The Vatican says Pope Francis has created a new commission of experts to examine whether women can be deacons, an ordained role in the Catholic Church currently reserved for men
6 Books Recommended by the 2020 Quarantine Book Club After realizing how many book events would be canceled due to shelter-in-place orders, Texas author and librarian Pamela Skjolsvik founded the 2020 Quarantine Book Club on March 15. "They are books by, or about, women facing monumental challenges, which is kind of like all of us right now," Skjolsvik said. These are some of her picks. 1. 'The Yellow Bird Sings,' by Jennifer Rosner 2. 'Wildland,' by Rebecca Hodge 3. 'You and Me and Us,' by Alison Hammer 4. 'Kept Animals,' by Kate Milliken 5. 'No Bad Deed,' by Heather Chavez 6. 'The Big Finish,' by Brooke Fossey
New York City's coronavirus death toll exceeded 4,000 on Tuesday—eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 by more than 1,000—but that number could be hugely undercounting the true number of deaths related to COVID-19. That's because, as Gothamist puts it, a "staggering"...
Toykyo was supposed to host the Summer Olympics in July 2020 but now it might be rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the Olympics would be held “by the summer of 2021.” According to Allure, two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd was set to compete in the Olympics for soccer. Lloyd said while she was disappointed about the changes, she’s “thankful” they were delayed and not cancelled. She said: “Our team has been playing very well under our new head coach Vlatko, and I knew we would go into the Olympics prepared and ready.”
Last week, the CDC chief told NPR that as many as 25% of people infected with coronavirus may not show any symptoms. Turns out, it could be much worse.
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In a 10-day span, four members of the same Louisiana family were dead from the coronavirus. Antoinette Franklin, 86, of New Orleans, and her sons Herman Franklin Jr., 71; Timothy Franklin, 61; and Anthony Franklin Sr., 58, died between March 20 and 30. All tested positive for COVID-19, the New...
With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in an intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, attention has turned to the Cabinet ministers left running the country
Domino's Is Donating 10 Million Slices of Pizza Across the US The pizza chain recently announced its plan to feed Americans in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. Domino's, via press release Domino's, via press release All 6,126 Domino's locations across the country are expected to chip in. Domino's, via press release Domino's, via press release Domino's, via press release
President Trump issued an executive order Monday urging the US to mine the moon, and possibly other celestial bodies, for minerals, the Guardian reports. "Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space," says the order, which notes that the US...