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Fashion industry answers the call for masks and personal protective equipment to fight Covid-19

Written by Oscar Holland Contributors Ananda Pellerin With stores closed, runway shows canceled and global supply chains disrupted, much of the fashion industry has been rendered idle by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, designers, luxury labels and fashion conglomerates are all stepping up to help overcome shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in […]

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Program gives meals to sick people stuck at home

JAMAICA PLAIN (CBS) — A non-profit that provides meals for people who are home-bound because of illness is ramping up its operations. Community Servings in Jamaica Plain is trying to stay ahead of the coronavirus while facing higher costs and fewer volunteers. “Every day we feed over 1,000 people who are struggling with illnesses like […]

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Hundreds attend service for NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson

HAMPTON, Va. — Three black astronauts have joined hundreds of other mourners at a memorial service for pioneering African American mathematician and NASA researcher Katherine Johnson. More than 700 people turned out for Saturday’s memorial service at the Hampton University Convocation Center. Johnson hand calculated rocket trajectories and Earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions. […]

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Ride2Revive gives sick kids a once-in-a-lifetime race experience

HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) – It is not always about the ‘need for speed’ or being ‘fast and furious.’ Sunday, it was all about bringing miles of smiles to kids battling life threatening illnesses through exotic cars. “Our mission is to provide as many miles of smiles [for these kids on their] road to recovery,” said Brooke […]

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Olympic cauldron lit in ATL for 1st time since ’96

Competitors for the 2020 marathon trials will begin their race in front of Centennial Olympic Park – the crown jewel of the 1996 Atlanta Games – and head down Marietta Street toward Peachtree. They will proceed three miles north on Peachtree until they pass the intersection of Peachtree and West Peachtree, then turn around and […]

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7-foot robot becomes hall monitor at Florida middle school

Droid part of emphasis on STEM in schools ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A seven-foot robot named “Bob” is one of several projects featured by 170 students at Lockhart Middle School. Eighth grader Paris Robinson is one of the students who worked on Bob. “That’s the robocop,” she said. “It patrols the hallways on our campus […]

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New Jersey’s 65-foot tall Lucy the Elephant will soon be open to overnight guests

(CNN) — Lucy the Elephant, a Margate, New Jersey-based attraction whose claim to fame is being the world’s largest elephant and the oldest roadside attraction in the United States, will soon open its doors to overnight guests for the first time in over 100 years. Save Lucy Committee, the nonprofit responsible for Lucy’s continued existence, […]

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Study: Florida tops list for millennial millionaires

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida’s real estate market is a hot commodity and it is making people rich, especially millennials.  Florida ranks in the top five states for “millennial millionaires,” people between the ages of 24 and 37 with a net worth of more than a million dollars. There are approximately 618,000 millennial millionaires in […]

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Family thankful for support after crash in Florida

WEYMOUTH (CBS) – Survivors and relatives of a Massachusetts family killed in a crash during a vacation to Disney World last week say they’re extremely grateful for the friends and strangers who have opened their arms to support them. In the Fay family home in Weymouth, they told WBZ-TV Wednesday they lean on each other […]

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Hidden rooms found, drugs, guns, cash seized in bust

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office has announced arrests have been made in a “prolific” drug trafficking ring in Western New York. Four people have been arrested in a crime ring which stretches from Buffalo to Los Angeles, according to U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Jr. Three of those people are from Buffalo: David […]

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Artist displays unique sculpture at laundromat

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A laundromat isn’t exactly the place you would go to see art but there’s a new, unique display at the Butler Street Laundromat. Cheryl Capezzuti uses lint from clothes as an artistic medium and her latest pop-up display can be seen in Lawrenceville. Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson According to Capezzuti, […]

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Officers celebrate retired detective’s birthday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A retired NYPD detective is celebrating his 103rd birthday. Dozens of officers turned out to party with Nicholas Calabrese in the Bronx Friday. He’s now the oldest living retired detective. Happy 103rd birthday to retired Detective Nicholas Calabrese!A WWII combat veteran and proud retired Detective, Nicholas was surrounded by members of […]

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Couple honored for keeping up officer’s memorial

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Big honors were handed out for officers and neighbors who serve the City of Philadelphia in the Roxborough section of the city. The Fraternal Order of Police held its awards ceremony on Thursday night. A retired detective worked to find out who was responsible for the free upkeep of the fallen officer’s […]

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Judge upholds ruling for 5Pointz graffiti artists

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A New York appeals court has upheld a ruling to pay a group of graffiti artists $6.7 million. Developer Jerry Wolkoff asked the artists in 2002 to convert the dilapidated warehouses in Long Island City, Queens. The project became known as “5Pointz” and became a tourist attraction From 1993 until 2013, […]

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Empty bottles lead police to opioid heist suspects

CLEARWATER (CBSMiami) – Three men accused of robbing a Florida drug store and stealing more than 10,000 opioid pills are under arrest after detectives were led to a home by a trail of empty pill bottles. The robbery happened on New Year’s Day. Investigators say three men robbed a CVS drugstore at gunpoint. One suspect […]

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Asian Americans are a growing force in Nevada and ‘they want to be courted’

LAS VEGAS – On a sunny Saturday morning, just a short drive from the neon and glitter of the Las Vegas Strip, a traditional scene from the Philippines unfolds in the corner of a nondescript office building. We Count: Untold Voters Stories As America prepares to make its choice in the 2020 elections, CNN ventured […]

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More racist graffiti found at Salisbury University

SALISBURY, Md. (WJZ) — Salisbury University canceled all of its classes Thursday after more racist graffiti was found on campus. The racist graffiti was found in Henson Science Hall, according to University officials. The Salisbury University Police Department has launched an investigation into the incident. Since last semester, Salisbury University has been working with the FBI’s […]

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MoonArk will be a philosophical mini-museum, left on the moon for future explorers to discover

Earth is giving a gift to the moon that will land on the lunar surface next year. The nine-ounce MoonArk — a tiny time capsule-esque artifact of humanity — will be attached to a small lunar rover. This is in the hopes that one day it may be picked up by lunar explorers — hundreds […]

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3 Cheers! All-girl hip-hop group steps up to fight bullying

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Chandler Lutz gives 3 Cheers to three Philadelphia teens and tweens using music to make their stand against bullying. Saniyah Babb, Rashiyah Dennis and Giselle Martin, whose stage names are Jaye, Bronze and Gigi, are fierce young ladies. They call themselves The Royal Mix. The Royal Mix “We’re royal!” 10-year-old Giselle said. […]

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