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Countdown to college: Common Application releases this year’s prompts

The big news is that Common Application removed one prompt question, about about a problem you’d like to solve, and replaced it with the following:

“Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in ...Read More

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Adult Minnesotans have rediscovered the comfort of snow pants: 'Warmth ...

MINNEAPOLIS — Brandt Williams of Minneapolis has spent 53 years in the Upper Midwest, but hadn't worn snow pants since being zipped into a one-piece suit he described as "the iron maiden of clothing for children."

Then one day last ...Read More

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Passenger flight turns around in Sudan when stowaway cat attacks pilot

(UPI) A passenger plane in Sudan turned back 30 minutes into the flight and made an emergency landing when a stray cat stowaway caused a ruckus in the cockpit.

The Tarco flight from Khartoum to Doha turned back after about 30 minutes and made an ...Read More

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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: When people made up their minds that they wanted to be free and took action, then there was a change. -- American civil rights activist Rosa Parks

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Science & Technology

Mars rover Perseverance gets its first test drive

It crept at a speed that rush-hour veterans could appreciate — all of 21.3 feet in 33 minutes — but Perseverance has executed its first drive on the surface of Mars, NASA announced Friday.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been happier to see ...Read More

Weather

Protesters demand ERCOT take responsibility for disastrous failure

AUSTIN, Texas — About 50 people gathered Sunday afternoon outside ERCOT’s campus in suburban Austin, demanding the nonprofit that controls about 85% of the Texas power grid take responsibility for the disastrous failure that plunged millions ...Read More

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Biden to fire Trump EEOC general counsel who refused to resign

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden was expected to fire Sharon Gustafson, the Trump-appointed general counsel of the EEOC, on Friday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

The Biden administration demanded in a March 2 ...Read More