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Lunar lunacy? Full moon rising Friday the 13th

Lunar lunacy? Full moon rising Friday the 13th

For the first time in 19 years, a full moon will rise on a Friday the 13th this week, meaning a double whammy of bad luck according to the superstitious. The event is a rarity. It will not happen again until Aug. 13, 2049, according to NASA. Pop culture myths hold that Friday’s that fall on the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP, LAWMAKERS STILL AT LOGGERHEADS No one budges at the president’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, so the partial government shutdown persists over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. 2. WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT NEW CONGRESS The 116th U.S. Congress is making history for seating […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATS House Democrats sweep into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they’ll have to get government reopened. 2. TRUMP’S OFFER OF TALKS TO BREAK THE IMPASSE President Donald Trump meets with congressional leaders for a White House briefing […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. MUELLER ACCUSES MANAFORT OF BREAKING PLEA AGREEMENT BY LYING The extraordinary allegation could expose Trump’s former campaign chairman to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially more criminal charges. 2. MISSISSIPPI VOTERS TO CAST HISTORIC BALLOTS In a race in which the state’s racist history became a dominant theme, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith would be […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. FIRST GENE-EDITED BABIES CLAIMED IN CHINA A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — DNA he says he altered with a powerful new tool, AP learns. 2. MEXICO TO TAKE STRONG ACTION AGAINST MIGRANTS Mexican officials pledge to shore up security near its border with the U.S. […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHERE OHIO AND KANSAS RACES STAND Two high-stakes elections — one for a House seat in Ohio, the other for Kansas’ governor — are too close to call, though Trump claimed victory for Ohio Republican Troy Balderson. 2. WHO MADE HISTORY IN MICHIGAN Rashida Tlaib will become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress […]

New satellite will be launched in November and aid in management of fisheries

New satellite will be launched in November and aid in management of fisheries

In early November, the first of four advanced polar-orbiting satellites known as the Joint Polar Satellite System will be launched from California, the result of a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA. Its purpose will be to collect data that will prove beneficial to the management of fisheries and other protected […]

Eclipse captivates Navarre students

Eclipse captivates Navarre students

While some schools banned their teachers and students from watching the eclipse, Navarre High School teachers jumped in with both feet. Earth Science teachers Dena Pruden and Tami McConnell said they were excited for their students to learn about astronomy through the event. “We have been telling our students about it since the start of […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 18

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 18

IN SOUTH FLORIDA, GREEN IGUANAS SPREAD INTO SUBURBAN SCOURGE Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels. Native to Central and South America, green iguanas that escaped or were dumped as pets have been breeding […]

Gulf Breeze Middle School students reawaken history

Gulf Breeze Middle School students reawaken history

Gulf Breeze Middle School student Max Meeter loves history. He also loves to perform. Combine the two and what you have is a National History Day contest project good enough to earn a trip to the national contest. Meeter, a seventh-grader, won the junior individual performance category at the Florida History Fair in May and […]