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Matt Dumba is first NHL player to kneel during US National Anthem

Matt Dumba is first NHL player to kneel during US National Anthem

Matt Dumba became the first National Hockey League player to kneel during the US National Anthem on Saturday. The Minnesota Wild defenseman knelt during Saturday’s game between Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks while wearing a Hockey Diversity Alliance hoodie with “Black Lives Matter” written on the sleeves. Dumba, who is Canadian, stood for the Canadian…MORE

Regis Philbin laid to rest at his alma mater, University of Notre Dame

Regis Philbin laid to rest at his alma mater, University of Notre Dame

After years of support to the university, Regis Philbin was laid to rest this week at his alma mater the University of Notre Dame, a final tribute to the legendary broadcaster. On Wednesday, a funeral was held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart with burial following afterward at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the Notre…MORE

Snakes alive! Florida removes (gulp) 5,000 pythons from the Everglades

Snakes alive! Florida removes (gulp) 5,000 pythons from the Everglades

Talk about your unwanted guests. Burmese pythons are not naturally found in Florida. But the nonnative pests reproduce — and kill other species — so frequently that the state takes extraordinary measures to combat them. Wildlife officials removed 5,000 from the Everglades, according to a statement from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “Each…MORE

Pregnant woman killed in Columbia, Maryland; baby in critical condition

Pregnant woman killed in Columbia, Maryland; baby in critical condition

A pregnant woman was fatally shot in her home on Friday night in Columbia, Maryland, the Howard County Police Department said in a statement. Rabiah Ahmad, 30, was 28 weeks pregnant and taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she later died, the statement reads. Physicians at the hospital delivered the baby, who…MORE

NFL suspends Antonio Brown eight games for violating personal conduct policy

NFL suspends Antonio Brown eight games for violating personal conduct policy

The NFL announced it has suspended free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown for the first eight games of the 2020 season without pay for multiple violations of its personal conduct policy Brown, 32, is eligible to participate in all preseason activities with any team he signs with and return after the team’s eighth game, the…MORE

How ‘good White people’ derail racial progress

How ‘good White people’ derail racial progress

It was a scene that seemed from another era. Angry White parents gripping picket signs. People making death threats and a piece of hate mail reading “Blacks destroy school systems.” Community panic about school desegregation orders. But this wasn’t archival footage of White Southerners from the 1960s. This took place last year in Howard County,…MORE

Midair collision kills 7 in Alaska, including state lawmaker

Midair collision kills 7 in Alaska, including state lawmaker

Two small planes collided in the air in Alaska on Friday, killing all seven people on both aircraft, including a state representative from the area, state troopers said. The crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. local time in Soldotna, about 150 miles south of Anchorage, troopers said in a statement. One plane was piloted by Rep.…MORE