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Hurricane season peaks today, and the Hurricane Center is watching 7 systems

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Atlantic hurricane season statistically peaks on September 10, and today seven systems are actively being watched. Two of them are named Paulette and Rene, and both are currently located over the central Atlantic O...

Virgin Hyperloop selects West Virginia as the future home of its new high-tech certification center

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Virgin Hyperloop is investing $ 500 million to build what could one day be the future of high-speed transportation. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice held a news conference on Friday along with Virgin Airlines founder...

University of Utah settles with family of murdered student Lauren McCluskey and renames its violence prevention center in her honor

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The University of Utah has settled two lawsuits with the parents of Lauren McCluskey, a 21-year-old student who was killed by an ex-boyfriend she had complained about to police more than 20 times. McCluskey's body w...

Why Georgia is about to become the center of the political universe

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No matter whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden winds up carrying the state of Georgia in the 2020 presidential race, the Peach State is already guaranteed to be the center of the political universe come early 2021. Wit...

‘We can’t keep it out’: Two dozen people died of Covid-19 in a Kentucky veterans center as infections in the community surged

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At least 24 veterans have died of Covid-19 and more than 80 have been infected since an outbreak last month at Kentucky's Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, the state's governor said Friday. Of the total 86 infections i...

New York City’s Rockefeller Center gets its Christmas tree

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Even in a year where the global pandemic has drastically disrupted everything from grocery shopping to weddings, some traditions stay the same -- like a Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. And on Saturday morning,...

Earth is 2,000 light years closer to supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy than we thought

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A new map of the Milky Way by Japanese space experts has put Earth 2,000 light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. This map has suggested that the center of the Milky Way, and th...

‘The Lord of the Rings’ cast is crowdfunding to buy J.R.R. Tolkien’s home and turn it into a literary center

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J.R.R. Tolkien's home in Oxford, England, is where Middle Earth was made. Where Bilbo Baggins first met Gandalf, and orcs and elves and hobbits sparred while one ring threatened to rule them all. The house on North...

Undercover cops dressed as Santa and his elf fight crime at a California shopping center

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Cops dressed as Santa Claus and his elf jumped into action when they saw car being stolen, said police in Riverside, California. The undercover police officer and detective were outside a busy shopping center on Th...

Woman at center of Veterans Affair sexual assault report: VA ‘abandoned their responsibility to protect those who they serve’

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A congressional staffer who alleged she had been sexually assaulted at a government-run veterans hospital said Wednesday that the department was actively turning a blind eye to issues of sexual assault. "VA is fully...

A former White supremacist store and Ku Klux Klan meeting space is being turned into a community center to promote healing

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A South Carolina preacher and local resident are turning what once was a Ku Klux Klan meeting place into a community center dedicated to educating and fighting against racial injustice. Deep in Laurens stands the h...

WHO team heads to China bat lab at the center of coronavirus conspiracies

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Hong Kong A team of World Health Organization investigators in Wuhan are visiting a laboratory Wednesday that has been the focus of conspiracies and speculation about the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO ...

After the deadly shooting at Minnesota clinic, health care center says ‘our hearts were broken’

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For both patients and staff, the shooting at a Minnesota healthcare center that killed one person and wounded four others has been traumatic, the center said in a statement. "Our hearts were broken," Allina Health s...

3 reasons why a ‘center right’ party will never work

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The news was intriguing: A group of 120 Republicans held a meeting in the last week to talk about the possibility of forming a "center right" party or a new faction within the GOP to signal a clear break from former...

Founder of LGBTQI center shut down in Ghana says he fears for his safety

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A recently-opened center for the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana, has been shut down after it was raided by security forces in the West African country Wednesday. Alex Kofi Donkor, who heads the center named 'LGBT+ Righ...

Black celebrities show support for LGBTQ community in Ghana after raid on center

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Black celebrities are urging Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo to work with LGBTQ community leaders after security forces raided and shut down an LGBTQ center in the West African country's capital last week. Actors ...

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