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Retired Black officer, Black Air Force veteran killed in possible hate crime: DA

The shooting deaths Saturday in Winthrop, Massachusetts, of retired state trooper David Green and retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Ramona Cooper were the work of someone with “disturbing” beliefs but no other threat has been identified, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Monday.

The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Nathan Allen, allegedly rammed a stolen truck into a house before fatally shooting the two victims, who were both Black, according to police. Authorities said they are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Allen was later killed by police when they tried to apprehend him, investigators said.

Green, 58, and Cooper,

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11 Tips for Great Nature Photos That Stand Out From the Crowd

So, you just bought a fancy new telephoto or macro lens and can’t wait to get in super tight, frame-filling photos on a cool subject of animals or plants set off against a posterboard smooth background. After all, that’s why you spent lots of money on those lenses, right?

These kinds of traditional nature photos are sure to impress, and I’m happy to have a few in my own portfolio; there’s no denying that they look great on the screen or as a big print on the wall! But after a while, shooting this way can get a bit stagnant,

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In new novel by Greensboro writer Lee Zacharias, idealism grows up

The popularity of QAnon conspiracy theories continues to astound pundits.

But consider this: In the 1960s into the 1980s, perhaps thousands of smart, college-educated Americans sincerely believed the country was on the verge of a violent, Russian-style revolution. If only enough bombs went off in enough public buildings, the U.S. government and capitalism itself would collapse like a house of cards.

Things turned out a little differently.

Greensboro novelist Lee Zacharias (“At Random,” “Across the Great Lake”) recalls these tense times in “What a Wonderful World This Could Be,” a tale of youthful idealism colliding with age and experience.

"What a Wonderful World This Could Be" is the new novel from Greensboro writer Lee Zacharias. It's about, among other things, '60s radicalism and the lost art of pre-digital photography.

Zacharias’

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TV tonight: how can repeat offenders adjust to life outside prison? | Television & radio

Back to Jail: Crime and Punishment

10pm, Channel 4

If watching Jimmy McGovern’s outstanding drama Time has left you feeling frustrated about the state of the British justice system, this instalment of the always fascinating Crime and Punishment docuseries will only compound the exasperation. About 60% of those who leave British prisons after serving short sentences reoffend within a year. We follow three repeat offenders in Hampshire who are trying to adjust to life outside. Ammar Kalia

Location, Location, Location: 20 Years and Counting

8pm, Channel 4

Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp continue to look back on two decades of

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F9: How the Fast & Furious films define the 21st Century

This fifth film took things in a strikingly different direction. As Toretto and O’Connor assembled a crew of their old friends from Fast 1 through 4, and planned an impossible heist, it shifted the series’ focus away from street-racing vendettas and onto more high-stakes action, that subsequently came to incorporate international espionage (a move not always for the better). It also introduced another big personality to the mix in the form of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, playing government agent Luke Hobbs. His fights with fellow gigantic bald-headed man Vin Diesel were as entertaining as they were visually absurd, with them

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Security robots expand across U.S., with few tangible results

When the Westland Real Estate Group bought Liberty Village, a sprawling 1,000-unit apartment complex on the northeastern edge of Las Vegas nearly two years ago, the police department identified it as one of the city’s most frequent sources of 911 calls.

“There was a little bit of everything,” said Dena Lerner, a spokeswoman for Westland. “A lot of gang activity that revolved around controlled substances, prostitution, dog rings. We had issues with gun rings, drive-by shootings, robberies, assaults — we’re talking everything.”

So earlier this year, Westland introduced a broader program to reduce crime and added an “autonomous security robot”

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Why Haven’t More People Seen ‘The Chosen’?

Updated at 10:05 a.m. ET on June 28, 2021.

Have you heard about the hit Jesus TV show? The one that launched with a more than $10 million crowdfunding drive? And that streams for free from its own app, where the view counter has surpassed 194 million as of this writing? And that is honestly much better than I expected?

By the standards of independent media, The Chosen is a success. On Easter Sunday, 750,000 people tuned in to live-stream the Season 2 premiere; for comparison, the first episode of HBO’s Mare of Easttown attracted 1 million viewers that same

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Ed Sheeran opens up about embracing fatherhood

Ed Sheeran spoke about how despite the challenges that come with fatherhood, it is all worth it
Ed Sheeran spoke about how despite the challenges that come with fatherhood, it is all worth it

British singer Ed Sheeran is giving his candid thoughts on embracing fatherhood since he and wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their daughter Lyra.

During a chat on SiriusXM, the Shape of You singer spoke about how despite the challenges that come with fatherhood, it is all worth it.

“It is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I think there’s so many different sides and shapes to it,” shared Sheeran.

“There’s difficult days, there’s amazing, easy days. It’s just a rollercoaster of

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25 Outstanding Artistic Photos, Winners Of International Siena Creative Photography Awards 2021

The 2021 Siena Creative Photo Awards, a global platform for artistic photography, has released the winners of this year’s competition recognizing and rewarding visionary artists using photographic processes and images.

This internationally prestigious contest, founded in 2015, honors contemporary unique visions and the photographer’s skills to translate them into exceptional and original work in 17 categories.

It “sits at the inventive and

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British Open 2021: NBC to handle most of Royal St. George’s TV coverage remotely due to travel restrictions | Golf News and Tour Information

The Open Championship returns from its one-year hiatus and, with it, NBC Sports’ resumes its coverage of golf’s oldest major. But while the championship will be contested in Sandwich, England, it will be called nearly 3,500 miles away in studios in Stamford, Conn.

Due to travel restrictions imposed by the United Kingdom and the R&A amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NBC Sports will be handling most of its coverage of the 149th Open Championship on NBC, Golf Channel and Peacock remotely.

“There’s still a quarantine in the U.K., so from the R&A’s perspective it would greatly help them for us

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