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Conservatorships explained: What they are and who they’re supposed to help

Conservatorships explained: What they are and who they’re supposed to help

When Britney Spears asked a court this week to end her years-long conservatorship, she renewed attention on a little-understood section of US law. A convervatorship is a legal arrangement that gives a court-appointed individual, known as the conservator, the power to handle the financial and/or personal affairs of another adult who has been deemed incapacitated.…MORE

A Parkland shooting victim’s parents tricked a former NRA president into giving a graduation speech for a gun violence prevention video

A Parkland shooting victim’s parents tricked a former NRA president into giving a graduation speech for a gun violence prevention video

The parents of a student who died during the Parkland school shooting tricked a former president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to give a speech in front of thousands of empty chairs representing victims of school gun violence. Video posted online shows David Keene addressing a makeshift field in Las Vegas. Keene thought he was practicing his…MORE

This is what we know about those missing in the Miami condo collapse

This is what we know about those missing in the Miami condo collapse

At least 99 people were unaccounted for after part of a 12-story residential building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed early Thursday, authorities said. Search and rescue teams have been feverishly scouring the site near Miami since shortly after 55 of the building’s 136 units fell at about 1:30 a.m. Some of those missing may not have…MORE

America’s pastime has a new ritual: Frisking pitchers for sticky stuff

America’s pastime has a new ritual: Frisking pitchers for sticky stuff

As New York Mets pitcher Tylor Megill walked off the mound after his Major League Baseball debut Wednesday night, the home faithful got to their feet and heartily applauded the 25-year-old. But those cheers soured when Megill was forced to make a pit stop. The home plate umpire approached Megill and asked him to hand…MORE

What we know about the building that partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida

What we know about the building that partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida

Dozens of condominiums in a Surfside, Florida, residential tower were destroyed when part of the building collapsed early Thursday. At least one person was killed, Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said, and 51 people were unaccounted for late Thursday morning, a Miami-Dade County official said. A search-and-rescue operation is underway after one side of the building…MORE

Manhunt continues for a suspect in the shooting of a Daytona Beach officer

A manhunt continued Thursday after a police officer was shot in Daytona Beach, Florida, authorities said. “A $100,000 reward is now available for anyone who can help authorities locate the man who shot one of our officers in the head earlier this evening,” the Daytona Beach Police Department said in a tweet Wednesday, which included…MORE

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