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A farmer planted over 2 million sunflowers to provide a respite during this rough year

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Everyone could use a little sunshine in their life right now, so a Wisconsin farmer decided that's what he was going to do, and planted more than 2 million sunflowers in his fields. Scott Thompson's family has been...

British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran could face extra year in prison

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A British-Iranian mother and charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could face an additional year in an Iranian prison as new charges are filed against her, her lawyer has said. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was detained...

Barbados will drop Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state next year, government announces

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London Barbados will remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic by next year, its government has announced, making it the first country to drop the monarch in nearly three decades. The Carib...

Old Navy president: Why CEOs should pay their employees to work the polls this year

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In a year filled with pandemic and election madness, the Jewish New Year allows for a time to reflect and renew

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Can this year just stop already? It's a thought ricocheting around the world as we cope with Covid-19, quarantena, wildfires and hurricanes. Now it can. Rosh Hashanah, which marks the Jewish New Year, begins Frida...

More people were killed in Louisville this year than ever before in the city’s history

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After four people were shot and killed over a bloody weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, the city reached a new record -- 121 murders so far this year. The number of homicides is the most the city has ever seen, accordo...

Why this year will be the first time Mike Tyson will vote

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Mike Tyson, 54, has never voted before. He's changing that this election year. "This will be my 1st time voting," Tyson said in a tweet Tuesday. "I never thought I could because of my felony record. I'm proud to fi...

Un anno di viaggi in metropolitana gratuiti per un uomo che ha inseguito e catturato il sospetto di deragliamento del treno

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Dopo aver inseguito e catturato un sospetto presumibilmente responsabile del deragliamento di un treno della metropolitana, un uomo ottiene un anno di corse gratuite, ha detto mercoledì la Metropolitan Transportation Authority. "Le azioni di Rikien Wilder per ...

Maryland man sentenced to 1 year in jail for holding large parties, violating state’s Covid-19 rules

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A Maryland man was sentenced to a year in jail for holding two large parties and violating the state's order against large gatherings, according to the Charles County state's attorney's office. Shawn Marshall Myer...

Islamic New Year Fast Facts

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Here is a look at the Islamic New Year. For followers of Islam in the western hemisphere, the next New Year begins on the evening of August 9, 2021. The exact date can vary depending on method used to determine star...

A Florida city is having a swan sale because it costs $10,000 per year to feed them

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Attention, all swan lovers. Officials in Lakeland, Florida, are making plans for a swan sale in the weeks ahead. The reason for the unusual event? The city spends $ 10,000 a year feeding and caring for them. Il...

California wildfires have burned more than 4 million acres this year

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Wildfires across California have burned "well over" 4 million acres so far this year, the state's fire agency said Sunday. Cal Fire said in a statement that more than 16,500 firefighters are trying to contain 23 maj...

The US could see the fewest recorded deaths from lightning strikes this year

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In a year of increasingly bleak headlines, here's one uplifting piece of news: The US is on track to experience the fewest recorded deaths from lightning strikes in a single year. Fourteen people have died from lig...

This 102-year-old retired teacher has never missed voting in an election. Here’s why she wants you to vote this year

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Bea Lumpkin is 102 years old and has never missed an election as long as she's been eligible to vote. Not even a global pandemic could stop her from voting in this one. Lumpkin, a former Chicago public school teac...

Canada will ban single-use plastic items by the end of next year

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Travelers to Canada should not expect to see some everyday plastic items starting next year. The country plans to ban single-use plastics -- checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery and even foodw...

Covid-19, thanks for the bad hair year

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This hasn't just been a bad hair day, it has been a bad hair year. Some people have gone months (or what looks like decades) without a haircut. But as autumn rolls around, many are finally seeking professional help...