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  • For nearly 2 decades, Grand Canyon tourists were exposed to radiation beyond federal limit, safety manager says

    (CNN) — Uranium ore stored at the Grand Canyon National Park museum may have exposed visitors and workers to elevated levels of radiation, according to the park’s safety, health and wellness manager. Elston Stephenson told CNN that last summer he began asking multiple officials from the Park Service and Department of the Interior officials to warn workers and tourists that they had possibly been exposed to unsafe levels of radiation. After his requests were ignored he said he sent an email […]

  • Kentucky high school student in viral video with Native American elder sues Washington Post for $250 million

    PARK HILLS, Ky. — Attorneys for a Kentucky high school student who was at the center of a viral video controversy are suing the Washington Post, seeking $250 million in damages. The law firm Hemmer DeFrank Wessels on Tuesday wrote a post on its website that said attorneys Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry have filed the lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann against the newspaper for “compensatory and punitive damages.” “This is only the beginning,” the law firm said. Sandmann, a student at Covington […]

  • Former NFL player T.J. Cunningham fatally shot over parking spot, authorities say

    AURORA, Colo. – A former professional athlete turned assistant principal has died after being shot during a dispute over a parking spot, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. Anthony “T.J.” Cunningham, 46, was an NFL safety for the Seattle Seahawks during the 1996 season. Cunningham was the assistant principal at Hinkley High School in Colorado at the time of his death. According to the sheriff’s office, Cunningham was shot by a neighbor early Sunday and taken to a hospital […]

  • Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark 1st Amendment case

    WASHINGTON– Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday called for reconsideration of a landmark First Amendment precedent, criticizing the 1964 decision that the Constitution creates a higher barrier for public figures to claim libel. Thomas wrote alongside a court decision not to take up the case of a woman who accused Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct in 2014. He suggested that the seminal case New York Times v. Sullivan, holding that public figures have a higher burden to prove libel, […]

  • Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential bid

    WASHINGTON DC — After months of deliberation, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that he is running for president again in 2020. It will be Sanders’ second consecutive bid for the Democratic nomination after losing to Hillary Clinton in 2016. “What I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of — our belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics and town meetings — that’s […]

  • 16 states file lawsuit to stop Trump’s national emergency declaration

    SAN FRANCISCO, Cali.– Sixteen states on Monday evening filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. The group of states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. “We’re going to try to halt the President from violating the Constitution, the separation of powers, from stealing money from Americans and states that has been allocated by Congress, lawfully,” Becerra told CNN’s Kate Bolduan Monday. The attorneys […]

  • US accused of trying to block Chinese tech development

    BEIJING, China. — China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block the country’s industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems. And in a potential blow to the U.S.’s effort to rally its allies on the issue, British media reported that U.K. intelligence agencies found it’s possible to limit the security risks of using Chinese equipment in so-called 5G networks. The U.S. argues that […]

  • Man who claimed to be sailor in WWII Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

    George Mendonsa, who maintained for decades that he was the sailor in an iconic 1945 Times Square photo, dubbed “The Kiss,” that came to symbolize the end of World War II, has died, his family says. He was 95. The veteran died early Sunday in Newport, Rhode Island, just two days before his 96th birthday, daughter Sharon Molleur told CNN. He will be buried at St. Columba Cemetery in his hometown of Middletown, Rhode Island, she said. “When I look […]

  • Pack your bags! ‘Golden Girls’-themed cruise will set sail next year

    (CNN) — “Golden Girls” fans have been given the biggest gift, but they’ll have to get on board next winter to see the card attached. Picture this: A special Western Caribbean Cruise cruise celebrating the iconic sitcom has just been confirmed for next winter, and it includes a cheese cake party. The Golden Girls At Sea experience sets sails from Miami, Florida — where main characters Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia lived — on February 24, 2020 with stopovers at […]

  • Study finds screen time for kids under 2 has doubled

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Screen time has more than doubled for children under 2 years old since 1997, a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found, with time spent in front of a TV as the main driver despite a changing screen landscape. Researchers used parent diary data previously collected by the Child Development Supplement Panel Study of Income Dynamics at the University of Michigan, for which the first available year was 1997 and the latest was 2014. For children […]

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