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Super typhoon Mangkhut has killed over 60 people in the Philippines so far, and displaced 2.4 million in China.
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16 people sued St. Louis after police "kettled" (surrounded) them during protests over the acquittal of a white police officer who killed a black man, Anthony Lamar Smith. They say police unlawfully beat and detained them, including people who were just passing by.
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Senator Mazie Hirono called for an FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: "I just want to say to the men in this country: just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change."
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Gay dating app Grindr announced a "zero tolerance policy" on racism and discrimination and says it will no longer let users list dating preferences based on race or HIV status on their profiles.
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Michael Jordan announced he will donate $2 million to Storm relief efforts, including food, shelter and nonprofits helping victims.
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North Carolina residents affected by were warned not to return home because of flood risk and changing road conditions. FEMA called the next 48 hours "extremely critical": 🔹 16 rivers flooded 🔹 3 more rivers at risk of flooding 🔹 1,100+ roads remain closed
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Israeli troops killed 2 Palestinians with live fire and wounded 46 others during a protest at the Gaza border crossing. 181 Palestinians have been killed while protesting the blockade and their right to return since March.
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"Sesame Street" denied that Bert and Ernie are a gay couple after an ex-writer said they were written that way, saying that puppets "do not have a sexual orientation" ... and people are calling out the double standard:
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Scotland’s Glasgow University says it will create a "reparative justice" program, including a center for the study of slavery, after finding out it received $262 million in donations from people connected with slavery in the 1700s and 1800s.
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The town council of North Smithfield, Rhode Island voted to ban its agencies from buying Nike products because of the Colin Kaepernick ad — despite the ACLU warning that doing so could violate the First Amendment.
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German doctors treating Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov say it’s "highly plausible" that the anti-Kremlin activist was poisoned.
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Rice University announced it will give free tuition to undergraduates from low- and middle-income families (those who make below $130K/year) 📚
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Police killed in his own backyard 6 months ago today.
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Taco Bell fired a Spanish-speaking worker in Hialeah, Florida who refused to serve a customer speaking in English. According to census data, 93.6% of the town’s residents identify as Hispanic or Latino and less than 7% only speak English.
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South Africa’s top court legalized growing and using marijuana in private i.e. at home, saying it should be regulated in the same way as tobacco or alcohol.
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"The notion that millions of children are desperate to go to school and are not given the opportunity is something I cannot accept." — Rihanna wrote a powerful op-ed for on sexism and other barriers to education in the developing world. Read:
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These contestants are showing off their soccer stunts to win Africa's very first freestyle soccer championship.
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Marvel released the trailer for "Captain Marvel" ⚡️ It's the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be headlined by a solo female character. (Out of 21 movies.)
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Meghan Markle visited a Grenfell Tower community project in secret. Now she's launched a charity recipe book for people who lived through the fire.
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Dallas police arrested 9 people taking part in a peaceful protest against the recent Texas police shootings of two black men: and . Their lawyer says police held them on more serious charges than usual, requiring them to be held overnight.
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