Over 1,200 students virtually graduated from Nashville State

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 (WSMV file photo)    (WSMV file photo)   NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Nashville State Community College today celebrated the success of more than 1,200 students, 670 of whom were Spring 2020 graduates, during a virtual graduation ceremony. The College decided earlier this year to hold an online ceremony, the first virtual commencement in its 50-year history, due to…

Nearly a century later, Tulsa is digging for evidence of

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Archeologists and hardhats operating backhoes descended on an Oklahoma cemetery this week, hoping to find victims from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the most disturbing — and largely untold — moments of U.S. history.Tuesday was this second day of an extraordinary dig at Oaklawn Cemetery, the final resting place for some of the…

American tourists are banned from the Bahamas as coronavirus cases

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One of the few countries to welcome U.S. tourists has changed its mind, citing soaring infection numbers.The Bahamas will close its borders to most visitors from the United States starting Wednesday, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Sunday. While commercial flights from Canada, Britain and the European Union will still be allowed to land, all visitors…

Black Leaders Call on NYPD to Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit

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Leaders in the black community are calling on the New York Police Department to bring back the plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit that was eliminated last month as shootings and murders spike across the city.About 600 undercover officers from the unit were set to be transferred to other assignments including detective work and policing neighborhoods, NYPD Commissioner Dermot…

Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower defaced; mayor says

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The Black Lives Matter mural on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower was defaced Monday but quickly fixed, authorities said."To whoever vandalized our mural on 5th Avenue: nice try. @NYC_DOT has already fixed it," Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted, referring to the city Department of Transportation.The Black Lives Matter "movement is more than…

Greensboro will offer pop-up spraygrounds twice a week starting next

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Weather Alert ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...HEAT INDEX VALUES OF AROUND 105 DEGREES EXPECTED, EXCEPT NEAR 100 IN THE TRIAD REGION. * WHERE...ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA. LOWEST HEAT INDEX VALUES ACROSS THE NORTHERN PIEDMONT AND HIGHEST OVER THE COASTAL PLAIN. * WHEN...THROUGH 900 PM EDT TODAY.…

‘MythBusters’ Host Grant Imahara, Dead at 49, Embodied the Pop

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5 Years Ago, New Horizons Reached Pluto—and We Never Stopped

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SpaceX reuses rocket from historic astronaut mission to launch satellite

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New York (CNN Business)The SpaceX rocket booster that carried two NASA astronauts on a historic journey to the International Space Station two months ago took flight once again on Monday evening — this time to launch a hefty communications satellite into orbit.The rocket took off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station around 5:30 pm…

US Navy warship challenges China in South China Sea as

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The USS Ralph Johnson.US Navy A US Navy destroyer challenged China in the South China Sea with a freedom-of-navigation operation on Tuesday. The USS Ralph Johnson sailed near the disputed Spratly Islands, the Navy said, adding in a statement that "unlawful and sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea pose a serious threat to…