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Sidney Poitier’s death certificate indicates he died of heart failure

Sidney Poitier’s death certificate indicates he died of heart failure

A death certificate for legendary actor Sidney Poitier, who died on Jan. 6 at age 94, lists heart failure as the cause of his death. The document, obtained by CNN Tuesday, states Poitier died at his Beverly Hills home in California of cardiopulmonary failure. Alzheimer’s dementia and prostate cancer are listed as underlying health issues,…MORE

3 Pennsylvania officers charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Fanta Bility
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3 Pennsylvania officers charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Fanta Bility

Three Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, police officers were charged Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility while she exited a high school football game on August 27, 2021, prosecutors said. Officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan and Brian Devaney were each charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter, one count of involuntary manslaughter,…MORE

A Florida woman attacked by bear escapes with non-life threatening injuries

A Florida woman attacked by bear escapes with non-life threatening injuries

A woman walking her dog was attacked and injured by a bear, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The woman, who wasn’t named by wildlife officials, was attacked by a black bear on January 13 in DeBary, a city north of Orlando. The FWC and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded…MORE

King Tut’s tomb had a scepter. This ancient burial had something entirely different
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King Tut’s tomb had a scepter. This ancient burial had something entirely different

This may be the world’s oldest surviving evidence of supersize thirst quenchers. Mysterious scepters found in an ancient burial mound could actually be giant drinking straws — and they were used to consume mass quantities of beer. The gold and silver straws, each measuring about 3.6 feet (1.1 meters) long, are over 5,000 years old.…MORE

Vice President Harris will visit Honduras for inauguration of Xiomara Castro
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Vice President Harris will visit Honduras for inauguration of Xiomara Castro

Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the US delegation to Honduras attending the inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro later this month, according to the White House. “The Vice President’s visit will further the commitment she and President-elect Castro made during their December 10 phone call to deepen the partnership between the United States and Honduras…MORE

Your eyes hold the key to your true biological age, study finds
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Your eyes hold the key to your true biological age, study finds

The eyes may offer a “window into the soul,” as poets say, but they also have a lot to say about your health. Dry eyes can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis. High levels of cholesterol can cause a white, gray or blue ring to form around the colored part of your eye, called the…MORE

Cleveland Browns player Malik McDowell arrested on charges of attacking an officer, public exposure
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Cleveland Browns player Malik McDowell arrested on charges of attacking an officer, public exposure

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested Monday in Florida on charges of public exposure, battery on a law enforcement officer and obstruction of justice with violence for resisting arrest, according to an incident report. A Broward County sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a naked man walking near a school in Deerfield…MORE

Nick Saban and other sports figures urge Manchin to help pass voting rights bill
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Nick Saban and other sports figures urge Manchin to help pass voting rights bill

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and other prominent sports figures with ties to West Virginia have penned a letter to Sen. Joe Manchin, urging the West Virginia Democrat to help his party pass voting rights legislation. NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West, ex-NFL player and former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck and…MORE

DeSantis pushes Florida redistricting map that heavily favors Republicans

DeSantis pushes Florida redistricting map that heavily favors Republicans

For political observers who have wondered for months how far Republicans should press their advantage in Florida when drawing the state’s new congressional boundaries, they now have a response from Gov. Ron DeSantis: all the way. DeSantis threw a surprise wrench into the state’s redistricting process late Sunday night when his office submitted for consideration…MORE

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