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Muslim advocacy group warns American Muslims and Black communities to avoid state capitol buildings ahead of inauguration

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued an advisory warning American Muslims and other minority groups to avoid state capitol buildings and surrounding areas ahead of Inauguration Day. CAIR also urged Muslim houses of worship and community centers to protect themselves “due to threat of far-right, White supremacist violence” following the January 6 insurrection…MORE

A goose became a family’s pet after being rescued as a baby

An orphaned goose named Lil’ Bob has no idea it’s a bird, says the Ohio man raising it. While driving in Mason last spring, Joe Songer came across a family of geese trying to cross the road. “We were sitting there for less than 30 seconds,” Songer told CNN affiliate WXIX. “And a guy decides…MORE

Montana trooper rescues driver from car submerged in icy river

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper is being praised for his heroic actions after pulling a driver from her submerged vehicle in the icy Yellowstone River Thursday. Trooper Connor Wager entered the near-freezing water after responding to a rollover crash south of the town of Emigrant, the Montana Highway Patrol said on Twitter. “After arriving on…MORE

Elon Musk donates $5 million to education group Khan Academy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has donated $5 million to the online learning organization Khan Academy. In a YouTube video posted Monday, Khan Academy founder Salman Khan thanked Musk for the donation, which the Tesla CEO made through his Musk Foundation. “Elon, I hope you really feel good about this,” Khan said in the video. “This…MORE

New York man arrested for alleged participation in Capitol riot

Federal agents have arrested a 26-year-old New York resident for his alleged participation in the January 6 US Capitol riot in Washington, DC, a federal law enforcement source tells CNN. The agents arrested Edward Jacob Lang of Tusten, New York, on Saturday afternoon, the source said. The FBI’s New York office announced the arrest in…MORE

Test fire of NASA’s SLS moon rocket ends prematurely

NASA’s Space Launch System rocket ignited its four main engines Saturday on a test stand in Mississippi, but the space agency prematurely ended the test. The hot fire test was the eighth and final test of a series aimed at ensuring the rocket is prepared to launch missions to the moon. The rocket is the…MORE