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13 St. Louis Cardinals players and staff tested positive for Covid-19, MLB says

13 St. Louis Cardinals players and staff tested positive for Covid-19, MLB says

Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six team staffers have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week, Major League Baseball announced Monday. As a result of the positive tests, the Cardinals’ four-game series against the Detroit Tigers, set for Tuesday to Thursday, has been postponed. The Cardinals have been in quarantine since last Thursday…MORE

Illinois community leaders want to abolish history lessons in schools

Illinois community leaders want to abolish history lessons in schools

An Illinois lawmaker and community leaders are calling for the immediate removal of history books and suspension of history lessons in their school districts because they say current materials and lesson plans “lead to white privilege and a racist society.” State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford joined a group of Evanston leaders Sunday to ask the…MORE

A dozen people hospitalized after hot air balloon crash in Wyoming

A dozen people hospitalized after hot air balloon crash in Wyoming

Twelve people were hospitalized in Wyoming on Monday after a hot air balloon crash, officials said. Three hot air balloons carrying a total of 36 people crashed into the ground on Monday morning, according to Jackson Hole Fire Chief Brady Hansen. Hansen said authorities received a call just after 8 a.m. local time that three…MORE

A second Houston firefighter has died of coronavirus

Another Houston firefighter has died due to complications from Covid-19. The Houston Fire Department announced on Monday that Gerado “Jerry” Pacheco, a firefighter paramedic, passed away after battling the virus. He was 50. “The Houston Fire Department is saddened to report Firefighter Paramedic Gerado ‘Jerry’ Pacheco, 50, died this morning, August 3, 2020, after battling…MORE