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Want to see the northern lights? You don’t have to trek all the way up to the Arctic Circle. This holiday weekend, the aurora borealis will be visible from Idaho to Maine.
1. Hurricane Dorian
2. Hong Kong protests
3. Amazon rainforest fires
Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a woman carrying Chinese passports accused of illegally entering President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. Yujing Zhang claimed a friend had asked her to fly from Shanghai to the club to try to speak to a member of Trump’s family about economic relations between the US and China. After she was detained, US Secret Service agents searched multiple electronic devices including four cellphones, a laptop computer, an external “hard drive type” device and a thumb drive containing malicious malware. Since the President spends a lot of time at Mar-a-Lago, security protocol is tight, and any breach is a serious matter. The US Secret Service says Mar-a-Lago club management is responsible for deciding who is allowed in, but added that the security practices are “no different than that long-used at any other site temporarily visited by the President or other Secret Service protectees.”
Burger King is testing out a meatless Whopper
Because people who don’t eat meat shouldn’t be denied the chance to eat the same aggressively-named fast food as the rest of us.
NASA has named its top three designs for homes on Mars
Step 1: Actually go to Mars.
Facebook may launch a curated section for ‘high quality news’
Facebook is eventually just going to eat us all, isn’t it?
Amazon and Whole Foods are slashing prices yet again
Good, you can keep sustaining your organic free-trade exotic nut butter habit without going broke.
Tourists in Iceland flee a wave caused by breaking glaciers
Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in locating the 29-year-old suspect. Meanwhile, the city is on edge after violence broke out last night during a vigil for the slain rapper.
The college admissions scandal goes to court
The amount Americans borrowed to pay for health care last year, according to a new study. Also, 65 million adults say they had a health issue but didn’t seek treatment due to cost. Nearly a quarter had to cut back on spending to pay for health care or medicine.
The number of town halls CNN will host with Democratic presidential candidates next week alone. Kirsten Gillibrand, Jay Inslee, Julián Castro, Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang will all get time to answer questions, tout their platforms, and distinguish themselves from the other 2,835 Democratic candidates currently in the race.
Severe weather heads north in the US
Excuse me, coming through
“Hey boss. Yeah, why am I late? Well you see, there was this line of giant, extremely orderly turkeys in the road…”
Not to blow your mind, but this video of people making art is, in and of itself, art. I KNOW. HAPPY MONDAY. (Click to view)