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12 people taken to hospital after shooting in a South Carolina club

At least 12 people were taken to the hospital after a shooting at a club in Greenville, South Carolina, a dispatch supervisor with the Greenville Sheriff’s Department told CNN. The sheriff’s department received the call about a shooting at Lavish Lounge on White Horse Road at 1:51 a.m., the sheriff’s department said. It’s unknown if…MORE

Some celebrated July 4th virtually while others packed beaches despite Covid-19 surge

Parts of the country marked a very different Independence Day this year, with many celebrations going virtual or canceled amid the global coronavirus pandemic. The changes followed pleas from health officials who warned holiday crowds and packed gatherings like the ones the US witnessed over Memorial Day weekend would likely lead to further spikes in…MORE

Why tick season could be worse in the summer of Covid-19

After more than three months of shutdowns, mandatory quarantines, self-imposed exile from society and working from home, nature-lovers looking for a well-earned breath of fresh air could face a possible collision course between coronavirus and tick-borne illnesses this summer. A “perfect storm,” warns Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven biology professor and group director…MORE

Teen’s coronavirus-themed prom dress made of duct tape is a work of art

In January, 18-year-old Peyton Manker embarked on her journey to make a prom dress entirely out of duct tape for a contest to win a scholarship. After weeks of working on her submission, the Covid-19 outbreak not only canceled her prom but altered the course of her senior year. Manker was not deterred by the…MORE

Baltimore protesters toppled a Christopher Columbus statue and threw it in a harbor

While much of the country celebrated Independence Day Saturday, protesters in Baltimore toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the Inner Harbor, CNN affiliate WBAL reported. Louis Krauss, who shared video of the toppling, said there were at least 300 people gathered at the scene. “After it toppled over the statue broke…MORE