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  • Instagram says it’s removing posts supporting Soleimani to comply with US sanctions

    (CNN) — Instagram and its parent company Facebook are removing posts that voice support for slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani to comply with US sanctions, a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to CNN Business Friday. The Iranian government has called for nationwide legal action against Instagram in protest, even creating a portal on a government website for the app’s users to submit examples of posts the company removed, Iranian state media reported. Instagram is one of the few western social media […]

  • There’s a new Girl Scout cookie in town: Meet the Lemon-Ups

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not that time. It’s the time when tiny saleswomen peddle baked goods outside grocery stores, all in hopes of scoring a new charm bracelet or party at Dave & Buster’s. Hurry, clear a shelf in your pantry — it’s Girl Scout Cookie season. Starting Tuesday, local troops will begin hawking all the classics — Bingeable Thin Mints. Coconutty (and divisive) Samoas. Decadent Tagalongs. There’s just something about a cookie you can only buy between one narrow window […]

  • Worried wife called husband before her plane crashed in Iran: ‘She wanted me to assure her’

    Twenty minutes before the plane took off from the Iranian capital, Sheyda Shadkhoo called her husband from aboard the flight. She wanted him to reassure her that everything would be fine, he said. She’d taken three weeks off from her job in Toronto to visit her mother and sisters in Tehran. Her vacation was over, and she was heading back to Canada to her husband, Hassan Shadkhoo. Her flight was leaving from Tehran to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev early […]

  • Australian navy delivers 800 gallons of beer to thirsty town after supply lines cut by fires

    A looming beer crisis has been avoided in a fire-stricken Australian town, thanks to some help from the country’s navy. Mallacoota, a small coastal town in the state of Victoria, was isolated from the rest of the country when a devastating bushfire ripped through it on New Year’s Eve, destroying homes and cars, and cutting off the one road in and out. Due to the lack of road access, residents have been receiving supplies through emergency shipments from the Royal […]

  • Attention Muggles! Get ready for the first Harry Potter flagship store

    A massive Wizarding World of Harry Potter store is coming to New York this summer. The first official Harry Potter flagship store will be located next to the iconic Flatiron building at 935 Broadway in the heart of Manhattan. “This will be the largest dedicated Harry Potter store in the world and will become a must-visit fan destination where Harry Potter enthusiasts can engage with interactive experiences and numerous photo opportunities as they step into the magic,” said Sarah Roots, […]

  • High school student discovers new planet with two suns 3 days into NASA internship

    NASA’s planet-hunting TESS mission has discovered multiple intriguing planets since it first began searching the sky in the summer of 2018. But a high school student searching through data gathered by TESS contributed to its latest discovery. The planet orbiting two suns, like Tatooine in the Star Wars films, is the first of its kind for the TESS mission. The planet TOI 1338 b was found 1,300 light-years away in the Pictor constellation. It’s the only planet in the system […]

  • Chad Daybell’s brother issues statement ‘pleading’ for him to cooperate with investigation

    REXBURG, Idaho (EastIdahoNews.com) — Chad Daybell’s younger brother is “deeply saddened” by what has happened over the past few months and has pleaded with Chad to tell authorities where his two missing stepchildren are. Matt Daybell issued his first public statement to EastIdahoNews.com on Friday, saying it represents the views of him, his wife and children, not his extended family or parents. He addressed the circumstances surrounding Chad and his deceased wife, Tammy Daybell. “Due to the circumstances surrounding the unknown whereabouts of […]

  • Woman sues church for reporting her husband’s sex abuse confession to the police

    An Oregon woman whose husband is in prison for sexually abusing a child is suing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for reporting his confession to state authorities. In the lawsuit, Kristine Johnson said her husband confessed his sexual abuse to clergy as required by church rules. That confession was passed along to state authorities, forming the basis of their investigation, she says. She filed the lawsuit in Marion County Circuit Court last week and seeks $9.5 million […]

  • Appeals court upholds ruling blocking Air Force from discharging HIV-positive service members

    (CNN) — A US appeals court on Friday upheld an injunction blocking the Air Force from discharging two HIV-positive airmen. The policy, the court ruled, is obsolete. “A ban on deployment may have been justified at a time when HIV treatment was less effective at managing the virus and reducing transmission risks,” a three-judge panel of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals wrote. “But any understanding of HIV that could justify this ban is outmoded and at odds with […]

  • A fat tongue might be hurting your sleep

    (CNN) — Have you ever asked yourself: Do I have a fat tongue? It’s not an idle query. If you are one of the one billion people globally who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, having a fat tongue could be a key reason you snore, choke, gasp or stop breathing periodically during the night, ruining your sleep and potentially your health. “The question then was if you reduce the fat in your tongue, does that improve your sleep apnea? And […]

  • More plants are growing around Mt. Everest — and the consequences could be serious

    (CNN) — Grasses, shrubs, and mosses are growing and expanding around Mount Everest and across the Himalayan region as the area continues to experience the consequences of global warming, researchers have found. Scientists from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom used satellite data to establish increases in subnival vegetation — plants that grow between the tree line and the snow line — in the Himalayas. Using NASA Landsat satellite data from 1993 to 2018, remote sensing scientists measured […]

  • Federal judge allows private border wall construction to move ahead

    (CNN) — A federal judge ruled Thursday that the private border wall effort underway in south Texas can move forward, a win for the group that has ardently supported President Donald Trump’s push for additional border barriers. Last month a Texas state judge temporarily halted the construction of a private wall along the US-Mexico border. In November, We Build the Wall, a group founded by an Air Force veteran, kicked off new construction on the Texas border in an attempt […]

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