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WWII Vet Who Greets Neighbors With American Flag Every Day Honored With Patriotic Car Parade

WWII Vet Who Greets Neighbors With American Flag Every Day Honored With Patriotic Car Parade

BY MICHAEL WING Every morning, 95-year-old World War II vet John Mastrocola rises at 8 a.m., sets up his lawn chair alongside Litchfield Street, outside his home, and waves his American flag at passersby. He became a fixture for locals in his town of Torrington, Connecticut, who came to expect his patriotic greeting each day; and they recently […]

Trump, Mnuchin Float Short-Term Deal as Relief Bill Talks Stall

Trump, Mnuchin Float Short-Term Deal as Relief Bill Talks Stall

BY JACK PHILLIPS But Meadows isn’t optimistic about a deal getting done by the end of July President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested a short-term extension to the expanded $600-per-week unemployment benefits and a moratorium on evictions, which were not provisions in the Senate GOP relief bill. The two White House officials acknowledged that the […]

POLITICS | Pelosi, Schumer Reject GOP’s CCP Virus Relief Package

POLITICS | Pelosi, Schumer Reject GOP’s CCP Virus Relief Package

BY JACK PHILLIPS Top Democrats have rejected a GOP proposal to offset economic damages suffered during the monthslong CCP virus pandemic, setting up the prospect of long negotiations after various federal assistance programs are slated to expire. Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) met with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, […]

Camping Guide 101: Roughing It in the Great Outdoors

Camping Guide 101: Roughing It in the Great Outdoors

BY KEVIN REVOLINSKI I remember the smell of grass and canvas, the songs of birds and cicadas, the dawn sunlight gracing the top of my tent as I lay there until the smell of bacon drifted through the campsite. I climbed out of my sleeping bag, pulled back the tent flaps, and ran the 20 feet […]

Small Businesses Picking Up the Pieces as Lockdowns Ease

Small Businesses Picking Up the Pieces as Lockdowns Ease

BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON Although grateful for any business right now, small businesses have a long road ahead to recoup losses What began as a two-week closure for many small businesses in March has turned into permanent shutter for some, while others are barely squeaking by with no end in sight. Coffee shop owner Christie Bruffy closed […]

12-Year-Old Invents Device That Prevents Babies From Dying in Hot Cars, Wins $20,000 Competition

12-Year-Old Invents Device That Prevents Babies From Dying in Hot Cars, Wins $20,000 Competition

BY EMG INSPIRED STAFF Twelve-year-old Lydia Denton is advanced beyond her age when it comes to making an impact in the world. The young lady, hailing from Wilson, North Carolina, has already invented a device that might save babies from dying in hot cars. The invention is a car seat that senses when the baby is getting too […]

Violent Agitators Torch Courthouses in California, Colorado: Police

Violent Agitators Torch Courthouses in California, Colorado: Police

BY JACK PHILLIPS Violent agitators over the weekend torched courthouses in California and Colorado amid Black Lives Matter protests across the country. “We ask organizers of tonight’s protest to help maintain peace,” the Oakland Police Department wrote on Twitter Saturday. “Currently, some demonstrators in the area of 17th & Lakeside are breaking windows and chanting racial slurs at residents.” […]

Tennessee Company Recalls 16,000 Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Frozen Food Products

Tennessee Company Recalls 16,000 Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Frozen Food Products

BY PAULA LIU Coco’s Italian Market, a Nashville, Tennessee company, is recalling approximately 16,868 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products due to having not been federally inspected before production, according to a news release issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday, July 24. As indicated by the news release, the USDA has classified this recall as a Class I […]

Federal Judge Rejects Oregon’s Efforts to Block Federal Arrests of Portland Protesters

Federal Judge Rejects Oregon’s Efforts to Block Federal Arrests of Portland Protesters

BY JANITA KAN A federal judge denied an effort by Oregon’s attorney general seeking to prevent federal law enforcement agents from making arrests amid violent rioting in Portland. Oregon’s attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum, filed a lawsuit against several federal agencies last week alleging that their officers have engaged in policing tactics that have violated the constitutional rights […]

Justice Department Announces First Federal Arrests in Chicago Under ‘Operation Legend’

Justice Department Announces First Federal Arrests in Chicago Under ‘Operation Legend’

BY JANITA KAN The Justice Department (DOJ) announced that three people had been federally charged this week for offenses related to illegally possessing guns or ammunition in Chicago, Illinois—the first federal arrests made in the city in connection to the department’s “Operation Legend.” The three arrests come after the Trump administration announced on Wednesday the expansion of the department’s […]