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Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade
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Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade

The city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, held a moment of silence and lit the city up in blue Sunday, marking one week since a man drove a vehicle through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others. The moment of silence took place at 4:39 p.m. local time, and city officials commemorated…MORE

Hanukkah celebrations shine a light after a year of adversity
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Hanukkah celebrations shine a light after a year of adversity

Celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a bright spot for Jewish people after nearly two years of living in a pandemic. Over 5.1 million people have died worldwide from Covid-19, but rising vaccination numbers have allowed a mixture of virtual and in-person events this year. The ancient Hebrew calendar determines when Hanukkah is celebrated…MORE

Start your week smart: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards

Start your week smart: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards

Hundreds of thousands of US students are dreading turning 21 because it means they’ll be living in limbo and scrambling to find ways to stay in the country they love. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. The weekend that was The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns, but there’s…MORE

This Maryland woman just claimed her third $50,000 lottery prize
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This Maryland woman just claimed her third $50,000 lottery prize

A Maryland woman is celebrating after winning the lottery for a third time in about three years. The 61-year-old player from Montgomery County recently bought two $5 Lucky scratch-off tickets at Talbert’s Ice & Beverage Service in Bethesda. The first ticket didn’t hit, but the second landed her the game’s top prize of $50,000. That…MORE

A small-town mom wanted to help her community. And then the community took aim at her child

A small-town mom wanted to help her community. And then the community took aim at her child

Kelsey and Chris Waits moved to Hastings, Minnesota, to build a dream home for themselves and their two children. Chris had a promising job opportunity when he left the Navy but it was the neighborhood that drew them in. “Kelsey said, ‘Well, I hope the interview went well because we’re moving here. This town is…MORE

How a Seattle man became a lifeline for persecuted LGBTQ people in other countries

How a Seattle man became a lifeline for persecuted LGBTQ people in other countries

Michael Failla doesn’t get much sleep. In the dead of the night, the Seattle resident gets panicked calls and messages from members of the LGBTQ community in the Middle East — mostly gay men, thousands of miles away, terrified for their lives. They reach out to Failla in their darkest moments — sometimes when they’re…MORE

Security guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery of San Francisco news crew
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Security guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery of San Francisco news crew

A security guard on assignment for a San Francisco Bay area news crew died Saturday after being shot in an attempted robbery three days earlier, police said. Kevin Nishita was working security on Wednesday afternoon for a news crew covering a story in downtown Oakland when someone attempted to rob the crew and Nishita was…MORE

A stowaway was found in the landing gear of a plane at the Miami airport, authorities say

A stowaway was found in the landing gear of a plane at the Miami airport, authorities say

Authorities discovered an apparent stowaway Saturday in the landing gear of a flight from Guatemala at the Miami International Airport, local and federal officials said. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the airport apprehended a 26-year-old man who “attempted to evade detection in the landing gear compartment of an aircraft,” a CBP statement…MORE

Wisconsin senators warn in rare joint statement outsiders may try to exploit Waukesha tragedy for ‘political purposes’

Wisconsin senators warn in rare joint statement outsiders may try to exploit Waukesha tragedy for ‘political purposes’

In a rare joint statement, Wisconsin Sens. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, and Ron Johnson, a Republican, warned Saturday outsiders may be looking to exploit the tragedy that unfolded last weekend in Waukesha. “It has come to our attention that outside individuals or groups may attempt to exploit the tragedy that occurred last Sunday in Waukesha…MORE

A Los Angeles woman invited an Afghan refugee family over for Thanksgiving. Here’s what happened at their first Thanksgiving meal
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A Los Angeles woman invited an Afghan refugee family over for Thanksgiving. Here’s what happened at their first Thanksgiving meal

For his family’s first experience with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, Wahidullah Asghary had to explain to his children what turkey is: “I said, ‘turkey is like a big chicken.’” Asghary, a former translator and interpreter for the U.S. Military in Afghanistan, came to the United States on a special immigrant visa in September 2020. He…MORE

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