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Michigan school shooting suspect’s parents charged, teen allegedly wrote violent note hours before attack

Michigan school shooting suspect’s parents charged, teen allegedly wrote violent note hours before attack

Scott Olson/Getty Images(OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — The parents of a teenager accused of killing four classmates at Oxford High School in Michigan have been charged in connection to the school shooting. James and Jennifer Crumbley were each charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced Friday. The suspected gunman, 15-year-old Ethan…read more »

Michigan school shooting suspect’s parents charged, missing ahead of court appearance

Michigan school shooting suspect’s parents charged, missing ahead of court appearance

Scott Olson/Getty Images(OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — The parents charged in connection with this week’s deadly shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan are returning to town for their arraignment, their attorney said, after detectives announced they were trying to locate the couple. James and Jennifer Crumbley were each charged Friday with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.…read more »

Parents charged in Michigan school shooting returning to town, attorney says

Parents charged in Michigan school shooting returning to town, attorney says

Scott Olson/Getty Images(OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — The parents charged in connection with this week’s deadly shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan are returning to town for their arraignment, their attorney said, after detectives announced they were trying to locate the couple. James and Jennifer Crumbley were each charged Friday with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.…read more »

Omicron live updates: Vaccinated people make up ‘many’ of the US cases, CDC says

Omicron live updates: Vaccinated people make up ‘many’ of the US cases, CDC says

Marca Piner/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 785,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.6% of the population in the United States is fully vaccinated against…read more »

Columbia student stabbed to death in Manhattan

Columbia student stabbed to death in Manhattan

kali9/iStock(NEW YORK) — A Columbia University graduate student has been stabbed to death near the Ivy League school’s New York City campus. The student, 30-year-old Davide Giri, suffered a stab wound to his abdomen just before 11 p.m. Thursday near West 123 St. and Amsterdam Ave., at the north end of Morningside Park, according to…read more »

Omicron live updates: Cases confirmed in New York, Colorado, Minnesota, California

Omicron live updates: Cases confirmed in New York, Colorado, Minnesota, California

Marca Piner/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 785,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.4% of the population in the United States is fully vaccinated against…read more »

Authors of color speak out against efforts to ban books on race

Authors of color speak out against efforts to ban books on race

FG Trade/iStock(CHICAGO) — At the American Library Association, annual reports are collected to monitor efforts by parents and political groups to ban books from libraries and schools across the country. Deborah Caldwell-Stone, the director of non-profit ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, has worked with such reports for about 20 years — and she says she’s…read more »