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HIV outbreak reported in Minneapolis and surrounding area

HIV cases have spiked the past two years in Hennepin County, Minnesota, home to Minneapolis, the state’s largest city. The outbreak centers on people who have injected drugs, experienced homelessness or transmitted HIV through sex, reports the Star Tribune. At least 54 people have tested positive for HIV in the past two...

Are we heading towards a summer of sex?

Now that vaccines are rolling out, some are trumpeting plans to make up for a year of isolation. So, is a hedonistic summer in the offing? Not so fast, say experts. On a flight in April, one Twitter user overheard a fellow flyer utter a sentence he’s likely...

Americans support states’ decision to end $300 unemployment benefit, Quinnipiac poll finds

More than half of Americans support the move of some states to end a $300 weekly supplement to unemployment benefits months before it officially expires, according to a Quinnipiac University poll issued Wednesday. At least 23 states have announced an early end to federal unemployment programs in recent...

Climate change could push temperatures at the Tokyo Olympics to the ‘danger-zone’ for athletes, report warns

(CNN) Intense heat and high humidity could pose a serious risk to athletes at this year's Tokyo Olympics, according to a new report. The report, published Wednesday by the British Association for Sustainable Sport, details the concerns of leading athletes and scientists about the health impacts of...

Pope launches green initiative, decrying “predatory attitude” toward planet

Pope Francis launched an initiative on Tuesday to make Catholic institutions ranging from families to universities to businesses environmentally sustainable in seven years, saying a "predatory attitude" toward the planet must end. The Laudato Si Action Platform takes its name from the pope's landmark 2015 encyclical...

George Floyd marchers were “rioters” while Capitol insurrectionists were “protesters,” per Arkansas high school yearbook

Bentonville Jr. high principal apologizes after yearbook publishes "inaccurate", "political" and "biased" content Per 40/24 News, school officials in northwest Arkansas are apologizing for disinformation printed in a junior high yearbook, admitting that they are "inaccurate," "biased," and "political." "40/29 News received yearbook photos from a...

Children more likely to plead guilty when innocent, study finds

The study showed that children’s brains work differently than adults do and they are more sensitive to pressure and rewards. A new study has found that children are more likely to plead guilty when they are actually innocent. Many would like to believe that the criminal justice...

College tuition 2021: Expect parents to pay 26K

A new poll has shown that parents will pay an average of $26,000 a year for their child to go to college. Every parent wants their child to have a bright future, and a big part of that may be a college education. School is very important for the...

American “patriot” groups: Why domestic terrorism will continue

The insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 was just the beginning of domestic terrorism in the U.S. Why? Too many lawmakers are complicit with so-called American patriot groups aligned with the alt-Right - a loosely connected far-right, white nationalist movement that espouses white supremacism, white...

Teen girls furious after school alters their yearbook photos to cover shoulders and chests

As first reported by WJAX-TV, a Florida high school has digitally altered the school yearbook photos of about 80 girls, much to their dismay and their parents.' Although the young ladies were dressed in accordance with the school's code, their chests and shoulders were digitally covered...