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ABC NewsBy LAUREN LANTRY and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Sen. Rand Paul claimed he was “attacked by an angry mob” early Friday morning in Washington, D.C., while walking with his wife from the White House after listening to President Donald Trump’s closing remarks at the Republican National Convention. “Just got attacked by an […]

kuzma/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (STANLY COUNTY, N.C.) — A North Carolina man hugged his family as a free man for the first time in decades this week after serving 44 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Ronnie Long was greeted by family and community members who had long proclaimed his […]

Anthony Peltier/iStockBy ADIA ROBINSON and KIARA BRANTLEY-JONES, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Thousands seeking criminal justice reform gathered at the National Mall on Friday under the rallying cry “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks,” a reference to the manner in which George Floyd was killed while in police custody in May and reminiscent of the 1963 […]

Courtesy of Russell J. LedetBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (LAKE CHARLES, La.) — Shortly after Good Morning America introduced a former security guard-turned-medical student on the front lines of the pandemic, Dr. Russell Ledet stepped up in the face of another crisis to help those in need after Hurricane Laura. Following the storm’s wrath on […]

amphotora/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(KENOSHA, Wis.) — As more details emerge surrounding the police shooting of Jacob Blake, who remains hospitalized, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is refusing to answer questions on whether officers knew beforehand that Blake had a knife. “We’re not commenting on that detail at this point in the investigation. Mr. Blake […]

DNY59/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (KENOSHA, Wis.) — Kyle Rittenhouse, the alleged Wisconsin gunman who is accused of opening fire during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake and of killing two people, did not appear for his first scheduled court appearance Friday. The 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, requested to waive his presence at […]

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — When Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana this week as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds, it was the strongest storm to hit the state since 1856. For all continental U.S. landfalling hurricanes, Laura tied for the fifth strongest to ever hit the U.S. Pressure wise, […]

playb/iStockBy LUKE BARR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Law school graduates in Florida were required to download software to take the bar exam virtually amid coronavirus — and a number of them now say they encountered significant data breaches, including, in some cases, attempted hacks on bank accounts because of the software. A number of […]

Anthony Peltier/iStockBy ADIA ROBINSON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Tens of thousands of protestors seeking criminal justice reform are planning to gather at the National Mall on Friday under the rallying cry “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks,” a reference to the manner in which George Floyd was killed while in police custody in May and […]

Here’s StLJN’s latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest: * The new Miles Davis album The Lost Septet, a live recording featuring the trumpeter’s 1971 band that made no studio albums, was reviewed by London Jazz News. * In related news, a previously unheard bootleg audio recording of Davis’ 1970 […]


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