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Q&A: How the scars of Flint’s water crisis shook faith in Covid-19 vaccine

Mistrust in the government is nothing new for the residents of Flint, Michigan. In 2014, the state’s public officials assured the residents that their water was safe to drink. It wasn’t. Now, with the coronavirus vaccine rolling out across the country, some Flint residents are wondering whether or not it’s safe to take. Hesitancy is…MORE

For Black runners, every stride comes with a fear they can’t outrun

Every time Roy Oduor laces up his bright red sneakers for a run in his Kansas neighborhood, he goes through a checklist of precautions. He wears a brightly colored wool hat in the winter, fearing a dark one could get him mistaken for a ski mask-donning attacker. He throws on a reflective vest to make…MORE

Wreckage from TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed years after explosion

The reconstructed wreckage of Trans World Airlines Flight 800, which exploded minutes after taking off from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 17, 1996, will be decommissioned and destroyed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. All 230 people on board the Paris-bound flight were killed. The Boeing 747 was destroyed, and…MORE

This Texas restaurant is offering free meals to those in need. Again

A restaurant owner in Texas is offering free meals to people in need, no questions asked. It is the second time the restaurant has made this offering during the pandemic. Vira Chudasma, owner of Italian restaurant La Riv in Temple, Texas, said that when people started hoarding groceries at the start of the pandemic, she…MORE

An airplane wing struck a home during a crash that killed 3 on board

An airplane wing struck a home during a crash that killed 3 on board

Three people were killed Friday when their single-engine plane crashed into a ravine shortly after takeoff in Gainesville, Georgia, officials said. The plane, a single-engine Cessna-182, crashed about two miles northeast of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville shortly after takeoff, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Emma Duncan in a statement to CNN. Hall County…MORE

NBA veteran Jeremy Lin says he’s been called ‘coronavirus’ on the court

NBA veteran Jeremy Lin says he’s been called ‘coronavirus’ on the court

As the number of violent attacks against Asian Americans escalates, former NBA star Jeremy Lin said he has experienced racism while playing basketball. “Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court,” the former New York Knicks star wrote on Facebook. Lin, who currently plays for the Santa…MORE