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Amazon Prime Day is actually a bummer for these sellers

Amazon Prime Day is typically one of the best days of the year for Keababies, which sells baby care and maternity products on its web site. Last October, Keababies racked up around $500,000 in revenue during the two-day event, said co-founder Ivan Ong. Drawn by the steep discounts Keababies offered to customers on Prime Day,…

Sanders says he wants an infrastructure package with a larger price tag

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said it’s urgent that Democrats work toward an infrastructure package with a larger price tag that addresses climate change and other related issues. “I sometimes think we get boggled down in numbers and that’s important, but we’ve got to look at what the needs are of the American people, what’s…

Houston deputy’s wife and stepchild shot by gunman inside their apartment, police say

An off-duty deputy’s wife and his 4-year-old stepdaughter were shot early Sunday morning when a gunman forced entry into their Houston, Texas, home and opened fire, according to Police Chief Troy Finner. At about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Houston police responded to an “officer assist” call on West Dallas Street where the suspect, described as a…

Danica Roem’s message to LGBTQ youth: ‘You have to care’ about politics

It was a moment captured for the history books. Danica Roem, on her knees with her face in her hands, crying. It was 2017 and she had just become the first state lawmaker who identifies as transgender elected in Virginia. She will always be the first, but four years later, she is no longer the…

Traffic deaths jump for Black Americans who couldn’t afford to stay home during Covid

Traffic deaths soared in 2020 despite Americans driving less due to the pandemic, and Black Americans bore a disproportionate share of the increase in fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated earlier this month that 38,680 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2020, the largest projected number of deaths since 2007, despite a…

The US economy is never going back to ‘normal’

The US economy has come a long way since last year’s devastating downturn. But a return to “normal” may not be possible. The Back-to-Normal Index created by CNN Business and Moody’s Analytics stands at 93% as of June 18, a new pandemic-era high. The index is comprised of 37 national and seven state-level indicators that track…

Astronauts begin spacewalk to install solar panels on International Space Station

Space is hard — and no one understands that better than astronauts. After facing “technical delays” during a spacewalk on Wednesday, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet are conducting a second spacewalk Sunday to continue the installation of new solar arrays. The panels will help provide a power boost to…

Why becoming a stay-at-home dad was the best decision I ever made

When people ask me why I am a stay-at-home dad, I’ve usually been pretty busy. One time I was wiping dried formula off my shirt. Another time I was chasing a potty-training toddler into the wrong bathroom, and I remember another time when I was helping at the school carnival. Thirteen years after my wife…

1 person is killed and at least 5 are wounded in an Oakland, CA, shooting, police say

One person was killed and at least five others were wounded in a shooting Saturday evening near Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, according to police. When the shooting occurred at around 6:20 p.m., resources from the Oakland Police Department (OPD) were already in the area monitoring for public safety as a crowd of approximately 1,000…

They lost their loved ones to Covid. Then they heard from them again

They never ran out of things to talk about. It was obvious from the start. He was a brawny former Maine lobsterman with a booming baritone. She was a redhead with freckles from Wisconsin who worked in corporate recruiting. They talked about everything from sci-fi movies and her love for the rock group Bon Jovi…

Covid-19 pandemic magnifies workforce crisis in veterinary field

Madison Vollbracht says she burned out after five years working as a veterinary technician. Her work was already grueling before the Covid-19 pandemic — staff shortages, long hours, little pay and no overtime. But the pandemic sparked a dramatic increase in pet adoptions, “Covid puppies and kittens,” as Vollbracht calls them, as well as a…

1 person is dead after a truck hit pedestrians at a Florida Pride parade

Two pedestrians at a Pride parade near Miami on Saturday were hit by a truck, leaving one dead and the other injured, according to police. “Both males were taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where one was pronounced deceased,” said Fort Lauderdale Police Department detective Ali Adamson at a Saturday night press conference. The second…

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