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If you’re trying to make sense of the Capitol riot, read these books

If you’re trying to make sense of the Capitol riot, read these books

On January 6, the world watched as the US Capitol was attacked by pro-Trump rioters. Since then, each day has been filled with revelations about how it was plotted and carried out. Many are still trying to process the initial shock. While seeing Confederate and Trump 2020 flags draped all over the Capitol was a…MORE

Dustin Higgs executed less than a week before Inauguration Day

Dustin Higgs executed less than a week before Inauguration Day

Dustin John Higgs was executed in the early hours of Saturday morning becoming the 13th and last federal death row inmate to be executed since the Justice Department restarted federal executions in July 2019. He had been convicted of kidnapping and murdering three women in 1996. Higgs maintained his innocence until his death, according to…MORE

How to serve on MLK Day while isolating at home

How to serve on MLK Day while isolating at home

Caught between colliding pressures of a pandemic, political unrest and outcries for social justice, this Martin Luther King Day of Service is unlike any other. But despite the limitations of the season, this federal holiday doesn’t have to be any less impactful. Now more than ever, MLK Day of Service is enabling everyday people to…MORE

Middle schoolers send thank you notes to US Capitol workers

Middle schoolers send thank you notes to US Capitol workers

A group of middle school students in Pennsylvania is sending appreciation notes to workers and officers on Capitol Hill to thank them for their service in the aftermath of the violent attack last week. The students, who attend Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, asked their teachers if there was anything they could…MORE

Country music legend Willie Nelson gets his Covid-19 vaccination

Country music legend Willie Nelson gets his Covid-19 vaccination

Country music legend Willie Nelson received the Covid-19 vaccine at a drive-through facility in Texas this week, according to a post he shared on Facebook. “Getting your COVID vaccine is Willie cool!,” said Family Hospital Systems, a locally owned system of freestanding emergency rooms and hospitals in Texas, in a Wednesday Facebook post that included…MORE

MLK Day encourages service

MLK Day encourages service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January, although Dr. King was actually born on the 15th of January 1929, 92 years ago. Mrs. Coretta Scott King and musician Stevie Wonder fought for years to make it a federal holiday. Wonder told CNN that they started with tours and marches…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

‘Saved by the Bell’ star, Dustin ‘Screech’ Diamond has been diagnosed with Stage Four cancer. Dustin went to the hospital after discovering a ‘huge lump on his throat.’ The hits keep coming for Armie Hammer. His ex-girlfriend has come forward and said that he would fantasize about breaking her rib, barbecuing it an eating it.…

Thursday’s Dirt

Armie Hammer has finally responded to the disturbing allegations against him. He claims they’re crap but has dropped out of a rom-com with Jennifer Lopez. In addition to his disturbing messages, now some disturbing videos have been released. In one, he opens a beer and drinks it while driving. In another, he’s doing drugs while…