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A Pennsylvania woman was bitten by a copperhead snake while doing laundry

A Pennsylvania woman was on her way to do laundry when she encountered a surprise guest in her basement, police say. Judy Reed descended the stairs of her Mount Penn home Tuesday morning to clean some clothes. A copperhead snake was there, and the 2-foot-long adolescent reptile bit her on the left arm above the…MORE

Med school grad vanishes after celebrating at a club in Mexico, family says

Family members are looking for an Arkansas man who disappeared in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara after a friend with whom he was last seen, they say, was found dead. Jessy Pacheco of Van Buren, Arkansas, was in Guadalajara to graduate from medical school, relatives say. According to CNN affiliate KSFM, Pacheco walked in…MORE

Astronomers have found two new planets that could potentially support life

Is anybody home? Astronomers have pinpointed two planets orbiting a nearby star that meet pretty much every requirement for supporting life. They’re almost exactly the same mass as the Earth, they are billions of years old (which means life could have had time to evolve), and they’re orbiting their star at a distance that would…MORE

7 black LGBTQ leaders in honor of Juneteenth and Pride month

African Americans have long celebrated the legacies of leaders like Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., all formidable forces for change within the black community and beyond. But as Americans celebrate Juneteenth — the unofficial June 19 holiday marking the abolition of slavery in the US — it’s important to…MORE

A federal grand jury is investigating Harvard fencing coach, source says

A federal grand jury is investigating Harvard University’s fencing coach after he sold his Massachusetts home in 2016 to a wealthy businessman whose son was actively looking to apply to the school, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. US Attorney Eric S. Rosen, who is leading the nationwide college admissions scandal investigation,…MORE