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Gonzaga University suspends Hall of Famer John Stockton’s season tickets over his defiance of Covid-19 mask mandate

Gonzaga University suspends Hall of Famer John Stockton’s season tickets over his defiance of Covid-19 mask mandate

Gonzaga University has suspended season tickets for one of its most notable alumni and Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton after he refused to comply with the school’s mask mandates at games, he said in an interview with The Spokesman-Review in Washington. The former Utah Jazz point guard confirmed the school suspended his tickets…MORE

State Department reduces staff at US embassy in Ukraine, orders some family members to leave
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State Department reduces staff at US embassy in Ukraine, orders some family members to leave

The State Department announced on Sunday night that it will be reducing staff levels at the US Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, beginning with the departure of nonessential staff and family members. “On January 23, 2022, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. direct hire employees and ordered the departure of eligible family…MORE

An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed by stray bullet in Chicago

An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed by stray bullet in Chicago

Police are investigating the death of an 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed by a stray bullet over the weekend in Chicago. Melissa Ortega was walking with a guardian on Saturday afternoon when they heard gunshots, according to police. Investigators say the guardian discovered that the child had been struck in the head by…MORE

Georgia state investigators probe fatal shooting by off-duty deputy

Georgia state investigators probe fatal shooting by off-duty deputy

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said it is investigating after a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man near the deputy’s Atlanta house. Just before midnight on Saturday, a Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy was returning home from work when he received a notification from his doorbell video showing a man breaking into his home…MORE

More bad news for Peloton: Another TV show character has a heart attack while riding its bike
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More bad news for Peloton: Another TV show character has a heart attack while riding its bike

It’s been a rough few weeks for Peloton. And to round it off, another TV show character experienced a heart attack on the interactive bike — this time (spoiler alert) it’s Mike Wagner (David Costabile) on the season 6 premiere of Showtime’s “Billions.” Last month, Peloton saw an 11% stock drop immediately after the fictitious…MORE

New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage
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New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage

Faced with a dire staffing shortage in schools, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has taken drastic measures. The Democratic governor launched an initiative Wednesday asking state workers and National Guard members to become licensed volunteer substitute K-12 teachers and child care workers. Lujan Grisham has completed the registration to become licensed as a substitute…MORE

‘Shameless,’ former NBC host says of the Olympics returning to Beijing
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‘Shameless,’ former NBC host says of the Olympics returning to Beijing

Former NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who has covered 12 Olympic Games as a host and commentator, did not hold back when discussing the challenges journalists will face during the Beijing Winter Olympics next month. “The IOC deserves all of the disdain and disgust that comes their way for going back to China yet again,” Costas…MORE

East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent
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East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent

The East Coast Hockey League suspended Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta indefinitely after he allegedly made a racist gesture toward South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban during Saturday’s game, the league announced. A hearing is to take place between the league and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. In a statement Sunday, Icemen CEO Andy Kaufmann…MORE

East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent
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East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent

The East Coast Hockey League suspended Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta indefinitely after he allegedly made a racist gesture toward South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban during Saturday’s game, the league announced. A hearing is to take place between the league and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. In a statement Sunday, Icemen CEO Andy Kaufmann…MORE