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A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it

A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it being put down. The zoo said it’s working with the student’s…MORE

The story behind the photo of a 3-year-old reaching out to Harriet Tubman

By now, you’ve probably seen the photo of a 3-year-old girl reaching out to touch the outstretched hand on a nearly completed mural of Harriet Tubman. The powerful painting was brought to life by artist Michael Rosato. The 59-year-old was asked to paint the mural by the Dorchester Center for the Arts for the 50th…MORE

A teen is set to graduate from high school and Harvard within 11 days

Braxton Moral walked across the stage Sunday at his high school in Ulysses, Kansas, as a newly-minted graduate. Less than two weeks later, the 17-year-old is set on May 30 to mark another milestone: receiving his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Moral’s parents enrolled him at the world-renowned institution when he was just 11, he…MORE