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Nancy Reagan, former First Lady and wife to president Ronald Reagan, has passed away. A close family member confirmed the news earlier today, stating she passed away from congestive heart failure at her Bel Air home. She was 94 years old. [TMZ]

Coast Guard officials are looking for a Texas man who reportedly fell from a cruise ship off the coast of south Florida. The man apparently fell 100 feet from the 10th deck on Saturday. The Coast Guard is continuing the investigation. [CNN]

After several months of protest, Harvard Law School has decided to remove its official shield, an emblem that links back to 18th-century slave traders. The protest began early last fall and continued with vandalism of portraits of some of the school’s African-American professors. [NY Mag]

Scientists have developed a robotic wheelchair that enables people to navigate the machine with their thoughts. The scientists built the wheelchair with a computer that monitors brain signals from a rhesus macaque. [First Post]

A new report done by the Los Angeles Police Department shows that authorities disproportionately aim and shoot at suspects who are Black and/or mentally ill. The report says that between 2011 and 2015, Blacks made 35 percent of suspects who were shot at by the police. [The Root]

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