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15-year-old lost 5 classmates this year. What he thinks could change that

The April 12 police killing of Black teenager Anthony Thompson Jr. inside of a bathroom at Knoxville's Austin-East Magnet High School has sparked a wave of protests throughout the city. Thompson is the school's fifth student to die at the hands of gun violence this year, and many in the Black community say they've reached a boiling point. We go to the frontlines of demonstrations to speak with activists, teachers, and longtime city residents who say they're committed to disrupting the peace in order to call attention to systemic failures plaguing the Black community in Knoxville. CNN's Chris James reports.

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Vaccine passports are not an ideological issue

Forgive me for thinking that the midst of a global pandemic that cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars in economic loss is not an ideal moment to parse the fine points of individual rights. Covid has already sparked political fires over how to rein it in.

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Anti-Defamation League CEO: Fox needs to rethink its entire primetime lineup

Tucker Carlson sparked a wave of backlash with comments about the so-called "white replacement theory" on his Fox show Thursday evening. In response, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt sent a letter urging Fox to dump Carlson, and now he's saying the network needs to rethink its entire lineup.

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Biden admin officials intended to discuss 'deep concerns' about some of China's global actions and were met with immediate pushback

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told senior Chinese officials on Thursday that he and national security adviser Jake Sullivan intend to discuss the Biden administration's "deep concerns" about some of China's actions around the world and in return met with immediate pushback from their Chinese counterparts that sparked an unusual and at times prickly diplomatic exchange.

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Alexi McCammond will no longer join Teen Vogue as editor in chief

Alexi McCammond is out as editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue before she officially started the job, she and the magazine's owner announced Thursday. The announcement of her appointment to the job had sparked outrage from the publication's staffers and readers as well as some celebrities because of anti-Asian tweets she posted a decade ago.

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UK police identify body of Sarah Everard

British police confirmed Friday that they had identified the body of 33-year-old Sarah Everard, whose disappearance while walking home in London sparked an outpouring across social media from women sharing their own experiences of sexual assault and harassment.

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