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$13 million worth of meth found in trailer with frozen strawberries at Texas port

$13 million worth of meth found in trailer with frozen strawberries at Texas port

A truck driver hauling frozen strawberries from Mexico into the United States is in custody after customs officers at a Texas port found nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in the trailer. In a statement, Customs and Border Protection said officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility Saturday encountered a 42-year-old male…MORE

USA Gymnastics has a new president. The victims of Larry Nassar don’t approve.

USA Gymnastics has a new president. The victims of Larry Nassar don’t approve.

USA Gymnastics has appointed former gymnast and NBA executive Li Li Leung as its president and chief executive officer, the embattled organization announced Tuesday. “Li Li’s unique combination of business skills, management experience and passion for gymnastics make her perfectly suited to lead our organization at this important time in our history,” said Kathryn Carson,…MORE

NYPD can publicly release body cam videos after court ruling

NYPD can publicly release body cam videos after court ruling

America’s largest city police force can now publicly release its body camera footage, after a state appeals court decision in New York Tuesday. The NYPD will make body camera footage publicly available after New York’s police union, the Police Benevolent Association, had sought to block its release, claiming it violated an officer’s right to confidentiality.…MORE

After responding to a call, a police officer played dolls with the kids

After responding to a call, a police officer played dolls with the kids

This Virginia police officer’s motto: To protect and serve — and then play dolls. South Hill Police Cpl. C.B. Fleming is being praised by the community after a video emerged showing him laying on the ground playing with children. On Valentine’s Day, Fleming was responding to a report of a gas leak at an apartment…MORE

‘#MeToo’ spray-painted on iconic statue of WWII sailor kissing nurse

‘#MeToo’ spray-painted on iconic statue of WWII sailor kissing nurse

Police in Florida are looking for the vandal who painted “#MeToo” on the leg of the nurse in the “Unconditional Surrender” statue. The statue is modeled after an iconic photo taken in Times Square in 1945, showing a woman dressed in a white uniform being embraced and kissed by a sailor to celebrate the end…MORE

General Motors CEO visits Toledo plant where nooses, ‘whites-only’ signs hung

General Motors CEO visits Toledo plant where nooses, ‘whites-only’ signs hung

GM CEO Mary Barra visited employees on Tuesday at a Toledo, Ohio, plant that has been alleged to be the site of racial discrimination and harassment, and told employees all complaints are being taken seriously. “The meetings with employees covered regular business aspects, as well as workplace behavior and culture issues,” said David Caldwell, GM’s…MORE

Here’s why students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

Here’s why students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

It’s recited in schools across the US every day by students standing stiffly with their hands over their hearts. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The Pledge of Allegiance has…MORE

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