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These are the victims of the Indianapolis FedEx shooting

Samaria Blackwell dreamed of being a police officer. John Weisert would have celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in the fall. Amarjit Sekhon and Jasvinder Kaur were the backbones of their families and members of Indianapolis’ close-knit Sikh community. Instead of coming home from a normal shift at a FedEx shipping facility in Indianapolis, they and…MORE

Google Doodle celebrates Laura Bassi, one of the first European women to earn a PhD

Google Doodle celebrates Laura Bassi, one of the first European women to earn a PhD

Google takes many opportunities to celebrate trailblazers with its homepage doodles. On Saturday, the search engine featured Laura Maria Catarina Bassi, an Italian physicist and professor who was a pioneer for women in science. Born in 1711, Bassi debated top academics on the history of philosophy and physics by age 20, an impressive achievement given…MORE

Man tops off helicopter proposal with five engagement rings

Man tops off helicopter proposal with five engagement rings

Picking out the perfect engagement ring can be a lot of pressure for someone preparing to propose. A man in Atlanta seemed to have a solution — just propose with five rings. In a video posted to Instagram, William Hunn gets down on one knee and presents five rings to his girlfriend of about a…MORE

One killed, one wounded in shooting at a Nebraska mall

One killed, one wounded in shooting at a Nebraska mall

A person has died after being shot Saturday at Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, police said. The victim, described as an adult male, was taken by ambulance to Bergan Mercy Hospital in critical condition and died there, a police news release said. He hasn’t been identified yet. Later, an adult female later walked into CHI…MORE

Phoenix nonprofit plans to vaccinate 500 homeless people in 5 days

Phoenix nonprofit plans to vaccinate 500 homeless people in 5 days

More than four months after the first coronavirus vaccine hit American arms, a week-long drive to vaccinate the homeless against Covid-19 is underway in Phoenix. With the goal of vaccinating 500 people in a five-day period that ended on Friday, it’s a project that builds on the work of Phoenix-area nonprofits to care for the…MORE