Judge awards tenants $52 million for ‘horrendous’ conditions

A judge has awarded $52 million in damages to people who lived in “horrendous” conditions at a Kansas City low-income housing complex By The Associated Press September 16, 2020, 8:34 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tenants who sued over “horrendous” living conditions at a […]

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Lakers’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis are selected to All-NBA first team

LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been awarded spots on the All-NBA first team, the only two players with the honor who are still playing inside the NBA bubble. The Lakers duo are joined by Houston’s James Harden, Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, the likely league most valuable player. Antetokounmpo and James were […]

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Trump awards Distinguished Flying Cross to 7 California National Guard members

President Trump on Monday awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross to seven members of the California National Guard who helped rescue over 200 people earlier this month from the massive wildfire. “Today we honor their courage,” Trump said during a speech at Sacramento’s McClellan Airport. “Our nation has really benefited from their bravery.” The ceremony comes […]

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Cancer Projects to Diversify Genetic Research Receive New Grants

The New York Genome Center awarded six cancer research grants this week as part of an initiative examining the role of race and ethnicity in major types of cancer. The projects will investigate a variety of cancers including pancreatic, colorectal and endometrial cancer in African-Americans; lung cancer in Asian-American patients; breast and prostate cancer in […]

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Being a convicted ‘sexual predator’ didn’t keep him from getting $700K in suburban VA hospital deals

The federal Department of Veteran Affairs awarded Ezekiel Lopez’s America’s Best at Work more than $700,000 in federal contracts this year to provide cleaning and janitorial services to help fight COVID-19 at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, 5000 Fifth Ave., south of Maywood. The VA dumped the company after being asked about Lopez’s past […]

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Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jim Ryun, ‘master of the mile’ and former Kansas rep

President Trump Friday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jim Ryun, a three-time Olympian and former GOP congressman from Kansas, calling him a “legendary runner” and “true American patriot.” “He’s a giant of American athletics and dedicated public servant and a man of charity, generosity, and faith,” Trump said in a White House ceremony […]

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Greta Thunberg awarded $1.15M Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, will donate to climate groups

Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was just awarded $1.15 million in prize money for the 2020 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity – and she’s already pledged to give all of it away to environmental groups. “That is more money than I can begin to imagine, but all the prize money will be donated, through my […]

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Ballon d’Or canceled this year amid coronavirus disruption

The Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year because the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the soccer season. | Kamil Zihnioglu/AP Awarded by France Football magazine, the Ballon d’Or has been given out every year since Stanley Matthews won the first one in 1956. Lionel Messi has won it a record six times — one […]

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Soccer’s Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year amid coronavirus crisis

The prestigious Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year because the coronavirus crisis has disrupted the soccer season. Awarded by France Football magazine, the Ballon d’Or has been given out every year since Stanley Matthews won the first one in 1956. Lionel Messi has won it a record six times — one more than […]

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US awards border wall contract in Texas to begin in 2021

The U.S. government has awarded a $275 million border wall contract for construction that would begin in South Texas in January, at the start of President Donald Trump’s second term if he is re-elected By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press May 9, 2020, 3:53 AM 2 min read 2 min read HOUSTON — The U.S. government […]

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As David Brown takes over CPD, Charlie Beck given hero’s farewell

Now-former interim police Supt. Charlie Beck was awarded a certificate of appreciation during his farewell ceremony on Wednesday. | Annie Costabile/Sun-Times “Even though I came to Chicago without knowing virtually anybody that was in the Chicago Police Department, I leave feeling very much connected to them and very much part of the CPD family,” Beck […]

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Patriots get league-high four compensatory picks, including two third-rounders

The NFL announced the 32 compensatory picks, which were awarded to 15 teams. The Patriots have a league-high and league-maximum of four — two third-round choices and two sixth-round selections. New England lost Malcom Brown, Trent Brown, Trey Flowers, Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, Eric Rowe and LaAdrian Waddle. It added Brandon Bolden. The Broncos, Texans, […]

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