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ShakeAlert messages will warn West Coast of earthquakes

A new early warning system, called ShakeAlert, will use cell phones to alert people in California, Oregon, and Washington of an earthquake. The alerts come from sensors from the USGS seismic system. Once the sensors pick up movement, a message…

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Groundbreaking trachea transplant gives woman a new tube for breathing

The trachea, or windpipe, is a tube that brings air to and from the lungs. It is a hard organ to transplant because there are many tiny blood vessels. New research helped doctors at The Mount Sinai Hospital do a…

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Stanford wins NCAA Women’s Finals over Arizona

After a tight game, the Stanford Wildcats were crowned the champions of the NCAA’s women’s tournament. The team played against the Arizona Cardinals. The final score of 54-53 came down to the final seconds. Haley Jones led the team to…

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Making political history: Kim Janey becomes Boston’s first woman, first black mayor

Kim Janey remembers Boston’s desegregation era, when she had rocks thrown at her on the school bus. Today, she is Boston’s first black and first woman mayor. Janey is taking Marty Walsh’s place, who became President Biden’s labor secretary. The…

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Humanoid robot sells NFT artwork for almost $700,000

A humanoid robot named Sophia sold an NFT, a digital artwork, at an auction online. The piece sold for $688,888. This is the latest in the NFT investment craze. Sophia was created in 2016 by Hanson Robotics, based in Hong…

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Australians face worst flooding in almost half a century

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as the rains in Australia keep pouring down. Torrential rains have swept away houses, roads, and livestock. Images of the damage has hit social media. Photos show bridges being washed away,…

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Usain Bolt looking forward to watching Summer Olympics

For the first time since 2000, Usain Bolt won’t be competing in the Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter retired from the Games in 2016. The eight-time gold medalist misses the competition but enjoys spending time with his toddler daughter more. Bolt…

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