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A Daughter's Addiction, And A Mother's Story Of Love And Loss

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A Daughter's Addiction, And A Mother's Story Of Love And Loss

- Brigitte Jurczyk has lived a nightmare. It's been years in the making and it promises to play out for years to come. Her daughter, Kasia, died from a drug overdose in 2015. She was 27 years old, the mother of a little girl. Kasia was one of northeastern Connecticut's own. She grew up in the area, attended Woodstock Academy, and had friends and family in neighboring towns
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$2 million grant to expand affordable living community for homeless

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$2 million grant to expand affordable living community for homeless

- An affordable housing development operated by the nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes has received a $2 million grant from the Downtown Austin Alliance that will go toward expanding the Community First Village and housing an additional 400 homeless people, the groups said Thursday. The grant represents the Downtown Alliance’s largest gift ever and the largest Mobile Loaves & Fishes, which serves the area’s homeless population, has received
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Brazil defense minister: Troops to fight violence in Rio

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Brazil defense minister: Troops to fight violence in Rio

- RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's defense minister is promising to have the military take an increasingly aggressive role in fighting drug trafficking in Rio de Janeiro. Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said at a news conference Thursday that troops will not just patrol, man checkpoints and help recover caches of automatic weapons. He said they will now be used in police operations against drug traffickers
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Fiancee of man killed by cops in Mt. Greenwood files suit

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Fiancee of man killed by cops in Mt. Greenwood files suit

- The fiancee of a man shot to death by Chicago police during a funeral procession is taking the department and those officers to court.
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Meet the refugees doing the near-impossible: getting a college degree

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Meet the refugees doing the near-impossible: getting a college degree

- “Imagine your day with literally nothing to occupy your time — no books, no TV, no movies, no computer, no connectivity — in the worst of circumstances day after day.” That, says Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc, is the grim reality of millions of young refugees whose plight means they don’t have access to education. In fact, across the globe, of more than displaced refugees have access to higher education, according to the United Nations
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Man charged with aggravated murder, arson for fatal NE Portland apartment fire

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Man charged with aggravated murder, arson for fatal NE Portland apartment fire

- PORTLAND, Ore. – A man has been arrested in connection with a Northeast Portland apartment fire that killed two people and displaced 25 others Sunday morning. Ryan Monaco, 28, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail Thursday on charges of aggravated murder and arson. He is expected to face additional charges, according to Portland police. Detectives do not believe the fire was a random act
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Man kills wife on Alaska cruise because she laughed at him, FBI says

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Man kills wife on Alaska cruise because she laughed at him, FBI says

- A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple's blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday. Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, was charged with murder after he was found with blood on his hands and clothes, and with blood spread throughout the cabin on the Princess Cruises ship Tuesday night, according to a criminal complaint by FBI Special Agent Michael L
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Lawsuit alleges business owners engaged in labor trafficking Filipinos to Oklahoma 

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Lawsuit alleges business owners engaged in labor trafficking Filipinos to Oklahoma 

- OKLAHOMA CITY – The ACLU and other groups have filed a federal lawsuit alleging Oklahoma business owners engaged in a human trafficking scheme that lured workers from the Philippines promising good wages but instead used them as cheap labor. A complaint seeking class-action status filed Wednesday said three Filipino workers brought to Clinton, Oklahoma, about 80 miles west of Oklahoma City, paid thousands of dollars in recruiting fees to cover visa-related costs that should be incurred by sponsoring U
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Group protests against male circumcision

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Group protests against male circumcision

- CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A protest in Cedar Rapids Thursday saw people donning what they call bloodstained suits to help spread their message. The "Bloodstained Men" is a non-profit from California that's currently on a protest tour of five states. Their message - to end circumcision of baby boys in America. About five people held up signs at First Avenue and Collins Road NE
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Man accused of killing his mother pleads not guilty

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Man accused of killing his mother pleads not guilty

- SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man accused of fatally stabbing his mother at their home in Clairemont pleaded not guilty Thursday to a murder charge. Joseph Robert Burks, 30, was ordered held on $1 million bail. He appeared in court wearing a neck brace. Deputy District Attorney Makenzie Harvey said the defendant called 911 Monday night, telling dispatchers that he had stabbed his mother and that she needed medics
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Providence man gets 30 years for shooting, robbing pawn shop owner

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Providence man gets 30 years for shooting, robbing pawn shop owner

- Mark Reynolds Journal Staff Writer mrkrynlds A 22-year-old Providence man must serve a 30-year prison term for his role in the violent robbery of a Smith Street pawn shop that left the shop’s owner with a gunshot wound to his head, a Superior Court judge said Thursday. Judge Robert D. Krause sentenced Leroy Dorsey to 50 years, with 30 to serve, for his role in the 2015 robbery of the Capital Gold pawn shop
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JUST IN: All 15 detainees from Texas Capitol immigration protest released, group says

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JUST IN: All 15 detainees from Texas Capitol immigration protest released, group says

- The four DACA recipients and 11 supporters arrested during a protest at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday morning were released, organizers of the event confirmed Thursday. The protesters had been demonstrating in favor of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which protects certain undocumented immigrant children from deportation. A sit-in took place on the north side of the Capitol after a group of 30 protesters marched east on 15th Street from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office, who has urged President Trump to phase out the DACA program
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Child, teen injured in East Hartford shooting

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Child, teen injured in East Hartford shooting

- Police are investigating a shooting in East Hartford that injured a child and an adult on Thursday afternoon. The shooting happened on Great Hill Road a little after 3:30 p.m. Police said two victims, identified as a child and a 19-year-old male, were reported to have non-life threatening injuries. Police did not release the names of the victims. "I heard four what sounded like fireworks and I come outside and people are scattering running all over the place," Bob Ayoward, of East Hartford, said
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Jasper County man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2014 shooting death

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Jasper County man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2014 shooting death

- JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) - A Jasper County man received a 20-year sentence on Thursday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a 2014 shooting death. The Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office says 45-year-old Byron Singleton of Hardeeville also received a five-year sentence for possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The sentences, handed down by Circuit Court Judge Perry M
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Sleeping woman shot through ceiling in Anchorage apartment

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Sleeping woman shot through ceiling in Anchorage apartment

- A sleeping woman was hit by a bullet that came through the ceiling of her apartment in Mountain View early Thursday, Anchorage police said. The incident occurred about 2:45 a.m. at a complex on the 700 block of North Pine Street, police said in a statement. The woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. She was hit in the upper torso
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Murder charge refiled in 1984 fatal shooting

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Murder charge refiled in 1984 fatal shooting

- IDABEL — Thirty-three years after a fatal shooting at a saw mill here, the original suspect has been recharged because of new evidence. Ernest Alvin Lewis, 65, was charged Tuesday, for a second time, with first-degree murder. He is accused of shooting a co-worker, Johnny Lee Smith, in the neck about 9:50 p.m. June 28, 1984, at the K.C.S. Lumber Co
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  • Deaths in Venezuela unrest hit 103 as polarizing vote nears
    Deaths in Venezuela unrest hit 103 as polarizing vote nears

    , bostonherald.com

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes. Five deaths reported from violence in the 24 hours through late Thursday drove the death toll from nearly four months of unrest above 100. Most of the dead in anti-government protests that began in early April have been young men killed by gunfire
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Protests

  • JUST IN: All 15 detainees from Texas Capitol immigration protest released, group says
    JUST IN: All 15 detainees from Texas Capitol immigration protest released, group says

    , mystatesman.com

    The four DACA recipients and 11 supporters arrested during a protest at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday morning were released, organizers of the event confirmed Thursday. The protesters had been demonstrating in favor of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which protects certain undocumented immigrant children from deportation. A sit-in took place on the north side of the Capitol after a group of 30 protesters marched east on 15th Street from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office, who has urged President Trump to phase out the DACA program
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Racism

  • Michelle Obama Says She Still Faces Racism After Being First Lady: Some People Can't See Past 'My Skin Color'
    Michelle Obama Says She Still Faces Racism After Being First Lady: Some People Can't See Past 'My Skin Color'

    , people.com

    Despite all of her accomplishments – and eight years as First Lady – Michelle Obama says she is still judged by the color of her skin by some Americans. The wife of former President Barack Obama took the stage at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th anniversary celebration, where she addressed the hurdles she had to overcome as the country’s first black first lady
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Refugees

  • Meet the refugees doing the near-impossible: getting a college degree
    Meet the refugees doing the near-impossible: getting a college degree

    , usatoday.com

    “Imagine your day with literally nothing to occupy your time — no books, no TV, no movies, no computer, no connectivity — in the worst of circumstances day after day.” That, says Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc, is the grim reality of millions of young refugees whose plight means they don’t have access to education. In fact, across the globe, of more than displaced refugees have access to higher education, according to the United Nations
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Migrants

  • One migrant who died in overheated truck was former DACA recipient
    One migrant who died in overheated truck was former DACA recipient

    , kfor.com

    One of the undocumented migrants found dead in an overheated tractor-trailor in San Antonio early Sunday morning had been a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, officials said. His status with the program, known as DACA, was revoked and he was deported to Guatemala in March 2017 after he was convicted of assault and battery by a mob and suspected of being an MS-13 gang member, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell said
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