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Thousands of cockfighting roosters found during raid on Los Angeles property

Thousands of cockfighting roosters found during raid on Los Angeles property

California authorities are crying foul against occupiers of an L.A. property after approximately two to three thousand roosters were found being bred for cockfighting. On Monday, L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant on a multi-acre property in the Chatsworth neighborhood as part of an investigation related to animal cruelty and possession of game…MORE

More than 50% of the US population is now under the age of 40

More than 50% of the US population is now under the age of 40

It’s official: millennials and those in the younger generations now make up more than half of the US population. The data, which was released by the Census Bureau last month and analyzed by the Brookings Institution, reveals the 166 million Americans under the age of 40 — millennials, Gen Z and younger generations — make…MORE

Chicago cop could be fired for lying about 19-year-old Black man’s death

Six years after a Black teenager was shot and killed by Chicago police, one of the officers involved could lose his badge. Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is recommending that Officer Saharat Sampim be “separated” from the Chicago Police Department for providing “false statements” in the officer-involved shooting death of Roshad McIntosh. “COPA…MORE

US launches advanced trials of antibody treatment for Covid-19 patients

US launches advanced trials of antibody treatment for Covid-19 patients

Two new trials soon will be underway in the United States to investigate antibody treatment approaches for Covid-19 patients. The National Institutes of Health announced on Tuesday that it is launching two advanced trials to test monoclonal antibodies in patients with Covid-19, one for patients with mild disease and another for patients who are hospitalized.…MORE

CDC warns parents to be on lookout for acute flaccid myelitis in children

Parents and pediatricians need to be on the lookout in the coming months for a rare, paralyzing condition that affects young children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The polio-like condition, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, tends to peak every other year, and the last surge of cases was in 2018,…MORE

Girl in famous surrogacy case dies at age 8

Seraphina Harrell, a little girl who received national attention because the surrogate who gave birth to her had refused to have an abortion, has died. Seraphina passed away July 25, a few weeks after her eighth birthday. In 2012, when Crystal Kelley, Seraphina’s surrogate mother, was halfway through her pregnancy, an ultrasound showed she had…MORE

Katy Perry offers support to Ellen DeGeneres

Katy Perry offers support to Ellen DeGeneres

Katy Perry is publicly expressing her support for Ellen DeGeneres. The singer took to social media on Tuesday in the wake of reports of a toxic work environment on DeGeneres’ longtime talk show to say that she’s only ever had “positive takeaways” with the television host. “I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience…MORE

Canceled Telluride Film Festival announces lineup

The Telluride Film Festival has announced what their 2020 lineup would have looked like. The 47th annual festival was to take place over Labor Day weekend, but it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers revealed the slate of 29 narrative and documentary feature films, along with 23 shorts they intended to screen to…MORE