes five men, seven women, and five children." The Ohio-based organization said they were on a trip to visit an orphanage when they were kidnapped Saturday.Get market news worthy of
- The Daily Beast
GettyROME—When Father Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, the head of the French Bishops Conference, suggested that the Catholic Church lift the veil of secrecy on confessions as a way to combat clerical sex abuse this week, eyes rolled at the Vatican. The seal of secrecy on confessions is hundreds of years old and has survived intact through every major sex abuse scandal of the modern era and scores of popes—and any priest who breaks it is automatically excommunicated from the church. A general view show
- The Telegraph
Matt Hancock has lost his new job at the United Nations just four days after being appointed, following outrage from figures who condemned the “jaw dropping” decision to appoint him as a special envoy for Covid recovery in Africa.
A Proud Gay Oompa Loompa (Bowen Yang) stops by Weekend Update to discuss Timothée Chalamet’s role as Willy Wonka.
As many as 17 missionaries with a US Christian aid group were kidnapped in Haiti by a gang, officials say
Haiti is experiencing a surge in gang violence, with gangs controlling half of Port-au-Prince, The New York Times reported.
Exxon Mobil Corp on Sunday told workers at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery their six-month lockout will end if they ratify the company's contract offer or remove the United Steelworkers union (USW) as their representative. "As we have told the Union, the conditions which would end the lockout remain the same: the company will end the lockout when we have a signed, ratified agreement," Exxon said in a message posted on-line. The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is reviewing a petition signed by at least 30% of the locked-out workers that could lead to a vote to decertify USW Local 13-243 in Beaumont as their representative.
Police have arrested a California man who they say shot a Black man seven times while yelling racial epithets at […] The post Suspect charged with attempted murder with hate crime enhancement after shooting Black man appeared first on TheGrio.