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Artist with autism makes balloon sculptures to thank essential workers

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred an outpouring of gratitude for frontline workers. One New Jersey man is using his “ausome” talent to dish out balloons filled with joy. 22-year-old Eddie Lin is a balloon artist with autism who makes elaborate sculptures to honor essential workers. His work has caught the attention of people across the…MORE

Video appears to show NYPD truck plowing through crowd during protest

New York police are investigating after a video appears to show a New York City Police Department truck plowing through a crowd during Saturday’s protest. The 27-second video, which was posted to Twitter, shows an NYPD truck in front of a crowd throwing objects at the vehicle. There is a barricade in front of the…MORE

Chrissy Teigen pledges to donate $200,000 to bail out protesters across the country

Chrissy Teigen pledges to donate $200,000 to bail out protesters across the country

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen is donating $200,000 to bail out protesters after President Trump declared Saturday night “MAGA night” at the White House. “In celebration,” Teigen decided to donate $100,000 to bailing out protesters across the country. Then, 15 minutes later — after a Twitter user called the protesters “rioters and criminals” —…MORE

Colin Kaepernick starts legal defense fund for protesters arrested in Minneapolis

Colin Kaepernick starts legal defense fund for protesters arrested in Minneapolis

Colin Kaepernick has long spoken out about police brutality, so his new venture should come as no surprise. Kaepernick, along with his nonprofit Know Your Rights Camp, has started a Legal Defense Initiative to support protesters in Minneapolis who may need legal resources. “In solidarity w/ our brothers & sisters in Minneapolis, KYRC + @kaepernick7…MORE

How Karen became a meme, and what real-life Karens think about it

How Karen became a meme, and what real-life Karens think about it

Karen Sun is a far cry from the “Karen” meme that has spread widely over social media in recent years. Aside from a shared first name, Sun — a 23-year-old Chinese-American — doesn’t exactly match the stereotype of a middle-aged, middle class white woman who, to use Sun’s words, acts like she “can get whatever…MORE

Man fatally shot during protests in Detroit

Man fatally shot during protests in Detroit

A 21-year-old man was killed after being shot during protests in Detroit late Friday, the city’s police department said. A previous press release from the police said that the man was shot when an unknown suspect fired shots into a crowd from a vehicle. Further investigation has revealed that the unknown suspect fired shots into…MORE

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