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A black Boeing employee found a noose over his desk. Now he’s suing the company

An African-American Boeing employee has filed a federal lawsuit against the aviation company alleging racial discrimination after he said his coworkers hung a noose over his desk. Curtis Anthony alleges in the lawsuit that his colleagues at the North Charleston, South Carolina, Boeing plant also used the n-word and urinated on his desk. He is…MORE

New York subways celebrate Pride Month with new ‘Pride Trains’ and MetroCards

To mark 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has put its own Pride logos on 50 train cars across the city. “The Pride Train is now arriving!” reads a tweet from the MTA’s Twitter account for subway service updates. “Come as you are and help us celebrate #Pride2019.” The logos…MORE

NASA’s spacecraft is orbiting closer to an asteroid than ever before

In the dark and lonely place that is space, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has managed to reach a new level of proximity as it studies an asteroid. After a maneuver, the spacecraft in NASA’s asteroid study mission is orbiting closer to a planetary body than any spacecraft has ever come, the space agency said. The mission…MORE

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ has fallen

The Lorax would be devastated to hear that the tree that inspired Dr. Seuss’ 1971 children’s book has fallen. The Monterey Cypress tree was at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California, the seaside community where author Theodor Seuss Geisel lived from 1948 until his death in 1991. Geisel could see the tree from…MORE

Authorities say they are closing in on the person who ordered the hit on David Ortiz

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they are getting closer to arresting the person who ordered the shooting of baseball star David Ortiz. “His time has come. He won’t see the sun again for 40 years,” prosecutor Milciades Guzm├ín told reporters on Friday, referring to the still-unnamed individual who led what police have called a…MORE

A woman was arrested in Florida for allegedly stomping on sea turtle nests

A woman has been arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, after she was seen stomping on a sea turtle nest, according to police. Yaqun Lu, 41, was seen by witnesses and Miami Beach police officers on Saturday “jabbing at the sea turtle nest” with a wooden stake and “stomping all over the nest with her bare…MORE

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