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The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared

A tall, silver, shining metal monolith discovered in the desert in southeastern Utah — which prompted theories of alien placement and drew determined hikers to its secret location — has now disappeared, the state’s Bureau of Land Management said Saturday. The monolith was removed by an “unknown party” sometime Friday night, the agency said in…

An Oregon mink farm has reported a Covid-19 outbreak

An Oregon mink farm has reported an outbreak of coronavirus among mink and farmworkers. Ten mink samples submitted all came back positive for coronavirus, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) said in a news release on Friday. The farm has been placed under quarantine, meaning “no animal or animal product can leave the farm until…

Trixie the whale shark dies at the Georgia Aquarium

Trixie the whale shark dies at the Georgia Aquarium

The largest female whale shark at Georgia Aquarium has died, the Atlanta attraction announced. The massive shark named Trixie died on Friday after “having difficulty navigating the habitat earlier in the day,” the aquarium said in a statement on its Facebook page.Her health quickly declined, according to the statement. “Even after exhaustive veterinary and animal…

Minneapolis family survives Covid-19, vows to raise awareness

Minneapolis family survives Covid-19, vows to raise awareness

When Charles and Kirstin Johnson-Nixon pledged a life together for better or worse, the Minneapolis couple had no idea that the coronavirus would write their shared life’s most painful chapter. Kirstin, a social worker who helps counsel teen parents in high school, says she and her husband tested positive for the coronavirus in early May.…