California legislators propose law to stop police from using rape kit DNA in other crimes

California legislators propose law to stop police from using rape kit DNA in other crimes

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is partnering with legislators on a proposal to ban victim DNA from being entered in searchable databases that could eventually identify them as criminal suspects in unrelated, future cases. The proposal comes with an endorsement from San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott, whose agency recently referred a case to…

Minneapolis educators go on strike, canceling school for more than 30,000 students
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Minneapolis educators go on strike, canceling school for more than 30,000 students

Minneapolis educators began striking Tuesday after failing to reach a deal with Minneapolis Public Schools, canceling classes for more than 30,000 students. The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and Education Support Professionals (ESP) are seeking “a living wage” for ESPs, “lowering class sizes, and for safe and stable schools,” according to a post on the…

California woman’s alleged fake abduction cost the public hundreds of thousands of dollars, authorities say
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California woman’s alleged fake abduction cost the public hundreds of thousands of dollars, authorities say

A California woman’s abduction claim, which federal prosecutors allege was false, cost the public hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to statements from authorities and court documents. Sherri Papini, who is due in court on Tuesday, vanished in November 2016, launching a massive search, only for the Northern California mother of two to turn up…

5 things to know for March 8: Ukraine, Covid, school shooting, weather, LGBTQ rights

5 things to know for March 8: Ukraine, Covid, school shooting, weather, LGBTQ rights

Upset about gas prices? Trust me, you’re not alone. The price for a gallon of regular gasoline soared to a new record high of $4.14 yesterday, breaking the previous record of $4.11 set in 2008. Experts say the rapid spike in prices is squeezing many household budgets — and won’t be slowing up any time…

Man charged for allegedly slashing stranger on New York City subway

Man charged for allegedly slashing stranger on New York City subway

A man in New York has been charged with a felony after allegedly slashing a stranger across the face with a razor blade on the subway, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said. The 40-year-old suspect allegedly attacked a 41-year-old man while onboard the J train near the Essex Street station in Manhattan around 8:30 a.m.…

Juror in Ghislaine Maxwell trial testifies he made ‘inadvertent mistake’ when filling out jury questionnaire
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Juror in Ghislaine Maxwell trial testifies he made ‘inadvertent mistake’ when filling out jury questionnaire

A juror who voted to convict Ghislaine Maxwell of sex trafficking testified under oath on Tuesday that he made an “inadvertent mistake” when he filled out his jury questionnaire form, an admission that could upend her conviction. The juror, who was granted immunity to testify, indicated in the pre-trial questionnaire that he was not a…

6 teenagers arrested in drive-by shooting at Iowa high school that left 1 dead, 2 hospitalized
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6 teenagers arrested in drive-by shooting at Iowa high school that left 1 dead, 2 hospitalized

Six teenagers were arrested and charged with murder following a drive-by shooting outside a high school in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday that left one teenager dead and two others in the hospital, police said on Tuesday. The shooting took place on the grounds of East High School, though not within the school building. Gunshots…

Florida students participate in massive walkout to protest the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill
Will Larkins

Florida students participate in massive walkout to protest the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

More than 500 students participated in a massive walkout Monday at Winter Park High School in Orange County, Florida, in protest of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill currently being considered by the state Senate, according to walkout organizer and high school student Will Larkins. The Parental Rights in Education bill, HB 1557, would effectively ban…

Texas Children’s Hospital halts hormone therapies for transgender children in response to governor and AG’s recent actions
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Texas Children’s Hospital halts hormone therapies for transgender children in response to governor and AG’s recent actions

Texas Children’s Hospital has halted providing hormone therapies for transgender children, the hospital confirmed to CNN in a statement Monday. The move comes in response to the recent actions of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to TCH Public Relations Manager Natasha Barrett. In a legal opinion released publicly in February…