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This southern city is fighting food deserts with a forest of free produce

Among the heavily trafficked streets of Atlanta, a massive urban food forest is growing to provide fresh produce for the public. But what exactly is a food forest? In the fight against food deserts — low income areas that lack access to fresh, whole foods — a food forest is a public space in the…MORE

Jayme Closs’ kidnapper will be sentenced today, and her family will be there

Jayme Closs’ relatives spent three months agonizing over the Wisconsin teenager’s whereabouts before she escaped from the man who’d gunned down her parents and imprisoned her in a remote cabin. On Friday, they’ll spend a few hours facing Jake Patterson one more time in a courtroom, as he’s sentenced for killing Jayme’s parents and kidnapping…MORE

Harvey Weinstein accusers reach $44M deal over alleged sexual misconduct

Attorneys representing claims against Harvey Weinstein, his company and former associates have reached a $44 million settlement to resolve civil lawsuits over his alleged sexual misconduct. The attorneys told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Thursday they have a deal that will be paid by insurance policies — not the disgraced movie mogul. It allocates about $14…MORE

The reality for women seeking abortions in Alabama and Georgia

Alabama and Georgia recently passed some of the most restrictive abortion legislation in the country. But even before that, reproductive rights supporters say a web of laws and logistics already made it hard to get an abortion in those states. When most people think of abortion rights, they think of Roe v. Wade. But when…MORE

These are the people involved in the scandal around alleged sex cult Nxivm

A man who captivated thousands of people with his self-empowerment vision is standing trial accused of running a secret sex cult. Nxivm founder Keith Raniere has been sitting in a federal courtroom as his alleged victims and members of his inner circle describe their role in a secret society made up of women, known as…MORE

K-9 unit tracks down $1.4 million of cocaine during a traffic stop

A drug task force officer and his K-9 partner Spyke sniffed out a huge and expensive stash of cocaine in the Houston area on Wednesday. They seized 29 kilograms of coke with a street value of $1.4 million during a traffic stop in the Kendleton area. It was quite a haul for the The Fort…MORE

Utah man dies descending Mount Everest

An American mountaineer died Wednesday while descending from the summit of Mount Everest, according to the Nepalese company leading the expedition. Donald Lynn Cash, 55 of Sandy, Utah, fainted due to high altitude sickness after reaching Everest’s summit, according to Pioneer Adventure Pvt. The expedition company said its guides tried to give Cash aid while…MORE

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