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A rare case of brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida

A rare case of brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida

A case of a rare, brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. The Florida Department of Health on Friday announced the confirmed case of Naegleria fowleri — a microscopic single-celled amoeba that can infect and destroy the brain. It’s usually fatal, the DOH said. Since 1962, there have only been 37 reported cases of the…MORE

Former Phillies pitcher, three others die in Utah plane crash

Former Phillies pitcher, three others die in Utah plane crash

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tyson Brummett was among four people killed when a small plane crashed in Utah on Friday, authorities said. The plane crashed near Box Elder Peak in American Fork Canyon, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The crash was witnessed by a man out hiking with his two…MORE

A hiker died after a fall at the Grand Canyon

A hiker died after a fall at the Grand Canyon

A woman hiking at the Grand Canyon National Park died after a fall, park officials said on Saturday. Maria A. Salgado Lopez, 59, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was hiking off trail on Friday and taking photos with her family when she accidentally fell from the canyon’s rim, according to a National Park Service press release. She…MORE

Some Americans mark Fourth of July with protests

Some Americans mark Fourth of July with protests

As Americans celebrate an Independence Day like no other on Saturday, some are practicing their First Amendment rights by demonstrating about racism, police brutality and President Donald Trump. Protests from a group called Refuse Fascism were planned for the day in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC. It would…MORE

Google Maps releases new features to help people navigate coronavirus hot spots

Google Maps releases new features to help people navigate coronavirus hot spots

Google Maps has launched new features to help users safely get around during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 11 million people worldwide have contracted the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 500,000 have died. Countries and regions have implemented varying restrictions, depending on the severity of their outbreaks, and that has complicated travel. “COVID-19…MORE

Frederick Douglass’ descendants recite his famous speech about July 4th

Frederick Douglass’ descendants recite his famous speech about July 4th

For the Fourth of July, Frederick Douglass‘ descendants read excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Douglass, an abolitionist who fought for social reform in the 1800s, delivered the speech on July 5, 1852 at an Independence Day celebration, pointing out the hypocrisy in the holiday and in…MORE

Seattle protesters struck by car; suspect in custody, police say

Seattle protesters struck by car; suspect in custody, police say

Two women were seriously hurt early Saturday morning when a vehicle drove into a group of protesters in Seattle, authorities say. A suspect faces multiple felony charges, said Capt. Ron Mead of the Washington State Patrol. Seattle has been the scene of protests over police brutality and systemic racism, including in a six-block area controlled…MORE

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Drake gets slammed for tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles

Drake gets slammed for tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles

Drake recently posted a pic of his newest tattoo on Instagram featuring the famous Beatles walk across Abbey Road. However, he tattooed himself in front of the Beatles. Drake, of course, famously said in the song ‘Going Bad’ “I got more slaps than the Beatles.” Supporters of the Beatles didn’t take long to slam Drake…

Miley Cyrus makes out with Brody Jenner’s ex following split

Miley Cyrus makes out with Brody Jenner’s ex following split

Miley Cyrus is back in the news after separating from┬áLiam Hemsworth. The couple called it quits after just eight months of marriage. Now, she’s out kissing girls and she likes it. Over the weekend, Instagram was a buzz when Miley and┬áKaitlynn Carter both had some interesting post on Instagram. It’s unclear if these two are…

Drake scores his ninth number one album with Care Package

Drake scores his ninth number one album with Care Package

Drake just doesn’t show any signs of falling off after securing his ninth number one album ‘Care Package’. The Toronto native is enjoying massive success with every project he releases and Care Package is no different. The thing about Care Package is they are previously recorded songs that have never officially been released to streaming…

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