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How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America
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How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

A member of a scientific coalition advising Puerto Rico’s government on the coronavirus pandemic recently joked about the island’s high Covid-19 vaccination rate, attributing it to the proliferation of drug store chains on the island. “There is a Walgreens on like every corner,” said Rafael Irizzary, a professor of biostatistics at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School…MORE

How a plane crashed with more than 20 people on board and everyone survived

How a plane crashed with more than 20 people on board and everyone survived

When a plane carrying baseball fans to a playoff game crashed in Houston Tuesday, one passenger remembered hearing the words “get out, get out” as flames started to engulf the aircraft. “It was already on fire before we got out of it!” the passenger, who didn’t want to be named, told CNN affiliate KHOU. The…MORE

This family has 3 daughters born on August 25, and they’re not triplets or twins

This family has 3 daughters born on August 25, and they’re not triplets or twins

For three of the past six years, Kristin Lammert has spent August 25 in a delivery room. She calls herself a planner, but nothing could have prepared her for how her pregnancies played out: three daughters, born three years apart on the same day. When Sophia, Lammert’s first daughter, was born on August 25, 2015,…MORE

One person was killed and seven more injured at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University
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One person was killed and seven more injured at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University

One person was killed and seven more were injured in a shooting incident at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University (FVSU) in Georgia on Saturday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) is investigating the fatal overnight shooting, the agency said in a tweet. It was Homecoming weekend at FVSU when the tragic incident…MORE

Meet the 15-year-old blind quarterback hoping to reach the NFL

Meet the 15-year-old blind quarterback hoping to reach the NFL

Jasen Bracy is unstoppable when he’s on the football field. The 15-year-old Modesto Raiders starting quarterback is completely blind — and a merciless athlete, passing the ball, running touchdowns and breaking tackles. “I never used even once that I can’t see as an excuse. Never have, never will,” Jasen, who lives in Modesto, California, told…MORE

Colin Powell’s love story started with an accidental date — and lasted six decades
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Colin Powell’s love story started with an accidental date — and lasted six decades

From the streets of New York to the Vietnam battlefields and the power corridors of Washington, Colin Powell broke racial barriers to become one of the nation’s top diplomats. Beside him all along was one quiet force: Alma Johnson Powell. Colin Powell died at 84 this week of coronavirus complications after fighting cancer. As a…MORE

The manhunt for Brian Laundrie is over. But several big questions remain
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The manhunt for Brian Laundrie is over. But several big questions remain

The discovery of Brian Laundrie’s remains this week ends a manhunt that had gripped the country for weeks as investigators searched a Florida nature reserve for the 23-year-old, who returned home last month from a road trip without his fiancée, Gabby Petito. Petito spent the summer traveling the American West with Laundrie, sharing their travels…MORE

Suspect in 2018 mass shooting outside New Orleans strip mall has been charged, police say

Suspect in 2018 mass shooting outside New Orleans strip mall has been charged, police say

A man faces multiple murder charges in a mass shooting more than three years ago outside a New Orleans strip mall that left three people dead and seven others wounded, officials said Friday. Jamal Smith, 32, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted second-degree murder in the assault that…MORE

It’s proving difficult to find a jury in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing. Potential jurors either know the case well, know the defendants or are scared
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It’s proving difficult to find a jury in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing. Potential jurors either know the case well, know the defendants or are scared

Finding jurors to sit in the trial for the three men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s killing is proving difficult in the Glynn County, Georgia, courtroom where jury selection began this week. Hundreds of people have been summoned, and from the 60 people who have been questioned since last Monday, many said they have already formed…MORE

A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints against Black and Asian American students, DOJ says

A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints against Black and Asian American students, DOJ says

Black and Asian American students were harassed at a school district in Utah for years and officials deliberately ignored complaints from parents and students, a federal civil rights investigation found. The Justice Department detailed the disturbing pattern at the Davis School District in Farmington, Utah in a report and settlement agreement released this week. The…MORE