Honeymoon couple stranded by coronavirus returns home by hitching 5,000-mile ride on Antarctic fishing boat

A New Zealand couple who became stranded in March on their honeymoon because of the coronavirus pandemic has finally returned home – after hitching a more than 5,000-mile ride on an Antarctic fishing boat. Feeonaa Clifton now says she wants to hug her children and have a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate following the monthlong journey she embarked on with her husband Neville, which began in the Falkland Islands off […]

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96-year-old Italian man, a WWII veteran, becomes country’s oldest graduate

An Italian man became the nation’s oldest graduate after passing his final exams at the age of 96, Reuters reported. World War II veteran Giuseppe Paterno completed his undergraduate degree in history and philosophy from the University of Palermo. Giuseppe Paterno, 96, Italy’s oldest student, has breakfast in his kitchen, two days before he graduates […]

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U.A.E. Becomes First Arab Nation to Open a Nuclear Power Plant

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United Arab Emirates became the first Arab country to open a nuclear power plant on Saturday, raising concerns about the long-term consequences of introducing more nuclear programs to the Middle East. Two other countries in the region — Israel and Iran — already have nuclear capabilities. Israel has an unacknowledged nuclear […]

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Matt Dumba kneels; NHL puts focus on Black Lives Matter movement

Minnesota’s Matt Dumba on Saturday became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between the Oilers and Blackhawks in Edmonton, Canada. Dumba knelt at center ice while fellow Black players Malcolm Subban of Chicago and Darnell Nurse of Edmonton each stood with […]

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Eddie Shack, Feisty Wing for Powerful Maple Leafs, Dies at 83

Eddie Shack, a colorful, pugnacious wing who became a fan favorite at Maple Leaf Gardens playing for Toronto’s four Stanley Cup championship teams of the 1960s, and who remained in the public eye as a pitchman on Canadian television sporting a cowboy hat and flowing mustache, died on Saturday in Toronto. He was 83. Shack’s […]

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Wisconsin being added to Chicago’s travel quarantine order, Lightfoot says

Wisconsin on Monday became the latest state added to Chicago’s travel advisory for COVID-19. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Indiana is not quite there yet, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, but that state is being closely watched. Wisconsin will become the 19th state on Chicago’s 14-day quarantine list, and Indiana is being closely watched, Mayor Lori Lightfoot […]

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Israel moves toward outlawing ‘conversion therapy,’ potentially becoming first Middle East country to do so

Israel became the first country in the Middle East Wednesday to take a step toward outlawing so-called “gay conversion” therapy on Wednesday. The bill, introduced by the left-wing Meretz party, opposition lawmaker Nitzan Horowitz, was approved by Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, in a vote of 42 to 36, according to AFP. It still needs to […]

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Amid a Pandemic, Supporters Hope John Lewis Can Still Lie in State in the Capitol

When Representative Elijah E. Cummings became the first Black lawmaker to lie in state in the Capitol last fall, the public poured into the Rotunda, a choir from Morgan State University sang and admirers cried and hugged. That was before the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. Now, with the Capitol closed to tourists, and those allowed […]

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Smithsonian Chief Says He Will Look Into Staff Complaint of Racism

Lonnie G. Bunch III, who last year became the first Black secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, said in an interview Wednesday that is he reviewing complaints in a letter sent by former employees and board members of its National Museum of African Art that described it as a bad place for Black employees. “This is […]

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Sara Gideon Wins Nomination to Challenge Susan Collins in Maine

WASHINGTON — Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, on Tuesday formally became the Democratic nominee to challenge Senator Susan Collins of Maine, wielding a formidable war chest in a race that could determine whether Republicans retain control of the Senate in November. Ms. Gideon, backed by the Senate Democratic campaign arm […]

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Additional $600 a week in jobless benefits about to expire

The additional $600 a week in jobless benefits that became available to those collecting unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic is slated to expire at the end of the month, even as states across the country begin to see a surge in positive cases of COVID-19 triggering further lockdowns and potential layoffs. The Trump administration is […]

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She Found Her Voice in a W.N.B.A. Locker Room, Then Used It in Sweden

Four years ago, the Liberty became one of the first professional sports franchises to make a unified on-court statement against police brutality and racial injustice. Even before Colin Kaepernick drew widespread attention for kneeling during the N.F.L. preseason later that summer, the Liberty took the court for a game wearing black shirts that said #BlackLivesMatter. […]

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Democrats and Republicans criticize Trump for commuting Roger Stone’s prison sentence

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., became the latest lawmaker to criticize President Trump for commuting the prison sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday. Schiff, whose contentious relationship with the president has played out on Capitol Hill and on Twitter, called Trump’s commutation of Stone’s sentence “offensive” and argued that the […]

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Goya Foods Boycott Takes Off After Its President Praises Trump

Goya Foods, whose products are a staple of American households, became the target of a boycott and considerable backlash on Friday after its leader praised President Trump during a visit to the White House. Bob Unanue, the president of Goya Foods, was at the White House on Thursday to announce that the company would donate […]

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California, After Riding a Boom, Reckons With Hard Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — When California shut down its economy in March, it became a model for painful but aggressive action to counter the new coronavirus. The implicit trade-off was that a lot of upfront pain would help slow the spread, allowing the state to reopen sooner and more triumphantly than places that failed to act […]

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California first state to sue Trump administration over new international student visa rules

California became the first state to sue the Trump administration over a new visa rule that says international students must leave the United States if all their classes are online, the state’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday. The suit, which is supported by California State University (CSU) and California Community Colleges officials, claims it […]

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Naya Rivera: 5 Things To Know About ‘Glee’ Actress Presumed Dead After Boating Day With Son

Naya Rivera became headline news overnight when she vanished after a day out on a lake with her 4-year-old son. Sadly, she is now presumed dead, and authorities are now searching for her body. Update 12:30 pm EST: Multiple outlets are reporting that the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office believes Naya Rivera is dead. In light of […]

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Supreme Court rules criminal cases from historical tribal land cannot be handled by Oklahoma state prosecutors

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a 5-4 decision that when Oklahoma became a state in 1906, Creek tribal lands within its borders never lost their reservation status, and therefore under the Major Crimes Act criminal cases stemming from that area can only be handled in federal courts, not state ones. The case was brought by […]

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Naya Rivera: 5 Things To Know About ‘Glee’ Actress Who Is Missing After Boating Day With Son

Naya Rivera became headline news overnight when she vanished after a day out on a lake with her 4-year-old son. Millions of people are praying for Naya Rivera, 33, after the former Glee star went missing on July 8, 2020. She rented a pontoon boat around 1:00pm local time to take out on Lake Piru […]

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Ivy League calls off fall sports due to the coronavirus

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to say it will not play sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told the Associated Press. The league left open the possibility of moving some fall sports to the spring if the outbreak is better […]

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Hong Kong protester first to be charged under new security law is denied bail

A man caught carrying a sign with the message “Liberate Hong Kong” became the first person charged under its controversial new security law – and he has been denied bail, reports say. Tong Ying-kit, 23, was arrested last week after video purportedly showed him driving his motorcycle into numerous police officers during a protest against the legislation imposed by China, according to […]

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Ivanka Trump Dragged For Asking People To ‘Wear A Mask’ On July 4th: ‘Tell Your Father’

Ivanka Trump became an easy target yet again for trolls to go after after she recommended people wear a mask on the 4th of July. Eek. Ivanka Trump, 38, who has a history of saying or doing things that constantly get a ton of backlash, continued with that tradition in her latest tweet posted on […]

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Court record shows St. Louis couple pulled gun before

O’The white St. Louis couple who became internationally famous for standing guard with guns outside their mansion during a protest have pulled a gun before in defense of their property, according to an affidavit in an ongoing case. As demonstrators marched near the Renaissance palazzo-style home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Sunday, video posted […]

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