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An 18-year-old wins $25,000 on her very first lottery ticket

Now that she had turned 18, Sloan Stanley decided she’d do some grown-up things. One item on her to-do list: Buy her very first lottery ticket. Imagine her surprise when a scratch-off she paid $5 for ended up netting her a sweet $25,000. “I was in shock that the first ticket I ever bought ended…MORE

Around 5,000 customers are still without water in Jackson, Mississippi, city official says

Though thousands are still under boil water advisories, about 5,000 customers in Jackson, Mississippi, don’t have water service, a decline from earlier this week. Charles Williams, public works director in Jackson, said in a news conference Friday that there have been improvements in water restoration in the city, estimating that “less than possibly 5,000 customers”…MORE

No ‘mass exodus’ in California during the pandemic, study finds

No ‘mass exodus’ in California during the pandemic, study finds

No, Californians have not been packing up and leaving the Golden State en masse during the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s despite some headlines and anecdotal claims to the contrary, according to a new study published Thursday by the nonpartisan California Policy Lab. And as for the thousands of Californians who did move during 2020, most stayed…MORE

Four sisters in their 80s and 90s reunited to get their Covid-19 vaccines together

Four sisters in their 80s and 90s reunited to get their Covid-19 vaccines together

Four elderly sisters in New Jersey haven’t been able to have their regular get-togethers during the coronavirus pandemic, but they made an exception to get their Covid-19 vaccinations. Edith Camp, 96, Bernice Cecil, 92, Nora McDonald, 86, and 84-year-old Rose Ramsey — got their second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday at Inspira Medical…MORE

Great apes at the San Diego Zoo receive a Covid-19 vaccine for animals

Great apes at the San Diego Zoo receive a Covid-19 vaccine for animals

Several great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against Covid-19 a few weeks after the zoo’s gorillas tested positive for the virus. Members of the zoo’s bonobo and orangutan troops were vaccinated using doses from a supply intended strictly for non-human use, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA) said in statement…MORE

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