Category Archives: CNN – US

Why tick season could be worse in the summer of Covid-19

After more than three months of shutdowns, mandatory quarantines, self-imposed exile from society and working from home, nature-lovers looking for a well-earned breath of fresh air could face a possible collision course between coronavirus and tick-borne illnesses this summer. A “perfect storm,” warns Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven biology professor and group director…MORE

Teen’s coronavirus-themed prom dress made of duct tape is a work of art

In January, 18-year-old Peyton Manker embarked on her journey to make a prom dress entirely out of duct tape for a contest to win a scholarship. After weeks of working on her submission, the Covid-19 outbreak not only canceled her prom but altered the course of her senior year. Manker was not deterred by the…MORE

Baltimore protesters toppled a Christopher Columbus statue and threw it in a harbor

While much of the country celebrated Independence Day Saturday, protesters in Baltimore toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the Inner Harbor, CNN affiliate WBAL reported. Louis Krauss, who shared video of the toppling, said there were at least 300 people gathered at the scene. “After it toppled over the statue broke…MORE

Protest briefly halted Brooklyn-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York

A protest march on Saturday led to the temporary closure of all Brooklyn-bound lanes on New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge, officials say. “Due to protest activity, all Brooklyn-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge are closed. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time,” NYC Emergency Management said on its verified Twitter account Saturday evening.…MORE

Florida inmates will comfort dogs frightened by Fourth of July fireworks

Florida inmates will comfort dogs frightened by Fourth of July fireworks

For most people, the Fourth of July means cookouts, sunny afternoons by the pool, and evenings full of fireworks. But for dogs, the loud bangs can be a nightmare. That’s why some inmates in Brevard County Jail in Florida, are spending this Independence Day comforting homeless dogs frightened by fireworks and other loud noises. To…MORE

A rare case of brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida

A rare case of brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida

A case of a rare, brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. The Florida Department of Health on Friday announced the confirmed case of Naegleria fowleri — a microscopic single-celled amoeba that can infect and destroy the brain. It’s usually fatal, the DOH said. Since 1962, there have only been 37 reported cases of the…MORE

Frederick Douglass’ descendants recite his famous speech about July 4th

Frederick Douglass’ descendants recite his famous speech about July 4th

For the Fourth of July, Frederick Douglass‘ descendants read excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Douglass, an abolitionist who fought for social reform in the 1800s, delivered the speech on July 5, 1852 at an Independence Day celebration, pointing out the hypocrisy in the holiday and in…MORE

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