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NEW YORK (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village.

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A Kennesaw State University lecturer allegedly assaulted and shouted racial epithets at an Uber driver in Dunwoody, Ga., television station WSB reported on Wednesday.

The passenger's attorney said her client "was mortified" and "deeply ashamed and sorry for the derogatory language he used towards Mr. Stober during the episode." The attorney also said her client suffered from alcoholism, WSB reported.

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Amid reports that Florida state officials have been banned from using the term "climate change," one South Florida official is continuing to push for the southern part of the state to secede over the state government's failure to recognize and address global warming.

"North Florida is completely indifferent, if not completely oblivious to it," South Miami Vice Mayor Walter Harris told TPM about rising sea levels impacting southern Florida.

The South Miami City Commission last week passed a resolution proposed by Harris pushing officials to look into secession. The resolution asks that the "Miami-Dade County League of Cities form a committee to investigate the possibility of the creation of South Florida as the 51st state."

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You could be excused for not noticing that the International Criminal Court just elected an all-female presidency—the news, after all, did not garner many headlines. Given the continuing under-representation of women in positions of leadership and power throughout the world, however, we might do well to pay more attention.

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