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Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 25. CREDIT: Mark Humphrey/AP

Explosion In Downtown Nashville, Believed To Be ‘Intentional,’ Injures At Least 3

Police responded to reports of shots fired in the area at about 5:30 a.m. CT, when they encountered a recreational vehicle parked in front of the downtown AT&T building. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says a recording believed to be coming from the RV warned that a potential bomb would be detonated within 15 minutes and that those in the area should evacuate. The department released an image of the RV before it exploded. Continue Reading Explosion In Downtown Nashville, Believed To Be ‘Intentional,’ Injures At Least 3

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Hank Adams, right, died Dec. 21 at the age of 77. Adams fought for Native American treaty rights throughout his life. CREDIT: Anonymous/AP

Hank Adams, Called The ‘Most Important Indian’ For Work On Northwest Treaty Rights, Dies At 77

Native American civil rights advocate Hank Adams died at the age of 77 this week. Once referred to as the “most important Indian” by Native American rights advocate and author Vine Deloria Jr., Adams was central to the fight to uphold tribal treaty rights during the 1960s and 1970s. Continue Reading Hank Adams, Called The ‘Most Important Indian’ For Work On Northwest Treaty Rights, Dies At 77

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A California National Guard medic prepares to check the vital signs of an incoming patient in front of triage tents outside St. Mary Medical Center last week in Apple Valley amid a surge in COVID-19 patients in Southern California. CREDIT: Mario Tama/Getty Images

California Is 1st State To Hit 2 Million Cases, And Hospitals Are Out Of ICU Beds

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in California has surpassed 2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, as the virus has spread with startling speed in the state. It’s the first state to pass that number. In the last day, according to Johns Hopkins, California saw 43,986 new cases and 319 deaths. Continue Reading California Is 1st State To Hit 2 Million Cases, And Hospitals Are Out Of ICU Beds

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Cooper Wuthrich rests as he lays on a bed at the truck stop his family partly owns Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Montpelier, Idaho. Shortly after Thanksgiving, Wuthrich, 12, became one of hundreds of children in the U.S. diagnosed with a rare COVID-19 complication that landed him in an emergency room three hours away from his tiny hometown in a secluded Idaho valley. The boy's parents say he nearly died and their terrifying experience shows why people should wear masks in a conservative state where pushback can be fierce. CREDIT: Rick Bowmer

In Rural Idaho, Their Young Son Nearly Died From COVID Complications. Now They Urge Masks

Shortly after Thanksgiving, the boy from a secluded valley in Idaho became one of hundreds of children in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with a rare, extreme immune response to COVID-19 called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Cooper Wuthrich’s fever spiked as his joints and organs became inflamed, including his heart, putting his life at risk, his father said. Continue Reading In Rural Idaho, Their Young Son Nearly Died From COVID Complications. Now They Urge Masks

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This combination made from file photos shows Blackwater guards, from left, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nicholas Slatten and Paul Slough. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, President Donald Trump pardoned 15 people, including Heard, Liberty, Slatten and Slough, the four former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad that left more a dozen Iraqi civilians dead. CREDIT: AP

Shock And Dismay After President Trump Pardons Blackwater Guards Who Killed 14 Iraqi Civilians

Among the pardons made by President Trump this week, the pardon of four former guards for Blackwater was regarded by some as particularly galling. Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard were convicted six years ago of killing 14 Iraqi civilians and wounding 17 others. Witnesses described how the American men ambushed the civilians unprovoked, firing on Baghdad’s Nisour Square with heavy gunfire and grenade launchers. Continue Reading Shock And Dismay After President Trump Pardons Blackwater Guards Who Killed 14 Iraqi Civilians

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