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Pete Buttigieg Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Personal:Birth date: January 19, 1982 Birth place: South Bend, Indiana Birth name: Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg Father: Joseph A. Buttigieg, an English professor Mother: Anne Montgomery, a linguist Marriage: Chasten Glezman (2018-present) Education: Harvard College, 2004,…MORE

What’s open and what’s closed on Good Friday

It’s Good Friday, a day of mourning for Christians around the world that marks the day Jesus died on the cross. This Friday is also the first day of Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. Many Christians observe Good Friday by fasting and attending church services, while Jews…MORE

Two 14-year-old girls drew up plans to kill 9 people, police say

Two 14-year-old girls in Florida have been arrested after a teacher discovered their plans to kill nine people, sheriff’s reports say. The Highlands County School Board confirmed in a statement to CNN that two Avon Park Middle School students were taken into custody Wednesday for “a possible plan to harm others off campus,” but declined…MORE

Southern California experiences an earthquake every three minutes, a new study finds

Southern California gets a lot more action than we thought. In a new study, researchers from the California Institute of Technology and University of California, San Diego have uncovered nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that happened between 2008 and 2017. That translates to roughly 495 earthquakes a day in Southern California, or an…MORE

Sports teams dump Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ because of her racist songs

For years, baseball’s New York Yankees and hockey’s Philadelphia Flyers have played singer Kate Smith’s famous rendition of “God Bless America” during games. But those long-time traditions have been halted over allegations that other songs performed by Smith — one of America’s biggest singing stars during the early 20th century — are racist. Smith is…MORE

A militia group detained migrants at the border. The ACLU calls it kidnapping

A militia group near the US-Mexico border detained hundreds of people this week, New Mexico’s attorney general told CNN. “My office has been informed that this week, an armed group has detained nearly 300 people near Sunland Park, New Mexico,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a written statement. “These individuals should not attempt to…MORE

Kim Foxx’s chief ethics officer and a special prosecutor submit resignations

Two top officials have resigned from the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. The resignations come from special prosecutor Mark Rotert and chief ethics officer April Perry, and are not related to the Jussie Smollett case, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. In her resignation letter, Perry said she is leaving…MORE