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We’re losing the war on climate change

For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change. They’re right, of course. And on Earth Day — that 24-hour sliver of the calendar when we talk about the fact that humans exist…MORE

Defense Department announces deaths of US service members in Iraq and Qatar

The US Department of Defense over the weekend identified two US service members killed in non-combat related incidents in Iraq and Qatar. Army Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky, died Saturday in Ninawa Province in Iraq. Riley was supporting the effort against al Qaeda as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, according to…MORE

The 5 biggest 2020 stories to watch this week, ranked

With 288 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing.¬†Every Sunday, I’ll tell you the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the #1 story is the most important…MORE

Kanye West debuts new song ‘Water’ during Sunday Service at Coachella

Kanye West blessed fans with a new song during his Sunday Service set at Coachella. “This a new joint right here, it’s called ‘Water,’” West said as he transitioned from the Gospel rendition of his hit “All Falls Down.” Def Jam Recordings was also live tweeting during West’s set and said “New Song” with the…MORE

The Philadelphia Flyers remove a statue of Kate Smith over her racist songs

A year after her 1986 death, the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers erected a statue to honor renowned singer Kate Smith, whose rendition of “God Bless America” was played during home games for decades, including the 2018-2019 season. But on Sunday the Flyers announced they had removed the statue, saying the team had discovered some of her…MORE

School group taken from Logan International Airport to a hospital

A group of more than a dozen students and chaperones traveling home to Boston fell ill on Sunday, an American Airlines spokesman told CNN. Boston EMS said they transported 13 patients from Logan International Airport to the Massachusetts General Hospital with minor symptoms. No other passengers or crew members felt ill, American Airlines said. The…MORE

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