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On Monday, Seattle officials released dash cam audio of a Sunday morning police shooting that left Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother of three, dead. The two Seattle police officers had been called to Lyles' apartment so she could report a burglary. The shooting is under investigation by the Seattle Police Department's Force Investigation Team, and also SPD's Office of Professional Accountability, but here's what we know now: - Lyles, 30, was African-American. - The two officers were…
06.19 / 21:56
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc4WYG_sdMc With a driving layup late in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Sparks Sunday evening, the Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's all-time leading scorer. Taurasi now stands alone atop the league's all-time scoring table with 7,494 points, an average of 19.9 points per game . It took her less than 13 full seasons to set the record; she surpassed Tina Thompson, who racked up 7,488 points over 17 seasons before retiring in 2013.…
06.19 / 21:56
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Otto Warmbier, a U.S. citizen who was freed last week after more than a year in North Korean detention, has died. Doctors said last week that he had "extensive loss of tissue" in all parts of his brain. Warmbier, 22, has been in a coma since he returned to the United States last week. His parents, Fred and Cindy, said in a statement that Warmbier died on Monday afternoon. "Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no…
06.19 / 21:56
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQnt95QGtbY There's a good chance something you've bought online has been in the hands of a "picker" first. These are the workers in warehouses who pick, pack and ship all those things we're ordering. At Amazon and other companies, they're working side by side with robots. Experts say while the robots are replacing some human workers, the machines aren't quite ready to take over completely. To keep pace with a growing hunger for fast delivery, more pickers…
06.19 / 21:56
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Odessa College bull rider Bradie Gray, who was critically injured Thursday at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, continues to show…
06.19 / 21:19
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Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on building two proposed National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) sites in the park. According to a Yellowstone press release, NEON, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a cross-continental program that records and synthesizes data “needed to study the impacts of climate change, land use change, and invasive ... The post Public Comment Sought on National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Sites in Yellowstone appeared f…
06.19 / 21:01
yellowstoneinsider.com
With guest host Jane Clayson . Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suspends the crackdown on for-profit college abuses. What else is she up to? Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is putting pen to paper. She wants to roll back protections for students caught up in for-profit school fraud and unfulfilled gainful employment promises. Scaled back protections of gay and transgender students. And like her boss, President Trump, wants deep cuts – as in billions of dollars to public school programs, in f…
06.19 / 20:04
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For the second time in eight months, the fate of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing is in the hands of a jury over the fatal shooting of black motorist Sam DuBose. A previous trial ended in a deadlocked panel, and a mistrial. As in the earlier trial, Tensing, 27, faces murder and manslaughter charges over his killing of DuBose in July of 2015. The police officer had pulled DuBose over because the car he was driving was missing its front license plate. As we reported…
06.19 / 20:04
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Wyoming’s child well-being rank dropped from 12th to 27th nationally according to this year’s Kids Count Data Book put out by the Annie E. Casey Foundation . Samin Dadelahi is the Chief Operating Officer for the Wyoming Community Foundation, which provided some of the data. She said since the newest report uses data from 2015, what the lower ranking reflects is the impact of Wyoming’s economic downturn on kids. Dadelahi said she expects that trend to continue. “The most recent economic fore…
06.19 / 20:04
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Historically, many say the University of Wyoming has not been a supportive place for Native American students. In 2015, the UW Bookstore falsely accused several visiting Native American high schoolers of shoplifting during a recruitment visit. And a general lack of support has caused some tribal students like UW senior Mia Holt to feel unwelcome. On Saturday the first ever Native American Student Summit wrapped up in hopes of solving that problem. The initiative brought over 30 Native…
06.19 / 20:04
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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials are installing barriers in front of boat launches in an attempt to prevent invasive mussels recently discovered in Montana from spreading to the park and into the Columbia River B…
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A resurgence of flooding in central and southwest Wyoming has shut down a major highway in Fremont County and flooded mostly farm and ranch l…
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is warning audiences about offensive material in a traveling musical after Native American high school students walked out of a performance of "The F…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming officials will examine whether to allow students to earn their education degrees and licenses through distance l…
A man carrying guns and explosives died when he rammed a car into a police van Monday on Paris' famed Champs-Élysées in what officials characterize as a deliberate attack. But upon collision, the car — and not the van — burst into flames, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris. The man died even though police were able to extricate him from the burning car. No officers or bystanders were hurt. It's not clear what led the man to ram the van. But French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ca…
06.19 / 18:59
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Each Sunday we ask you a question about an issue important to Wyoming, then print what you think the following…
06.19 / 18:19
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Police have arrested and charged a man in the murder of a Muslim teenaged girl who went missing early Sunday morning in northern Virginia. Authorities haven't released details of how Nabra Hassanen of Reston, Va., died but tweeted that they are not investigating the killing as a hate crime. Hassanen and four or five others teenagers had left the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) mosque in Sterling, Va., on Sunday to get breakfast at an IHOP a little more than a mile away, The…
06.19 / 17:53
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Diarrhea is not only a topic that makes people a bit squeamish, it turns out to be a difficult disease to put into numbers. But two trends are clear, says an author of a new report: The number of deaths from diarrheal diseases is dropping dramatically in low-income countries – and ticking upward in wealthy nations. An infection by E. coli, Cryptosporidium, Shigella or rotavirus, and the resulting diarrhea, is often a death sentence in much of the world. In 2005, about 1.6 million people d…
06.19 / 17:53
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BLUEFIELD — A motion to dismiss a lawsuit related to the Bible in the Schools program in Mercer County schools is scheduled to be heard in federal court in Beckley t…
06.19 / 17:37
register-herald.com
In 2010, Sonia Vallabh watched her mom, Kamni Vallabh, die in a really horrible way. First, her mom's memory started to go, then she lost the ability to reason. Sonia says it was like watching someone get unplugged from the world. By the end, it was as if she was stuck between being awake and asleep. She was confused and uncomfortable all the time. "Even when awake, was she fully or was she really? And when asleep, was she really asleep?" says Sonia. The smart, warm, artistic Kamni – just 5…
06.19 / 16:55
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