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How the first US city to fund reparations for Black residents is making amends

ABCBy ASHLEY BROWN, EMILIE DE SAINTE MARESVILLE and ALLIE YANG, ABC News (EVANSTON, Ill.) — Evanston, Illinois, is like a lot of American cities. The city just north of Chicago appears picturesque, updated and grand on one side — but not far away, one can see the signs of economic and racial segregation, despite the city’s proud, diverse and liberal …

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Flooding in Kentucky sparks rescues, evacuations for seniors

welcomia/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Up to 5 inches of rain has slammed parts of Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, leaving residents stranded, roads washed out and buildings flooded. In London, Kentucky, the London-Laurel County Rescue Squad used a raft to rescue a woman trapped in her car Sunday night. In Salyersville, Kentucky, a nursing …

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Flooding in Kentucky sparks rescues, evacuations for seniors

welcomia/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Up to 5 inches of rain has slammed parts of Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, leaving residents stranded, roads washed out and buildings flooded. In London, Kentucky, the London-Laurel County Rescue Squad used a raft to rescue a woman trapped in her car Sunday night. In Salyersville, Kentucky, a nursing …

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‘Many’ US Capitol Police officers want to retire or leave after Jan. 6 insurrection, union says

YayaErnst/iStockBy LUKE BARR and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The union representing United States Capitol Police officers said “many” members of the force are looking to retire or leave the federal law enforcement agency after the Jan. 6 insurrection. “Many officers that are retirement eligible are seriously looking at turning in their retirement papers. Since January 6th, several Officers …

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Authorities rescue five from truck trapped in flooded creek in Tennessee

Dekalb County Fire Department/FacebookBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Five people, including an infant, were rescued from a pickup truck that had slid off a water-covered bridge and into a swollen creek in Tennessee on Sunday afternoon amid severe flooding across the southern U.S. state, authorities said. The vehicle was swept off the road by floodwater and became …

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Brothers arrested in shooting of two deputies near Florida-Georgia border

Decatur County Sheriff via FacebookBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Two sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded, one critically, on a Georgia highway Saturday night when two brothers in a vehicle being chased allegedly opened fire with a rifle, authorities said. One of the brothers, Troy Arthur Phillips, 40, was captured on Sunday following a statewide search, Decatur …

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3 cops injured in possible explosion after being called to search vacant home: Police

iStock/z1bBY: JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Three police officers have been injured in a possible explosion after being dispatched to a vacant home. The incident happened just after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, when Patrol South officers from the Wichita Police Department in Kansas received a call and were subsequently dispatched to check on a vacant home …

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South facing flood warning and severe storm threat

ABC NewsBy SAMANTHA WNEK, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The Pacific Northwest will get a bit of a break in the active weather Saturday as the latest storm to drop feet of snow moves further east. Snoqualmie Pass was shut down for a while Friday to allow for crews to do avalanche control work. After re-opening they were forced to …

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Coronavirus updates: Olympic optimism as IOC’s Bach meets with Japan PM Suga

narvikk/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide. Over 54.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The …

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Coronavirus live updates: Disneyland to remain closed through end of year

narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.29 million people worldwide. Over 52.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science …

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