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Timothy Bella is a staff writer and editor for the General Assignment team, focusing on national news. He was previously the deputy editor of Morning Mix. His work has appeared in outlets such as Esquire, the Atlantic, New York magazine and the Undefeated. His first book, a biography on Charles Barkley, is due out in 2022 for Hanover Square Press.
Brandon and Gregory Case were charged in Brookhaven, Miss., after they allegedly chased and shot at D’Monterrio Gibson in an incident the driver’s attorney says was a “copycat crime” of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
Volunteer firefighters with the Briarcliffe Fire Company outside Philadelphia allegedly mocked the death of Fanta Bility, 8, and made racial slurs and remarks against colleagues and the area’s Black community.
The assembly at Huntington High School in Huntington, W.Va., asked students to give their lives to Jesus so that they can find purpose and salvation, and warned them they would go to hell if they didn't follow the Bible.
Starbucks spokesman Reggie Borges told The Washington Post that the firings of workers at the Poplar & Highland store in Memphis were unrelated to the efforts to unionize. The company cited “significant violations” of safety and security policy in the firings.
Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, months after she admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from St. James Catholic School in Torrance, Calif.
The former president claims the comedian and podcast host has been forced to “look weak and frightened” by apologizing for ongoing controversies surrounding coronavirus misinformation and past use of the n-word.