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The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water
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The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water

Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge. The amount of ice that melted on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the entire state of Florida in two inches of water. It’s the third instance of extreme melting on the continent in the past decade,…MORE

Auburn University giving $1,000 scholarships, prime parking and other prizes to fully-vaccinated students
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Auburn University giving $1,000 scholarships, prime parking and other prizes to fully-vaccinated students

Auburn University is giving away scholarships, unlimited meal plan upgrades, priority class registration and other perks to encourage students to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The Alabama school announced the program this week, as the state’s vaccination rate lags behind the rest of the United States. Only 34.2% of Alabama residents are fully vaccinated, according to…MORE

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick criminally charged for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago
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Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick criminally charged for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked by The Vatican in 2019 over sex abuse allegations, is now facing criminal charges in Massachusetts for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago, according to a court filing. According to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday, McCarrick is charged with three counts of indecent assault…MORE

5 things to know for July 29: Infrastructure, Covid-19, Capitol riot, Taliban, Cuba

5 things to know for July 29: Infrastructure, Covid-19, Capitol riot, Taliban, Cuba

Several key Covid relief projects are ending soon, which could leave millions with renewed financial risks including housing issues, unemployment, student loan payments and more. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your…MORE

This Florida mother has been living in her teen daughter’s ICU room for days, praying she survives Covid-19
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This Florida mother has been living in her teen daughter’s ICU room for days, praying she survives Covid-19

Agnes Velasquez remembers the last words her teen daughter said before Covid-19 severely attacked her respiratory system. “She told me that she loved me,” said Velasquez, who rushed her daughter to the hospital. Velasquez spoke with CNN on a video call from the ICU room where her 15-year-old daughter, Paulina, has been battling Covid-19 for…MORE

Alaskan coast 8.2 magnitude earthquake was the strongest one in decades, official says
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Alaskan coast 8.2 magnitude earthquake was the strongest one in decades, official says

The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Alaska’s coast Wednesday night was the strongest one since 1964, an official told CNN. The very strong quake was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. At 29 miles deep (46.7 km), the…MORE

A man was charged with hate crimes for attacks on Muslims in New York City
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A man was charged with hate crimes for attacks on Muslims in New York City

A man accused of anti-Muslim attacks in New York City was charged Wednesday with hate crimes by the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Naved Durrni, 30, faces charges of assault as a hate crime, menacing as a hate crime, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of a weapon in the recent physical and verbal attacks on Muslims…MORE

Larry Nassar has thousands of dollars in his prison account, but he’s only making minimum payments to his victims, court documents show
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Larry Nassar has thousands of dollars in his prison account, but he’s only making minimum payments to his victims, court documents show

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving a decades-long sentence in federal prison for sexual abuse, has been delinquent in his payments toward court-ordered criminal penalties, according to a new court filing. A motion filed Wednesday by the US Justice Department said that since Nassar’s incarceration, he had received deposits into…MORE

Suspect arrested in movie theater shooting that wounded TikTok star, killed teen

Suspect arrested in movie theater shooting that wounded TikTok star, killed teen

A man is in custody in connection with the shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left a woman dead and a well-known TikTok user in critical condition, police said Wednesday. Rylee Goodrich, 18, and Anthony Barajas, 19, were at a showing of “The Forever Purge” at a movie theater in Corona, California,…MORE

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