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light attendant set for release from immigration detention

light attendant set for release from immigration detention

iStock_dkfielding(WASHINGTON) — A flight attendant detained by immigration authorities for more than a month after traveling to Mexico for work was set for release Friday, her lawyer and husband said. Selene Saavedra Roman was living in the U.S. under the Obama-era program known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA is a program…

Man exonerated over wrongful rape conviction after 36 years in prison

Man exonerated over wrongful rape conviction after 36 years in prison

WBRZ(NEW ORLEANS) — Three people testified that he was asleep at home when the rape occurred. The fingerprints at the scene were not a match. He is several inches shorter than the sole witness’s description of the suspect and the witness didn’t point to him as the suspect in two photo line ups. But he…

Sydney Aiello, 19-year-old Parkland survivor, dies from suicide

Sydney Aiello, 19-year-old Parkland survivor, dies from suicide

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) —  A former high school student who survived last year’s Parkland, Florida high school shooting massacre has died from an apparent suicide, according to officials. Sydney Aiello, 19, died on Sunday at her home in Coconut Creek, Florida, from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Broward County medical…

Teen arrested over ‘ethnic cleansing’ threat that closed Charlottesville schools for 2 days

Teen arrested over ‘ethnic cleansing’ threat that closed Charlottesville schools for 2 days

ogolne/iStock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — A 17-year-old male was arrested over race-based threats against the Charlottesville school system, local police say.The Virginia city’s public schools were closed for two days — Thursday and Friday — in light of the threats that were made online.  Charlottesville police announced Friday they had arrested a juvenile in connection to the…

Charlottesville schools closed over ‘racially charged’ online threat

Charlottesville schools closed over ‘racially charged’ online threat

ogolne/iStock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — Public schools in Charlottesville, Virginia are shutdown for the second day in a row over an online threat. The threat was “racially charged” though no further specific details about the threat have been shared by the Charlottesville School Board. An investigation involving state and federal authorities is ongoing, according to the Charlottesville…

Flooding continues in Midwest as more towns evacuated

Flooding continues in Midwest as more towns evacuated

ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 12 levees have been breached on the Missouri River in the last week as record flooding continues in the Plains and the Midwest.Thousands of people have had to evacuate, including the entire towns of Craig, Nebraska, and Elwood, Kansas. The Missouri River continues to rise north of Kansas City,…

DNA testing exonerates dead man in Florida woman’s murder 36 years later

DNA testing exonerates dead man in Florida woman’s murder 36 years later

Jack Harold Jones (L) and Ronald Henry Stewart (R) in undated photos. (Arkansas Department of Corrections/Florida Department of Corrections) (FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Prosecutors in Florida are asking for a dead man’s murder conviction to be vacated after DNA testing showed he was wrongly convicted.The Broward State Attorney’s Office filed a motion to exonerate Ronald…

light attendant set for release from immigration detention

light attendant set for release from immigration detention

iStock_dkfielding(WASHINGTON) — A flight attendant detained by immigration authorities for more than a month after traveling to Mexico for work was set for release Friday, her lawyer and husband said. Selene Saavedra Roman was living in the U.S. under the Obama-era program known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA is a program…

Man exonerated over wrongful rape conviction after 36 years in prison

Man exonerated over wrongful rape conviction after 36 years in prison

WBRZ(NEW ORLEANS) — Three people testified that he was asleep at home when the rape occurred. The fingerprints at the scene were not a match. He is several inches shorter than the sole witness’s description of the suspect and the witness didn’t point to him as the suspect in two photo line ups. But he…