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Victoria's Secret features its first model with Down syndrome

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Sofía Jirau is part of a new Victoria's Secret campaign that launched Thursday and features 17 other women. The model, who is also Latina, said it was a "dream come true."

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Space junk piece set to hit the moon is likely from a Chinese rocket, not SpaceX

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Astronomers noticed it was unlikely the piece of space junk was from the Falcon 9 launch in 2015, due to the gap between the rocket's trajectory and object.

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Biden warns Putin of a decisive response if Russia invades Ukraine

Saturday, February 12, 2022

The two leaders spoke by phone for roughly an hour after the State Department ordered most of its embassy staff in Kyiv to leave. U.S. officials are concerned a Russian invasion is imminent.

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California sues Tesla over alleged rampant discrimination against Black employees

Friday, February 11, 2022

California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that Black employees at Tesla's Fremont plant in the state have faced racism and harassment.

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Truckers may try to disrupt Super Bowl and the State of the Union, DHS memo says

Thursday, February 10, 2022

A Department of Homeland Security memo says truckers protesting vaccine requirements are planning a potential disruption at the Super Bowl in Los Angeles and the State of the Union in Washington, D.C.

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Bill that would give the U.S. Postal Service a major overhaul moves to the Senate

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The embattled USPS has been losing billions of dollars annually in recent years. The bill, which focuses on cutting health care costs, would result in $50 billion in savings over 10 years.

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A piece of space junk the size of a school bus is barreling straight toward the moon

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Astronomers predict that on March 4th, a piece of a rocket launched in 2015 will crash into the moon. It's believed to be first time something man-made has accidentally crashed into the moon.

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A winter storm piles snow and causes dangerous conditions along the East Coast

Saturday, January 29, 2022

A bomb cyclone is storming the East Coast, leaving close to 100,000 without power as of Sunday night Blizzard conditions in New England are dropping 2 feet of snow in some areas.

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The Australian Open hasn't seen an Australian singles winner in 43 years — until now

Saturday, January 29, 2022

On Saturday, 25-year-old Ash Barty brought Australia its first singles home win in the Open since the 1978 edition. The final game for the men's singles will be played on Sunday.

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Ozzie, the world's oldest male gorilla, dies at 61

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Ozzie was experiencing symptoms such as decreased appetite, facial swelling and weakness in the past week. He was found deceased on Tuesday at the Atlanta zoo, where he lived since 1988.

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A Black man jailed instead of a white male felon with a similar name is suing police

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Nevada police thought Shane Lee Brown, who is Black, was Shane Neal Brown, who is white, taller and roughly twice as old. Now, Shane Lee Brown has filed suit, seeking $500,000 in damages.

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90 tons of U.S. military aid arrives in Ukraine as border tensions with Russia rise

Saturday, January 22, 2022

The aid, which includes ammunition, is part of a $200 million package that President Biden approved in December and is meant for Ukraine's front-line defenders should Russia choose to invade.

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Thousands gather for the March for Life protest, as Supreme Court weighs Roe v. Wade

Friday, January 21, 2022

The annual march in Washington, D.C., occurs around the anniversary of the Roe decision. This year, as the Supreme Court considers overturning some of its protections, protesters say they feel hope.

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New Mexico is calling on the National Guard to fill in as substitute teachers

Friday, January 21, 2022

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a new initiative to help schools and child care facilities that are experiencing "extreme" staffing shortages. The plan also taps state employees.

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Families are in distress after the first month without the expanded child tax credit

Friday, January 21, 2022

January is the first month since July 2021 that more than 36 million families in the U.S. did not receive money from the expanded child tax credit program. For some, the consequences are already dire.

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Virginia Beach Police used forged DNA reports to get confessions, investigation finds

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The state's attorney general's office said officers would present to suspects documents with forged letterhead and contact information and, in two cases, a signature from a made-up employee.

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Clyde Bellecourt, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, dies of cancer at 85

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Bellecourt died on Tuesday night in Minneapolis, where more than 50 years ago he helped launch the American Indian Movement.

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Shoba Narayan's fight for South Asian representation began long before Jasmine

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Cast as Aladdin's first South Asian Princess Jasmine in 2021, Shoba Narayan has been committed to bringing her cultural background to the character and the show.

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NASA's James Webb telescope completes its final unfolding in space

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Considered the most powerful telescope in space, the James Webb telescope has completed its deployment process. It will still be five months before it will start picking up images.

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FDA shortens the wait time between Moderna vaccine and booster to 5 months

Friday, January 07, 2022

Now, both the Pfizer and the Moderna booster shots can be given five months after the second dose of vaccine — down from six months.

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