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Elon Musk donates $5 million to education group Khan Academy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has donated $5 million to the online learning organization Khan Academy. In a YouTube video posted Monday, Khan Academy founder Salman Khan thanked Musk for the donation, which the Tesla CEO made through his Musk Foundation. “Elon, I hope you really feel good about this,” Khan said in the video. “This…MORE

New York man arrested for alleged participation in Capitol riot

Federal agents have arrested a 26-year-old New York resident for his alleged participation in the January 6 US Capitol riot in Washington, DC, a federal law enforcement source tells CNN. The agents arrested Edward Jacob Lang of Tusten, New York, on Saturday afternoon, the source said. The FBI’s New York office announced the arrest in…MORE

Test fire of NASA’s SLS moon rocket ends prematurely

NASA’s Space Launch System rocket ignited its four main engines Saturday on a test stand in Mississippi, but the space agency prematurely ended the test. The hot fire test was the eighth and final test of a series aimed at ensuring the rocket is prepared to launch missions to the moon. The rocket is the…MORE

LA County records more than 1 million coronavirus cases

Los Angeles has become the first US county to report more than 1 million coronavirus cases, according to state officials. Some 14,669 new cases were added Saturday taking the county’s total to 1,003,923 cases and 13,741 confirmed virus-related deaths — 253 reported on Saturday, Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health said in a news…MORE

The oldest living Marine, a North Carolina woman, has died at age 107

Dorothy “Dot” Cole was the oldest living US Marine veteran when she died on January 7. She was 107 years old. Cole, who was born in 1913 and grew up in Warren, Pennsylvania, suffered a heart attack in the home they shared in North Carolina, her daughter Beth Kluttz told CNN by phone Saturday Cole…MORE

US Postal Service removing mailboxes for security reasons ahead of inauguration

The US Postal Service has temporarily removed some mailboxes in several major cities across the country, a security measure ahead of next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Mail collection has been suspended at some mailboxes as well, according to the Postal Service. “It’s part of our normal procedures to keep our employees and customers…MORE

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