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A 5-year-old boy’s entire kindergarten class showed up for his adoption hearing

A 5-year-old boy’s entire kindergarten class showed up for his adoption hearing

A boy in Michigan showed up at the courthouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday for an adoption hearing with his foster parents, and he had a crowd of unusual supporters. Five-year-old Michael’s entire kindergarten class sat in the audience behind him waving big red hearts mounted on wooden sticks to show their support. Michael’s…MORE

A seasonal UPS employee confessed to stealing more than $1,000 worth of packages

A seasonal UPS employee confessed to stealing more than $1,000 worth of packages

A seasonal worker for UPS has been arrested following accusations of package theft. Emmanuel Lamont Reggin Jr. has been charged with third-degree theft, which is a felony. According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Reggin was hired as a seasonal worker to help a full-time driver unload packages. On Monday, Reggin helped unload approximately 5,500 packages…MORE

Tufts University to remove Sackler name from buildings and programs

Tufts University to remove Sackler name from buildings and programs

Tufts University said Thursday that it will remove the Sackler name from facilities and programs “starting immediately.” The Sackler name will come down from the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the Center for Medical Education, the Laboratory for the Convergence of Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences and various programs, according to an letter posted…MORE

NYPD appoints first black chief of detectives

NYPD appoints first black chief of detectives

The New York City Police Department got a new chief of detectives this week — the first black person to hold the role since the force’s founding almost 200 years ago. That’s according to a spokesperson for the NYPD, which appointed Rodney Harrison to the position Wednesday. Harrison formerly served as chief of patrol, where…MORE