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Police say she was infatuated with the Columbine shooting. She’s not alone

For John McDonald, there’s nothing new about people infatuated with Columbine coming to visit. “We know that Columbine continues to attract people from around the world,” McDonald, the executive director of Jefferson County Department of School Safety, said on Wednesday. “We’re not a place to come visit if you’re not a student. If you don’t…MORE

California community decides to drop ‘Dixie’ from school district name

A school district on the West Coast will change its name from Dixie after a battle that has pitched neighbor against neighbor. The board of trustees for Dixie School District voted 3-1, with one abstention, at a meeting on Tuesday night to change the name by August 22, according to Marnie Glickman, one of the…MORE

What we learned from the prosecutors’ texts on the Jussie Smollett case

Before her office dropped charges that accused actor Jussie Smollett of falsely reporting that a hate crime was committed against him in Chicago, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx took issue with both the actor and the charges against him, according to texts obtained by CNN. Foxx’s office in Chicago on Tuesday released thousands of…MORE

California wants sports competitions to award equal prize money to men and women

No women made it onto Forbes’ most recent list of the world’s 100 highest paid athletes. And last month, members of the top-ranked US women’s national soccer team sued the US Soccer Federation for gender discrimination. But California is aiming to combat the gender pay gap in professional sports. A bill in the state’s legislature…MORE

Judge temporarily blocks release of Robert Kraft video in prostitution case

A judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked the release of video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft receiving sexual services at a Florida day spa, Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office spokesman Mike Edmondson told CNN. A hearing is scheduled for April 29, and the video will not be released before then, according to…MORE

Christina Koch aims for record for longest spaceflight by a woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch was scheduled to take part in the first all-female spacewalk alongside Anne McClain on March 29, but it was scrapped due to spacesuit availability. Instead, Koch conducted her spacewalk alongside Nick Hague. Now she has her eye on a different record: the longest single spaceflight by a woman. Koch arrived on…MORE

Alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein files a defamation lawsuit against Alan Dershowitz

A woman who claims to be a victim of multimillionaire alleged pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has filed a defamation lawsuit against high-profile attorney Alan Dershowitz, claiming that he made “false and malicious” statements about her. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in the Southern District of New York, Dershowitz — who used to represent Epstein…MORE

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