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Mega Millions jackpot rises to $970 million with no winners Tuesday

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $970 million with no winners Tuesday

You didn’t win Mega Millions’ top prize on Tuesday. The upside is that the game’s second-largest jackpot in history will be up for grabs on Friday. The Mega Millions jackpot is rising to an estimated $970 million for those who’d like their prize in an annual payment, or $716.3 million for a lump-sum option, after…MORE

Tight security at mostly calm US capitols as Joe Biden is inaugurated

Tight security at mostly calm US capitols as Joe Biden is inaugurated

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, and state capitols across the country were under tight security as President-elect Joe Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday. After a pro-Trump mob attacked the US Capitol two weeks ago, the FBI warned of possible armed protests at the Capitol and all 50 state capitols in the days leading up…MORE

Today begins 1-20-21, the beginning of a string of palindrome dates

Today begins 1-20-21, the beginning of a string of palindrome dates

The next ten days are sure to be historic, and it’s not just because of the inauguration. Wednesday marks the beginning of a slew of palindrome dates, which are dates that can be read the same forward and backward. For 10 consecutive days, from 1/20/21 to 1/29/21, the dates are mirrored. And, according to the…MORE

An ASL interpreter for Hawaii’s Covid-19 press briefings has died of the virus

An ASL interpreter for Hawaii’s Covid-19 press briefings has died of the virus

An American Sign Language interpreter who helped keep the deaf community informed during Covid-19 press briefings in Hawaii has died from the virus. Patty Sakal, 62, passed away on Friday morning at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in La Mesa, California during a trip to visit family, her sister Lorna Mouton Riff told CNN. Her health…MORE

Right-wing extremists and their supporters use Christian website to raise funds

Right-wing extremists and their supporters use Christian website to raise funds

Before Proud Boys member Nick Ochs was arrested and charged in connection with the insurrection at the US Capitol, he raised $300 on the Christian-oriented website GiveSendGo.com to help get him to DC. Following Ochs’ arrest, a supporter turned to GiveSendGo to raise money for his legal defense, a campaign that has garnered nearly $20,000…MORE

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