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Pennsylvania mom charged after giving toddler fentanyl-laced drink in sippy cup, police say

FOX News

Jhenea Pratt, 23, was arrested and charged in the April death of her 17-month-old daughter. A Pennsylvania mother was charged Friday after police discovered her daughter died after ingesting a drink tainted with fentanyl in a sippy cup. Jhenea Pratt, 23, was arrested and charged with homicide and engendering the welfare of a child following the death of her daughter, Charlette Napper-Talley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Police officers discovered the 17-month-old girl was found not breathing in April at Pratt's apartment in Pittsburgh's East Hills neighborhood. A pink sippy cup with a red liquid was discovered on the toddler's bed.

Seattle commission dismisses complaint about 'Pride' event charging White people 'reparations' fee

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on The Seattle Human Rights Commission dismissed concerns about a "pride" event that will charge White entrants a "reparations" fee – telling complainants that they should "educate" themselves on the harm they might cause by attending. "We would like to recommend, if possible, that you educate yourself on the harm it may cause Seattle's BIPOC community in your pursuit of a free ticket to an event that is not expressly meant for you and your entertainment," the commission said in a letter to Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson of Capitol Hill Pride. LeFevre and Lipson had reportedly argued to the commission that the June 26 event constituted "reverse discrimination in its worse [sic] form."

Fraud fighters and bamboo bikes: the African innovators driving change

The Guardian

The Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa prize, now in its sixth year, is the continent's biggest award for engineering innovation. Sixteen African inventors from six countries – including, for the first time, Malawi – have been shortlisted to receive funding, training and mentoring for projects intended to revolutionise sectors ranging from agriculture and banking to women's health. The winner will be awarded £25,000 and the three runners-up will receive £10,000 each. This year's inventions include facial recognition software to prevent financial fraud, a low-cost digital microscope to speed up cervical cancer diagnosis, and two separate innovations made from water hyacinth plants. Four inventors spoke to the Guardian about their innovations and their plans to change Africa for the better.

Why Pride organizers are banning cops


Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off. LGBTQ communities across the country are grappling with a burning question: Do police belong at Pride? More organizers are banning police at Pride events than ever before, but it's been a contentious move. The greater LGBTQ community is split on what role law enforcement should play at Pride events -- if any -- as the country at large continues to examine the state of policing. Last month, one of the biggest Pride events in the world -- New York City Pride -- announced a police ban at their events until 2025.

Ivory Coast to expand rapid response forces after attack

U.S. News

Ivory Coast plans to establish new centers for rapid response forces to protect soft targets throughout the country following an attack by Islamic extremists on a popular beach town earlier this month that killed 19, the country's prime minister said Thursday. The March 13 attack on Grand-Bassam claimed by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb was the first of its kind in Ivory Coast. The UNESCO World Heritage site attracts hundreds of holidaymakers each weekend and is linked by highway to Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial hub, allowing for a swift response from special forces that officials credit with mitigating the death toll. In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan said new centers for a special security unit would likely be set up in the northern city of Korhogo and in San Pedro, another beach destination in the southwest that is also home to Ivory Coast's second-largest port. The highly-trained unit, the Coordination Center of Operational Decisions, was created in 2013 and is composed of police, gendarmes and soldiers.