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Draconid meteor shower peaks October 8th

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Lola Gayle, STEAM Register The 2016 Draconid meteor shower is expected to reach its peak on October 8th, however a wide waxing crescent moon may make it harder for observers to see many shooting stars, according to EarthSky.org. Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. Credit: NASA One of several meteor showers in October, the Draconids are created when the Earth…

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8 Capitol police test positive for coronavirus — 2 weeks after lawmakers flooded the Hill

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The coronavirus has made it's way to the Capitol Police, those responsible for security around the U.S. Capitol and lawmakers. Thus far, eight have tested positive, according to CNN and the gestation period of the virus could be concerning for many lawmakers.

"The health and well-being of USCP employees is the Department's top priority," Capitol Police spokesperson Eva Malecki said. "We are implementing a number of proactive measures to respond to the pandemic."

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Anthony Fauci insists he’s ‘somewhat serious’ about not shaking hands ever again

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Dr. Anthony Fauci isn’t gonna be high-fiving anyone anytime soon.The top pandemic doctor said Thursday he was “somewhat serious” when he said Americans “may never shake hands again,” and suggested the nation faces a long and difficult battle with the coronavirus pandemic.“When we attempt to get back to normal, we have to have in place the ability, when it starts to try and rear its ugly head, we can absolutely suppress it,” Fauci told NBC News.Fauci said he was optimistic that the U.S. might be able to limit the death toll to close to 60,000, much lower than the 100,000 or more that models pre... (more…)

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Aretha Franklin’s dear friend, Willie Wilkerson, dies of coronavirus

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DETROIT — Aretha Franklin’s former romantic partner and longtime escort Willie Wilkerson died Wednesday of COVID-19 virus.Wilkerson, 72, died at Ascension Providence Hospital in Rochester (formerly Crittenton). He had been living in Southfield and was admitted to the hospital March 30, family members said.Wilkerson was a retired Detroit firefighter who met Franklin in the late 1980s when he had a front-row seat at one of her concerts.He was “hooting and hollering — he’s an outgoing guy — and she started a conversation with him,” said Reginald Amos, a retired deputy chief with the Detroit Fire ... (more…)

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