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2 more death row inmates at San Quentin die from coronavirus complications

2 more death row inmates at San Quentin die from coronavirus complications

At least three death row inmates at California’s San Quentin State Prison had coronavirus and died, corrections officials says. Scott Thomas Erskine, 57, and Manuel Machado Alvarez, 59, died Friday from “what appear to be complications related to Covid-19,” the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. Both men had been hospitalized…MORE

Cleveland Indians to ‘determine the best path forward’ regarding team name

Cleveland Indians to ‘determine the best path forward’ regarding team name

The Cleveland Indians are taking a hard look at their own name. The MLB franchise released a statement Friday, saying the team is “committed to engaging our community and appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.” The Indians removed the “Chief Wahoo” logo from their uniforms after the…MORE

Dozens of administrators attended a school reopening meeting in California. One of them tested positive for Covid-19

Dozens of administrators from a California school district are in self-quarantine after attending an in-person meeting last month where an attendee tested positive for coronavirus. Santa Clara Unified School District Superintendent Stella Kemp said given the complexity of the plans for re-opening, the June 19 meeting of principals and administrators was held in-person with the…MORE

New York Times: New US memo highlights gaps in intelligence reports on Russian bounties

New York Times: New US memo highlights gaps in intelligence reports on Russian bounties

A recent memo from the council helmed by the nation’s intelligence chief confirmed accounts that Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan — but cast the reports as incomplete and potentially dubious, The New York Times reported Friday. Citing three officials, the paper reported that the National Intelligence Council, led…MORE

US Senator blasts American Airlines for packing the middle seats on his flight

US Senator blasts American Airlines for packing the middle seats on his flight

A United States Senator said he would introduce a bill to ban the sale of middle seats during this coronavirus pandemic, one day after he criticized American Airlines for selling the middle seats of a flight he had boarded, calling it “incredibly irresponsible” and warning it was contributing to the spread of the disease. Oregon…MORE

Officers fired over photos taken near Elijah McClain’s memorial

Officers fired over photos taken near Elijah McClain’s memorial

Two Aurora, Colorado, police officers involved in taking selfie photographs at the memorial site for Elijah McClain and an officer who failed to alert supervisors about the photos were fired on Friday. Interim Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said officers Erica Marrero, Kyle Dittrich, and Jason Rosenblatt were terminated on Friday. A fourth officer, Jaron…MORE

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