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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

New York City Library Hosts Chinese Propaganda Exhibit on Tibet

The Elmhurst branch of the Queens Public Library in New York City announced on Friday that it would take down a Chinese government exhibit falsely depicting children in Tibet as happily learning the Tibetan language and living freely – a far cry from the repressive reality Beijing has imposed on the region. New York’s local…

USC Will Offer Free Tuition to Families Earning Under $80,000

The University of Southern California announced this week that it will offer free tuition to admitted students from families earning less than $80,000. The university is following the lead of institutions like Harvard University that offer free tuition for low-income families. According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the University of South California will offer…

VIDEO: Guitarist Jumps onto Grocery Store Counter, Gives Impromptu Performance

A spur-of-the-moment concert took place Saturday night at a Los Angeles-area grocery store when a guitarist jumped onto the checkout counter and rocked out in front of a crowd of bewildered shoppers. A cell phone video captured the man— wearing camouflage pants, a red bandanna, and sunglasses— as he knelt on top of the checkout…

Official: Shots Fired Near Mar-a-Lago, Driver Breached Security Checkpoints

Two female suspects are in police custody after breaching two security checkpoints at President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club on Friday, law enforcement officials said. In a statement via the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol troopers were trailing a black SUV when it rammed through the checkpoints at around 11:40 a.m. EST, prompting…

WATCH: Policeman Helps to Rescue Deer Trapped in Freezing Pool

A policeman in Lexington, Kentucky, became a wildlife rescuer Wednesday when he got a call about a deer stuck in a neighbor’s swimming pool. Bodycam footage showed the moment when Officer Flannery of the Lexington Police Department (LPD) approached the exhausted animal as it lay with its head on the edge of the pool, according…

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles California’s Mojave Desert

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit north of Barstow, California, Friday evening in the Mojave Desert. “The epicenter was about 14 miles northeast of Barstow, in a remote area off Williams Well Road, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The tremor had a depth of about 2 miles,” according to the Daily Press. “A second earthquake near…

U.S. Navy to Name Aircraft Carrier After Pearl Harbor Hero Doris Miller

The U.S. Navy is planning to name an aircraft carrier after Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller, the first black man to receive the Navy cross for valor. The Navy expects to make the announcement on Monday at Pearl Harbor, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. Miller was honored for using a machine gun on the USS West…

VIDEO: Teenage NASA Intern Discovers Rare Planet

An observant teenager made the discovery of a lifetime during his internship at NASA this summer in Greenbelt, Maryland. When 17-year-old Wolf Cukier was assigned to look through the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center, he was surprised to find much more than just stars, according to WLNY. The Scarsdale…

At Least 5 Killed, Dozens Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike

At least five people were killed and dozens more were injured in a multi-vehicle crash early Sunday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The crash involved a tour bus, passenger vehicles, and two tractor-trailers, NBC News reported. Pennsylvania Turnpike spokesperson Carl DeFebo confirmed in a tweet that about 60 people were taken to area hospitals, and there…

San Diego Plans to Spend $100 Million for Sidewalk Repairs

The San Diego City Council is planning to spend $100 million over the next ten years to fix the city’s broken sidewalks. “The proposal is part of an effort to prevent more lawsuits from continuing to pile up against the city,” Fox 5 reported. “Sidewalks throughout San Diego are often damaged when tree roots push…

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