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Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman to recite poem before Super Bowl LV

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman to recite poem before Super Bowl LV

Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first-ever youth poet laureate who gained national acclaim at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, will recite an original poem before Super Bowl LV, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday. Gorman’s poem will highlight three individuals the NFL will honor as honorary captains at the Super Bowl “who served as leaders in…MORE

A tornado strikes Florida’s capital, damaging Tallahassee International Airport

A tornado strikes Florida’s capital, damaging Tallahassee International Airport

A tornado-spawning storm tore across the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, forcing the temporary closure of Tallahassee International Airport. The city posted photos of a hangar ripped apart and a small plane flipped upside down. “Due to impacts from the severe weather moving through the area, Tallahassee International Airport is temporarily closed for damage assessment,” the…MORE

Detroit activist turns old potato chip bags into sleeping bags for the homeless

Detroit activist turns old potato chip bags into sleeping bags for the homeless

It starts with a pile of used potato chip bags and ends with desperately needed sleeping bags to help Detroit’s homeless face the brutal winter. Environmental activist Eradajere Oleita told CNN how she works her magic. “The process is simple: collect bags, cut them open, iron them and then line with plastic.” The idea came…MORE

FDA places all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico on ‘import alert’

FDA places all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico on ‘import alert’

The US Food and Drug Administration has placed all alcohol-based hand sanitizers coming from Mexico on a countrywide “import alert” until it is able to review the products’ safety, the agency said. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico will now be subject to heightened scrutiny, and FDA staff may detain shipments, according to a news release.…MORE

Lawsuit alleges officers harassed and assaulted 5-year-old kindergartner

Two Maryland police officers have been accused of screaming at, grabbing and threatening a 5-year-old elementary school student. The boy’s mother, Shanta Grant, filed a lawsuit this month against Montgomery County Police Officers Dionne Holliday and Kevin Christmon — as well as Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Board of Education. The Montgomery County Department…MORE

NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins conduct spacewalk Wednesday

NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins conduct spacewalk Wednesday

Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover Jr. are conducting a spacewalk Wednesday to upgrade and maintain the International Space Station. It is the first spacewalk experience for Glover, who is a few months into his first spaceflight on the station. This is the third spacewalk for Hopkins, who previously completed two spacewalks during his first…MORE