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Florida condo collapse: What witnesses say they saw

Florida condo collapse: What witnesses say they saw

One man happened to be walking his dog. Another awoke to “an incredible bang” only to discover dust and debris outside his third-floor condominium. When part of the 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed early Thursday, it left a pile of rubble where the beachside residences once stood. As of Thursday…MORE

Conservatorships explained: What they are and who they’re supposed to help

Conservatorships explained: What they are and who they’re supposed to help

When Britney Spears asked a court this week to end her years-long conservatorship, she renewed attention on a little-understood section of US law. A convervatorship is a legal arrangement that gives a court-appointed individual, known as the conservator, the power to handle the financial and/or personal affairs of another adult who has been deemed incapacitated.…MORE

A Parkland shooting victim’s parents tricked a former NRA president into giving a graduation speech for a gun violence prevention video

A Parkland shooting victim’s parents tricked a former NRA president into giving a graduation speech for a gun violence prevention video

The parents of a student who died during the Parkland school shooting tricked a former president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to give a speech in front of thousands of empty chairs representing victims of school gun violence. Video posted online shows David Keene addressing a makeshift field in Las Vegas. Keene thought he was practicing his…MORE

Universe, we have a problem: NASA’s investigating an outage on the Hubble Space Telescope

Universe, we have a problem: NASA’s investigating an outage on the Hubble Space Telescope

Universe, we’ve got a problem: The payload computer aboard the Hubble Space Telescope that has shaped our understanding of the cosmos for over 30 years has stopped working. After the June 13 malfunction, Hubble’s payload computer stopped receiving the “keep-alive” signal that’s a “standard handshake between the payload and main spacecraft computers to indicate all…MORE

This is what we know about those missing in the Miami condo collapse

This is what we know about those missing in the Miami condo collapse

At least 99 people were unaccounted for after part of a 12-story residential building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed early Thursday, authorities said. Search and rescue teams have been feverishly scouring the site near Miami since shortly after 55 of the building’s 136 units fell at about 1:30 a.m. Some of those missing may not have…MORE

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