“A lot of what I’ve done in my athletic career, whether it be running or skiing, has always been in honor of my dad in some way,” Vinecki said, according to U.S. Ski and Snowboard. “To get out on the podium, let alone a win, just increases my platform with more awareness to my causes. It was a super memorable moment.” … [Read more...] about A Winter Olympian named Winter? Marathon whiz kid wins aerials World Cup.
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September 19: U.S. death toll passes 200,000 Six months after most of the country implemented COVID-19 lockdown measures, NBC News reported that the United States surpassed the 200,000 mark . This came at the heels of Bob Woodward's book coming out, in which the journalist wrote that Trump had been concerned about the coronavirus in early February , but downplayed it to the American public and did not have a national response until March. The book was based on several interviews conducted between Woodward and Trump, and while his staff say that the president downplayed the virus in order to not incite unnecessary panic, some researchers believe that fewer people would have died if the country started social distancing and quarantining just a week earlier . … [Read more...] about From Wuhan to the White House: A Timeline of COVID-19’s Spread
"The scrappy young man from Brooklyn had a history-making career spanning radio and television. His curiosity about the world propelled his award-winning career in broadcasting, but it was his generosity of spirit that drew the world to him. We are so proud of the 25 years he spent with CNN, where his newsmaker interviews truly put the network on the international stage. From our CNN family to Larry's, we send our thoughts and prayers, and a promise to carry on his curiosity for the world in our work." … [Read more...] about Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies at 87