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Thousands of turtles, rescued during last week’s winter storm, return to sea

A Texas nonprofit organization was able to release more than 2,200 previously cold-stunned turtles into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. More than 2,000 turtles were released back into the sea on Sunday, a week after a rescue center started taking them in due to winter weather that left many in Texas without heat, power […]

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Charge dropped against Black teenager who was walking home from work in Texas snow

Police near Dallas admitted Monday they had no justification for arresting a Black teenager who was walking home in the snow and had committed no crime. Plano police officers were called Feb. 16 to perform a welfare check of a man walking in the freezing cold in a short-sleeved shirt about 10:47 p.m. local time, […]

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Florida veterinarians remove shoe from stomach of hungry crocodile

The 10.5-foot, 341-pound Nile crocodile, named Anuket, is back home at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. University of Florida veterinarians surgically removed a shoe swallowed twice by the same hungry crocodile, the school said. The 10.5-foot, 341-pound Nile crocodile, named Anuket, consumed the apparently tasty footwear in December when it fell off a […]

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This lacks respect and tact’: Vanessa Bryant calls out rapper Meek Mill over Kobe lyric

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, called out the rapper Meek Mill for referring to her husband’s death in a helicopter crash in his latest song. Mill, the Philadelphia rapper whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, has faced backlash over the past week after his song “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe)” with […]

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Rapper Bobby Shmurda released from New York prison

Shmurda, who popularized the Shmoney Dance, was paroled on Tuesday after being jailed for more than four years on a drug gang conviction. NEW YORK — Bobby Shmurda, a once up-and-coming rapper thanks to a hit music video that popularized the Shmoney Dance, was paroled on Tuesday after spending more than four years behind bars […]

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Insensitive’ George Floyd reference in dance invite prompts investigation at Nevada school

Foothill High School and the Clark County School District said it “will not tolerate racially insensitive behaviors.” A Nevada high school said it is investigating after a student was pictured with an offensive reference to George Floyd’s death in an invitation to a dance. In the picture, a female student poses on a field holding […]