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TOP STORIES: US-XGR--DISABLED WORKERS-WAGES — TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas legislators are considering a proposal that many disability rights advocates say would encourage employers to keep paying disabled workers less than the minimum wage, bucking a national trend. By John Hanna. SENT: 1,020 words, photo.
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PARENT ENGAGEMENT-LOCALIZE IT — Huge numbers of American schoolchildren are behind in school. Yet the vast majority of parents think their own child is performing at grade level. The disconnect is not new, but after the COVID-19 school closures, the stakes for children have in many ways never been greater. We provide resources and ideas for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides here.
ELECTION CONSPIRACIES-VOTER ROLLS-LOCALIZE IT — A bipartisan effort to help states combat voter fraud and ensure accurate lists of registered voters has found itself in the crosshairs of conspiracy theories fueled by Donald Trump’s false claim the 2020 election was rigged. Now two Republican-led states have withdrawn from the Electronic Registration Information Center, more commonly known as ERIC, and a handful of others are weighing whether to stay. We offer ideas for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides here.
OSCARS-EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE-LOCALIZE IT — Even the filmmakers behind “Everything Everywhere All at Once” never dared to imagine a universe where their film would be the biggest talk of the 95th Academy Awards. The whacky sci-fi, multiverse movie, about an immigrant Chinese wife and mother facing a tax audit, has been everywhere when it comes to awards season. It could all culminate with a huge and historic payoff during Hollywood’s biggest night, which will air March 12 on ABC. After the movie came out, many Asian Americans and Asians who immigrated to the U.S. shared on social media how they felt seen or that they understood their parents better. We provide resources for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides here.
ELECTION 2024-BOTS — Researchers have uncovered a network of tens of thousands of fake Twitter accounts created to support former President Donald Trump and attack his critics and potential rivals. Those targeted by the bot network include a Republican candidate for president, Nikki Haley, and potential Trump rival Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The network was discovered by an Israeli tech firm, Cyabra, which shared its findings with The Associated Press. While the network’s creator remains unknown, its existence is a reminder that online manipulation techniques pioneered by Russia are becoming increasingly common in the U.S. By David Klepper. SENT: 1,100 words, photo.
POLICE TRAINING SITE-PROTEST — Authorities in Atlanta say 35 people have been detained after a violent protest erupted at the site of a new police training center. Local media reports show flames rising from the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center in DeKalb County late Sunday. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports protesters dressed in all black threw large rocks, bricks, Molotov cocktails and fireworks at police officers at the construction site. Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum says several pieces of construction equipment were set on fire and many of those who were arrested were from outside Atlanta. He says their goal was “anarchy.” By Jeff Martin and Jeff Amy. SENT: 780 words, photo.
MEXICO-MISSING AMERICANS — The FBI says four U.S. citizens have been kidnapped after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros. The four had entered Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas, on Friday. They were travelling in a white minivan with North Carolina license plates. The FBI San Antonio Division office said the vehicle came under fire shortly after it entered Mexico. The agency is offering a $50,000 reward for the return of the victims and the arrest of the culprits. Matamoros is home to warring factions of the Gulf drug cartel. The U.S. Consulate issued an alert about dangers in the area on Friday. SENT: 590 words.
ROCHESTER-CONCERT STAMPEDE — Police say one person is dead and two are fighting for their lives after unfounded fears of gunfire led to a stampede at the end of a rap concert in upstate New York. Rochester police said Monday they have found no evidence of a shooting inside the concert featuring rappers GloRilla and Finesse2tymes at the Main Street Armory. Police say a 33-year-old woman died and nine people are injured. Two are in critical condition. Police say the injuries appear to be the result of a crowd pushing toward the exits Sunday night following accounts of what people believed to be gunfire. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 490 words, photos, video, audio.
JET TURBULENCE-FATALITY — National transportation authorities say a corporate jet may have experienced stability problems before the severe buffeting that caused the death of a passenger. The NTSB initially reported that the plane experienced severe turbulence on Friday. But in a news release Monday, the agency says it’s now looking into a “reported trim issue.” Trimming refers to adjustments made to an airplane’s control surfaces to ensure the aircraft is stable and level in flight. The Bombardier business jet was traveling from New Hampshire to Virginia before diverting to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. The identity of the person who died has not been released. SENT: 180 words.
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