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Jacqueline Avant, left, and Clarence Avant appear at the 11th Annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2020. Jacqueline Avant was fatally shot early Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mark Von Holden/Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP hide caption

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Suspect identified in shooting death of Jacqueline Avant, L.A. philanthropist

Police have identified a suspect, Aariel Maynor, in the shooting death of Jacqueline Avant, after he was apprehended nearby.

Students from the Youth Winter Olympic Sports School perform ice and snow gymnastics during an event marking the 100-day countdown to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China, on Tuesday. Chen Xiaodong/Costfoto/Barcroft Media/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Arabia and China are accused of using sports to cover up human rights abuse

Saudi Arabia is putting on the Formula One Grand Prix this weekend. And China is hosting the Winter Olympics. Both countries face major accusations of rights abuses — and sportswashing.

Saudi Arabia and China are accused of using sports to cover up human rights abuse

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Retired Special Forces Maj. Ian Fishback, seen in December 2019, deployed four times to Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2005, he blew the whistle on U.S. troops who were torturing people in Iraq. New America/Flickr hide caption

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The final, anguished years of a warrior-scholar who exposed torture by U.S. troops

Ian Fishback was a Green Beret who exposed torture by U.S. troops in Iraq. After serving four combat tours and earning a Ph.D. in philosophy, Fishback died last month in a nursing home. He was 42.

The final, anguished years of a warrior-scholar who exposed torture by U.S. troops

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A manatee swims among seagrass in the Homosassa River on Oct. 05, 2021 in Homosassa, Fla. Conservationists are planting seagrass in the area to help restore the natural habitat for manatees and provide a feeding ground for the mammals, following a record year in manatee deaths in Florida. The deaths were primarily from starvation due to the loss of seagrass beds. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Manatees are starving in Florida, and wildlife agencies are scrambling to save them

Ninety percent of the seagrass has died in an important estuary, leaving manatees without enough to eat. More than 1,000 manatees have died, and many others are emaciated and distressed.

A makeshift memorial sits outside of Oxford High School on Wednesday, a day after four students were fatally shot and seven injured in Oxford, Mich. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Michigan authorities consider charges against the school shooting suspect's parents

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said that the parents of the suspect failed to keep a recently purchased firearm out of the hands of their son, who is accused of killing four classmates.

Tamala Payne (center) and attorney Sean Walton participate in a Dec. 11, 2020, protest of the shooting of her son, Casey Goodson Jr., by a Franklin County deputy sheriff in Columbus, Ohio. Doral Chenoweth/AP hide caption

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The deputy who shot Casey Goodson Jr. five times in the back is charged with murder

Jason Meade, the white Ohio sheriff's deputy fatally shot Goodson, who was Black, in an encounter that led to racial justice protests. Goodson's family has filed a federal civil rights suit.

The 'Home Alone' house in Winnetka, Ill. will be available to rent through Airbnb for one night later this month. The $25 stay will also include junk food, booby traps, a film screening and other holiday hijinks. Sarah Crowley/Airbnb hide caption

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The 'Home Alone' house could be yours for a night

The McCallister family home will be available to rent on Airbnb later this month. The overnight stay will include junk food, booby traps and "ample opportunity to scream into the mirror."

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If you want your holiday package to arrive on time, here are the deadlines to know

This is for all those holiday present procrastinators out there (you know who you are). Be sure to ship that holiday gift sooner rather than later to get those presents to their destination before Dec. 25.

Jews commemorate Hanukkah by eating fried foods. For most American Jews, that means latkes — potato pancakes fried in oil. But other cultures toss different foods into pots of boiling oil. Take, for example, these fried and jam-filled doughnuts, called sufganiyot in Hebrew, on display at a bakery in Kadima in central Israel. David Silverman/Getty Images hide caption

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It's all about fried food for Hanukkah. But it doesn't have to be latkes

Jews commemorate Hanukkah by eating fried foods. For most American Jews, that means latkes — potato pancakes fried in oil. But other cultures toss different foods into pots of boiling oil.

A 6 year-old child holds a sticker she received after getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Child Health Associates office in Novi, Mich., on Nov. 3. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What you can expect when vaccines become available for kids under 5

Parents of children under 5 have to wait a little bit longer before COVID vaccines are available. In the meantime pediatricians are still working to increase vaccinations in the 5-11 age group.

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