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Texas A&M University student Kayla Boettcher

Good News

More College Students Getting Taste Of Real Work Experience In Potential Fields

Another of her summer activities is an internship at Acutronic, an aerospace company

Photo Credit: Texas A&M University

Split screen with a pair of children and a hog in a cage

Good News

Generous 8-Year-Old Boy Auctions Hog To Raise Money For Sick Friend

8-year-old Jesse Starr decided to raise money for his best friend, Claire, who was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor last year.

Photo Credit: ABC 7 New York

Source: abc7ny.com

Pres. Biden at White House with Iraqi President, both in blue suits

U.S. & World

President Biden: U.S. Combat Mission In Iraq To Conclude By Year's End

The announcement comes on the heels of Biden’s decision to withdraw fully from Afghanistan nearly 20 years after the U.S. launched that war in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Photo Credit: AP/Susan Walsh

The Olsons didn't see their neighbor, Mary, much before the pandemic – until their 2-year-old son formed a friendship with her.

Good News

99-Year-Old Woman & 2-Year-Old Boy Formed An Unlikely Friendship

They were each stuck inside their homes – but they were able to make a new friend, despite the 97-year age difference.

Photo Credit: CBS News

Source: cbsnews.com

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, poses with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a photo inside the Peace House at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone, South Korea.

U.S. & World

Koreas Agree To Restoration Of Communication Channels Between Nations

“Now, the whole Korean nation desires to see the North-South relations recovered from setback and stagnation as early as possible”

Photo Credit: Korea Summit Press Pool via AP

Athletes diving in water at Olympics in Tokyo

Fun/Unusual

Media Boat Blocks Triathletes From Jumping In Water At Start Of Olympic Race

For the first time in Olympic history, a false start call forced a restart of the triathlon race.

Photo Credit: 9 News NBC

Source: 9news.com

Lecrae with a blue t-shirt on his awards in the background

Faith

Christian Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae Says He’s Moved From Deconstructing To Reconstructing His Faith: ‘I Love Jesus, But I’m Not Churchy’

Christian artist Lecrae will be going on tour with Maverick City for their Welcome to New Maverick City tour and recently revealed that while he's gone from deconstructing to reconstructing his faith, he's still "not churchy.” 

Photo Credit: Christian Post

Source: christianpost.com

Gymnast Simone Biles mid-air in a blue leotard

U.S. & World

Simone Biles Tries To Lead Team USA To Third Consecutive Gold Medal

The greatest gymnast of all time must rally Team USA for the Americans to win their third consecutive gold medal.

Photo Credit: AP/Ashley Landis

In this photo provided by United States Forces Korea, Sgt. Parmer Smith, 129 medical detachment, administers one of the first COVID-19 vaccines to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John London, a Hospital Corpsman, SOCKOR Medics, at Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.

Health

The HIPAA Privacy Rule Explained

Sometimes people try to use HIPAA as an excuse for actions it doesn’t actually cover. For instance, some people who refused to comply with coronavirus-related mask rules in stores...

Photo Credit: Spc. Erin Conway/United States Forces Korea via AP

Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

U.S. & World

1st Major Federal Agency To Require Health Care Workers To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

"It’s the best way to keep veterans safe, especially as the delta variant spreads across the country.”

Photo Credit: AP/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Shallow water is seen from above at a boat dock at Antelope Island, Utah

Tech/Science

Water Level At Great Salt Lake At Historic Low

The drought is drying up lakes across the West and worsening massive wildfires affecting California and Oregon

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

School employee tested for COVID

Health

New COVID Wave Is Already Outpacing The Spring & Summer Waves Of 2020

The rate of weekly Covid-19 case acceleration is a reasonable indicator of how intense that wave might be and how long it might last.

Photo Credit: AP/Jae C. Hong

Source: statnews.com

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