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Scott Olson/Getty Images, FILE (GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) —  The prosecutor in Kent County, Michigan, has decided to charge Grand Rapids police officer Christopher Schurr with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya during a traffic stop in April. Lyoya, an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was shot in the head […]

Mani Blunt (NEW YORK) — Without a strong support system, navigating one’s identity can be a little tricky. Máni Blunt, a trans support group leader, said he didn’t have the words to describe what he was feeling when he was growing up in Alabama — he knew he was different and didn’t “fit in with […]

New York Police Department (NEW YORK) — TiJae Baker, 23, took a train from New York City to Washington, D.C., on May 1 and has yet to return to home. Her mother, Toquanna Baker, is desperate to find her daughter. She told ABC News that the details of TiJae Baker’s disappearance have led her to […]

DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images (BATON ROUGE, La.) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards didn’t veto or approve the Republican-led Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, by the end of the legislative session Monday. The now-law that bans transgender women from participating in women’s sports. “Whether it’s intended or not, the effect is to [send] a strong message to […]

Don Tremain/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — For Alexandra Valera, a high school junior, walking into school each day feels like walking into a prison. Like many others around the country, her New York City high school has police officers and metal detectors — and students are forced to empty their pockets each day and risk […]

Alex Reitter / EyeEm (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A first-in-the-nation task force in California created to examine slavery and its impact on the Black community released an almost 500-page report on the ongoing harms caused by slavery, political disenfranchisement, segregation and other racist and discriminatory practices. The report tackles how the impact of systemic racism continues […]

Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images (UVALDE, Texas) — The list of mass shootings in Texas in recent years goes on and on. Uvalde. El Paso. Santa Fe. Sutherland Springs. Latino anti-gun violence advocates in Texas say they are exhausted following the most recent school shooting in Uvalde. They have been continuously advocating against Gov. Greg Abbott’s […]

Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images (BUFFALO, N.Y.) — They were grandparents, parents, friends and family, and even as the nation grapples with another mass shooting, the victims of the Buffalo, New York, shooting continue to be laid to rest this weekend. As families continue to grieve the May 14 tragedy, four […]

Brandon Bell/Getty Images (UVALDE, Texas) — The cries of parents learning that their children had been killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, reverberated from a local civic center late into the night on Tuesday. At least 19 children and two teachers are dead after the shooting. Several more were […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ed Litton, said the damning independent investigative report on sex abuse allegations is “long overdue.” “The rumors were always out there that these things were happening,” Litton said on ABC News Live on Tuesday. “There were several attempts made at our convention meetings […]

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