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Third victim dies after mass shooting at Florida club

 (CNN) — Police are looking for the assailants who opened fire at a Florida club, killing three people and wounding at least 20 more, Miami-Dade police director Alfredo Ramirez III said. A white Nissan Pathfinder pulled up to a billiards club in Hialeah between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday, Ramirez said. Three people “stepped out of the vehicle with assault rifles and handguns and started firing indiscriminately into the crowd,” the police director said. Desmond Owens and Clayton Dillard were declared dead at the scene of the shooting, many others were taken to a hospital for...

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University cancels over $700k in student loans for graduates hit by pandemic

Delaware State University is canceling more than $700,000 in student loans for recent graduates hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. CNN reports that DSU announced this week it will cancel $730,655 for more than 220 people. “The average eligible student will qualify for about $3,276 in debt relief,” according to the statement from the historically black, public university. “Too many graduates across the country will leave their schools burdened by debt, making it difficult for them to rent an apartment, cover moving costs, or otherwise prepare for their new careers or graduate...

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Fire on capsized cargo ship extinguished using seawater

The fiery wreckage of a cargo ship off the Georgia coast has been extinguished, according to a press release from the St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command, as responding firefighter teams continue to monitor for additional flames. The wreckage of the 656-foot Golden Ray caught fire during salvage operations on Friday and seawater was used to extinguish the blaze, according to the US Coast Guard. “Early this evening our firefighting teams successfully put out the fire inside the Golden Ray wreck,” said Coast Guard Cmdr. Efren Lopez. “Safety is our highest priority and...

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Russia announces actor, director for first-ever movie made in space

CNN – Russia is hurrying to be the first nation to film a movie in space after announcing plans to send an actress and a director to the International Space Station (ISS) in October. State news agency Ria Novosti said on Thursday that 35-year-old Yulia Peresild would star in the new movie, which will be shot in space and directed by 37-year-old Klim Shipenko. The movie will be called “Vyzov” (“The Challenge”) and center around the story of a surgeon who has to operate on a sick cosmonaut in space because his medical condition prevents him from returning to earth...

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Hyundai & Kia spend $7 billion in US electric car push

Hyundai and Kia are pouring billions of dollars into the United States, where they plan to start building electric cars and invest more in futuristic technologies. The South Korean carmakers announced Thursday that they would invest $7.4 billion in the country over the next four years, CNN reports. The funding will help the companies gradually expand manufacturing, though they said in a statement that exact plans have yet to be finalized. Hyundai aims to kick off electric vehicle production in the United States next year. The move bolsters the automaker’s presence stateside, where it...

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Faceless group of hackers responsible for Colonial Pipeline shutdown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A faceless group of hackers are responsible for the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, a major gas artery for most of the east coast but not Florida. The hackers conducted what’s known as a ransomware attack. Once they gain access to your system their goal is to take control. A cyber attack like this could happen anywhere including your place of work or at your child’s school. Once in the brain of the computer, a hacker can take control of the entire nervous system and can use any artery to start the shutdown. The FBI said that’s exactly what...

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McDonald’s is raising wages at company-owned restaurants

McDonald’s is the latest restaurant to say it’s raising wages in a bid to attract workers. The company is increasing hourly employees’ pay by about 10 percent, it announced Thursday — but the change applies only to a small percentage of staff. Entry-level employees will earn at least $11 to $17 an hour, the company said in a statement. Shift managers will earn at least $15 to $20 an hour, CNN reports. The company has already started implementing the increases and will continue to roll them out in the months ahead. Hourly wages should reach $15 on average at the restaurants...

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95-year-old man becomes oldest organ donor in US history

A woman who is recovering from a liver transplant not only has a new lifesaving organ, but one that made history. That’s thanks to Cecil Lockhart from Welch, West Virginia, who died at age 95 on May 4, making him the oldest organ donor in United States history, according to the Center for Organ Recovery & Education, which coordinated the recovery of the liver. The previous record for the oldest donor was a 93-year-old, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. “CORE is incredibly proud to have been able to make this historic organ donation possible,” said...

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Monstrous deep water fish washes up on California shore

CNN – A fish with a nightmarish mug washed up on a California beach last week. With teeth like glass and a football shaped body, the creature was found on the shore of Crystal Cove State Park’s Marine Protected Area in Laguna Beach. The park shared images of the fish on social media and identified it as being most likely the Pacific Football Fish. “To see an actual angler fish intact is very rare and it is unknown how or why the fish ended up on the shore,” reads the Facebook post. The Pacific Football Fish is one of more than 200 species of anglerfish worldwide, according...

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Gasoline demand spikes in several states after pipeline hack

(CNN) — A growing number of gas stations along the East Coast are without fuel as nervous drivers aggressively fill up their tanks following a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline, a critical artery for gasoline. The panic-buying threatens to exacerbate the supply shock. As of 4 pm ET Tuesday, 8.5% of gas stations in North Carolina and 7.7% in Virginia didn’t have gasoline, according to outage figures reported by GasBuddy, an app that tracks fuel prices and demand. The Virginia figure was flat from 11 am ET, while North Carolina was...

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