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  • The Famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Burns

    PARIS — The spire atop the iconic Notre Dame cathedral collapsed amid a devastating fire at the Paris cathedral on Monday that has been burning for several hours. Flames and thick plumes of smoke billowed from the cathedral, including at the bell tower and up the spire, which is surrounded by scaffolding. The fire rapidly spread and took over the iconic cathedral as onlookers scrambled to get a view of the destruction, even as soot and cinder fell onto them. […]

  • Baby Whale Sighting Sparks Hope for the Future of an Endangered Species

    North Atlantic right whale calves are being spotted again this year, a small ray of light for one of the world’s most endangered large whale species. Two calves were spotted by the Center for Coastal Studies’ aerial survey team in New England’s Cape Cod Bay, bringing the number seen there to three for 2019, the center said last week. There are only about 411 of these whales left in the world, and last year, not a single calf was spotted, making researchers wonder […]

  • Louisiana Churches are Rebuilding After Fires and Ex-NFL Player Wants People to Know How They Can Help

    Benjamin Watson may have retired from the New Orleans Saints, but these days, he’s repping his community in other ways. The former NFL tight end spread the word about fundraising efforts for the three historically black churches that burned down in Louisiana’s St. Landry Parish in recent weeks. St. Mary Baptist Church in Porte Barre was set on fire March 26, followed by the Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas on April 2 and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on April 4. Authorities […]

  • 10 Critical Game of Thrones Details to Remember During the Final Season

    Nothing in “Game of Thrones” happens by accident. Petyr Baelish can’t just tell Sweet Robin that some men die on the privy without a toilet-bound Tywin Lannister getting two arrows to the gut a few episodes later. Maggy the Frog can’t just tell a young Cersei Lannister that she’ll have three royal children who will die without Cersei actually having three royal children who bite the dust in increasingly tragic ways. It means that in the final few episodes, basically […]

  • Bed Bath & Beyond to Close 40 Stores

    Bed Bath & Beyond is struggling, and its turnaround plan includes shutting down about 40 locations this year and testing new ideas with “lab” stores that sell more home decor and food products. Executives said this week that the company’s sales are still declining and it lost money last quarter. It expects to shutter more than 40 stores if the company cannot negotiate better lease terms at some locations — but the company also has plans to open 15 new locations. The […]

  • House Committee Sends New Letter to IRS Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns

    House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal is not backing down on his request for six years of the President Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns, he writes In a new letter sent Saturday to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. In a two-page letter, Neal writes that he believes his committee is well within its rights to see the President’s tax returns and that he expects a decision from the IRS within the next 10 days. “I expect a reply from the […]

  • No Decision Yet on Release of Video in Robert Kraft Prostitution Sting Case

    A Florida judge did not rule Friday on whether surveillance video will be released in the Robert Kraft prostitution sting case. Instead, Judge Leonard Hanser asked all parties to submit proposed orders in the case by Tuesday. The sting resulted in misdemeanor charges against Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots. Friday’s hearing at the Palm Beach County Courthouse took place after media outlets, including CNN, requested that video from the sting be released. The video allegedly shows Kraft receiving […]

  • Pentagon Transgender Ban Goes Into Effect

    The Pentagon’s controversial policy banning transgender recruits from joining the military went into effect on Friday. The Pentagon says the new policy does not affect transgender troops currently serving in the armed forces, a contention that’s strongly denied by advocates, who point to the potential for discrimination and harassment. The ban blocks individuals who have been diagnosed with a condition known as gender dysphoria from joining. Transgender individuals can serve, but only if they meet the standards of the sex […]

  • Disney+ Streaming Service Launching at $6.99 per Month

    Disney just showed everyone how it plans to beat Netflix: Create an exclusive home for some of the world’s most popular movies, shows and characters, and charge a shockingly low price for it. The company on Thursday unveiled its long-awaited streaming service, Disney+. It will cost just $6.99 per month — about half the price of a standard Netflix subscription. Disney+ has already sent waves through the media and entertainment world. “I’m sure this was a signal to Netflix and […]

  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Throwing Child From Third Floor Mall of America Balcony

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – A 5-year-old child suffered significant injuries when, according to witnesses, a man either threw or pushed the child from the third floor of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, police said Friday, Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts told reporters that police were called to the mall at 10:17 a.m. local time, and initial information suggested a child had fallen from the third level of the mall’s interior to the first level. Additional information from witnesses indicated […]

  • Georgetown Students Vote in Favor of Paying Reparations to the Descendants of the Slaves Who Made the School Possible

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Georgetown University might not be here today if the Maryland Society of Jesuits who oversaw the school hadn’t sold 272 slaves. The university was one of the Jesuits’ most ambitious projects. The revenue from the 1838 sale, which amounts to about $500,000 today, was used to sustain the school financially and pay off its debt. Now, some Georgetown students are trying to institute a reparations fund for the descendants of the slaves who were sold. A group […]

  • A 7-Eleven Owner Caught a Hungry Teen Shoplifting. Instead of Calling the Police, He Gave Him Food

    A 7-Eleven store owner was working in the back office when an employee alerted him to a possible shoplifter. Via the store’s security cameras, Jitendra Singh watched as a teen slyly pocketed items such as gum and candy. By the time Singh went into the main store area, the shoplifter was at the counter paying for a few items. “I asked him, ‘Take out whatever you have in your pocket,’ so he took out one of the items,” Singh told […]

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