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Seattle protester who was struck by a car has died

Seattle protester who was struck by a car has died

A 24-year-old activist who was struck by a vehicle during a protest in Seattle early Saturday morning has died, a spokesperson for UW Medicine told CNN. Summer Taylor, the protester, was fatally injured when a man drove onto the closed Interstate 5 freeway into a crowd of protesters. Another protester, 32-year-old Diaz Love, was also…MORE

At least 2 killed in a shooting at a Greenville, South Carolina, club, police say

At least two people were killed and eight others injured in an early Sunday shooting at a Greenville, South Carolina, nightclub, police said. A deputy with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office noticed a disturbance at the club, Lavish Lounge, shortly before 2 a.m. When he pulled into the parking lot, he heard gunshots and called…MORE

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

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

Protest briefly halted Brooklyn-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York

A protest march on Saturday led to the temporary closure of all Brooklyn-bound lanes on New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge, officials say. “Due to protest activity, all Brooklyn-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge are closed. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time,” NYC Emergency Management said on its verified Twitter account Saturday evening.…MORE