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Whitey Bulger’s longtime girlfriend moved out of prison to a halfway house

Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of late mobster and convicted killer James “Whitey” Bulger, has been moved to community confinement, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Wednesday. Greig, 68, was previously held at the Waseca federal correctional institution, a low-security prison, in Minnesota. She is now being held at a halfway house overseen by the…MORE

Philadelphia, St. Louis police departments roiled by racist and hateful Facebook posts

The police departments of Philadelphia and St. Louis are taking action following allegations that officers posted hateful or racist content on social media. In Philadelphia, 72 officers were taken off the streets and placed on administrative duty, and in St. Louis, 22 officers have been barred from bringing their cases to the Circuit Attorney’s Office.…MORE

Complaint says transgender athletes in Connecticut have an unfair competitive advantage

Three Connecticut high school athletes are challenging the state’s policy of letting transgender athletes compete on sport teams based on their gender identity. The students filed a federal complaint with the US Department of Education claiming the policy violates Title IX, the federal law that aims to ensure students have equal access to opportunities regardless…MORE

All but four US states celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday

When Gov. Tom Wolf puts pen to paper later today, Pennsylvania will become the latest state to officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Pennsylvania will join 45 other states and the District of Columbia in either marking the day as a state holiday or observance. That leaves just…MORE

A rare, clockwise-spinning tornado touches down in South Dakota

South Dakota doesn’t get a lot of tornadoes, but a twister there last weekend was particularly rare — because it was spinning clockwise. The National Weather Service says the anticyclonic tornado only lasted for about 45 seconds on June 15. That was long enough for it to knock down seven trees at a farmstead outside…MORE