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FDA warns against using 5 more hand sanitizers found to contain methanol

FDA warns against using 5 more hand sanitizers found to contain methanol

The US Food and Drug Administration has added five hand sanitizers to its list of products that have tested positive for a toxic chemical. These additional hand sanitizer products tested positive for methanol, which is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through skin or ingested. The FDA’s discovery comes just two weeks after…MORE

Courts find new ways to swear in citizens despite coronavirus

Courts find new ways to swear in citizens despite coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis has made naturalization ceremonies look a little different, but they are no less meaningful for new US citizens. At the beginning of the pandemic, soon-to-be-Americans lamented the loss due to safety concerns of in-person-citizenship ceremonies. In recent weeks, however, a growing number of courts have begun to swear in citizens again, but…MORE

Opening night Major League Soccer match is postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests

Opening night Major League Soccer match is postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests

MLS is not quite back. Major League Soccer’s MLS is Back Tournament match between Nashville SC and Chicago Fire FC has been postponed, the league announced in a statement Tuesday. Five Nashville SC players have tested positive for coronavirus since arriving in Orlando, Florida last week. Two players received positive results last weekend and the…MORE

This student collected garbage to pay for college. Now he’s headed to Harvard Law

This student collected garbage to pay for college. Now he’s headed to Harvard Law

A college graduate from Maryland has been admitted to Harvard Law after continued adversity nearly made him abandon school altogether. After graduating high school, financial issues, illness and a major sports injury left 18-year-old Rehan Staton frustrated and exhausted as he worked to support his brother and father. However, neither his family nor his co-workers…MORE

Florida will require schools to reopen in August despite a surge in coronavirus cases

Florida will require schools to reopen in August despite a surge in coronavirus cases

Florida, the new US hotspot for coronavirus, will require schools to reopen in August. The state’s Commissioner of the Department of Education, Richard Corcoran, issued an emergency order on Monday requiring all “brick and mortar schools” to open “at least five days per week for all students.” Florida, which initially avoided the worst of the…MORE

5 of the victims who died in an Idaho plane collision have been identified

5 of the victims who died in an Idaho plane collision have been identified

Authorities have identified five of the victims killed in a deadly plane collision that happened over an Idaho lake over the holiday weekend. Eight people died after two planes collided over Coeur d’Alene Lake on Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ryan Higgins said. The two planes — identified by the…MORE

California prisons replace their top medical officer amid a coronavirus outbreak

California prisons replace their top medical officer amid a coronavirus outbreak

The top medical officer for California’s corrections system has been replaced amid a growing coronavirus outbreak among the state’s inmates. “We are in unprecedented times as we deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” California Correctional Health Care Services Receiver J. Clark Kelso said in a statement. “In order to meet current response needs…MORE

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