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Pink Moon set to illuminate the skies on Friday

Moon gazers be ready! April’s full moon, known as the Pink Moon, is set to premiere on Friday. The moon will appear larger than average because it will be three days past perigee, the point in its orbit when it is nearest to Earth, according to Space.com. Although the name suggests the moon will appear…MORE

Car sharing service says 100 cars, including 50 Mercedes-Benz, disappeared in Chicago

Authorities say that more than 100 missing vehicles, including 50 Mercedes-Benz, may have been fraudulently rented through a mobile app in Chicago. Police were alerted by car-sharing service Car2Go “that some of their vehicles may have been rented by deceptive or fraudulent means” on Wednesday. Numerous vehicles have been recovered at the West Side of…MORE

WWII veteran celebrates his 98th birthday at the gym

World War II veteran Fred Lawrence has been hitting the gym three days a week for years, so his 98th birthday was no exception. Lawrence has been going to the 24 Hour Fitness club in Gladstone, Oregon, near Portland, for five or six years and is the oldest member at the gym. The club was…MORE

Swastika Acres, a neighborhood in Colorado, gets a new name

The Swastika Acres neighborhood of Cherry Hills Village, a town just outside Denver, will get a new name after a unanimous city council vote. The new name will be Old Cherry Hills, CNN affiliate KDVR reported. The area had once been home to the Denver Land Swastika Company, a company that chose its name before…MORE

Hawaiian flower, thought extinct, rediscovered by a drone

Researchers dispatched a drone into the Hawaiian skies to observe an extremely biodiverse area on a remote part of Kauai’s Kalalau Valley. The scientists soon realized they had rediscovered a flower species that was thought to be extinct. According to a statement from the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hibiscadelphus woodii was discovered on a vertical…MORE

North Carolina governor vetoes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have required doctors to try to preserve the life of any infant born alive during an attempted abortion. The state’s Republican-controlled Legislature had passed the bill, called the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act,” this week. In a letter announcing his veto, Cooper, a Democrat,…MORE

‘Maundy’ Thursday — explained

The week leading up to Easter is called Holy Week. It begins with Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, but each day in between comes with its own name and celebrations. Today, for example, is Maundy Thursday. In the Bible, this is the day when the Last Supper takes place, and it marks the…MORE

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