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  • Panera defends its mac and cheese after a video exposed the menu item is, gasp, cooked in a bag

    A Panera Bread employee spilled the chain’s not-so-secret trade secret about its signature mac and cheese on TikTok. But the viral fame might’ve cost her the job. In a quick clip filmed from behind the counter, TikTok user @briannaraelenee dips a frozen pack of Panera’s white cheddar mac & cheese into hot water, pulls it out and empties the steaming bag into a bowl before she serves it. It’s not exactly a surprising reveal–how else would the chain make its creamy, dreamy mac-and-cheese that always […]

  • Former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder for killing Atatiana Jefferson in her own home

    The former Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her home Saturday morning was arrested and charged with murder Monday, police said. The officer, Aaron Dean, is being held in the Tarrant County Jail, the Fort Worth Police Department wrote on Twitter. He is being held on a $200,000 bond, according to the Tarrant County Inmate website. “The family of Atatiana Jefferson is relieved that Aaron Dean has been arrested & charged with murder,” Lee Merritt, an attorney […]

  • Man pays off every child’s lunch debt at nine Florida schools

    JUPITER, Fla. – One man in Jupiter, Florida, decided that he could make a difference in his town by paying off the lunch debt for every child in the system. It all started with a Facebook post. Angie Vyas-Knight, administrator of the “Jupiter Mamas” Facebook group, told CNN she was disgusted by national news stories about children who couldn’t afford to buy lunch at school. She asked the Palm Beach county school board for her district’s stats. To spread awareness, […]

  • Georgia college students burned the books of a Latina author

    Students at Georgia Southern University burned the books of a Cuban-American author on a grill following a lecture in which she argued with participants about white privilege and diversity. Jennine Capó Crucet visited the campus in Statesboro on Wednesday to discuss her 2015 novel, “Make Your Home Among Strangers,” which students were assigned to read for their First Year Experience course. Multiple videos on social media show students gathered around a grill burning copies of Capó Crucet’s novel and laughing. […]

  • Fort Worth officer who killed woman in her own home resigns; mayor calls shooting unjustified

    Breaking: The officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her home Saturday morning has resigned, Fort Worth interim police chief Ed Kraus said Monday. The officer may face criminal charges, Kraus said. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said the killing of Jefferson was unjustified. “I’m so sorry. On behalf of the entire city of Fort Worth, I’m sorry,” Price told reporters Monday. “To Atatiana’s family, it’s unacceptable. There is nothing that can justify what happened on Saturday morning. Nothing.” Previous: […]

  • Rapper DMX cancels series of concerts, checks into rehab facility

    DMX has canceled a series of upcoming shows in order to check into a rehab facility. A statement shared on the raspy-voiced rapper’s official Instagram account said he was “putting family and sobriety first.” “DMX has checked himself into a rehab facility,” the 48-year-old’s team wrote alongside a picture of him. “He apologizes for his cancelled shows and thanks his fans for their continued support.” The “Party Up (Up In Here)” hitmaker had been due to perform at a Three 6 […]

  • Vaping is increasing among younger people — but not so for older adults, study says

    Vaping, often described as an “epidemic” in middle and high schools, was not significantly different among adults in the United States in 2014 vs. 2018, according to survey results published Monday. However, those numbers had been declining from 2014 to 2017, preceding an uptick largely attributable to the increasing popularity of vaping among 18- to 24-year-olds. In that age group, prevalence of e-cigarette use rose from 5.2% in 2017 to 7.6% in 2018. “We found that the decline in current e-cigarette use […]

  • Roger Federer wants to compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    As he nears the end of a remarkable career Roger Federer says he wants to play for Switzerland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Swiss great, 38, had been undecided on competing in a fifth Games, but after an exhibition match with John Isner in Tokyo he revealed he will have another shot at one of the very few titles to have eluded him — Olympic singles gold. The 20-time grand slam champion won silver in London in 2012 and clinched gold with Stan Wawrinka in […]

  • Lancaster among cities, states that are ditching Columbus Day to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead

    Columbus Day has been a political lightning rod for states, cities and municipalities around the US for years now. Some have decided to do something about it. Michigan, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia are among the most recent states and areas to change the October holiday to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to recognize the native populations that were displaced and decimated after Christopher Columbus and other European explorers reached the continent. Technically, Columbus Day is a federal holiday, which means it is recognized by […]

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