Statue of controversial USC founder removed from campus
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Statue of controversial USC founder removed from campus

A statue of a USC founder — whose connection to groups that carried out extralegal lynchings raised questions about the statue’s placement — was removed last month for routine maintenance, university officials said. Judge Robert Widney was one of USC’s founders, and since 2014 an 8-foot bronze statue of him had stood outside the Widney…

Wyoming may auction off huge piece of pristine land inside Grand Teton
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Wyoming may auction off huge piece of pristine land inside Grand Teton

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Off and on for over a decade, Wyoming leaders have threatened to auction off large chunks of pristine, state-owned parcels of land within Grand Teton National Park to the highest-bidding developer to prod the U.S. government to step in and pay millions to conserve the properties. On Thursday, they might make good…

Anna Mani: The woman who transformed weather science in India
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Anna Mani: The woman who transformed weather science in India

Her famous mentor, CV Raman, was known to admit only a few women to his lab and he placed several restrictions on them. “Raman maintained a strict separation of sexes in his laboratory,” Sur writes in an essay in her book, Dispersed Radiance: Caste, Gender, and Modern Science in India. Source link

Orphaned Alaskan sea otter given second chance at life in Chicago
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Orphaned Alaskan sea otter given second chance at life in Chicago

Shedd welcomes sea otter pup found alone in Alaska Shedd welcomes sea otter pup found alone in Alaska 00:22 An orphaned sea otter from Alaska is getting a second chance at life. The pup arrived at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago at the end of November and has been receiving round-the-clock care as he gets…

Forest Whitaker’s ex-wife, Keisha Whitaker, dead at 51
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Forest Whitaker’s ex-wife, Keisha Whitaker, dead at 51

Forest Whitaker’s ex-wife and the mother to their two daughters, Keisha Whitaker, has died at the age of 51. Their daughter True confirmed the news by sharing a tribute to her mother on her Instagram Story early Thursday morning. “Goodbye mommy. I love you 4ever and beyond,” True, 25, wrote over a throwback photo of…

San Franciscans Learn ‘Poopie Dance’ to Avoid Feces on City Streets
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San Franciscans Learn ‘Poopie Dance’ to Avoid Feces on City Streets

Residents of San Francisco are apparently having to learn the “Poopie Dance” to avoid stepping in something revolting as they walk on city streets. Neighbors are having to find a clean path as they travel along the street as those in the increasing homeless population have been using the sidewalks as toilets, the Daily Mail…

A City-Size Iceberg Is Moving Out of Antarctic Waters
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A City-Size Iceberg Is Moving Out of Antarctic Waters

It’s massive. It’s icy. And it’s moving. It’s an iceberg named A23a. Wait, that’s what they’re calling it? Come on, we can do better. It’s Superberg! For more than 100 years, no iceberg has been more famous than the one that sank the Titanic and abruptly ended Rose and Jack’s fictional romance. But that was…

Suspect is arrested in attack on grandfather pushing grandchild in stroller
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Suspect is arrested in attack on grandfather pushing grandchild in stroller

A man suspected of attacking two victims, including a man who was punched while pushing his grandchild in a stroller, was arrested Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Angel Sanchez Jr., 29, of Santa Barbara, was arrested in Oxnard about 2:15 p.m., the sheriff’s department announced in a news release. Sanchez was…