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    LinkedIn Ivory Hecker Ivory Hecker is a former Fox 26 reporter in Houston, Texas, who is accusing Fox News of censorship while working with the conservative group Project Veritas to expose alleged corruption. “It’s important for the public to see that many good truth seeking reporters are left with a choice of sticking...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.FactsArlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, contains the remains of more than 400,000 people from the United States and 11 other countries, buried there since the 1860s. More than three million people visit the cemetery annually.The Arlington estate was originally owned by George Washington Parke Custis, adopted...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.FactsThe 2021 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as a "tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States.PersonalBirth date: June 14, 1946 Birth place: New York, New York Birth name: Donald John TrumpRead MoreFather: Fred Trump, real estate developerMother: Mary (Macleod) TrumpMarriages: Melania (Knauss) Trump (January 22, 2005-present); Marla (Maples) Trump (December 1993-June 1999, divorced); Ivana (Zelnicek)...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep. PersonalBirth date: June 22, 1949Birth place: Summit, New JerseyBirth name: Mary Louise StreepRead MoreFather: Harry Streep Jr., pharmaceutical company executive Mother: Mary (Wilkinson) Streep, commercial artistMarriage: Don Gummer (1978-present)Children: Louisa, 1991; Grace, 1986; Mary Willa "Mamie," 1983; Henry, 1979Education: Vassar College, B.A., 1971; Yale...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Brian Wilson, musician, producer, composer and co-founder of the Beach Boys.PersonalBirth date: June 20, 1942Birth place: Inglewood, CaliforniaBirth name: Brian Douglas WilsonRead MoreFather: Murry Gage Wilson, machinistMother: Audree Neva (Korthof), pianistMarriages: Melinda Ledbetter (1995-present); Marilyn Rovell (1964-1979, divorced)Children: with Melinda Ledbetter: adopted five children; with Marilyn Rovell:...
    (CNN)Here is a look at Father's Day, celebrated the third Sunday in June.FactsJune 20, 2021 - Father's Day.According to Hallmark, Father's Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion with 72 million cards given every year.Fifty percent of all Father's Day cards are purchased for fathers, according to Hallmark. Almost 20 percent of Father's Day cards are...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Edward Snowden, who admitted to leaking information about US surveillance programs to the press.PersonalBirth date: June 21, 1983Birth place: Elizabeth City, North CarolinaBirth name: Edward Joseph SnowdenRead MoreFather: Lonnie Snowden, former Coast Guard officerMother: Elizabeth Snowden, federal court administratorMarriage: Lindsay Mills (2017-present)Other FactsDropped out of high school.The...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.PersonalBirth date: June 25, 1972 Birth place: Tripoli, Libya Birth name: Saif al-Islam GadhafiRead MoreFather: Moammar Gadhafi, former leader of Libya for 42 yearsMother: Safia (Farkash) GadhafiEducation: El-Fateh University, Libya, Degree in architectural engineering, 1994; Imadec University, Vienna,...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of soccer player Lionel "Leo" Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina's national team.PersonalBirth date: June 24, 1987 Birth place: Rosario, Argentina Birth name: Lionel Andrés MessiRead MoreFather: Jorge Messi, factory workerMother: Celia Cuccittini de MessiMarriage: Antonela Roccuzzo (June 30, 2017-present)Children: Ciro, Mateo and Thiago Photos: Messi...
    (CNN)Here is a look at Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. In 2022, Ramadan is expected to begin at sundown on April 2 and end on May 1. (Dates may vary slightly by country depending on the first sighting of the crescent moon.)FactsRamadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year.Ramadan begins with the...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.PersonalBirth date: July 1, 1961 Death date: August 31, 1997 Birth place: Norfolk, EnglandRead MoreBirth name: Diana Frances SpencerFather: Edward John, 8th Earl SpencerMother: Frances (Ruth Burke-Roche) SpencerMarriage: Charles (Philip Arthur George), Prince of Wales (July 29, 1981-August 28, 1996, divorced)Children: Henry Charles Albert David...
    Anoka County Jail/Twitter Nicholas Kraus is accused of killing a woman by driving his SUV into a protest in Minneapolis. Nicholas Kraus is a Saint Paul man accused of killing a woman by plowing his SUV into a protest in Minneapolis. Kraus has several previous DWI and other traffic offense convictions, according to...
    Youtube Frankie Grande proposed to fiance Hale Leon via virtual reality. Actor, social media personality, and “Big Brother” alum, Frankie Grande is engaged! Grande proposed to his boyfriend of 2 years on June 8 via virtual reality. Grande teamed up with Dreamscape, a virtual reality venue where the couple had one of their...
    ABC Justin Glaze of The Bachelorette Justin Glaze could be the guy to keep an eye on this season on “The Bachelorette.” One of  30 suitors on Katie Thurston’s season of the rose-filled reality show, Glaze is said to make it far in the competition. Not only did ‘The Bachelorette” star give him...
    ABC/Ed Herrera Hannah Brown didn’t find lasting love on Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor” or her own season of ‘The Bachelorette.”  So maybe it’s not a surprise that the ABC reality star  is now appearing on a third dating show, “Celebrity Dating Game.” But — spoiler alert! — she actually found love...
    Former President Obama says that Fox News and the proliferation of social media have increased the current political divide in America. "I think a lot of that has to do with changes in how people get information," Obama said during an interview with The 19th, published on Monday. "I’ve spoken about this before, but if you watch Fox News,...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the solstice.The next summer solstice will take place on June 20, 2021.The next winter solstice will take place on December 21, 2021. Winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs on December 21 or 22, when the sun appears at its most southerly position,directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn (23...
    June 14 marks Flag Day, an unofficial federal holiday that commemorates the American flag. The day also serves as an anniversary of the national flag’s adoption in 1777, which was commissioned by the Second Continental Congress during the American Revolution. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: JUNE 14 While Flag Day often gets overshadowed by Memorial Day...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the second oldest continuous sporting event in the United States, after the Kentucky Derby. June 12-13, 2021 - The 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York.February 9-11, 2020 - The 144th Annual Westminster Kennel...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.PersonalBirth date: October 21, 1949Birth place: Tel Aviv, Israel Birth name: Binyamin NetanyahuRead MoreFather: Benzion Netanyahu, a historianMother: Cela (Segal) NetanyahuMarriages: Sara Ben-Artzi (1991-present); Fleur Cates (1981-1988, divorced); Miriam Haran (divorced)Children: with Sara Ben-Artzi: Avner and Yair; with Miriam Haran: Noa Education: Attended...
    (CNN)Today the American flag turns 244, but it doesn't look a day over 200. Here are some fun facts and common misconceptions about the iconic emblem. Betsy Ross is a phonyBetsy Ross is considered an American hero, known for creating the American flag.The story says that she lobbied Gen. George Washington to change the design,...
                        Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) challenged Dr. Anthony Fauci this week over his handling of COVID-19 and apparent collusion with Big Tech. Following the mass release of Fauci’s emails through an open records request last week, Blackburn published a video Tuesday to offer some...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the French Open tennis tournament.FactsThe French Open is one of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The others are the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It is the only Grand Slam tournament played on a clay court. May 30-June 13, 2021 - The French Open takes place at Roland Garros...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of George Pataki, former governor of New York.PersonalBirth date: June 24, 1945Birth place: Peekskill, New YorkBirth name: George Elmer PatakiRead MoreFather: Louis Pataki, postmanMother: Margaret (Lagana) PatakiMarriage: Elizabeth "Libby" Rowland (1973-present) Children: Emily, Teddy, Allison and George OwenEducation: Yale University, B.A., 1967; Columbia Law School, J.D., 1970Religion: CatholicOther FactsGovernor...
    (CNN)Here is a look at Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that leads to loss of memory and other intellectual abilities.FactsAlzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, which is a general term for the loss of memory and intellectual abilities.Alzheimer's disease is fatal and there is no cure. It is a slow-moving disease...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Radovan Karadzic, who was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity related to ethnic violence during the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.PersonalBirth date: June 19, 1945 Birth place: Petnjica, Montenegro Father: Vuk KaradzicRead MoreMother: Jovanka KaradzicMarriage: Ljiljana KaradzicChildren: Aleksandar; SonjaEducation: University of Sarajevo Other FactsNicknamed...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Iraq's former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.PersonalBirth date: July 1, 1950Birth place: Hindiya, Iraq (some sources say Hilla) Birth name: Nuri Kamil al-MalikiRead MoreMarriage: MarriedChildren: Four daughters and a sonEducation: Usul al-Din College, B.A., Islamic Studies, 1973; Salahaddin University, M.A., Arabic Literature, 1992Religion: Shiite MuslimOther FactsProno: NOO-ree al-MAA-lick-eeChanged his...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Robert Mueller, former special counsel for the Department of Justice and former director of the FBI.Mueller was appointed in May 2017 to investigate Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, including any links or coordination "between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of former NFL quarterback Michael Vick.PersonalBirth date: June 26, 1980Birth place: Newport News, VirginiaBirth name: Michael Dwayne VickRead MoreFather: Michael Boddie Mother: Brenda (Vick) BoddieMarriage: Kijafa (Frink) Vick (June 30, 2012-present)Children: with Kijafa (Frink) Vick: Jada, London; with Tameka Taylor: MitezEducation: Attended Virginia Tech, 1998-2001Other FactsVick's parents were...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Korean War. Although hostilities ceased in 1953, there has been no formal end to the war. Causes of the Korean WarUnder Japanese rule before and during World War II, Korea was divided into two parts after the Japanese surrender. The Soviet Union occupied the area north of the 38th parallel...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Pulitzer Prizes. The prizes are presented every spring in recognition of achievements in journalism, music, literature and drama.Other FactsJune 11, 2021 - The Pulitzer Prizes are announced.May 4, 2020 - The Pulitzer Prizes are announced.Joseph Pulitzer, known as one of the greatest newspaper publishers in US history, established the award...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of former heavyweight world boxing champion Mike Tyson.PersonalBirth date: June 30, 1966 Birth place: Brooklyn, New YorkBirth name: Michael Gerard TysonRead MoreFather: Jimmy KirkpatrickMother: Lorna Smith TysonMarriages: Lakiha (Spicer) Tyson (June 6, 2009-present); Monica (Turner) Tyson (April 19, 1997-January 14, 2003, divorced); Robin Givens (February 7, 1988-February 14, 1989,...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the National Guard, a reserve military force and the oldest component of the US armed forces.FactsThe National Guard consists of the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.There are almost 440,000 soldiers and airmen in the National Guard, as of January 2021. The National Guard was formed in 1636 as...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.PersonalBirth date: June 21, 1947Birth place: Hamadan, Iran Father: Muhammad Ali Ebadi, law professor and lawyerRead MoreMother: Minu YaminiMarriage: Javad Tavassolian (1975-divorce date unknown)Children: Nargess (female); Negar (female)Education: University of Tehran, law degree, 1969; University of...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX.PersonalBirth date: June 28, 1971 Birth place: Pretoria, South Africa Birth name: Elon Reeve MuskRead MoreFather: Errol Musk, engineerMother: Maye (Haldeman) Musk, nutritionist and modelMarriages: Talulah Riley (2013-2016, divorced for the second time), (2010-2012, divorced for the first time);...
    Fort Hood military police/U.S. Army Aaron Robinson/Vanessa Guillen Aaron Robinson was named by law enforcement as the suspected murderer of Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood in Texas April 22, 2020. Robinson died by suicide before his arrest, preventing him from ever facing formal charges. Today, Guillen’s family is still calling for justice for...
    MSNBC’s Ari Melber said Friday that Attorney General Merrick Garland can’t be “asleep at the wheel” after reports of abuses that happened at the Justice Department under Donald Trump. Melber talked about the revelations that the DOJ subpoenaed Apple for the communications of top House Intel Committee Democrats Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell. He offered...
    SPEED IT UP!! You’ve seen the hilarious “I Love Lucy” episode that features Lucy and Ethel frantically trying to wrap candies as the chocolates spill faster and faster off the assembly line. Turns out actresses Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance received some actual training in dipping and wrapping chocolates at the See’s candy factory on...
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    In the United States, around 27 billion animals are raised for food every year. These animals are subjected to lives in extreme confinement where they live in fear and pain. The cruelty that these animals experience is rather well-known and understood, however, the negative environmental impact that raising this many animals causes is less so. One...
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    (CNN)For thousands of years, we've used one vegetable as a spice to flavor our toast, treat ear infections and ward off vampires: garlic. Garlic is the edible bulb of a plant in the lily family, native to central Asia. In addition to making food taste better, it has traditionally been used for health purposes by...
    Heavy Timothy J. Wall was identified as the suspect who police allege shot a woman and a toddler before turning the gun on himself at a Publix grocery store in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Officials told Local 10 News the child, a boy, would have turned 2 later this month. Officials told the...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of musician Paul McCartney, former member of the Beatles.PersonalBirth date: June 18, 1942 Birth place: Liverpool, England Birth name: James Paul McCartneyRead MoreFather: James McCartney, salesman and musicianMother: Mary (Mohin) McCartney, nurse and midwifeMarriages: Nancy Shevell (October 9, 2011-present); Heather Mills McCartney (June 11, 2002-March 17, 2008, divorced);...
    (CNN)Here's a look into the life of musician and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.PersonalBirth date: September 23, 1949Birth place: Freehold, New JerseyBirth name: Bruce Frederick Joseph SpringsteenRead MoreFather: Douglas Springsteen, bus driver Mother: Adele (Zerilli) Springsteen, legal secretary Marriages: Patti Scialfa (June 8, 1991-present); Julianne Phillips (May 13, 1985-March 1, 1989, divorced)Children: with Patti Scialfa: Sam, Jessica...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.PersonalBirth date: June 19, 1951Birth place: Egypt Birth name: Ayman Muhammad Rabi al-ZawahiriRead MoreFather: Rabie al-Zawahiri, professor of pharmacologyMother: Umayma al-Zawahiri Marriages: Unknown publiclyChildren: Unknown publiclyEducation: Cairo University, 1974, master's degree in surgery, 1978Other FactsActed as Osama bin Laden's personal physician.Zawahiri comes from...
    (CNN)Here's a look at hurricane statistics.Notable Hurricanes in Recent US HistoryOctober 7-11, 2018 - Hurricane MichaelCategory 5 storm. Made landfall in Florida near Mexico Beach and the Tyndall Air Force Base. The hurricane was designated as a Category 4 storm when it made landfall in Florida but a post storm analysis revealed that winds reached...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Mohamed ElBaradei, former director general of the IAEA and Nobel Peace Prize winner.PersonalBirth date: June 17, 1942 Birth place: Cairo, Egypt Birth name: Mohamed Mostafa ElBaradeiRead MoreFather: Mostafa ElBaradei, an attorneyMother: Aida (Hegazi) ElBaradeiMarriage: Aida (Elkachef) ElBaradei Children: Laila and Mostafa Education: University of Cairo, bachelor's degree...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Statue of Liberty.FactsThe Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France to commemorate 100 years of Franco-American friendship. The statue also commemorates the centennial of America's independence.The statue is formally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World." It was sculpted by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi....