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  • Parkland shooting survivor says Harvard rescinded his admission over racial slurs he used two years ago

    A Parkland shooting survivor and pro-Second Amendment activist said Harvard University rescinded his acceptance as a result of racist remarks he made before the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Kyle Kashuv disclosed the rescinding Monday in a Twitter thread, acknowledging that he and classmates, then 16, made “abhorrent racial slurs” in digital messages almost two years ago “in an effort to be as extreme and shocking as possible.” He wrote an apology for his remarks and posted […]

  • 10-year-old girl from Glenwood Springs conquers Yosemite’s El Capitan

    MARIPOSA COUNTY, California– Few adults can say they successfully scaled Yosemite National Park’s famous El Capitan in California. That’s why it’s even more impressive that a 10-year-old from Colorado just did it. Selah Schneiter may have just became the youngest person in history to climb the park’s 3,000-foot-high rock formation, reaching the summit on June 12, 2019. Aided by her father and a family friend, the trio spent five days in Yosemite Valley using a rope climbing technique known as […]

  • Barbecue lover wanted: Eat ribs and travel the country – while making $5K a week

    Summer barbecue just got a whole lot tastier. Reynolds Wrap is looking for someone to travel across the United States in search of the tastiest ribs. If the savory barbecue wasn’t enough, they’re also handing out a $10,000 check to go along with it. “If you don’t mind being paid to taste some of the most delicious BBQ ribs across the country, posting envy-inducing pictures of your food and falling asleep every night dreaming about your next rack of ribs, […]

  • Notre Dame Cathedral celebrates first Mass since fire

    PARIS – A small Mass was celebrated at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Saturday evening — the first since a fire destroyed the structure’s spire, parts of the roof and vault in April. Access to the event was extremely limited due to safety concerns, with just 20 to 30 people expected to attend, the Archdiocese of Paris said. As of June 12, the Notre Dame Foundation had received donations of 15.7 million euros ($17.7 million), and donors have pledged an additional […]

  • Texas will now classify 911 dispatchers as first responders, giving them recognition and more benefits

    AUSTIN, Texas — They may not be on the front lines, but emergency dispatchers still grapple with the emotional impacts of dealing with crises. That’s one reason why Texas will soon classify 911 dispatchers and other public safety telecommunications professionals as first responders, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott this week. The change will not only give dispatchers a degree of recognition alongside police, fire and emergency medical services, but will also let them access benefits to help […]

  • Case of mistaken identity leads to man being taken off life support

    CHICAGO — Brenda Bennett-Johnson and Rosie Brooks said they thought they were looking at their badly beaten brother in a hospital bed. He was breathing only with the help of a ventilator. The sisters had gotten a call from a social worker that a man on life support at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital and Medical Center was believed to be their brother Alfonso. The sisters told CNN affiliate WBBM they didn’t speak with Alfonso much. “(The social worker) was looking for relatives of […]

  • Toyota cars will now turn themselves off if you forget

    Toyota cars and SUVs with push-button ignitions will now turn themselves off after being parked for a period of time, even if the driver didn’t hit the “Engine Off” button, according to CNN. Cars that can be left running for hours, even after the driver has left the vehicle, have been blamed for deaths. Since 2006, a total of 37 people have died and 80 have been injured by carbon monoxide gas after drivers left vehicles with push-button ignitions running […]

  • Seafood restaurant plans to donate 1-in-2 million blue lobster found in its shipment

    EASTHAM, Mass. – Nathan Nickerson III almost couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw an unexpected pop of color in his seafood shipment earlier this week. It was one of many lobsters ordered by his restaurant, Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar, in Eastham, Massachusetts — except this one was blue. “I said, ‘I think we have something special here.’ I couldn’t believe the color,” Nickerson told CNN. “Everyone was circling around it, just wondering, ‘How did this happen?'” The restaurant […]

  • Mother finds man living in crawlspace above 14-year-old daughter’s closet

    MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Police officers arrested a man who they say was secretly living in a Mt. Juliet family’s attic, according to WTVF. But he didn’t stop there, he was arrested a second time when he returned more than a week later. A mother returned home last weekend and found a stranger standing at the top of the stairs in the home. She yelled for him to get out of the house and called police, but that’s when he ran into […]

  • He started as a custodian in Denver schools. Now he’s a principal in the same district.

    Newly appointed principal Michael Atkins has filled nearly every role in the Denver public school system, but his career in education began in an unconventional spot: custodial services. Atkins, 39, now leads Stedman Elementary School in northeast Denver with a unique perspective and a will to end the same racial disparities he faced as a student. “I have an opportunity to do diversity right,” he told CNN. As a child, Atkins was bused from his predominantly black neighborhood to a […]

  • Day after Jon Stewart plea, House panel advances bill to boost September 11th Victims Compensation Fund

    WASHINGTON — A House panel passed a bill Wednesday to authorize additional funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until 2090, one day after comedian Jon Stewart sharply criticized members of Congress for not attending a subcommittee hearing on the issue and gave an emotional plea to extend the funding. The bill passed on a voice vote without opposition and now heads to the House floor for the full chamber to vote. The vote comes after the fund’s administrator announced […]

  • Protesters plan to fly ‘Baby Trump Blimp’ on National Mall on July 4

    WASHINGTON — It’s been seen in the U.K. and Argentina. Versions of it have flown over border cities and protests around the U.S. Now, a feminist activist group has announced it is planning to fly a round, diapered Donald Trump baby balloon during the President’s Fourth of July address at the Lincoln Memorial. The group, Code Pink, said in a statement that it plans to show up near Trump’s much-touted Independence Day speech “to protest the racism, hatred, fear, and militarism that […]

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