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10 incredible black women you should know about

Black history is American history. It’s easy to say. But while most grade school teachers agree that the experience and contributions of African-Americans are essential to understanding the nation’s past, only about 9% of total class time — about one or two lessons — gets devoted to it, a 2015 study by the National Council…MORE

NYPD hate crimes task force investigating Nazi drawings found at an elementary school

The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating Nazi drawings found Friday morning at an elementary school in Queens, Detective George Tourovakas told CNN. Dozens of swastikas, a Nazi eagle and the words “Hail Hitler” (sic) were found drawn in chalk on the pavement of PS 139’s schoolyard. Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, who…MORE

A tiny dino, a perfectly tailored reunion and other wonderful discoveries

Have you ever learned something so fascinating, so truly wild and cool you had to immediately tell all of your friends? For me, it was when I learned the inventor of Pringles had some of his ashes buried in a Pringles can. This week was full of brag-worthy discoveries and brain-tickling finds that’ll surely earn…MORE

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s lawyers to seek new trial over alleged jury misconduct

Attorneys for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán will seek a new trial after a report that jurors at the kingpin’s drug conspiracy trial engaged in misconduct by following media coverage during the months-long proceedings. The head of Mexico’s murderous Sinaloa drug cartel was found guilty earlier this month of all 10 federal criminal counts against him,…MORE

Colorado police to search landfill in Kelsey Berreth investigation, source says

Police will search the Midway Landfill in Fountain, Colorado, on Tuesday morning for evidence in the disappearance of Kelsey Berreth, a mother who went missing last Thanksgiving, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation. A section of the landfill about a quarter-acre in size has been cordoned off by law enforcement.…MORE

Jussie Smollett case shines light on Chicago’s litany of unsolved crimes

Rashad Pratt had been sitting in his SUV nearly seven years ago, near his mother’s Chicago home, when a man approached with a gun and shot him in the chest, fatally piercing his heart. “It’s still an open case,” lamented his brother, Dr. Abdullah Pratt, who practices at the University of Chicago Medical Center emergency…MORE

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused of soliciting sex, police say

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting someone to commit prostitution, stemming from a raid in a day spa in Florida, police said Friday. Kraft, 77, was linked to a sting that has been going on for months, and his charges relate specifically to “two different visits” to…MORE

Flagstaff, Arizona had the snowiest day in its history

Snow in Flagstaff, Arizona is not uncommon. But Thursday’s snow was historic. Flagstaff is buried in snow: 35.9 inches of it. The city is under a state of emergency and the flakes haven’t stopped. The 2.9 feet that fell made Thursday the snowiest single day in recorded history there, destroying the previous record of 31…MORE

It’ll be a snowy weekend for the Upper Midwest and a wet one for the South

A full-fledged winter storm is in the cards this weekend for the Upper Midwest, while drenching rains will pound the South, threatening localized flooding and tornadoes, forecasters said. As the storm that delivered record snowfall to Las Vegas and Arizona pushes east, winter storm watches have been posted from the Plains into the Great Lakes,…MORE