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Metal pole crashes through SUV windshield, narrowly missing the driver

Metal pole crashes through SUV windshield, narrowly missing the driver

Secure your load. That’s the message the Arizona Department of Public Safety has for drivers after a truck driver in Phoenix failed to secure a load and a metal pole fell off, crashing into a sport utility vehicle behind the truck. On Thursday, a pickup truck hauling a trailer hit a bump on Arizona State…MORE

A Georgia university is clearing account balances to help students during the pandemic
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A Georgia university is clearing account balances to help students during the pandemic

An Atlanta university says it is clearing student account balances for spring 2020 through summer 2021 to help students continue their education through the Covid-19 pandemic. Clark Atlanta University, which is located just west of the city’s downtown, said in a news release Friday that it had received a substantial amount of support from the…MORE

A rare snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has tested positive for coronavirus
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A rare snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has tested positive for coronavirus

A rare snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo that hadn’t been vaccinated has tested positive for coronavirus. But the zoo is continuing to roll out shots to protect other animals. Last Thursday, wildlife care specialists noticed the snow leopard had a cough and nasal discharge, the zoo said in new release. Preliminary tests confirmed…MORE

Many Americans were looking forward to a carefree summer. But Covid measures are creeping back into our reality
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Many Americans were looking forward to a carefree summer. But Covid measures are creeping back into our reality

Across America, there’s a grim sense of déjà vu. Despite now having a powerful tool to help suppress the spread of coronavirus — three very effective vaccines — the nation is once again seeing rising cases, hospitalizations and deaths, driven by and affecting mostly Americans who have not been vaccinated. On Friday, the country’s seven-day…MORE

Four parents of transgender boys on the challenges and joys of raising their sons in a world that can be hostile
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Four parents of transgender boys on the challenges and joys of raising their sons in a world that can be hostile

For over half an hour on a March afternoon, Arkansas legislators, activists and pediatricians outlined reasons why they considered gender-affirming health care dangerous, arguing in support of a bill that would ban transgender minors from accessing that care. Brandi Evans had two minutes to testify against it. The mother from Bauxite had listened as proponents…MORE

North Koreans and their families in the US have waited 70 years for a reunion. Their time is running out
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North Koreans and their families in the US have waited 70 years for a reunion. Their time is running out

Michael Roh remembers the tears that rolled down his grandmother’s face as she watched former President Donald Trump meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on TV. The weight of this unprecedented encounter in 2018 was beyond political for the then 89-year-old woman. It made her confront the pain caused by being separated from…MORE

Advocacy group publishes mid-year report highlighting spike in anti-Muslim crimes and bias
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Advocacy group publishes mid-year report highlighting spike in anti-Muslim crimes and bias

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has released a mid-year report highlighting serious cases of anti-Muslim incidents that occurred in the United States during the first seven months of 2021. CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, typically publishes an annual report tracking hate crimes and bias incidents. The organization decided to…MORE

What will happen to the Surfside building collapse site?
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What will happen to the Surfside building collapse site?

Firefighters used a cherry picker to pluck Steve Rosenthal from his Unit 705 balcony after the Champlain Towers South partially crumbled last month. The advertising executive escaped from his Surfside, Florida, condo building with just a few items in a paper bag — including a T-shirt, pants and his wallet. Rosenthal now lives in a…MORE

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