Tag: Indiana

‘I Was a Little Scared’: Inside America’s Reopening Schools

INDIANAPOLIS — It was the purple Powerade that convinced her. Kennedy Heim’s first day of high school was last Thursday. By the weekend, her school in central Indiana had already closed its doors, after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus and other employees were required to quarantine. Kennedy’s mother got a call from […]

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Rep. Greg Pence Called Out For Racist Collectables At His Antique Mall

Source: Bill Clark / Getty U.S. Representative Greg Pence of Indiana is being criticized by people on social media and by his political opponent Jeannine Lee Lake over racist collectibles sold in an antique mall he owns. According to The Star Press, Lake posted a photograph of the items on Facebook, calling out Pence and […]

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Facing ‘a Lot of Blowback,’ Trump’s Surgeon General Steps Up

WASHINGTON — Dr. Jerome Adams faces two difficult challenges as President Trump’s surgeon general: He’s an African American working for a man routinely accused of racism, and he is a scientist in an administration that has shown contempt for science. He can live with that. “If people feel that the president needs to have a […]

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Why Trump’s Attacks on John Roberts Aren’t Working With Some Conservatives

LA PORTE, Ind. — Mitch Feikes is one of many conservatives who disagreed with some of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s recent decisions, including striking down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law and ruling against the White House in its effort to undo an Obama-era immigration program. Which is what makes it somewhat surprising when […]

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2 White Men Charged After Helping Pin Black Man to a Tree in Indiana, Officials Say

Two white men who the authorities say helped pin a Black man against a tree by an Indiana lake on the Fourth of July were charged on Friday with battery and other crimes. The charges against the men, Sean M. Purdy and Jerry Edward Cox II, came after Vauhxx Booker, a member of the Monroe […]

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For Third Time This Week, the Federal Government Carries Out an Execution

WASHINGTON — A 52-year-old man was put to death on Friday for the 1993 murders of five people, the third federal execution this week after a 17-year hiatus of federal capital punishment. The execution of Dustin Lee Honken proceeded without any last-minute delays, unlike those of the two other federal inmates who had been put […]

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Dustin Honken Executed: Third Federal Government Execution This Week

WASHINGTON — A 52-year-old man was put to death on Friday for the 1993 murders of five people, the third federal execution this week after a 17-year hiatus of federal capital punishment. The execution of Dustin Lee Honken proceeded without any last-minute delays, unlike those of the two other federal inmates who had been put […]

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Black Family Calls Out Racist Letter From ‘Neighborhood’ Over ‘Loud Music’

Source: Education Images / Getty An Indiana family received a racist letter from an unknown sender, however, they think it could be from one of their neighbors. According to Fox59, the Smith family received the letter on Friday and the left-hand corner of the envelope read “Neihborhood Assoc.” The word “neighborhood” was spelled incorrectly. The […]

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Judge Moves to Delay Federal Execution Scheduled for Monday

WASHINGTON — Hours before the Justice Department was scheduled to carry out the first federal execution in more than 17 years, a federal judge put it on hold on Monday, saying that questions about the constitutionality of the lethal injection procedure the government planned to use had not been fully litigated. The Justice Department immediately […]

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Here Are the U.S. States With Travel Restrictions

Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. But packing a face mask and hand sanitizer aren’t the only things these travelers need to consider, as a third of states have restrictions in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine […]

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Yacht Rock Revue Kicks Off First Night of Drive-In Concerts in Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — On a breezy, 80-degree summer night, more than a thousand, mostly middle-age smooth rock fans, many of them sporting cargo shorts and captain’s hats, danced for two hours to tunes from the 1970s and ’80s by Yacht Rock Revue, who were performing in an Indiana parking lot. A couple who looked to […]

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‘Get The Noose’: Video Shows Black Man Nearly Lynched On The Fourth Of July

Source: Facebook / Vauhxx Booker UPDATED: 8:16 p.m. ET — The men accused of nearly lynching a Black man in Indiana over the holiday weekend have been identified, according to social media reports. A Twitter account that appears to have just been created on Monday listed not just the purported names of the men but […]

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