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All US federal prisons on temporary lockdown ahead of Biden inauguration

All US federal prisons on temporary lockdown ahead of Biden inauguration

Federal prisons across the United States have been placed under temporary lockdown ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced Saturday that it is securing all institutions “in light of current events occurring around the country.” “There is no specific information that triggered this decision,” the statement said. “This action is…MORE

Baby giraffe dies at Nashville Zoo after being stepped on by mother

Baby giraffe dies at Nashville Zoo after being stepped on by mother

The Nashville Zoo is grieving the unexpected loss of a newborn Masai giraffe. The first-time mother, Nasha, 6, gave birth to a healthy calf on Saturday following a complicated delivery, according to the zoo. But after announcing the birth, zookeepers noticed the calf was in distress. Shortly afterward, they announced the tragic loss. “We are…MORE

Powerball jackpot hits $730 million after no winner declared Saturday

Powerball jackpot hits $730 million after no winner declared Saturday

Hold on tight to your Powerball ticket. There were no top prize winners in Saturday’s drawing, and the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $730 million, a cash value of $546 million. This is only the fourth time the jackpot has crossed the $700 million mark, according to Powerball. If anyone wins the upcoming drawing…MORE

How empty stadiums proved useful during the Covid-19 pandemic

How empty stadiums proved useful during the Covid-19 pandemic

On March 11, sports in the United States came to terms with the arrival of the coronavirus. An NBA player tested positive shortly before tipoff in Oklahoma City, forcing the game’s cancellation. Within days, every major sports league in the US had shut down. The ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to be felt in…MORE

Muslim advocacy group warns American Muslims and Black communities to avoid state capitol buildings ahead of inauguration

Muslim advocacy group warns American Muslims and Black communities to avoid state capitol buildings ahead of inauguration

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued an advisory warning American Muslims and other minority groups to avoid state capitol buildings and surrounding areas ahead of Inauguration Day. CAIR also urged Muslim houses of worship and community centers to protect themselves “due to threat of far-right, White supremacist violence” following the January 6 insurrection…MORE

Security on high alert in DC and state capitols amid warnings of unrest

Security on high alert in DC and state capitols amid warnings of unrest

Security forces in Washington, DC, and state capitols across the country are on high alert Sunday as the country nears President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The FBI has warned of indications that armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol in the days leading up to January 20. A joint…MORE

A goose became a family’s pet after being rescued as a baby

An orphaned goose named Lil’ Bob has no idea it’s a bird, says the Ohio man raising it. While driving in Mason last spring, Joe Songer came across a family of geese trying to cross the road. “We were sitting there for less than 30 seconds,” Songer told CNN affiliate WXIX. “And a guy decides…MORE

Montana trooper rescues driver from car submerged in icy river

Montana trooper rescues driver from car submerged in icy river

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper is being praised for his heroic actions after pulling a driver from her submerged vehicle in the icy Yellowstone River Thursday. Trooper Connor Wager entered the near-freezing water after responding to a rollover crash south of the town of Emigrant, the Montana Highway Patrol said on Twitter. “After arriving on…MORE

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