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Once a DEI officer in higher education

DEI supporters see echoes of America’s fraught racial history in attacks on diversity efforts

By Athena Jones, CNN (CNN) — Dr. Franklin Tuitt has 25 years of experience as an academic and an administrator in higher education, with many of those years spent fostering diversity, equity and inclusion – commonly known as DEI. Tuitt, now the University of Connecticut’s vice president and chief diversity officer, told CNN he sees historic parallels between the growing

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Once a DEI officer in higher education

DEI supporters see echoes of America’s fraught racial history in attacks on diversity efforts

CNN By Athena Jones, CNN (CNN) — Dr. Franklin Tuitt has 25 years of experience as an academic and an administrator in higher education, with many of those years spent fostering diversity, equity and inclusion – commonly known as DEI. Tuitt, now the University of Connecticut’s vice president and chief diversity officer, told CNN he sees historic parallels between the

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Audrii Cunningham’s cause of death involved blunt force head trauma, records show

By Elizabeth Wolfe, Sara Smart, Rosa Flores and Sara Weisfeldt, CNN (CNN) — Audrii Cunningham, the Texas 11-year-old who investigators say was killed by a family friend, died from “homicidal violence including blunt head trauma,” according to the Harris County medical examiner’s office records. The primary cause of death determination provides further insight into what

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Alabama attorney general’s office says it has ‘no intention’ to prosecute IVF families, providers

By Elizabeth Wolfe, Dianne Gallagher and Mallika Kallingal, CNN (CNN) — Fallout continues in the wake of the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling last week that frozen embryos are children – an unprecedented decision that critics say could have a chilling effect on access to IVF treatments in the state. Here are the latest developments: A

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Kherson was liberated over a year ago. Now the residents who returned are battered by Russia’s advancing forces

By Nick Paton Walsh, Anna-Maja Rappard, Kosta Gak and Brice Laine, CNN (CNN) — Kherson, its streets peppered with broken glass and an endless storm of artillery on its horizon, feels as if it is under remote occupation. Two years ago, it became the first major Ukrainian city to fall, as Russians forces swept in from Crimea. It

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Robert Rundo seen during a March 2017 rally in Huntington Beach

A highly unusual ruling to dismiss a case against 2 White nationalists is put on hold by a federal appeals court

By Cheri Mossburg and Josh Campbell, CNN (CNN) — After a federal judge made the rare decision to dismiss a criminal case against two White nationalists suspected of inciting violence at political rallies, an appeals court on Thursday put the ruling on hold and one of the men was re-arrested. The appeals court stay came after the highly unusual ruling of US District Court Judge Cormac Carney to dismiss the case against Robert Rundo and

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County executive in New York bans transgender athletes from competing on girls’ sports teams

By Ashley R. Williams and Nic F. Anderson, CNN (CNN) — An executive order issued in a New York county will ban transgender athletes from competing on girls or women’s sports leagues and teams at county facilities, effective immediately, Nassau County executive Bruce Blakeman announced Thursday. The announcement marks the latest restriction in the United States on transgender athletes’

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Multiple officers ordered to testify in grand jury probe into 2022 Uvalde school massacre

By Jamiel Lynch, Shimon Prokupecz and Emma Tucker, CNN (CNN) — Multiple law enforcement officers who responded to the 2022 school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, have been ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating the police response to the incident, a person familiar with the proceeding told CNN. Among those subpoenaed to testify are members

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This couple has to leave Alabama or risk losing their eggs after state ruling forces providers to pause IVF treatment

By Isabel Rosales, Lauren Mascarenhas and Chris Youd, CNN (CNN) — “I just feel like I don’t even want to ever come back to Alabama,” Gabrielle Goidel said Thursday. Yesterday, Goidel was days away from having her eggs retrieved at an Alabama fertility clinic, after three miscarriages and more than a $20,000 investment in a

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