Joe Arpaio Loses Arizona Primary to Reclaim His Old Sheriff’s Job

PHOENIX — Joe Arpaio, the bellicose former Arizona sheriff whose harsh immigration tactics earned him international notoriety, narrowly lost his Republican primary as he tried to regain his old office in Maricopa County. Voters instead backed Jerry Sheridan, Mr. Arpaio’s former chief deputy, who promised to revive many of Mr. Arpaio’s policies but without the […]

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Autopsies determine 2 Tulsa children accidentally drowned

The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office has ruled that two Tulsa children whose bodies were found in waterways in May accidentally drowned By The Associated Press August 7, 2020, 6:04 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TULSA, Okla. — Two Tulsa children whose bodies were found in waterways in May accidentally […]

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Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

WASHINGTON — A Trump administration appointee whose anti-L.G.B.T.Q. comments had spurred calls for her removal has left the United States Agency for International Development, an agency spokeswoman said on Monday. The appointee, Merritt Corrigan, had drawn scrutiny shortly after becoming the agency’s deputy White House liaison this year because of her previous statements that America […]

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Minnesota lawmaker speaks out on BLM protesters at his home, decries ‘loud profane mob’

EXCLUSIVE: A Minnesota lawmaker whose house Black Lives Matter protesters visited last month spoke to Fox News about the experience of having the demonstrators bang on his front door and demand he come out and address them. He called recent Black Lives Matter protests “nothing but a loud profane mob coming to peoples’ houses.” State Sen. Warren Limmer, a Republican […]

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Robert Gnaizda, Lawyer Who Fought for Social Justice, Dies at 83

Robert Gnaizda, a lawyer whose deft powers of persuasion in defending the civil and economic rights of the poor and minority groups often rendered messy and costly lawsuits against their adversaries a needless last resort, died on July 11 in San Francisco. He was 83. The cause was listed as a heart attack. His son […]

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Court Frees Michigan Teen Who Was Held for Skipping Online Schoolwork

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Friday freed a 15-year-old suburban Detroit girl whose detention at a juvenile facility drew widespread criticism after a county judge ordered that she be held for failing to complete her online schoolwork. After the court granted an emergency order, the girl, who is being called Grace to protect her […]

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Overlooked No More: Roland Johnson, Who Fought to Shut Down Institutions for the Disabled

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This latest installment is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for disabled people. Share your stories or email us at ada@nytimes.com. In 1958, when Roland Johnson was […]

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Paul Rudd’s Transformation Through The Years: From ‘Clueless’ To ‘Ant-Man’ & More 

Paul Rudd’s evolution kind of looks the same. The actor, whose own costars have even attested to his ‘ageless’ complexion, looks the same as he did in 1995’s ‘Clueless.’ Take a look back at Paul’s movie and red carpet moments! There’s a popular theory that Paul Rudd is immortal. And, as seen in  photographs through the years, […]

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County-based witness protection program will help solve violent crimes, victims’ families say

Flanked by faith leaders, Sharita Galloway, whose 16-year-old son Elijah Siims was shot to death in 2016, calls for a more robust witness protection program in Cook County during a press conference outside the Cook County Administration Building in the Loop, Tuesday morning, July 28, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Victims’ relatives and faith leaders […]

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Cook County Board to give $5 million to non-profit to help combat gun violence

Nathan Wallace, whose 7-year-old daughter Natalia Wallace was fatally shot over 4th of July weekend, cries during the “Let our Kids Live” rally against gun violence at the Austin Peoples Action Center on the West Side, Friday, July 24, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made the announcement Friday at […]

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Man who inspired ‘White Boy Rick’ released from custody

A Detroit-area man whose decades in prison for drug dealing and work as as FBI informant inspired the movie “White Boy Rick” has been released from custody in Florida By The Associated Press July 20, 2020, 5:25 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DETROIT — A Detroit-area man whose decades […]

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John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80

John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died. He was 80. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Lewis’ passing late Friday night, calling him “one of the […]

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Giuliani, speaking at summit of Iranian dissidents, compares mullahs to the mafia

The top Iranian resistance group held its annual summit Friday, whose attendees included Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who joined calls for the overthrow of the regime in Iran — calls that have been boosted by recent protests in Tehran and international pressure from the U.S. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held the Free Iran Global Summit […]

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Phyllis Somerville, actress in ‘The Big C,’ Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, dead

Phyllis Somerville, an actress whose character work spanned decades as well as television (“The Big C,” “NYPD Blue”), film (“Little Children,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) and the stage (Broadway’s “To Kill A Mockingbird”), died of natural causes at her home in New York City on July 16. She was 76. Her death was […]

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Overlooked No More: Nancy Green, the ‘Real Aunt Jemima’

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. Nancy Green was standing under the South Side El on East 46th Street in Chicago one Thursday in 1923 when she was struck and killed by a car that had collided with a laundry truck and […]

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Christopher Dickey, Longtime Foreign Correspondent, Dies at 68

Christopher Dickey, a foreign correspondent and editor whose authoritative dispatches on war, terrorism and espionage spanned continents and decades, died on Thursday in Paris. He was 68. His death was reported by The Daily Beast, where he worked as the foreign editor. The cause was not immediately known, but his death was unexpected. Colleagues and […]

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Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester After Just One Day

LONDON — Jen Reid, the Black Lives Matter protester whose statue was erected in place of a toppled slave trader in Bristol, England, on Wednesday, said just before the unauthorized installation that she did not know whether the city’s authorities would let it stand there for a few months or a single day. It turned […]

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Kenyan 12-year-old girl married to 2 men within a month

A children’s rights campaigner and government officials in Kenya rescued a 12-year-old girl whose father had married her off to two men within a month. The girl’s father in Narok County west of the capital Nairobi forced her to marry a 51-year-old man and then a 35-year-old man. “The father gave her off to the […]

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Britney Spears Gushes Over Rihanna While Dancing In Crop Top & Short Shorts In Funky New Video

Britney Spears showed love to a few artists whose music she’s been listening to while in quarantine. The singer shared a clip of herself dancing to Rihanna’s ‘Never Ending’ on July 14, and admitted that RiRi’s music makes her ‘FEEL.’ Britney Spears doesn’t need a stage or even screaming fans to put on a show. […]

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Egyptian Dissident Battles Extradition in Spanish Court

MADRID — An Egyptian dissident whose online videos ignited a flurry of rare antigovernment protests last year is fighting against extradition from Spain, as President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt campaigns to silence his most vocal critics abroad. The dissident, the construction magnate Mohamed Ali, has been living in self-imposed exile in Spain’s northeastern region […]

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Wisconsin congressman blames coughing fit on dry throat

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin congressman whose coughing fit at the state Republican Party convention drew widespread attention because masks were not required at the event was suffering from nothing more than a dry throat, his campaign said Monday. U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, 65, began coughing uncontrollably Saturday when he began his speech at the […]

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Oklahoma drops murder charges in vehicle child deaths

An Oklahoma district attorney’s office dismissed two murder charges against a man whose two children died in a hot vehicle after prosecutors determined the children’s tribal history By The Associated Press July 14, 2020, 1:00 AM 2 min read TULSA, Okla. — An Oklahoma district attorney’s office dismissed two murder charges against a man whose […]

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