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A 22-year-old woman has died after collapsing during the Cleveland Marathon

A woman has died after collapsing in the Cleveland Marathon on Sunday, officials said. Taylor Ceepo, a recent graduate of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, was 22 years old. She was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center spokesman George Stamatis told CNN. University Hospitals healthcare providers treated…MORE

Chicago police on alert after attempted arson and vandalism at synagogues

Chicago police are on alert after an attempted arson attack and vandalism at synagogues in the city, according to a police department spokesman. Chicago Police Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio has ordered special attention at all Jewish schools, synagogues and businesses, according to a tweet from Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi. Police said an attempted arson…MORE

Transgender woman attacked in April found dead on Dallas street

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

Lori Lightfoot to be inaugurated as Chicago’s first black lesbian mayor

Monday will mark a historic day in Chicago as the city inaugurates its first African American lesbian mayor. Lori Lightfoot, a former assistant US attorney, will be sworn in at 10:30 a.m. at Wintrust Arena in the city’s Near South Side community, according to a release from Lightfoot’s office. The event will include performances by…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