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Mask policies across the US are rapidly changing. Here’s what worries experts about that

In the past week, America took two big steps closer to a semblance of the normalcy we’ve longed for. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration expanded its emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include people 12 to 15 years old. And on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced fully…

It’s easy to nod off to ‘sleep stories.’ Making them is hard

Elizabeth Skipper, a freelance copywriter in Cincinnati, has done something that might make a lot of people jealous. She’s gone to bed with Idris Elba dozens of times. No, not in the flesh. Skipper drifts off to sleep at night listening to Elba’s deep baritone narrating a story via the Calm app on her phone.…

How to watch the MTV Movie & TV awards

The MTV Movie & TV Awards, a popular vote and popcorn trophy celebration of the best entertainment of the year, will take place Sunday. The Elizabeth Olsen-led Disney+ series “Wandavision” leads with five nominations. Other top nominees are “Emily in Paris” and “The Boys,” with four nominations each, and “Bridgerton” with three nods. On Monday,…

Mandatory wildfire evacuations are ordered for parts of western Los Angeles County

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the area near Topanga Canyon due to the Palisades Fire, a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Saturday night. The area affected, at Topanga State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, is approximately 20 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. Approximately 750 acres have burned and…

Kobe Bryant among Class of 2020 officially inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant was officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020 on Saturday night. “I wish my husband was here to accept this incredible award,” Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, said at the ceremony, as she was joined onstage by basketball legend Michael Jordan. “He and Gigi…

Media offices destroyed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza

The Associated Press, Al Jazeera, and media advocacy groups are demanding answers after an Israeli airstrike destroyed a building with offices belonging to news outlets in Gaza on Saturday. The Israeli Defense Forces said the building contained “Hamas military intelligence assets.” The IDF accused Hamas of treating the journalists as “human shields.” But the blowback…

Tiger missing in Houston turned in to authorities, police say

The nine-month old Bengal tiger that has been missing for days in Houston was found Saturday and was transferred to the appropriate authorities, officials said. “We are happy to report that the missing tiger seen in a Houston neighborhood last week has been found and appears to be unharmed,” Houston police tweeted. Houston Police Commander…

Space Force commander fired after comments made on conservative podcast

A Space Force lieutenant colonel has been removed from his command after appearing on a conservative podcast criticizing the United States military. Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier joined The Steve Gruber show to discuss his new book, “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military,” which alleges that Marxist ideologies are…

Arizona mother charged with murder after her two children are found dead in Tempe

The mother of two children who were found dead in a Tempe, Arizona, apartment has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in their deaths, police said Saturday. Police found a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy dead in the apartment after the children’s mother flagged down an officer about 7 a.m. and told…

Rombauer wins Preakness Stakes

Rombauer was the first horse to cross the finish line on Saturday at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Child reporter who interviewed President Obama dies at age 23

Damon Weaver, who as a child landed an interview with President Barack Obama in 2009, has died at the age of 23, according to a medical examiner. At age 11, Weaver was selected to meet and interview President Obama at the White House to ask questions primarily about education. Weaver died on May 1, according…

US condemns ‘atrocities’ in Tigray and calls for those responsible to be ‘held to account’ after CNN investigation

The US has condemned Eritrea and Ethiopia for coordinating their troops to close off a key aid route to Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region, following an exclusive CNN investigation published earlier this week that found that Eritrean soldiers were blocking critical humanitarian aid to starving and wounded civilians. In a statement on Saturday, US Secretary of…

Union Pacific train derails in southern Minnesota

A Union Pacific train derailed Saturday afternoon in Albert Lea, Minnesota, according to local authorities. No injuries have been reported among the crew, according to the rail operator. The 50-car train was traveling by Goose Lake when the accident happened, per the Albert Lea Police Department, about 10 miles north of the state border with…

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