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A Texas teacher was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask

A Texas teacher was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask

A Texas teacher was fired for continuing to wear a Black Lives Matter face mask after school officials asked her to stop. Lillian White, an art teacher at Great Hearts Western Hills, a public charter school in San Antonio, began wearing a face mask that read “Black Lives Matter” and “Silence is Violence” after the…MORE

Portland on edge as far-right group holds rally with counterprotesters nearby

Portland on edge as far-right group holds rally with counterprotesters nearby

Members of the far-right Proud Boys — some carrying firearms and wearing body armor — massed at a rally on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, as counter rallies unfolded nearby and officials in the tense city braced for violence. At least three people were arrested after nearly 1,500 people gathered at two of three rallies, according…MORE

Arkansas man finds 9-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Arkansas man finds 9-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Persistence pays. Kevin Kinard was visiting Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park when he discovered a 9.07 carat diamond. Kinard, from Maumelle, Arkansas, has been going to park since a second-grade field trip — even though he had always come back empty handed. He’s 33 now. And he’s got the second-largest diamond found in the…MORE

A 5-year-old girl was killed in a stabbing incident in Chicago, police say

A young girl was fatally stabbed Saturday in Chicago, police said. The 5-year-old girl, who was not identified, was wounded at a home in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood on Saturday morning. She was taken to a hospital after police responded to several 911 calls about a person who had been stabbed, Chicago police said. The…MORE

A kitten that looks like Baby Yoda was rescued from a California wildfire

The Force must have been with a kitten rescued in a Northern California wildfire as the feline bears a striking resemblance to Baby Yoda. Firefighters found the kitten, estimated to be about 2 to 3 weeks old, in the middle of the road while battling the North Complex Fire in Northern California on September 20.…MORE