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More Than 600,000 White Flags On The National Mall Honor Lives Lost To COVID

Updated September 17, 2021 at 11:18 AM ET For more than two weeks starting this week, more than 600,000 white flags will fill the National Mall — symbolizing the lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States. Each of the flags, displayed across the 20 acres of grass, will hold a written personalized message from loved ones honoring their memory. The art installation, titled In America: Remember , was created by Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, the Washington, D.C., social practice artist who first...

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Johnny Appleseed Festival Celebrates Fall With A Step Back In Time

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Analysis Says Indiana Redistricting Maps Among Worst Partisan Bias In Country

One political scientist’s analysis of the proposed Indiana House redistricting map says it’s just as skewed towards Republicans as the map drawn 10 years ago – making it one of the most partisan maps in the country over the last 50 years.

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After an unpaid two-week suspension period, which ended Tuesday, 125 IU Health employees chose not to get vaccinated and left the organization, according to an IU Health spokesperson. 

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A former University of Notre Dame football player is suing the university and the NCAA, alleging that they “recklessly disregarded” information related to the medical dangers of concussions and head injuries.

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 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gave the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture at the University of Notre Dame Thursday. Thomas is only the second Black justice appointed to the court and is currently its longest-serving justice.

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Child care providers from across the state gathered in Indianapolis Thursday to discuss how best to use a massive influx of pandemic relief funding aimed at early childhood education. 

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A new piece of COVID-19 misinformation claims that most of the summer surge of hospitalizations are actually people who aren’t really sick. 

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The Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection program recently announced more than $400 million in its first round for businesses across the country. Indiana companies received a small portion of the money from the program that aims to save thousands of U.S. jobs.

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One political scientist’s analysis of the proposed Indiana House redistricting map says it’s just as skewed towards Republicans as the map drawn 10 years ago – making it one of the most partisan maps in the country over the last 50 years.

Updated September 17, 2021 at 11:18 AM ET

For more than two weeks starting this week, more than 600,000 white flags will fill the National Mall — symbolizing the lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States.

Each of the flags, displayed across the 20 acres of grass, will hold a written personalized message from loved ones honoring their memory.

On a hot afternoon in California's Sequoia National Park, Alexis Bernal squints up at the top of a 200-foot-tall tree.

"That is what we would call a real giant sequoia monarch," she says. "It's massive."

At 40 feet in diameter, the tree easily meets the definition of a monarch, the name given to the largest sequoias. It's likely more than 1,500 years old.

Still, that's as old as this tree will get. The trunk is pitch black, the char reaching almost all the way to the top. Not a single green branch is visible.

Sgt. Dylan Bailey / U.S. Army

  The number of people temporarily living at Camp Atterbury continues to grow, and some have already begun settling in the U.S.

6,603 Afghan evacuees are currently residing at Camp Atterbury, according to Mark Howell, public information officer for the Department of Homeland Security. Howell held a phone conference Wednesday afternoon to update reporters on the latest regarding Operation Allies Welcome.

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