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The biggest controversies from 100 years of the Miss America Pageant

Miss America looks pretty good considering her age. Though the sash and crown have temporarily been put on ice until 2021 because of COVID-19, the pageant has persevered and evolved over the past century. “There are a lot of surprises in this tradition that seems to be one-dimensional at first glance,” Margot Mifflin, the author… Read More »

California resident tests positive for plague, first time in 5 years

Nurse tends to a recovering patient (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) In California, a resident has received an official diagnosis of plague for the first time in the state in five years. Read More: Colorado squirrel tests positive for Bubonic plague An official release from the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency confirms… Read More »

Saudi Arabia bans international pilgrims during this year’s ‘very limited’ hajj

Saudi Arabia announced that this year’s hajj will be “very limited” and will not feature international pilgrims because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It was decided to hold the pilgrimage this year with very limited numbers … with different nationalities in the kingdom,” Saudi Arabia announced on Monday, citing the hajj ministry. Prior to Monday’s decision,… Read More »

No Boston Marathon this year: Iconic event officially canceled for first time in 124 years

The Boston Marathon has been canceled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time the iconic event will not take place its 124-year history, city officials announced Thursday. In conjunction with the Boston Athletic Association, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (D) made the announcement less than a week after indicating a final decision on… Read More »