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University of Michigan provost placed on leave amid sexual misconduct probe

espiegle/iStock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — A University of Michigan provost was placed on administrative leave Tuesday amid a recently launched investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. The university said on Wednesday that it received several allegations of sexual misconduct against Martin Philbert last week and retained an outside law firm to investigate the claims. Philbert, who joined…read more »

Iguanas are falling from trees in Florida due to cold weather

Ralf Geithe/iStock(MIAMI) — As temperatures drop in Florida, so do the iguanas.With lows hitting the 30s and 40s in the Miami area Tuesday night, iguanas have become so cold that they slow down or become entirely immobile and fall from the trees, according to the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida.”This isn’t something we usually forecast,…read more »

More than 50% of homeless families are black, government report finds

MattGush/iStock(NEW YORK) — African Americans, despite making up just 13% of the U.S. population, account for a staggeringly disproportionate chunk of the nation’s homeless population, according to a government report. In 2019, an estimated 568,000 Americans experienced homelessness, with African Americans making up about 40% of that total, according to the annual Homeless Assessment Report…read more »

Man allegedly kills pro-Trump boss after argument, throws American flag on his body

Orange County Sheriff’s Office(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A construction worker in Florida has been accused of murdering his pro-Trump boss with a trowel after a political argument on the construction site where they both worked and then throwing an American flag on the man’s body. The incident occurred on Monday at approximately 10:30 a.m. when emergency…read more »

Grandma getaway driver runs over, kills accomplice in U-Haul on high speed chase

volkan.basar/iStock(HOUSTON) — A Houston grandmother has run over and killed one of her accomplices with a U-Haul truck while acting as the getaway driver in a high speed chase after a burglary. The incident occurred early Tuesday morning when Diwanna Corstera Thomas, a 54-year-old grandmother of seven, pulled up to a Sunny’s Food Mart in…read more »