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Youngkin, Earle-Sears join annual anti-abortion demonstration in Richmond

Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, both Republicans, joined thousands of Virginia activists Wednesday for an annual anti-abortion demonstration, where attendees denounced Democratic lawmakers who have blocked proposed restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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At least 8 children among 22 hit by gunfire at end of Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade; 1 person killed

Eight children were among 22 people hit by gunfire in a shooting at the end of Wednesday’s parade to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl win, authorities said, as terrified fans ran for cover and yet another high-profile public event was marred by gun violence. One person was killed, a motherof two identified by her radio station as a DJ.

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Schools are trying to get more students therapy. Not all parents are on board

Derry Oliver was in fifth grade when she first talked to her mom about seeing a therapist.

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Lawmakers take up ‘skill games,’ minimum wage, marijuana as Assembly hits midpoint deadline

Virginia lawmakers plowed through hundreds of bills Tuesday as they reached a key deadline for this year’s legislative session.

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Review: Usher shines at star-studded 2024 Super Bowl halftime show

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Usher emerged at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl halftime show seated on a throne, joined by a marching band and a trove of Vegas performers — but stayed its center.

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Family of Black girls handcuffed by Colorado police, held at gunpoint reach $1.9M settlement

The four Black girls lay facedown in a parking lot, crying “no” and “mommy” as a police officer who had pointed her gun at them then bent down to handcuff two of their wrists. The youngest wore a pink tiara as she held onto her teenage cousin’s hand.

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A record number of Americans can’t afford rent

Single mom Caitlyn Colbert watched as rent for her two-bedroom apartment doubled, then tripled and then quadrupled over a decade in Denver — to $3,374 from $750 last year.

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Carl Weathers, linebacker-turned-actor, dies at 76

Carl Weathers, a former NFL linebacker who became a Hollywood action movie and comedy star, playing nemesis-turned-ally Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies, facing off against Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Predator” and teaching golf in “Happy Gilmore,” has died. He was 76.

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Justice Department proposes major changes to address disparities in state crime victim funds

The Justice Department proposed changes Monday to rules governing state-run programs that provide financial assistance to violent crime victims in order to address racial disparities and curb the number of subjective denials of compensation.

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Women dominate the 2024 Grammy Awards­ — Is the tide turning?

When the 2024 Grammy nominees were first announced, women dominated the major categories. And at Sunday’s show, those nominations translated into awards: Every televised competitive Grammy went to at least one woman.

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