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Taylor Swift fans sue Ticketmaster following fumbled presale

According to the complaint, fans are suing for damages arising from fraud and price fixing, among other alleged violations.
Taylor Swift after winning six awards at the 50th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2022.
Taylor Swift after winning six awards at the 50th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2022.
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'Holi-Drag Storytime' for children canceled because of right-wing protesters

Organizers in Columbus, Ohio, were concerned about safety as Proud Boys members and other demonstrators, some armed, gathered near the venue, a church.
Armed men protest Holi-drag, an event at the Red Oak Community School where local drag queens read story books, on Dec. 3, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.
Armed men protest Holi-drag, an event at the Red Oak Community School where local drag queens read story books, on Dec. 3, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Texas man charged with threatening Boston doctor who provides transgender care

The threat to a doctor affiliated with a Boston LGBTQ education center comes after false information about Boston Children’s Hospital spread online, officials said.
Fenway Health in Boston.
Fenway Health in Boston.
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Threats to protesters in Emmett Till rally prompt cancelation of Christmas parade in Kentucky

Protesters planned a rally Saturday afternoon to call for justice for Emmett Till in Bowling Green, Kentucky where his accuser, Carolyn Bryant Donham, allegedly lives.
Emmett Till
Emmett Till
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Mississippi man who burned cross to intimidate Black neighbors pleads guilty to hate crime

Axel Cox admitted that "he burned the cross because of the victims’ race and because they were occupying a home next to his," the DOJ said.
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Nebraska man is sentenced to prison for leaving noose for coworker

Prosecutors said a 63-year-old Black man who worked for Oriental Trading found the noose made out of orange twine sitting on the seat of the equipment in June 2020.
Oriental Trading Co. in La Vista, Neb.
Oriental Trading Co. in La Vista, Neb.

Noodle the pug, who took the internet by storm with TikTok game 'no bones,' dies at 14

"It has been the privilege of my life to care for Noodle these past 7 years," his owner, Jonathan Graziano wrote on TikTok. "The sweetest man there has ever been and will ever be."
Noodle the Pug.
Noodle the Pug.
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FedEx driver kidnapped 7-year-old Texas girl who was found dead Friday, officials say

The body of Athena Strand, whose disappearance Wednesday prompted 200 volunteers to help in the search, was found Friday. A FedEx contract driver is in custody.
Athena Strand.
Athena Strand.
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Tampa's police chief apologizes for flashing badge during golf cart stop

Body camera video from a sheriff’s deputy captured the Nov. 12 incident in Oldsmar.
Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor in a golf cart driven by her husband in Oldsmar, northwest of Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 12, 2022.
Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor in a golf cart driven by her husband in Oldsmar, northwest of Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 12, 2022.
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Ex-trooper bought home, blacked out windows, weeks before allegedly killing family of teen he catfished, seller says

Austin Lee Edwards, a former Virginia trooper, is accused of killing a 15-year-old girl's mother and grandparents in California. He died in a shootout with authorities.
A memorial outside a home of three people whose bodies were found inside the burning Riverside home on Nov. 28, 2022 in Riverside, Calif.
A memorial outside a home of three people whose bodies were found inside the burning Riverside home on Nov. 28, 2022 in Riverside, Calif.
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Star USA player Christian Pulisic cleared to play against Netherlands after game injury

Pulisic had a pelvic contusion after careening into the opposing goalkeeper during the United States' win against Iran on Tuesday.
Christian Pulisic of USA battles for the ball with Ramin Rezaeian of Iran during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between IR Iran and USA at Al Thumama Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
Christian Pulisic of USA battles for the ball with Ramin Rezaeian of Iran during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between IR Iran and USA at Al Thumama Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.