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Tropical Storm Isaias left New Jersey beaches with a case of ‘sea lice’

Tropical Storm Isaias left New Jersey beaches with a case of ‘sea lice’

Jellyfish larvae commonly known as “sea lice” are invading south New Jersey beaches, all thanks to Tropical Storm Isaias. Environmental officials think that Isaias pushed larvae up from Florida, since stinging jellyfish don’t usually appear on New Jersey beaches until late summer, when the water gets warmer. The microscopic “sea lice” are known for causing…MORE

Phoenix police investigating the death of a man in their custody

Phoenix police investigating the death of a man in their custody

Phoenix police are investigating the death of a man who struggled with officers before being detained on August 4, a statement from the police department said. Ramon Timothy Lopez, 28, was seen “looking into vehicles and making obscene gestures” in a Phoenix shopping center, police say. When the first officer responded around 10:20 a.m., Lopez…MORE

The University of Oregon is covering racist murals in its library, one of which references the need to conserve ‘our racial heritage’

The University of Oregon is covering racist murals in its library, one of which references the need to conserve ‘our racial heritage’

The University of Oregon is covering the controversial murals that have decorated the halls of its largest library after years of protest over the murals’ racist language and portrayal of Indigenous people. The university made the announcement Wednesday, saying the move was in part an acknowledgment of the larger conversations occurring about racism in the…MORE

Virginia Tech renames dorms once named after men with racist views

Virginia Tech renames dorms once named after men with racist views

Two dormitories at Virginia Tech will now be named after prominent Black people associated with the school, according to a university news release. The school’s Board of Visitors unanimously voted to change the names of the dorms Thursday. The dorms — Lee Hall and Barringer Hall — were previously named after two men with racist…MORE

Sports teams want to turn their arenas into voting centers

Sports teams want to turn their arenas into voting centers

Sports arenas want to be the new home field for voters in upcoming elections. As the Covid-19 pandemic renders many American sports stadiums underutilized, and amid concerns over voting safety, the nation’s four major sports leagues are teaming up to create “Election Super Centers.” LeBron, Dodger Stadium pitching in In Los Angeles, Lakers star LeBron…MORE

Chicago Bulls fire head coach Jim Boylen after two losing seasons

Chicago Bulls fire head coach Jim Boylen after two losing seasons

The Chicago Bulls, who haven’t won an NBA title since the 1990s, fired head coach Jim Boylen on Friday after two losing seasons. “After doing a comprehensive evaluation and giving the process the time it deserved, I ultimately decided that a fresh approach and evolution in leadership was necessary,” said team Executive Vice President of…MORE

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