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21 people were shot, including one fatally, after large gathering in Washington, DC

21 people were shot, including one fatally, after large gathering in Washington, DC

A teenager was killed and 20 others, including an off-duty police officer, were shot at a large gathering in southeast Washington, DC, early Sunday, officials said. DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said multiple shooters carried out the attack that killed 17-year-old Christopher Brown. 20 other people suffered gunshot wounds, according to police spokeswoman Brianna Jordan.…MORE

Two police officers in Georgia put on leave after shooting at minors

Two police officers in Georgia are on administrative leave after shooting at five minors during a vehicle stop Saturday morning. The officers are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, a news release from Waycross Police said. Waycross is in south Georgia. No one was injured or killed in the shooting, but a…MORE

Couple restores antique sewing machine to make face masks

Couple restores antique sewing machine to make face masks

After sitting idle for several decades, a nearly 100-year-old sewing machine has been put to good use during the Covid-19 pandemic. Giselle Williams’ hairstyling and knitting businesses came to a standstill during the coronavirus lockdown. Mask shortages in their community of Arvada, Colorado, prompted her to put her time and talents toward sewing masks. In…MORE

A retirement community shoots for 1,006 cards for a woman turning 106

A retirement community shoots for 1,006 cards for a woman turning 106

106 cards for 106 years of life. That was the goal set by Our Lady of the Valley Retirement Community for Venus Tucker, a resident who’s turning 106 years on August 13. Tucker is the oldest resident at the Roanoke, Virginia, community. And the facility had to resort to celebrating this way since the pandemic…MORE

Everything you need to know about Shark Week 2020

Everything you need to know about Shark Week 2020

We hope you’re not afraid of sharks, because the annual week of shark obsession has arrived. The Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week series has officially begun. With more than 20 hours of shark programming this week, here’s a sample of what you can sink your teeth into: Sunday (August 9) “Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off”…MORE

6 injured in Philadelphia shooting, police say

6 injured in Philadelphia shooting, police say

Six people were shot in Philadelphia Saturday night, including a pregnant woman, police said. Three women, ages 59, 24 and 18, were taken to a hospital and are in stable condition, the Philadelphia Police Department said, and the unborn baby is healthy. Three teenaged boys, two 18-year-olds and one 17-year-old, were also shot, police said.…MORE

Remains recovered from New Orleans hotel, almost 10 months after collapse

Remains recovered from New Orleans hotel, almost 10 months after collapse

The remains of a construction worker have been recovered from the collapsed Hard Rock hotel in New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Saturday, 10 months after the disaster. Quinnyon Wimberly, 36, was one of three construction workers killed in October, though only one body was recovered at the time. Wimberly’s family was at the wreckage…MORE

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

Schools are reopening, amusement parks are welcoming back visitors, and outdoor dining is the new way to eat out. But despite the signs that life is returning back to normal, the coronavirus pandemic has gone nowhere. That’s why a group of researchers at Duke University created a simple technique to analyze the effectiveness of various…MORE

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