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This School District Erased All Holiday Names After Dropping Columbus Day

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Some institutions have dropped the name Columbus Day or switched to celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day. One New Jersey school district came up with a new solution: eliminate all holiday names.

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Israel Has Become The 1st Country To Ban The Sale Of Most Fur Clothing

Monday, June 14, 2021

Israel has become the first country to outlaw the controversial clothing material that opponents say leads to the slaughter of millions of animals each year.

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U.S. Farmers Of Color Were About To Get Loan Forgiveness. Now The Program Is On Hold

Friday, June 11, 2021

A new federal program created by the Biden administration to reverse years of economic discrimination against U.S. farmers of color has ground to a halt.

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Darnella Frazier, Who Filmed George Floyd's Murder, Wins An Honorary Pulitzer

Friday, June 11, 2021

Committee officials who give out the prestigious prize in journalism and the arts said Frazier's recording highlighted "the crucial role of citizens in journalists' quests for truth and justice."

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El Salvador Plans To Use Electricity Generated From Volcanoes To Mine Bitcoin

Friday, June 11, 2021

Bitcoin mining has taken a lot of heat for being harmful to the environment since it requires massive amounts of electricity to generate the invisible currency.

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A Nun Stole $835,000 From A School To Feed A Gambling Habit, Prosecutors Say

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, agreed to plead guilty to one count of money laundering and one count of wire fraud. The federal charges carry a maximum prison term of 40 years.

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See The Stunning Photos Of This Morning's 'Ring Of Fire' Solar Eclipse

Thursday, June 10, 2021

If you didn't wake up early enough to see Thursday's solar eclipse yourself, photographers from the U.S. to Asia to Europe snapped images of the striking astronomical event.

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What Causes The Northern Lights? Scientists Finally Know For Sure

Thursday, June 10, 2021

An article suggests the natural light show starts when disturbances on the sun pull on Earth's magnetic field, creating cosmic waves that launch electrons into the atmosphere to form the aurora.

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How To See The 'Ring Of Fire' Today

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Early risers across the Northern Hemisphere will be able to see an eclipse Thursday morning when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.

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A U.S.-Funded Study Of Whales' Hearing Is Going Ahead Despite Concerns For The Whales

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

An international team of scientists is preparing to trap a dozen baleen whales off the coast of Norway and conduct hearing tests on them. It could inform decisions on military and business projects.

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An Officer Admits To Rape And Kidnapping Of Sarah Everard In A Case That Drew Outrage

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Police constable Wayne Couzens, 48, also took responsibility for Everard's death but did not enter a formal plea on a murder charge in the 33-year-old marketing executive's killing.

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New Jersey Is Closing Its Only Women's Prison After Rampant Abuse By Guards

Monday, June 07, 2021

The announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy came as the state released a report about brutal cell extractions this year that left prisoners with injuries ranging from scratches to a fractured eye socket.

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Fisher-Price Ignored Safety Warnings Even After Infants Started Dying, Report Finds

Monday, June 07, 2021

At least 50 infants died in the Rock 'n Play inclined sleeper over a decade before Fisher-Price recalled it in 2019. Company officials said they believed the product was safe when used correctly.

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Fisher-Price Recalls Baby Gliders And Soothers After Four Infant Deaths

Friday, June 04, 2021

Officials recalled the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soother and the 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Glider, and urged consumers to stop using them immediately.

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Vanessa Bryant Says Nike, Without Consent, Made Shoes She Designed To Honor Her Child

Friday, June 04, 2021

The widow of the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant says she decided not to sell the shoe she designed to honor her late daughter, Gianna, yet has seen photos of people in possession of the sneaker.

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United Airlines Wants to Revive Supersonic Travel. But What About Climate Change?

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Boom Supersonic's Overture is designed to travel twice as fast as current airliners and complete transcontinental flights in roughly half the time. Passenger flights are expected to begin in 2029.

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Why NASA Is Blasting Water Bears And Bobtail Squid Into Space

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The animals are being launched into the cosmos as NASA researchers attempt to learn more about how the conditions of spaceflight can affect biological organisms and, by extension, future astronauts.

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A Virginia Teacher Was Put On Leave After Opposing New Rights For Trans Students

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The policy would allow transgender and gender-expansive students to use names and pronouns outside their legal names. The teacher said doing so violates his religious beliefs.

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A Military Drone With A Mind Of Its Own Was Used In Combat, U.N. Says

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Autonomous drones can fly themselves to a specific location, pick their own targets and kill without the assistance of a remote human operator. The U.N. says such a drone was in the air in March 2020.

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New York Gallery Hosting A Tulsa Race Massacre Exhibit Is Vandalized With White Paint

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Black Wall Street Gallery in SoHo says someone smeared white paint on the gallery's glass facade in what the owners call a hate crime. The NYPD says it is investigating.

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