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Harvard Book Store gets a new backer: John Henry
John Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and owner of the Boston Globe, has chosen to invest in another Boston-area institution. He’s taken on part-ownership of the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, which has been in the book business since 1932.

Henry has long had an affinity for independent read more

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Omicron in Oakland: How a Wisconsin wedding with ‘super responsible’ vaccinated people led to outbreak
Most if not all of the guests wore masks when the Nov. 27 wedding ceremony started at a Wisconsin celebration that is now the suspected origin of an outbreak of COVID-19 and the omicron variant among Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland read more

First Blue Angels pilots. From left to right: Lieutenant Al Taddeo, Solo; Lieutenant (junior grade) Gale Stouse, Spare; Lieutenant Commander R.M. Voris, Leader; Lieutenant Maurice Wickendoll, Right Wing; Lieutenant Mel Cassidy, Left Wing.
April 28, 2020: elite flight demonstration squadrons, the Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds, gave a salute to health care workers and others on the front lines in the fight against coronavirus

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NYC food delivery workers face a ‘harrowing world’ New York City’s app-based delivery workers—a lifeline to city residents during the COVID-19 pandemic—regularly face nonpayment or underpayment, unsanitary or unsafe working conditions and the risk of violence, according to a new report released Sept. 13. The report, “Essential but Unprotected,” read more

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Natural materials such as raw soil, shredded straw, husk, and wood were used to build the “mud house”
Italian 3D printer manufacturer, Wasp, has 3D-printed the first eco-friendly house using earth sourced from the surrounding area. It was constructed in 10 days and the materials cost 900 Euro.

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Roger Federer loses at Wimbledon, then ponders if it’s for the last time
Federer, the sixth seed who turns 40 on Aug. 8, won the first of his record eight Wimbledon men’s singles titles in 2003. It was also the first of his 20 Grand Slam singles titles, a male record he shares with Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic will tie them if he wins Wimbledon read more

solar eclipse photo from NASA
“Super Flower Blood Moon” rises over the Pacific Ocean in Sydney, Australia on May 26, 2021

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NASA’s new solar eclipse photos rule
NASA’s senior photographer Bill Ingalls didn’t think the weather would cooperate.

It did.

On Thursday morning, Ingalls captured stunning pictures of the partial solar eclipse on the U.S. East Coast from Arlington, Virginia. These include the eclipsed sun rising next to read more

family photo taken at Balmoral Castle in 2018 by Duchess of Cambridge
funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip (age 99), Duke of Edinburgh, on the grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021

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Jun 2, 2021, Jake Thrupp, Sky News Australia – “Harry, you’ve lost ALL support from Australians after what you’ve put the Queen through”
In Australia, we have a golden rule. Families often argue with one another, but you never dump on your family in public.
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Nepalese climbers return home after historic winter summit of K2 mountain
A team of climbers from Nepal that made the first winter ascent of K2 received a warm welcome upon returning home on January 26, 2021. The 10 Nepalese climbers reached the summit of the world’s second highest mountain on January 16, climbing to an read more

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The indigenous people in Canada are “outraged” and mourning after someone killed a white “spirit moose” and left it alongside the road. “Everybody is outraged and sad,” Chief Murray Ray, Flying Post First Nation shared. “Why would you shoot it? No one needs one that bad.”

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Image courtesy TT News Agency / Tommy Pedersen via REUTERS

(quote) Sprigs of myrtle were included in Princess Beatrice’s breathtaking bridal bouquet. Reverend Anthony Ball, Canon of Westminster, places the bouquet on the Unknown Warrior’s Grave, in-keeping with royal tradition. Both the Queen and Prince Philip attended the wedding ceremony that was held in secret after the couple’s original plan to wed at the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace, in London, on 29 May was postponed by coronavirus. Socially distanced wedding – Smiling with pride, the Queen and Prince Philip may have been required to keep their distance from newlyweds Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi – but a Royal relationship has rarely been closer. Beatrice married on Friday wearing both a tiara and vintage dress generously lent to her by her grandmother. The Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, fashioned in 1919 from a necklace given to the current Queen’s grandmother by Queen Victoria, is a treasured heirloom. Duke of Edinburgh looks back to his best beaming alongside the Queen in Princess Beatrice wedding picture Comments from readers: “It’s impressive a fella of his age walking so upright and without the use of a stick.” “He looks wonderful. His posture is amazing” high-spirit, low-key reception (unquote) Photo courtesy PA