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Trixie the whale shark dies at the Georgia Aquarium

Trixie the whale shark dies at the Georgia Aquarium

The largest female whale shark at Georgia Aquarium has died, the Atlanta attraction announced. The massive shark named Trixie died on Friday after “having difficulty navigating the habitat earlier in the day,” the aquarium said in a statement on its Facebook page.Her health quickly declined, according to the statement. “Even after exhaustive veterinary and animal…MORE

With all eyes on Georgia, RNC chair tries to convince Republicans to vote in runoff elections

With all eyes on Georgia, RNC chair tries to convince Republicans to vote in runoff elections

At a Saturday campaign stop in Marietta, Georgia, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel attempted to persuade Republicans to vote in the Georgia Senate runoff elections, even as voters expressed ambivalence about expanding “money and work when it’s already decided.” Incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are facing tough reelection battles in two January…MORE

Minneapolis family survives Covid-19, vows to raise awareness

Minneapolis family survives Covid-19, vows to raise awareness

When Charles and Kirstin Johnson-Nixon pledged a life together for better or worse, the Minneapolis couple had no idea that the coronavirus would write their shared life’s most painful chapter. Kirstin, a social worker who helps counsel teen parents in high school, says she and her husband tested positive for the coronavirus in early May.…MORE

The QAnon conspiracy is fake. The harm it’s doing to child welfare groups is real

The QAnon conspiracy is fake. The harm it’s doing to child welfare groups is real

Child welfare organizations for months have felt the full weight of the coronavirus pandemic, navigating concerns about unreported abuse and ensuring their resources are available to at-risk children. But now, deeper into the outbreak, a new challenge is emerging that’s complicating their critical outreach efforts: the QAnon conspiracy theory. The most basic QAnon belief —…MORE

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