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How a ‘Hamilton’ song helped Amanda Gorman overcome a speech impediment

How a ‘Hamilton’ song helped Amanda Gorman overcome a speech impediment

You wouldn’t know it from her commanding delivery at the inauguration, but up until a few years ago, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman struggled to overcome speech impediment. For much of her life, including when she was still an undergraduate at Harvard, Gorman had trouble pronouncing the letter “R.” To practice saying the letter,…MORE

In Biden’s Oval Office, Cesar Chavez takes his place among America’s heroes

In Biden’s Oval Office, Cesar Chavez takes his place among America’s heroes

The Oval Office d├ęcor quickly changed after President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Walls featuring figures such as Andrew Jackson were replaced with portraits of Founding Fathers and busts of civil rights leaders Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. Among the new displays near a collection of personal photos: a bust of Mexican American…MORE

One ticket sold in Maryland wins $731.1 million Powerball jackpot

One ticket sold in Maryland wins $731.1 million Powerball jackpot

One ticket sold in Maryland hit the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in history on Wednesday night. The winning ticket, sold at the Coney Market in Lonaconing, is worth an estimated $731.1 million if the holder chooses payments over 29 years. It would be worth $546.8 million if the holder chooses a lump-sum payment, lottery officials said.…MORE

3 National Guard soldiers killed in helicopter crash in New York state

3 National Guard soldiers killed in helicopter crash in New York state

Three New York National Guard soldiers were killed Wednesday night when their helicopter crashed while on a routine training mission in upstate New York, according to the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. The crash happened in Mendon, about 17 miles south of Rochester, the military and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office…MORE

Humvee recovered after being stolen from military facility

Humvee recovered after being stolen from military facility

A Humvee, valued at $120,000, was recovered early Wednesday morning after it was stolen from a military facility on last week, according to officials. The military vehicle was found in the southeast part of Los Angeles, according to a tweet from the FBI in Los Angeles. It was stolen from the National Guard Armory in…MORE

Former Marine accused of assaulting officers during Capitol riot told FBI he ‘got caught up in the moment’

Former Marine accused of assaulting officers during Capitol riot told FBI he ‘got caught up in the moment’

A former US Marine charged with assaulting officers during the Capitol riot told FBI investigators that he got “caught up in the moment.” Barton Shively, of Pennsylvania, who faces multiple charges in federal court in Washington, DC, was arrested Tuesday. The charges against him include aiding and abetting, civil disorder, forcibly assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding…MORE

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