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Why these students are dreading their 21st birthdays

Why these students are dreading their 21st birthdays

Most college students can’t wait for their 21st birthdays. But Lakshmi Parvathinathan is terrified. It’s the moment when everything she’s worked for could slip away. “All my friends excitedly talk about turning 21 — hitting the bars, all of that…but it’s just something that I dread,” she says. The day she turns 21, Parvathinathan will…MORE

3 dead and 4 injured in shooting inside a Nashville apartment, police say

3 dead and 4 injured in shooting inside a Nashville apartment, police say

A shooting inside a Nashville apartment Friday night left three young men dead and four injured, police said. Those injured suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, the Nashville Police Department said in a tweet. Authorities recovered two guns at the scene, and there was no sign of forced entry, police said. No arrests have been made, and…MORE

1 person shot at Tacoma Mall in Washington state, authorities say

1 person shot at Tacoma Mall in Washington state, authorities say

One person was shot at the Tacoma Mall in Washington state on Friday night, sending shoppers scrambling for safety, officials said. The Tacoma police department said the victim was taken to a local hospital suffering from serious injuries. “People were fleeing, sheltering in place and the stores went into lockdown,” Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson…MORE

One dead in shooting at entrance to Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego

One dead in shooting at entrance to Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego

One person was shot and killed at the entrance of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego Friday, authorities have confirmed to CNN. Shortly before noon, a vehicle attempted to enter the facility at a checkpoint, according to a base spokesperson in a statement issued late Friday. Guards ordered the car to stop, but…MORE

What we know about the Omicron variant
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What we know about the Omicron variant

A new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has prompted a fresh round of travel restrictions across the world and raised concern about what may be next in the pandemic. The World Health Organization Friday designated the strain, now named Omicron, as a variant of concern and said multiple studies…MORE

Stephen Sondheim, master of musical theater, dead at 91
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Stephen Sondheim, master of musical theater, dead at 91

Stephen Sondheim, the renowned composer of “Into the Woods,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Gypsy,” “Sunday in the Park with George” and other essential works of musical theater, died early Friday morning, according to Aaron Meier at DKC O&M, the producers of Sondheim’s current production “Company.” He was 91. Sondheim died suddenly, the New York Times reported, citing…MORE

Black Friday bounces back from 2020. Shoppers hit stores again
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Black Friday bounces back from 2020. Shoppers hit stores again

Black Friday doesn’t carry the significance it once did for many US shoppers — blame the rise of online shopping holiday “Cyber Monday” and then Covid-19’s impact on retail. But customers are still dishing out more money for clothing, electronics and other items this Black Friday as they return to visit stores in person and…MORE

A gunshot victim finally got to thank the medical student who saved him 25 years ago

A gunshot victim finally got to thank the medical student who saved him 25 years ago

A Maryland medical student who took a wrong turn after getting lost answered a young gunshot victim’s prayer. Now, 25 years later, Baltimore resident Damon Walker reunited earlier this month with the medical student who drove toward the chaos instead of running from it. “I constantly think about that moment of being in the gutter…MORE

Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Rep. Ilhan Omar was terrorist in anti-Muslim remarks at event
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Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Rep. Ilhan Omar was terrorist in anti-Muslim remarks at event

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado apologized to “anyone in the Muslim community I offended” on Twitter Friday after video surfaced of her making anti-Muslim comments last weekend about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. In the video, posted last Saturday on Facebook from an event that day, Boebert implied Omar had been mistaken for…MORE

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