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Hester Ford, the oldest living American, has died

Hester Ford, the oldest living American, has died

Hester Ford, a North Carolina woman who was recognized as the oldest living American, died peacefully on Saturday in her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, her great-granddaughter Tanisha Patterson-Powe confirmed. Ford was at least 115 years and 245 days old at the time of her death, according to the Gerontology Research Group, who verified her…MORE

Pig’s blood was smeared on the former home of the use-of-force expert who testified for the defense in Chauvin’s trial, police say

Pig’s blood was smeared on the former home of the use-of-force expert who testified for the defense in Chauvin’s trial, police say

The former California home of use-of-force expert Barry Brodd was smeared with pig’s blood Saturday, four days after he testified for the defense in Derek Chauvin’s trial in Minneapolis, Minnesota, police said. Brodd testified Tuesday that Chauvin, a former officer, was justified in kneeling on George Floyd for over nine minutes, did not use deadly…MORE

Police fatally shoot carjacking suspect near Minneapolis

A man suspected of a carjacking was fatally shot by police in Burnsville, Minnesota, Sunday afternoon, according to a press release from the Burnsville Police Department. The suspect, described as a White man in his 20s, initially crashed a vehicle with stolen plates before carjacking a second vehicle at gunpoint, according to police in Burnsville,…MORE

The US has reported at least 50 mass shootings since the Atlanta spa shootings

The US has reported at least 50 mass shootings since the Atlanta spa shootings

At least three people were killed and two were injured in a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, early Sunday, continuing the long string of similar incidents that preceded it. Since March 16, when eight people were killed and one wounded at three Atlanta-area spas, the United States has had at least 50 mass shootings, according to…MORE

Restaurant offers free burgers for a year if you get a tattoo for life

Restaurants offer freebies all the time, but here’s one that is asking for a permanent commitment. A California-based restaurant chain is offering free burgers for a year to anyone who gets a permanent tattoo — offered for free — bearing the restaurant’s name. Farmer Boys is partnering with a West Hollywood tattoo parlor, The Honorable…MORE

Alma Wahlberg, mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, dies at age 78

Alma Wahlberg, mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, dies at age 78

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, has died, the brothers announced Sunday. She was 78. “My Angel. Rest in peace,” Mark wrote in the caption of a photo of the family matriarch on Instagram. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble…MORE

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