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Police officer found guilty of killing former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson

A British police officer has been found guilty of the manslaughter of former professional soccer player Dalian Atkinson, but he was cleared of his murder, a spokesperson for Birmingham Crown Court told CNN on Wednesday. Atkinson, a former forward for English Premier League football team Aston Villa, went into cardiac arrest after officers used a…MORE

Nikole Hannah-Jones won’t take UNC position without tenure, lawyers say

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones won’t take a position at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill without tenure, according to a letter from her legal team obtained by NC Policy Watch and confirmed by CNN. Hannah-Jones had agreed to a five-year contract with the University, but according to the letter to the University, “since signing…MORE

These potentially habitable exoplanets can see Earth as it evolves

These potentially habitable exoplanets can see Earth as it evolves

As human civilization began to flourish on Earth about 5,000 years ago, 1,715 star systems within 326 light-years of Earth could have seen our planet over that time. And over the next 5,000 years, 319 more star systems will be able to see Earth. If there are exoplanets orbiting these nearby stars, they could witness…MORE

India Walton will defeat four-term incumbent in Buffalo mayoral primary, CNN projects

India Walton will defeat four-term incumbent in Buffalo mayoral primary, CNN projects

India Walton, a self-professed socialist and political newcomer, will defeat four-term incumbent Byron Brown in the Democratic primary for mayor of Buffalo, New York, CNN projected Wednesday. Walton, who’s likely to become Buffalo’s first female mayor, is a nurse and community organizer. She’s been endorsed by organizations like the Democratic Socialists of America and the…MORE

Supreme Court rules California must pay private businesses to allow union access

Supreme Court rules California must pay private businesses to allow union access

The US Supreme Court said Wednesday that California cannot allow unions to enter the private property of agricultural businesses to address workers unless the businesses are compensated for the visit, in a case that could have broad property rights implications. The ruling will imperil not only union organizers in California seeking to reach workers but…MORE

Supreme Court says US president can remove head of Federal Housing Finance Agency

Supreme Court says US president can remove head of Federal Housing Finance Agency

The US Supreme Court said Wednesday that the US president can remove the head of a federal agency charged with overseeing mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The court invalidated the leadership structure of the agency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and sent a shareholder lawsuit back to the lower courts for further review.…MORE

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2021

The “New York Times” dug up some court documents in which Britney Spears described her conservatorship arrangement as “oppressive”, and said her dad Jamie Spears had too much control. That includes giving her a $2,000 weekly allowance, even though she’s worth $60 MILLION . . . telling her who she can be friends with, and…

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021

Once upon a time, a very lucky fan’s dreams came true.  Here is a list of celebrities who have gone out with, or married, a fan . . . Conan O’Brien . . . His future wife was an audience member for his late night show in 2000. When he saw her, he fell for…