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Oakland to host 1st taco, walking tour for Cinco de Mayo weekend

2 minutes ago   |   ABC

Cinco de Mayo may have officially ended, but Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood intends to celebrate this Saturday with mariachis and the first ever "taco tour" in efforts too...
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Charles Barkley: Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving ‘Don't Make The Guys Around Them Better,' But James Harden Does

6 minutes ago   |   Forbes

Charles Barkley is never short on opinions and he voiced another big one during halftime of the Brooklyn Nets-Dallas Mavericks game Thursday on TNT.
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Parents call on governor to lift several coronavirus restrictions on kids

50 minutes ago   |   Boston Herald

A group of parents is calling on the Baker administration to prioritize lifting “unnecessary” COVID-19 restrictions on children. In a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov...
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Crews quickly douse 3-alarm fire after possible explosion at Walnut Creek senior care facility

1 hour ago   |   ABC

Emergency crews in Walnut Creek quickly doused a 3-alarm fire at a senior home after a report of an explosion Thursday afternoon.
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New flood protection underway for Northeast Des Moines

New flood protection underway for Northeast Des Moines

1 hour ago   |   KCCI

Des Moines is building bigger storm water holding tanks, not bigger sewers.
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‘A stroke of luck and God's intervention': Owner of Mount Pocono cafe, entertainment center for children grateful it wasn't open when car, SUV slammed into it

1 hour ago   |   The Morning Call

Pocono Rocks in Mount Pocono is temporarily closed after two vehicles hit the front of the building Wednesday.
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Northwestern University draws criticism over new athletic director hire

Northwestern University draws criticism over new athletic director hire

1 hour ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

EVANSTON, Ill - Northwestern University is facing backlash over its pick for athletic director. The Chicago-Tribune reports the Evanston-area university announced on Monday...
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Steve Bannon Associate Is Facing More Charges Over Border Wall Crowdfunding Campaign

1 hour ago   |   Forbes   |   3 articles

Prosecutors accused Brian Kolfage of fraudulently taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from a border wall-building fundraiser - and then failing to report that money on his...
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No movement on renaming Tillman Hall at Clemson's campus

No movement on renaming Tillman Hall at Clemson's campus

2 hours ago   |   WYFF

No legislation was filed in South Carolina's House or Senate to remove Benjamin Tillman's name from the most prominent building on Clemson University's campus.
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Twitter begins testing its new Tip Jar feature to directly pay other users

Twitter begins testing its new Tip Jar feature to directly pay other users

2 hours ago   |   iMore   |   2 articles

You'll soon be able to tip your favorite tweeters. What you need to know Twitter is starting to test its new Tip Jar feature. The feature allows you to leave a tip for your...
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Sixth-grade girl shoots 3 people at Idaho middle school before teacher...

Sixth-grade girl shoots 3 people at Idaho middle school before teacher manages to disarm her

The girl brought a gun to her Idaho school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian, who all sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Read more ...

Freeman sits; Smyly, Braves get 1st sweep of Nats since 2014

Freeman sits; Smyly, Braves get 1st sweep of Nats since 2014

WASHINGTON - When Drew Smyly's previous start ended the way so many had recently - multiple homers, a loss for his Atlanta Braves - the left-hander looked at the calendar and... Read more ...

Rob McElhenney talks 'Mythic Quest' ahead of season two premiere

Rob McElhenney talks 'Mythic Quest' ahead of season two premiere

Rob McElhenney talks "Mythic Quest" ahead of season two. What you need to know Rob McElhenney sat down with Polygon to talk about "Mythic Quest." Season two of the series... Read more ...

Rifle-wielding Army trainee charged after hijacking school bus full of children

Rifle-wielding Army trainee charged after hijacking school bus full of children

Jovan Collazo, an Army trainee at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, allegedly took over a school bus with a rifle. Read more ...

New 'Living Room' in Summit hopes to break stigma surrounding mental health care

New 'Living Room' in Summit hopes to break stigma surrounding mental health care

SUMMIT, Ill. - A new bilingual Living Room opened Thursday in Summit aimed at breaking the stigma around mental health care. Three years ago, Sean O'Connor walked into another... Read more ...

Northwestern University draws criticism over new athletic director hire

Northwestern University draws criticism over new athletic director hire

EVANSTON, Ill - Northwestern University is facing backlash over its pick for athletic director. The Chicago-Tribune reports the Evanston-area university announced on Monday... Read more ...

DHS Mayorkas: We're reuniting whole families, not just parents, with border kids

DHS Mayorkas: We're reuniting whole families, not just parents, with border kids

The Biden administration is working to reunite entire families with kids separated from them at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration - including siblings and... Read more ...

Twitter begins testing its new Tip Jar feature to directly pay other users

Twitter begins testing its new Tip Jar feature to directly pay other users

You'll soon be able to tip your favorite tweeters. What you need to know Twitter is starting to test its new Tip Jar feature. The feature allows you to leave a tip for your... Read more ...

Police & FBI respond to hostage situation at Wells Fargo bank in Minnesota

Police & FBI respond to hostage situation at Wells Fargo bank in Minnesota

A Wells Fargo spokesperson just confirmed with me that there are hostages inside the St. Cloud bank - Anna Haecherl May 6, 2021 WATCH LIVE - Chopper 5 is above the scene where... Read more ...

Hogan announces imitative to support youth dealing with mental health...

Hogan announces imitative to support youth dealing with mental health effects of COVID-19

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday his program to help Maryland school children with the mental health effects of COVID-19. Read more ...