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Minneapolis family survives Covid-19, vows to raise awareness

Minneapolis family survives Covid-19, vows to raise awareness

When Charles and Kirstin Johnson-Nixon pledged a life together for better or worse, the Minneapolis couple had no idea that the coronavirus would write their shared life’s most painful chapter. Kirstin, a social worker who helps counsel teen parents in high school, says she and her husband tested positive for the coronavirus in early May.…MORE

For months, a rural Kansas community watched the Covid-19 pandemic unfold from afar. Then, a deadly outbreak landed right on their doorstep

For months, a rural Kansas community watched the Covid-19 pandemic unfold from afar. Then, a deadly outbreak landed right on their doorstep

When Covid-19 cases began climbing in the fall within Norton County, Kansas, the administrator of a local nursing home used the facility’s Facebook page to send residents reminders. An early September post on the Andbe Home’s page urged visitors to “PLEASE PLEASE follow the guidelines,” including maintaining a distance of six feet and wearing a…MORE

Tony Hsieh, former Zappos CEO and ‘tremendous visionary,’ dies at 46

Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos, died peacefully and surrounded by family on Friday, according to a statement emailed to CNN by Megan Fazio, a spokesperson for DTP Companies, a Las Vegas-based enterprise for which Hsieh served as the visionary. Hsieh, 46, died from injuries sustained in a house fire that occurred in Connecticut…MORE

A second man dies after Sacramento mall shooting

A second man dies after Sacramento mall shooting

A second young man has died after a shooting in a Sacramento mall, police said Saturday. Officers responded to the Arden Fair Mall in California’s state capital following a report of shots fired a little after 6 p.m. Friday, according to Karl Chan, a spokesman for Sacramento Police. When officers arrived on scene, they found…MORE

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $500,000 to support homeless youth in Canada

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $500,000 to support homeless youth in Canada

One of Hollywood’s most famous couples donated $500,000 to help young people struggling with homelessness in Canada. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively pledged $250,000 each to Covenant House Vancouver and Covenant House Toronto, according a press release. Covenant House International says it has served more than a million homeless youth in the United States, Canada…MORE

Thanksgiving vandalism: ‘Land back’ sprayed on US statues

Thanksgiving vandalism: ‘Land back’ sprayed on US statues

Statues of three United States Presidents, a “Pioneers Statue” and numerous store fronts were targeted by vandals on Thanksgiving, with “land back” graffitied on some of the property. Vandals damaged the Pioneers Statue in BF Nelson Park in Minneapolis, spray-painting the words “no thanks,” “no more genocide,” “decolonize” and “land back” on it, Dawn Sommers,…MORE