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USPS will issue a forever stamp honoring the Black Native sculptor Edmonia Lewis
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USPS will issue a forever stamp honoring the Black Native sculptor Edmonia Lewis

The US Postal Service will issue a forever stamp Wednesday honoring Edmonia Lewis, the Black Native artist whose 19th century marble sculptures gained her international acclaim and are now held by the Smithsonian. “As the first African American and Native American sculptor to earn international recognition, Edmonia Lewis challenged social barriers and assumptions about artists…MORE

She found a $3 million lottery prize in her spam folder
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She found a $3 million lottery prize in her spam folder

Your email spam folder isn’t all junk mail. Laura Spears of Oakland County, Michigan, can attest to that, as she recently discovered a $3 million lottery prize sitting in hers. The lucky winner had purchased a Mega Millions ticket on the Michigan Lottery website for the December 31, 2021, drawing. She matched five numbers to…MORE

Start your week smart: Sinema, Kohl’s, Pandemic, Wildfire, NFL playoffs
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Start your week smart: Sinema, Kohl’s, Pandemic, Wildfire, NFL playoffs

Did you know about 40% of American households buy a car every year? That’s quite a statistic, especially with car prices being so high. They’re supposed to ease soon, but don’t expect them to return to pre-pandemic levels. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. The weekend that was •…MORE

Two years into the pandemic, Yale’s ‘happiness’ course is more popular than ever
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Two years into the pandemic, Yale’s ‘happiness’ course is more popular than ever

When Yale psychology professor Laurie Santos witnessed the severity of the depression, anxiety and stress her students were facing, she decided to do something about it. Her “happiness” course — which she began teaching live in 2018 — became Yale’s most popular class in over 300 years, according to the university. But when the coronavirus…MORE

A Houston-area deputy who trained and mentored others was killed during a traffic stop, constable says
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A Houston-area deputy who trained and mentored others was killed during a traffic stop, constable says

A Texas deputy constable “was brutally murdered” during a traffic stop for no apparent reason, authorities said. Charles Galloway, 47, was a 12-year veteran and a field training officer, Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap said Sunday morning. Galloway was making a traffic stop on a newer-model, white Toyota Avalon around 12:24 a.m. (1:24…MORE

Humans do a poor job of calculating risk. That’s terrible for the climate crisis
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Humans do a poor job of calculating risk. That’s terrible for the climate crisis

When the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded Francisco Carrillo’s basement apartment in Queens, New York, last year, his subsequent displacement was a wake-up call. He knew the climate crisis was real, but it was the first time he’d ever endured its nearly deadly consequences. As the floodwater rose rapidly, Carrillo grabbed what few, precious belongings…MORE

The Secure Community Network has been building a shield over US Jewish communities. It saved lives in the Texas synagogue attack
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The Secure Community Network has been building a shield over US Jewish communities. It saved lives in the Texas synagogue attack

When the survivors of last weekend’s attack on a Texas synagogue talk about why they’re alive today, they point to two factors. One is the work of law enforcement. The second is the training and preparation they got from the Secure Community Network, a nonprofit safety and training organization that is “working to build a…MORE

‘It’s a disturbing trend.’ Cities see large increases in carjackings during pandemic
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‘It’s a disturbing trend.’ Cities see large increases in carjackings during pandemic

Carjackings have risen dramatically over the past two years in some of America’s biggest cities. Just outside Chicago, a state senator’s car and other valuables were taken at gunpoint in December, and a group of children, one just 10 years old, carjacked more than a dozen people. A rideshare driver being carjacked shot his attackers…MORE

Slain cop joined the NYPD to improve community relations stemming from stop and frisk, letter reveals
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Slain cop joined the NYPD to improve community relations stemming from stop and frisk, letter reveals

The 22-year-old NYPD officer who was killed in the line of duty during a police response to a domestic call at a home in Harlem Friday night said his first-hand experience with the controversial policy of stop and frisk and the department’s effort to bolster community relations ultimately propelled him to join the department. “I…MORE

Domestic incidents are highly dangerous for police officers, experts say
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Domestic incidents are highly dangerous for police officers, experts say

The two New York police officers who were shot, one of them fatally, inside a Harlem apartment on Friday were responding to a domestic disturbance call, one of the most dangerous circumstances for police, experts say. Officer Jason Rivera died from his injuries, while 27-year-old Wilbert Mora remains in critical condition. According to data from…MORE