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INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.

VALDOSTA – A 46-year-old Black man is south Georgia has sued the Valdosta, Georgia police department claiming excessive force in a Feb. 8 incident where he was mistaken for a suspect in a panhandling investigation. His attorney is calling the incident a civil rights violation.

A pollinator habitat has sprung up in a former auto junkyard on the banks of the Wabash River, creating a space for butterflies, bees, birds, bats and small mammals.

It’s been an active offseason that has analysts from CBS Sports’ Adam Schein to NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci predicting the Indianapolis Colts could be one of the league’s most improved teams in 2020.

TULSA, Okla. — As supporters poured into the BOK Center for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally late Saturday afternoon, a crowd of about 100 people in support of the Black Lives Matter movement gathered a mile away at Franklin Hope Reconciliation Park to peacefully protest the rally’s timing while voicing messages of unity and racial equality.

Jim Irsay compares rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. to Indianapolis Colts legend Reggie Wayne. And Pittman borrows from superstars including Mike Evans, Michael Thomas, Julio Jones and Larry Fitzgerald to bolster his game. All of which suggests the high expectations for the 22-year-old this fall.

Indiana assistant coach Nick Sheridan more than doubled his salary in being promoted from tight ends coach to offensive coordinator, while new IU strength coach Aaron Wellman received a deal that makes him among the highest-paid strength and conditioning coaches in the country.

STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.

It's no secret the Indianapolis Colts want to run the damn ball in 2020. But new wide receivers coach Mike Groh is part of a concerted effort to make sure the passing game holds up its end of the bargain this year as well.

Some events have the power of a match set to a mountain of dry wood. The video from Minneapolis, showing a police officer killing George Floyd in broad daylight, his knee pressed hard onto a handcuffed man’s neck as he pleads to live, all 8 1/2 minutes of it — this has been such an event.

Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a victory lap, you spent it in your bedroom doing classwork over Zoom and making Tik Tok videos.

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