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2023’s surprise NBA dunk contest champ reaped many rewards. But not the one he wanted most

Mac McClung's ascent to NBA stardom began on a February night in Salt Lake City when he clinched the 2023 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk...

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4 students shot outside Atlanta high school

Gunfire erupted on Wednesday outside Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, leaving four students injured as they left the premises, according to the school district. The incident took place in the lower campus parking lot after the school's dismissal. Fortunately, the injuries sustained by the students were deemed non-life-threatening, as reported by Atlanta Public Schools. Upon receiving the distressing news, the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department and Atlanta Fire Rescue promptly intervened, ensuring the injured students were swiftly transported to the hospital. Thankfully, no other individuals on the school grounds, including students, faculty, or staff, were harmed during the incident, as stated in the district's official communication. In response to the shooting, all scheduled events at...

L.A.’s newest tourist attraction? Abandoned high-rises covered in graffiti

In downtown Los Angeles, the attention of passersby is captivated by the spray-painted towers that have unexpectedly become a focal point in a city renowned for its spectacles. On Wednesday, crowds gathered around the well-known Kobe Bryant statue outside Arena, while early birds queued up for a rock concert inside. However, the true attraction for many near the intersection of 11th and Figueroa streets was the vibrant graffiti adorning 30 floors of an abandoned real estate project. Ronald Velasquez from Long Beach, who traversed multiple freeways with his father to capture a glimpse of the graffiti, shared, "I saw it on TV, and I had to come check it out." Even his disapproving mother agreed it...