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Transgender woman who was attacked in April found dead on Dallas street

A transgender woman whose brutal assault in April was captured on video has been found dead on a Dallas street, police said. Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive around 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Dallas Police Major Vincent Weddington said. “Upon arrival, officers found the complainant lying…MORE

Lori Lightfoot inaugurated as Chicago’s first black lesbian mayor

Monday marked a historic day in Chicago as the city inaugurated its first African-American lesbian mayor. Lori Lightfoot, a former assistant US attorney, was sworn in at Wintrust Arena in the Near South Side community. “We are a proud city with a proud history,” Lightfoot said. “In this moment, I can’t help but look at…MORE

These states were issued the most dire tornado warning. Now storms are forming

Twisters have formed in areas of Texas and Oklahoma that are currently under the most dire tornado warning forecasters have issued in the past two years. The National Weather Service confirmed at least two “large and extremely dangerous” tornadoes Monday evening: one in Greer County, Oklahoma, and another in Dickens County, Texas. Each advisory carried…MORE

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, to run for political office

Sybrina Fulton, an African-American mother who became a social justice activist after the 2012 fatal shooting of her son, Trayvon Martin, is running for political office in Florida. Fulton will formally announce her candidacy Monday for a seat for the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, her campaign manager, Willis Howard, said Sunday. “My time…MORE

1 dead and 8 wounded in shooting at Alabama high school graduation party

Celebration and pride turned into tragedy for a small city in Alabama after gunfire erupted during a high school graduation party. One person was killed and eight others were wounded at a community center in Atmore, near the Florida border, early Saturday. Witnesses say a fight broke out between two women during a graduation party…MORE

A house in Indiana exploded, killing one person

A house in southern Indiana exploded early Sunday morning, leaving one person dead and two injured, according to Sgt. Justin Ames with Jeffersonville Fire. Ames told CNN one home in Jeffersonville was obliterated in the explosion and 10-20 other homes in the neighborhood received varying degrees of damage. Photos from the scene show debris from…MORE

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