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34m ago

Video screen collapses ahead of Florida music festival

A large video screen set up for the upcoming music festival in Miami Gardens collapsed before the event. No injuries were reported and crews are working to fix the screen.
A video wall for the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami Gardens, Fla., collapsed on July 22, 2021.
A video wall for the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami Gardens, Fla., collapsed on July 22, 2021.
37m ago

$1 million in fines recommended for nitrogen leak that killed 6 at Georgia poultry plant

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has previously said that a newly installed conveyor belt system that carried chicken products into a liquid nitrogen bath malfunctioned.
Tanks of liquid nitrogen at the Prime Pak Foods poultry processing plant on Jan. 28, 2021, after a liquid nitrogen leak earlier in the day resulted in six deaths and multiple hospitalizations in Gainesville, Ga.
Tanks of liquid nitrogen at the Prime Pak Foods poultry processing plant on Jan. 28, 2021, after a liquid nitrogen leak earlier in the day resulted in six deaths and multiple hospitalizations in Gainesville, Ga.
1h ago

NYPD sergeant accused of assaulting man who allegedly hurled racial slur at him

He is accused of kneeling on him and punching another man who allegedly started spitting at him. Their "conduct did not justify these violent responses," Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said.
New York Police Department officers stand outside of a midtown Manhattan office building after evacuating workers that had been overcome by fumes in New York
New York Police Department officers stand outside of a midtown Manhattan office building after evacuating workers that had been overcome by fumes in New York
2h ago

California compensates victims of forced sterilizations, many of them Latinas

California sterilized more than 20,000 people before a eugenics law was repealed. "No money could fix it. But it gives a degree of peace to know that they are trying to fix this hurt.”
Stacy Cordova, whose aunt was a victim of California's forced sterilization program that began in 1909, holds a framed photo of her aunt Mary Franco on July 5, 2021, in Azusa, Calif.
Stacy Cordova, whose aunt was a victim of California's forced sterilization program that began in 1909, holds a framed photo of her aunt Mary Franco on July 5, 2021, in Azusa, Calif.

From lawsuits to sleepless nights, parents rattled by school mask policies

"They have taken away the best tool that we have to keep them safe," said a mom in Arkansas, one of a handful of states that have banned mask mandates in schools.
Lucy Carter
Lucy Carter

Two people shot and wounded after gunfire erupts in Washington, D.C.

Two people were shot after gunfire erupted in a popular restaurant area in D.C. on Thursday night. Both suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. Police say one of the wounded men was believed to be the target, while the other may have been an uninvolved bystander.
Two people shot and wounded after gunfire erupts in Washington, D.C.
Two people shot and wounded after gunfire erupts in Washington, D.C.

Dreamers on verge of getting DACA are left hanging after latest court ruling

“I had so many [job] offers, but now that my application has been paused, I can’t even go to the interviews," said a Dreamer. "I want a permanent solution, because we deserve it."
Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA
Activists Across US Rally In Support Of DACA
3h ago

Celebratory but subdued, Tokyo Olympics begin with opening ceremony like no other

The Tokyo Games finally got underway with a four-hour extravaganza that was both celebratory and subdued, in a stadium filled with empty seats.
Image: Olympics Opening Ceremony
Image: Olympics Opening Ceremony

Alabama governor blames 'unvaccinated folks' for new Covid cases

The state has the lowest vaccination rate in the country with only 38 percent of the state's population receiving at least one vaccine dose.
Image: Kay Ivey
Image: Kay Ivey

A tragic true story of a gay teen's suicide and his father's quest for forgiveness

The movie, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the complicated story of a father who wanted to memorialize his son while also spreading a message of acceptance.
Mark Wahlberg with Reid Miller in “Joe Bell.”
Mark Wahlberg with Reid Miller in “Joe Bell.”

Map: Is your county ready for schools to open?

The CDC issued guidelines for opening schools for in-person instruction. See where your county stands. NBC News will update this map weekly.