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SF 49ers Release Aldon Smith

The San Francisco 49ers have released linebacker Aldon Smith following his arrest on charges of hit and run, driving under the influence and vandalism. Photo by Mike Morbeck.
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco 49ers have released linebacker Aldon Smith following his arrest on charges of a hit and run, driving under the influence and vandalism. “This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues,” the team said in a statement released on their website. “Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and...

Sniper Shoots And Kills Police Officers In Dallas

UNITED STATES—Five Dallas police officers were killed in Texas by a sniper who opened up fire during a peaceful protest on Thursday, July 7. Seven other officers were injured as well as two civilians, accord to The Washington Post. One suspect was killed, three are in custody, and the Dallas Police Department is still investigating the incident. Protesters came together...

Trump Administration Ends Laboratory Research On Fetal Tissue

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Wednesday, June 5, that all scientific research on the use of human fetal tissue will stop. According to the Health and Human Services website, HHS terminated the contract between Advanced Bioscience Research and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which provided human fetal tissue from...

Body Found In Salt River Canyon Identified

ARIZONA—The Gila County Sheriff's Office reported a body that was discovered below the Salt River Canyon on Sunday, January 1. The body was discovered approximately 425 feet below the water's surface. Authorities received a call about an abandoned vehicle in a nearby roadway pullout, where the area was searched by officers, the White Mountain Apache Tribe Game and Fish Department, the...

Do You Know American Sign Language? YOU’RE INVITED!

EVERYWHERE—Calling all people who know American Sign Language! Whether you're Deaf, Hard of Hearing, a CODA, a parent of a Deaf child, an interpreter, teacher or student...you're invited!  If you know ASL in any level or capacity (or want to learn), you're invited to become a part of the exciting, new online community that welcomes every and all signers, from...

Mayor Joins State, World Leaders At Vatican Conference

SAN FRANCISCO—Mayor Edward Lee will travel to the Vatican later this month to discuss climate change and human trafficking with United Nations leaders and Pope Francis. Governor Jerry Brown and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo will also be in attendance for the two-day event that begins on July 21. The Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, a scientific academy of...

Bill Demands Tax Returns From Presidential Nominees

UNITED STATES—The Washington state Senate passed a bill that would keep any presidential candidate off the 2020 election ballot unless they release their tax returns. Washington senators voted with a 28-21 margin to approve the bill. Senator Patty Kuderer sponsored the bill that would require that any individual running for President of the United States to provide 5 years of...

Super Bowl 50 Causes Mayhem In San Francisco

Super Bowl 50 activities have funneled over one million visitors and tens of million dollars worth of tourist-driven economic activity. However, with such a heavy influx of tourism, the city’s buzz has also instigated some unwanted activity as well.
SAN FRANCISCO—Super Bowl 50 activities have funneled over one million visitors and millions of dollars worth of tourist-driven economic activity. With a heavy influx of tourism, the city’s buzz has also instigated some unwanted activity as well. Super Bowl 50 launched protests in response to the city’s $5 million contribution to the games. Crime has also been reported to be...
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