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    (CNN)After decades standing in the shadows of the nation's largest Confederate monument, a predominantly Black town in Georgia is trying to break ties with its own racist history. This weekend, Stone Mountain, Georgia, will hold its first Juneteenth celebration and honor the end of slavery. "What we are actively trying to say is: Things have changed, things have evolved," said...
    Fossils of two giant rhinos, the largest land animals to have ever lived, have been unearthed in China, according to a study published Thursday.  The fossils were found near the Linxia basin in Northwest China in 2015, according to NBC News. Since then, scientists have reconstructed these fossils to the point where they have been classified as a new species: the...
     A GIANT rhino that lived 26.5 million years ago could be the “largest land mammal” ever, boffins reckon. The colossal beast was more than 26ft long, 16ft tall and weighed 24 tons. 3A giant rhino dug up in China could be 'the largest land mammal' that ever lived, claim scientistsCredit: SWNS It was four times the size of an average...
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    AN ENORMOUS 200-year-old pattern carved into the earth in a barren patch of land in India is the biggest artwork of its kind ever found. The mysterious curvy scrawl spans 51 acres of the Thar Desert and was discovered by researchers using Google Earth. Read all the latest Phones & Gadgets news Keep up-to-date on Apple stories Get the...
    ROANOKE (CBSDFW.COM) – On a day when the sun is glistening and you just need a fun way to cool off, what better way to do it than to get in the water? And North Texans can do that even if it means a swim lesson is in order READ MORE: Convicted Of Aggravated Sexual Assault Of 4-Year-Old Boy, Alleged...
    A giant ancestor to the modern-day rhinoceros roamed China 26.5 million years ago, according to the team that found its remains. It was the 'largest land mammal' that ever lived, reaching 26ft long and 16ft tall, according to the team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.  The colossal creature, named Paraceratherium linxiaense, weighed 24 tons and was four times heavier than...
    Incredibly, North America, and the United States, in particular, produces a huge (and delicious) fruit that grows natively but has gone largely unnoticed by most of the population. In fact, globally, the term pawpaw is more likely to be used in reference to tropical Carica papayas than its attribution to a temperate-climate tree scientifically recognized as Asimina tribola. The American...
    Juneteenth is set to become a federal holiday. This years celebrations come amid a culture war. High court dismisses challenge to Obama health law © Provided by Sports Illustrated What a disaster.View the original article to see embedded media.That was uglyHas a top seed ever been embarrassed as thoroughly as the Sixers were on Wednesday night against the Hawks?...
    A HUGE diamond has been unearthed in Botswana and it's thought to the third largest diamond in the world. The precious jewel was dug up by miners in the Jwaneng mine in southern Botswana. 4The huge gem is yet to be valuedCredit: AFP It's considered to be the world's most...
    One of the world's largest diamonds has been unearthed in Botswana.  Debswana, a diamond mining company jointly owned by the county's government and the De Beers Group, recently discovered a 1,098.3-carat high gem-quality diamond, the government of Botswana announced Wednesday. The stone was presented this week to President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who commended the find and said that, as usual, proceeds...
                       
    A 1,098-carat diamond was discovered in Botswana and is the third-largest in the world, The Guardian reported Wednesday. Debswana Diamond Co. announced the discovery of the massive diamond June 1, and the company’s acting managing director Lynette Armstrong presented it to Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, according to the report. “This is the largest diamond to be recovered by Debswana in...
    The Taiwanese Defense Ministry reported the largest incursion of Chinese warplanes into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) to date on Tuesday. The record-breaking swarm of 28 Chinese fighters and nuclear-capable bombers mounted their show of force the day after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) criticized China for its mounting aggression against Taiwan. The Hong Kong Free Press...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity issues, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations -- including tens of millions to the New York area.At least eight organizations in the Tri-State are receiving money from the donation, including Hostos Community College,...
    Less than a month after the deadliest mass shooting in Bay Area history, San Jose leaders passed a new gun law that requires retailers to video-record all firearm purchases, becoming one of the first major cities in America to do so. The new ordinance, which was unanimously approved by the city council on Tuesday night, aims to deter straw purchasing...
    (CNN)One of Arizona's largest wildfires has scorched more than 139,000 acres and continues to spread rapidly as weather conditions are expected to remain hot and dry. More than 1,000 people are fighting to tame the Telegraph Fire, burning east of Phoenix, as it has grown and began merging with the neighboring Mescal Fire. Both fires have charred more than 210,000...
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                      by Ailan Evans  Taiwan claims dozens of Chinese warplanes penetrated its airspace Tuesday, the largest and most recent Chinese incursion as tensions between the two countries escalate. Twenty-eight People’s Liberation Army aircraft, including fighter jets, bombers, and anti-submarine airplanes, entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) Tuesday, according to a report issued...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- A host of Southland charities, arts institutions and universities were among the financial beneficiaries Tuesday of MacKenzie Scott's latest round of philanthropic donations, which this time totaled $2.739 billion and went to 286 equity-oriented organizations.The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has pledged to give away the bulk of her fortune from the former couple's divorce...
    The Russian Navy is conducting what Russian officials call its largest exercise in the Pacific Ocean since the end of the Cold War. The exercise, about 300-500 miles west of Hawaii, comes just ahead of the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden, their first since Mr. Biden took office in January.  The exercise includes surface...
    College enrollment fell for the spring 2021 semester to a level not seen for a decade due to the "severe impact" of coronavirus school closures, mandates, and lockdowns, national data showed. The number of spring students dropped to 16.9 million from 17.5 million in 2020, a 3.5% dip, according to data from the National Student Clearinghouse. The semester's decline is...
    A for rent sign advertising a row house in northeast Capitol Hill, is pictured on Monday, August 26, 2019, in Washington D.C.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Even as the pandemic ebbs and Americans get back to work and play, they still want more space at home. But with home prices hitting record highs, demand for single-family...
    Taiwan claims dozens of Chinese warplanes penetrated its airspace Tuesday, the largest and most recent Chinese incursion as tensions between the two countries escalate. Twenty-eight People’s Liberation Army aircraft, including fighter jets, bombers, and anti-submarine airplanes, entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) Tuesday, according to a report issued by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense. It marked the largest...
    Getty New York Jets right guard Greg Van Roten is on the hot seat in training camp. The New York Jets have quite a few unsettled starting jobs heading towards the 2021 season, but one important battle will be at right guard. Cohesion is crucial when building an offensive line, and the Jets have not had much over...
    People in Arkansas are expected to ramp up their sexual encounters in the near future. According to a survey from EduBirdie, 65.8% of people surveyed in Arkansas will increase their sexual activity once getting vaccinated against coronavirus. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes) Oklahoma, Oregon, Wyoming and Wisconsin rounded out the top five. Each state had at least...
    Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)Twenty-eight Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan's Air Defense Identified Zones (ADIZ) Tuesday -- the largest incursion since the self-ruled island began regularly reporting such actions last year, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Defense .Tuesday's flights -- which included fighter jets, bombers, and anti-submarine and early warning aircraft -- surpassed the previous peak of 25 planes reported on...
    Producer prices rose at their fastest annual clip in nearly 11 years in May as inflation continued to build in the U.S. economy, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The 6.6% surge was the biggest 12-month rise in the final demand index since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the data point in November 2010. On a monthly basis, the...
    On Saturday, a Greek court sentenced four Afghan asylum seekers to ten years in prison for their role in burning down Europe’s largest migrant camp on the island of Lesbos that left at least 13,000 homeless. The men had been charged with risking human life and arson related to the massive fire set in September 2020. The process through Greece’s judicial...
    Astronomers have studied the strands of the cosmic web: according to them, these structures rotate hundreds of millions of light years long. So it would be the largest known cycle in the universe. Astronomers have discovered what is the largest rotation found in the universe. In a study published in the journal Natural astronomy June 14, 2021, Relate At the...
    Ryan Faircloth writes in the Star Tribune: “The University of Minnesota’s incoming freshman class is on track to be its largest in decades and its most diverse in history, suggesting the state’s flagship institution will see a big enrollment rebound this fall as it returns to mostly normal operations. Freshman confirmations are up 14% at the Twin Cities campus, with...
    The Klamath flows from Oregon into Northern California. The second largest river in California is home to marine life like salmon and trout and has served as the life force for many communities around its more than 250-mile stretch for thousands of years. The Yurok Tribe has shared the Klamath basin with Redwood National Park for many years now. In May, the tribe...
    A man who had 39 wives and 94 children died in northeastern India on Sunday, the chief minister of his home state announced on social media. Ziona Chana, dubbed as the man with the "world's largest family," was 76. He was the head of a local Christian sect that allowed polygamy. "With heavy heart, #Mizoram bid farewell to Mr. Zion-a...
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    The head of the world's largest family has passed away at the age of 76 in India, according to reports.  Ziona Chana leaves behind 38 wives, 89 children and 36 grandchildren. As the head of a local Christian sect – called "Chana Pawl" – that allows polygamy, he boasted the world’s largest family.  The chief minister of Mizoram, where the...
    Two of the world’s largest firefighting helicopters are among the fleet of aircraft made available to firefighters in Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties operating a joint disaster-response team set to debut on Tuesday, June 15. Southern California Edison provided about $18 million to fund the Quick Response Force, a multi-agency team assigned to battle wildfires across Southern California, Orange...
    A polygamous sect leader believed to be the head of the world's largest family has passed away aged 76 following an illness. Ziona Chana, the head of a religious sect that allows members to take multiple wives, died at the Trinity Hospital in Aizawl, India, on Sunday. He leaves behind 38 wives, 89 children and 33 grandchildren - all of whom live...
    THE man at the head of the "world's biggest family" who had 39 wives and 94 children living under the same roof has died. Ziona Chana passed away in the intensive care unit of a hospital in the Indian state of Mizoram on Sunday after suddenly falling sick last week. 6Ziona Chana pictured with his incredible family in IndiaCredit: Barcroft...
    THE man at the head of the “world’s biggest family” who had 39 wives and 94 children living under the same roof has died. Ziona Chana passed away in the intensive care unit of a hospital in the Indian state of Mizoram on Sunday after suddenly falling sick last week. Barcroft Media 6 Ziona Chana pictured with his incredible...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has put on a show of force with the largest naval exercises in the Pacific Ocean since the end of the Cold War ahead of a meeting with the US President next week.   At least 20 ships, submarines, and support vessels, flanked by 20 fighter jets, took part in the large-scale war games.   Biden last week...
    The Hudson Valley is among the fastest-growing regions in New York while the nation’s population is growing at the slowest rate in a century, according to a new report. Using data from the US Census Bureau, Stacker compiled a list of the 30 fastest growing counties in New York between 2010 and 2019, which included four from the Hudson Valley....
    A cluster of earthquakes rattled the Salton Sea on Friday night, the continuation of a weeklong seismic series. Eighteen quakes of magnitude 2.6 to 4.3 were recorded between 9:22 p.m. and 10:01 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenters were tightly clustered at the Salton Sea’s southern tip, in a sparsely populated agricultural area of Imperial County. The...
    Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who is running for governor again, started his first day on the campaign trail this week by repeating the false claim that he “inherited the largest deficit” and turned it into a “gigantic surplus” while in office. McAuliffe stated the falsehood Wednesday on MSNBC, the day after he easily secured the Democrat nomination for...
    The Cobb County, Georgia, school board banned Critical Race Theory (CRT) lessons Thursday from classrooms. The district, which has about 110,000 students and is the state’s second largest, blocked lessons on “systemic” racism after board Chairman Randy Scamihorn “said he brought up the topic because educators allegedly said on social media they were using part of the theory in their...
                      by Thomas Catenacci  The Consumer Price Index has increased 5% over the last 12 months, the fastest pace of inflation since August 2008, according to a Department of Labor report. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a common tool used to measure inflation, increased 0.6% between April and May, according to the...
    California leads the nation with the largest drop in spring 2021 college enrollment numbers largely due to a steep decline in community college students, who have particularly struggled with pandemic hardships, according to a report released Thursday. The state’s overall community college and university headcount dropped by about 123,000 students — the largest numeric decrease of any state. The...
    In this article WMT AMZN Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty ImagesAmazon is on track to overtake Walmart as the largest U.S. retailer in 2022, according to JPMorgan research released Friday. Amazon's U.S. retail business is the "fastest growing at scale," according to the company's analysts. Between 2014 and 2020, Amazon's U.S. gross merchandise volume, or GMV — a...