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Man shot and killed as protests continue in Detroit

A 19-year-old man was killed after shots were fired into a crowd of protesters in Detroit late Friday, the city’s police department said in a statement. Police said the shots were fired by an unknown suspect in a gray Dodge Durango. The victim later died at a hospital. Detroit is among the many cities across…MORE

Outrage spills across the US after officer is charged in the death of George Floyd

Americans woke up to another day of uncertainty Saturday after a night of fires and outrage over the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Anger boiled over in major cities Friday, with protesters smashing windows, setting police vehicles and buildings ablaze, and clashing with officers in riot gear. In Minneapolis, where the officer…MORE

Daredevil biker Fabio Wibmer swaps mountains for washing machine stunts

Most people might look at a washing machine and think it’s only got one use. For Fabio Wibmer though, once he’s finished washing his clothes, white goods provide the perfect obstacle for his next trick. The Austrian cycling sensation, whose videos have garnered him a huge following on Instagram and YouTube, has been pedaling furiously…MORE

Playdates and the pandemic: Can kids safely meet up?

Most days, Shannon Miller’s two sons, ages 7 and 4, play outside on their cul-de-sac in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. But as the hours pass, more kids meet up from all over the neighborhood, until there are a dozen of them. “It’s almost like a block party,” she said. Once those children try to…MORE

A guide to how you can support marginalized communities

A guide to how you can support marginalized communities

The pain felt by black communities after three recent tragedies is all too familiar. Each time these incidents happen, many of us are left wondering what we can do to support our African-American friends beyond anguished online posts — and in real, meaningful ways. Being an ally — a person who is not a member…MORE

DOJ backs lawsuit against Michigan governor’s stay-at-home measures

The Justice Department said in a court statement Friday evening that it was supporting the seven businesses that had filed a lawsuit challenging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a statement of interest in the case, the department called the Democratic governor’s coronavirus executive orders for her state,…MORE