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A new law in Washington could keep kids in booster seats until middle school

As if middle school wasn’t bad enough, imagine rolling up in the carpool line and hopping out of your booster seat. That’s what will happen to some kids after Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed stricter car seat regulations into law, meaning children under the age of 12 and shorter than 4 feet 9 inches…MORE

Chicago’s top prosecutor receives threats with ‘racially charged language’

Kim Foxx, Chicago’s top prosecutor, has received emails and calls threatening her safety, her office said Monday. “We can confirm that the State’s Attorney has received threats to her personal safety and security, a number of which have contained racially charged language,” her office said. It is unclear if the threats are related to Foxx’s…MORE

Rapper YNW Melly could face the death penalty in Florida killings

Florida prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against rapper YNW Melly in connection with the killing of two men. Prosecutors will look to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” the 19-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Jamell Demons, committed homicide “in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner” for financial gain, according to a Thursday court…MORE

BBQ food truck faces backlash for ‘LGBTQ’ T-shirts

A Kentucky food truck is selling a T-shirt that says “I support LGBTQ — liberty, guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ.” Jamie Smith, owner of Belle’s Smokin’ BBQ, drew criticism after he posted a photo of the T-shirt on social media. LGBTQ commonly stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. The post quickly went…MORE

Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., dies of cancer

Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died of cancer at 65, JR Motorsports announced on Monday. Jackson worked as an accounting specialist for JR Motorsports, owned by Earnhardt Jr, Miller and Rick Hendrick, since 2004 and was known for her wit and charisma. “Her sarcastic musings and straightforward approach…MORE

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