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New comic book celebrates nurses as health care superheroes

Move over Superman, Spiderman and Batman, there are new superheroes in town! And they’re wearing scrubs not capes! Marvel Comics and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) say they have collaborated to celebrate real-life health care heroes with a new comic book. It’s been developed with advertising agency Doner. In a year where the coronavirus pandemic has…MORE

Massachusetts state trooper who served on former governor’s protection detail was subject to racial and age-based discrimination, state commission rules

Massachusetts state trooper who served on former governor’s protection detail was subject to racial and age-based discrimination, state commission rules

A Black former Massachusetts state trooper who served on Gov. Deval Patrick’s protection detail from 2007 to 2013 was the victim of racial and age-related discrimination when he was removed from that unit, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has ruled. The ruling, which was made in June, was first reported Wednesday by The Boston Globe.…MORE

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Pearl Jam unite for Georgia Senate runoffs fundraiser

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Pearl Jam unite for Georgia Senate runoffs fundraiser

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Pearl Jam are teaming up to host a virtual fundraiser ahead of January’s Senate runoffs in Georgia. Miranda, creator of the musical “Hamilton,” and the Seattle rock legends will come together to host the event on Wednesday, December 16, at 8:30 p.m. ET. It will be the first time the artists have…MORE

Sheriff who refused to enforce restrictions tests positive for Covid-19

Sheriff who refused to enforce restrictions tests positive for Covid-19

As California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered restrictions aimed at curbing a surge of Covid-19 cases, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones declined to enforce them. Jones resisted enforcing the statewide mask order issued in June. And he pushed back on the governor-ordered curfew aimed at curbing nonessential gatherings last month. On Wednesday, Jones’ office announced that…MORE

Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse ordered to stand trial

Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse ordered to stand trial

Kyle Rittenhouse was ordered Thursday to stand trial in the fatal shooting of two men and the wounding of another in August during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse appeared in a preliminary hearing via video conference, seated next to his attorney, whose motions to dismiss some of the pending charges against his client were rejected…MORE

California issues regional stay-at-home order to battle record Covid-19 surge

California issues regional stay-at-home order to battle record Covid-19 surge

Millions of Californians may soon find themselves under a regional stay-at-home order once again under new restrictions announced Thursday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The new stay-at-home order will take hold in regions where hospitals are feeling the squeeze on capacity to treat the incoming surge of Covid-19 patients. A strict stay-at home order will…MORE

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