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Why did the Miami apartment building collapse? And are others in danger?

Just before 2am US Eastern Daylight Time on June 24, the Champlain Towers South Tower in Surfside, South Florida, partially collapsed. The 12-storey building with 136 apartments was built in 1981 on reclaimed wetlands. More than 55 apartments have been destroyed. At least one person is confirmed dead — with some reports claiming three — and about 100 people remain unaccounted for. Many others have been injured. It’s unclear at this stage why the building collapsed, but it has been speculated that it had been sinking over time, which may have contributed to the collapse. It’s likely the actual cause of the...
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‘We are just going to let them keep flailing’: Black creators on TikTok go on indefinite ‘strike’ to protest dance appropriation

Black creators on TikTok have gone on a “strike” to challenge the appropriation of their content by white users.As part of the strike, users have refused to choreograph dances to Megan Thee Stallion’s new song “Thot S***”. The creators aim to prove that the video-sharing app depends on their creativity to boost viral trends and that their work is routinely adapted by white creators who don’t credit them.The 26-year-old rapper’s new song has been used in more than 168,000 TikTok videos since Thursday (24 June), and has amassed over 15 million streams on Spotify. Despite the song’s popularity, no particular...
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Texas knocks Virginia out of College World Series with late surge

Virginia’s dream postseason came to an end early in the morning on Friday as the No. 2 Texas Longhorns got four runs over the final two innings to bust open a 2-2 game and knock the Cavaliers out of the College World Series. A three-and-a-half hour weather delay pushed the start time back to 9:46pm CT, causing the two squads to play late into the night.
Brooklyn, NYNew York Post

Four suspects sought for vandalizing George Floyd statue in NYC

Police released footage of four suspects wanted for vandalizing the newly installed George Floyd statue with white nationalist graffiti in Brooklyn. The East Flatbush statue, which was unveiled last week during a Juneteenth celebration, was defaced at about 4 a.m. Thursday. The phrase “Patriot Front” — a white nationalist hate...
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Nunes: Fauci becoming a 'liability to Democrats' as emerging reports further question credibility

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told "Hannity" on Thursday that Anthony Fauci will become a "liability to Democrats" after reports emerged claiming that he resisted a White House directive in April of last year to cancel a research grant for a nonprofit linked to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, now considered a likely origin on the pandemic.
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Four dead in Florida building collapse, 159 unaccounted for

Four people are now known to have died in the collapse of an oceanfront apartment block near Miami Beach, officials said Friday, while the number of unaccounted for has risen to 159 -- fueling fears of a much higher death toll. An unknown number of residents are feared to have been asleep in the 12-story building in the town of Surfside, when one of its wings was reduced early Thursday morning to a gigantic pile of debris. "We do have 120 people now accounted for, which is very, very good news. But our unaccounted for number has gone up to 159," Miami-Dade County mayor Daniella Levine Cava told a news conference. "In addition, we can tragically report the death count is now four," she said, adding that the numbers were "very fluid."
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Cubs threw a no-hitter in LA while all of Chicago was sleeping

The Chicago Cubs threw a no-hitter against the Dodgers and no one saw it. Fans all over Chicago will be waking up on Friday morning to some really good news. The Cubs threw a combined no-hitter against 2020’s World Series champs, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 4-0 shutout marks a great start for the Cubbies as they head into the series with the Dodgers. This marks the second time the team has no-hit in Los Angeles in the past six years.