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3 Indiana State University students killed in car crash

Three Indiana State University students died in a car crash Sunday morning.  According to authorities, there were 5 people inside the car. All passengers are believed to be ISU students, including football players.  “This is a terrible tragedy,” ISU President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis said. “As we are waiting on additional details from authorities investigating this accident, our hearts go out to the families and friends of the students involved.” The Vigo County Sheriff’s Department said that deputies responded to the crash around 1:34 a.m on State Road 46 at Main Street in Riley.  Initial investigation reveals that the vehicle

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Anne Heche dead at 53, cause of death revealed

Actress Anne Heche died at 53, about a week after her car crashed and burned in Mar Vista.  According to the Los Angeles County Coroner, Heche’s cause of death was smoke inhalation and “thermal injuries.” The manner of death was an “accident,” and she suffered a “sternal fracture due to blunt trauma.”  Recorded videos from August 5 show Heche speeding through the city streets before crashing into a two-story home and igniting a fire. Authorities believe Heche was under the influence of cocaine and possibly other drugs at the time of the incident.  Heche was removed from life support on

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Why searching an ex-president’s estate is not easily done – 4 important things to know about the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago

Clark D. Cunningham, Georgia State University The FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s estate on Aug. 8, 2022, caught Trump by surprise – and prompted immediate speculation about exactly why and how the law enforcement agency secured a search warrant. “My beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. … They even broke into my safe!” Trump said in a statement released through his political action committee, Save America. Trump brought 15 boxes of classified materials with him to Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House,

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71-year-old man dead, attacked by 7 dogs while walking to store

A man was arrested after his 7 dogs attacked a 71-year-old man, mauling him to death, as he was walking to a neighborhood store.  The incident happened on July 18 in Fresno, Texas. 71-year-old Freddy Garcia was walking to a local store at around 1:30 p.m. when he was mauled by 7 dogs. The incident was reported by a witness to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.  Authorities quickly responded to the scene and found Garcia. He was immediately transported via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann, a hospital in downtown Houston.  Garcia was later pronounced dead from the wounds he

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US abortion restrictions are unlikely to influence international trends, which are largely becoming more liberal

Martha Davis, Northeastern University The Supreme Court’s June 24, 2022, ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade is already having profound effects across the United States, from Florida to Wisconsin. And the ruling also bucks a clear worldwide trend. In countries from Iceland to Zambia, abortion restrictions have been lifted over the last two decades, not tightened. Today, only 24 countries out of 195 prohibit abortion, representing just 5% of women of reproductive age globally. Twice that many countries have made it easier to legally get an abortion in the past 20 years. The U.S. joined the short list of countries

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Gun reform finally passed Congress after almost three decades of failure – what changed?

Monika L. McDermott, Fordham University and David R. Jones, Baruch College, CUNY Gun control legislation almost never passes Congress, even when there is widespread public support for action in the wake of mass shootings such as those in Buffalo and Uvalde. That’s why we did not expect that on June 25, 2022, President Joe Biden would sign into law a bill containing a set of gun reform provisions known as the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.” Based on our expertise studying public opinion and the U.S. Congress, here are four reasons we believe some gun control measures got enacted this time

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