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SpaceX's astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space…

SpaceX has delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station

Cheetah Cubs Have The Most Adorable Fight

Cheetah cubs have the most adorable fight.

Historic SpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Launches…

The launch from Florida marked the first commercial spaceflight with astronauts on board.

Post-Injury Air Jordans Could Bring Another $500K

Michael Jordan's NBA career nearly ended just as it was starting. In the third game of his second season with the Chicago Bulls, Jordan broke his foot. When he returned six weeks later, Jordan had help: specially made Air Jordans, with a strap added to support his injured left foot....

Today in History for May 31st

Highlights of this day in history: The Johnstown Flood kills more than 2,200 people in Pennsylvania; Israel hangs ex-Nazi official Adolf Eichmann; Bombing suspect Eric Rudolph caught in North Carolina; Actor-director Clint Eastwood born. (May 31)

Contract Journos For Microsoft MSN, News To Be…

Microsoft MSN and Microsoft News are downsizing their roster of reporters and are switching them out for artificial intelligence. Gizmodo reports dozens of contract journalists are being phased out when their contracts expire on June 30th. All of the roughly 50 journalists about to be terminated are employed through outside agencies. Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. Microsoft spokesperson Statement via The Seattle Times. I spend all my time reading about how automation and AI is going to take all our jobs, and here I am—AI has taken my job. MSN Contract Journalist

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World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march…

Nations around the world have watched in horror at the five days of civil unrest in the United States following the death of a black man in police custody

Barack Obama Issues Public Statement on George…

Barack Obama Issues Public Statement on George Floyd’s Death On May 29, former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to publicly address the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. In his statement, Obama expressed his “anguish” for the situation and connected it to the systemic racism faced by millions in the United States. Barack Obama, via Twitter Obama went on to say that institutions infected by “bigotry” and “unequal treatment” shouldn’t be normal in “2020 America.” Barack Obama, via Twitter He concluded by saying that although the investigation into Floyd’s death will largely be up to Minnesota officials, it’s up to everyone to work together and create a “new normal.” Barack Obama, via Twitter Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd's neck, was arrested and charged with murder on Friday.

Taylor Swift Calls Out President Trump

George Floyd's Brother: Trump Did All the Talking…

George Floyd's brother has expressed frustration over his phone conversation with President Trump about the killing in Minneapolis. "He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak," Philonise Floyd told the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC on Saturday. "It was hard. I was trying to talk to him, but he...

Atlantic stirring with tropical activity

There have already been two named storms in the Atlantic this year, and as the season official begins Monday, another could be on the horizon.

Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO

Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO In a press conference, Trump said the World Health Organization (WHO) has not made reform changes requested by the U.S. President Donald Trump, via press conference Trump has repeatedly criticized the organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the U.S. will now send funds that would normally go to the WHO to other global health needs. Trump has also alleged that the WHO helped China cover up information regarding the coronavirus. He's even said that China, where the virus originated, controls the WHO. The withdrawal comes soon after the U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed the 100,000 mark.

Notre Dame forecourt opens to public after long…

Notre Dame Cathedral’s forecourt is being opened up to the public for the first time since the devastating fire of April 15 last year

On This Day: 31 May 1930

Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco. (May 31)

Please, Jack, Pull the Plug on Trump

Calling the president of the United States and Twitter "a match made in hell," Maureen Dowd is calling for Jack Dorsey to "pull the plug on" President Trump's account. "You could answer the existential question of whether @realDonaldTrump even exists if he doesn’t exist on Twitter," she writes in the...

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More GOP women seeking office, but winning still…

More Republican women than ever are seeking House seats this year after the 2018 election further diminished their limited ranks in Congress

151-Million-Year-Old Insect Found Amid Utah's…

A remarkable insect fossil was recently discovered.

United Nations Postpones Climate Summit Until 2021

The annual meeting will be pushed back one year to November 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Yellowstone Is Getting Rattled

Yellowstone National Park only just recently re-opened its gates to tourists, but things got a little busier than anticipated early Friday, with the first of 11 earthquakes in 24 hours. That first temblor was a 3.1, while the rest registered between 1.6 and 2.5, reports the Idaho...

New York protesters set fires, clash with police

New York protesters angry over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis clashed with police Saturday night in Brooklyn, setting fire to police cars and throwing bricks, rocks and fireworks at officers who, responded in full force. (May 31)

McConnell: Senate Will Talk About Economic Relief…

Business Insider reports Americans will have to wait a bit longer to find out if they can expect another check from the US government. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that considerations on a fourth relief bill for the coronavirus pandemic will begin in 'about a month.' McConnell likened the historically high US unemployment rate to a 'trough,' saying aid is not meant to help workers stay home. Unemployment insurance is extremely important, but it is not designed to encourage you to stay home; it is designed to get you through a trough until you can get back to work. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) According to Business Insider, Congress has been mired in talks over additional aid. House Democrats passed a $3 trillion spending package on May 15. However, McConnell has not agreed to move the bill forward.

Icardi's arrival at PSG could push Cavani to look…

Prolific striker Mauro Icardi’s arrival at French champion Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year deal raises doubts as to record scorer Edinson Cavani’s future at the club

Happy Birthday, Normani! (Sunday, May 31)

Happy Birthday, Normani! Normani Kordei Hamilton turns 24 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the singer. 1. She started taking dance classes when she was 3 years old. 2. She used to be a gymnast. 3. Normani made it to the finals on 'Dancing with the Stars.' 4. Her favorite color is pink. 5. She became a member of Fifth Harmony through 'The X Factor.' Happy Birthday, Normani!

Lady Gaga And Black Pink Smashes Spotify Records

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Congresswoman Pepper-Sprayed at Protest

Rep. Joyce Beatty, a grandmother and an African-American Democrat from Ohio, got pepper-sprayed during protests of the death of George Floyd on Saturday in Columbus, reports CNN . "I was there because I wanted the young protesters to know that in solidarity, that I stand with them," Beatty said. "I'm a...

June to begin cooler in Northeast

Some areas of scattered frost will be possible over the interior Northeast as the chilly air hangs around.

New York Allows Store Owners to Deny Entry to…

New York Allows Store Owners to Deny Entry to People Without Masks Governor Andrew Cuomo's new executive order gives establishment owners permission to issue bans. Andrew Cuomo, via Twitter Andrew Cuomo, via press briefing New York has been hit the hardest in the U.S. with over 360,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Nearly all of the state has started reopening except for New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says they will likely begin the process within weeks. According to Cuomo, not enough younger people are wearing masks in public areas. He partly attributes this to the early and inaccurate thought that COVID-19 poses less of a threat to young people. Coronavirus can infect people of all ages. Cuomo has often stressed that masks are critical for protecting and respecting other people.