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Killings Seem to Have Replaced COVID-19 Numbers in Chicago News

Killings Seem to Have Replaced COVID-19 Numbers in Chicago News

Senseless killings have recently taken the place of the news announcing how many have died from COVID-19 in Chicago. They dominate the headlines, giving the city a break from the realness of the pandemic, especially since Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the reopening on June 11, 2021. Similar to the pandemic, the killings do not discriminate. […]

Judge Sentences Derek Chauvin to 22.5 Years for the Murder of George Floyd

Judge Sentences Derek Chauvin to 22.5 Years for the Murder of George Floyd

The jury returned three guilty verdicts against the former Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd two months ago. Since then, much speculation about Judge Peter Cahill’s sentencing decision. Would he agree with the defense and order probation? Did he agree with the prosecution’s call for 30 years? Finally, on June 25, 2021, the judge […]

Portland Metro Cooling Center Locations Open During Extreme Heatwave

Portland Metro Cooling Center Locations Open During Extreme Heatwave

Forecasters warn of a historic heatwave this weekend for the Portland metro area. An Excessive Heat Warning in effect from 10 a.m. PDT Saturday through 11 p.m. Monday. Dangerously hot afternoons highs are likely to hit the triple digits — 107°- 115°F. On Thursday, June 24, 2021, Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties released the locations […]

Antivirus Creator John McAfee Dies at Age 75

Antivirus Creator John McAfee Dies at Age 75

The man who created an antivirus software named after him, John McAfee, has been found dead in a jail near Barcelona, Spain. According to reports, the 75-year-old died of an apparent suicide on June 23, 2021, after a Spanish court approved his extradition to face charges in the United States. He was born in 1945 […]

Free Speech Nearly Prevails as SCOTUS Favors Ranting Cheerleader

Free Speech Nearly Prevails as SCOTUS Favors Ranting Cheerleader

A 14-year-old was suspended from cheerleading for a year over a social media post filled with swearwords in 2017.  The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., centered on whether or not schools had the right to suppress a student’s right to free speech for anything they say or […]