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George Floyd is remembered as a ‘gentle giant’ by his family and friends

George Floyd is remembered as a ‘gentle giant’ by his family and friends

George Floyd moved to Minnesota “to be his best self,” as one friend put it. He worked security at a restaurant, where he developed a reputation as someone who had your back and was there for you when you were down. “Knowing my brother is to love my brother,” Philonise Floyd, George’s brother, told CNN’s…MORE

Signs warned of ‘murder hornets’ at a popular Washington hiking spot. But state officials say the signs are fake

Signs warned of ‘murder hornets’ at a popular Washington hiking spot. But state officials say the signs are fake

“Murder hornets” aren’t a real threat to hikers in Washington, state officials said this week, despite some ominous warning signs on display in a popular hiking and recreation area suggesting otherwise. In fact, the terrifyingly-nicknamed Asian giant hornet hasn’t been spotted in the the state this year, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture…MORE

12 truly amazing Donald Trump quotes on space

12 truly amazing Donald Trump quotes on space

On Wednesday afternoon in Florida, two Americans were set to be rocketed into space in the first launch from US soil in more than a decade. President Donald Trump was there to watch, but the historic launch was postponed due to weather. The next launch window will be on Saturday, a NASA spokesperson said. Trump…MORE

Rod Rosenstein to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee

Rod Rosenstein to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will appear next week at a hearing by the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, the committee announced Wednesday. “Mr. Rosenstein will testify about the new revelations contained in the Horowitz report concerning the FISA warrant applications and other matters,”…MORE

Tom Hanks posts about donating plasma after recovering from coronavirus

Tom Hanks posts about donating plasma after recovering from coronavirus

Tom Hanks is giving back with a special sort of donation. The actor took to Instagram on Wednesday to share photos where he appears to be donating convalescent plasma to help in the fight against Covid-19. Plasma derived from blood in people, like Hanks, who have successfully recovered from the virus, may contain antibodies that…MORE

What we mean by a ‘second peak’ of coronavirus

What we mean by a ‘second peak’ of coronavirus

Coronavirus will surge again when summer ends; infectious disease experts are almost certain of that. But they don’t know how severe that resurgence will be. The World Health Organization offered one bleak hypothesis for what the next few months of coronavirus could look like. While we’re still living through the first wave of the pandemic,…MORE

‘Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich’ places the emphasis on the survivors’ stories

‘Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich’ places the emphasis on the survivors’ stories

“Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” begins with an arresting image: Close-up footage of the wealthy hedge-fund manager during a 2012 deposition, as he is questioned about allegedly soliciting minors for prostitution. It’s grainy and raw, a fair description of this four-part documentary, which squarely focuses on the story from the alleged victims’ perspective. As constructed, there…MORE