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All US federal prisons on temporary lockdown ahead of Biden inauguration

All US federal prisons on temporary lockdown ahead of Biden inauguration

Federal prisons across the United States have been placed under temporary lockdown ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced Saturday that it is securing all institutions “in light of current events occurring around the country.” “There is no specific information that triggered this decision,” the statement said. “This action is…MORE

Baby giraffe dies at Nashville Zoo after being stepped on by mother

Baby giraffe dies at Nashville Zoo after being stepped on by mother

The Nashville Zoo is grieving the unexpected loss of a newborn Masai giraffe. The first-time mother, Nasha, 6, gave birth to a healthy calf on Saturday following a complicated delivery, according to the zoo. But after announcing the birth, zookeepers noticed the calf was in distress. Shortly afterward, they announced the tragic loss. “We are…MORE

Powerball jackpot hits $730 million after no winner declared Saturday

Powerball jackpot hits $730 million after no winner declared Saturday

Hold on tight to your Powerball ticket. There were no top prize winners in Saturday’s drawing, and the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $730 million, a cash value of $546 million. This is only the fourth time the jackpot has crossed the $700 million mark, according to Powerball. If anyone wins the upcoming drawing…MORE

How empty stadiums proved useful during the Covid-19 pandemic

How empty stadiums proved useful during the Covid-19 pandemic

On March 11, sports in the United States came to terms with the arrival of the coronavirus. An NBA player tested positive shortly before tipoff in Oklahoma City, forcing the game’s cancellation. Within days, every major sports league in the US had shut down. The ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to be felt in…MORE

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

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

Weekend protests at state capitols stayed small amid heavy police presence

Weekend protests at state capitols stayed small amid heavy police presence

Officials were prepared this weekend for potential unrest ahead of Inauguration Day, but the small groups of protesters that gathered at state capitols across the country were dwarfed by the heavy presence of law enforcement. Demonstrations remained small and peaceful as of Sunday night, despite warnings that armed protests were being planned at all 50…MORE

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