About 195 million people are under watches and warnings as the heat wave begins to reach peak temperatures

Per: CNN Peak temperatures from a potentially deadly heat wave are expected to begin Friday, and major US cities are taking special measures to prepare — with New York City declaring an emergency. Over the next few days, more than 85% of the lower 48’s population will see temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, CNN meteorologist Dave […]

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GM unveils a radically new Corvette

Per: CNN Business General Motors has unveiled the eighth generation of the Chevrolet Corvette. The model is, arguably, the biggest change for the Corvette since the sports car was first introduced in 1953. Placing the engine behind the seats allows the Corvette’s hood to be lower. The Corvette has changed a lot over the years, but it […]

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Strong earthquake shakes Greek capital Athens

Per: CNN A strong earthquake shook the Greek capital Athens on Friday, sending people rushing out of buildings and into the street. The 5.1 magnitude tremor struck 23 kilometers (14 miles) northwest of the capital, near Magoula, according to the Athens Institute of Geodynamics. The Institute said there had been seven aftershocks, with the largest measuring 3.1. […]

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The 15 best college dorms in America

8. Saginaw Valley State University — University Center, Michigan Niche’s dorm rating: A+ Undergrads in college housing: 30% According to a student: “I absolutely LOVE the campus housing. I am soon going into my fifth year of college and I plan on still living on campus. It is so close and convenient to everything on campus: more housing, […]

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House passes $15 minimum wage bill

Per: CNN The House passed a bill Thursday that would raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade — but there’s little chance the measure will be taken up in the Republican-controlled Senate. The House vote was 231-199. Three Republicans — Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Francis Rooney of Florida and Chris Smith of New […]

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The 200th firefighter just died from a World Trade Center-related illness

Per: CNN New York City officials says that 200 firefighters have now lost their lives from illnesses stemming from their time working at the World Trade Center after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. Richard Driscoll, who was the 200th firefighter to succumb to an illness related to the World Trade Center, served the New […]

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Millions of people are threatened by a potentially deadly heat wave in the coming days

Per: CNN A dangerous and potentially deadly heatwave threatens much of the continental US, with dozens of record high temperatures both in the daytime and in the evening expected this weekend. More than 150 million people in nearly 30 states were under a heat watch, warning or advisory on Thursday morning, according to CNN meteorologist […]

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British woman Chloe Haines billed $105,000 after ‘dangerous’ behavior forced flight diversion

Per: CNN A passenger whose “extremely disruptive behavior” caused a flight to be diverted with a military escort has been sent a bill for £85,000 ($105,000) and permanently banned from the airline. Chloe Haines has been accused by British operator Jet2 of a “catalog of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior,” including “attempting to open the aircraft […]

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Netflix stock plunges on loss of 130,000 US customers

Per: Reuters Netflix said Wednesday it lost U.S. streaming customers for the first time in eight years and missed targets for new subscribers overseas, an announcement that jarred investors ahead of looming competition.Netflix shares sank 11% Thursday after the company posted quarterly results that showed it shed 130,000 U.S. customers from April to June. The […]

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