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Jury finds NRA liable for mismanagement, says Wayne LaPierre violated duties

Jason Marz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — After five days of deliberations, a jury in New York on Friday held the National Rifle Association liable for financial mismanagement and found that Wayne LaPierre, the group’s former CEO, corruptly ran the nation’s most prominent gun rights group. LaPierre and a senior executive at the NRA must pay a combined $6.35 million “for …

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Trump submits cellphone records allegedly showing Nathan Wade and Fani Willis’ interactions before hiring

Alyssa Pointer-Pool/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — Former President Donald Trump on Friday submitted a request to enter new evidence in his Georgia election interference case based off Fulton County prosecutor Nathan Wade’s cellphone records, which the filing claims show that Wade visited the area of the home of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis approximately 35 times during an 11-month period …

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High-altitude balloon intercepted by US fighters over Utah a ‘likely hobby balloon’: NORAD

Stocktrek/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A balloon intercepted by fighter aircraft over Utah on Friday was a “likely hobby balloon” and has since left United States airspace, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said Saturday. The “small balloon” was allowed to continue to fly above the U.S. after being intercepted Friday morning at an altitude of 43,000 to 45,000 feet …

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Flaco, the escaped Central Park Zoo owl, dies

Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Flaco, the rare Eurasian owl that captured the attention of New York City and dubbed “the most famous owl in the world,” has died after an apparent collision with a building, the Central Park Zoo said in a statement. “We are saddened to report that Flaco, the Eurasian eagle owl discovered missing …

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American couple missing in Caribbean after fugitives allegedly steal their yacht: Police

Courtesy Suellen Desmarais (NEW YORK) — An American couple has gone missing in the Caribbean after three escaped prisoners allegedly used their yacht to island hop before getting recaptured by authorities, according to investigators. Ralph Hendry and his wife Kathy Brandel disappeared from their yacht, Simplicity, which was docked in the waters of the southern Caribbean nation of Grenada, Hendry’s …

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Military helicopter crashes in Mississippi during routine training flight

Kali9/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A military helicopter crashed in northeast Mississippi on Friday afternoon during a routine training flight, according to the Mississippi National Guard. The AH-64 Apache crashed in Prentiss County around 2 p.m. Possible casualties have not been confirmed, the Mississippi National Guard said in a statement. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. …

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Black farmer looks to rethink stigma of picking cotton

Kelli Merrick/500px/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Old images of African Americans picking cotton remind many of the oppression suffered by generations of Black slaves before the Emancipation Proclamation. For Black Americans in particular, their history with this famous crop, that helps clothe the world, is complicated. Now Julius Tillery, a Black cotton farmer in North Carolina, is working to turn …

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