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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sells NFT of first tweet for $2.9M

The first tweet ever created by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. Image courtesy Twitter

The first tweet ever created by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. Image courtesy Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has sold a digital version of his first tweet for more than $2.9 million more than two weeks after he announced a digital auction for the post. Read more

WTA and eBay partner to combat sale of illegal wildlife products

The Siberian tiger is an endangered (EN) tiger subspecies. Three tiger subspecies are already extinct. Photo by Dave Pape

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA), a program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and eBay have been working together for the past five years to raise consumer awareness and reduce demand and sale of illegal wildlife products. Today, WTA and eBay are announcing a partnership on a year-long series of events kicking off on March 3, World Wildlife Day.

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Fire destroys memorabilia from 97-year-old Laconia Motorcycle Week

Laconia Motorcycle Week has been a New Hampshire tradition for nearly a century. 2007 ‘Bike Week’ photo by Malber, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) – A building fire destroyed old photos, magazine articles, and other memorabilia from the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association that were collected from the 97-year-old bike rally in New Hampshire.

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Congressional move will allow conservation of mysterious Plum Island

Undated aerial photo provided by the Agricultural Research Service of the Department of Agriculture, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, off the coast of New York’s Long Island

WASHINGTON – Congress has repealed a mandate that would have required the government to sell a mysterious piece of land in Long Island Sound that for years has housed a government animal disease research facility.

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Former Tuskegee Airman prepares to celebrate 100th birthday

‘Keep us flying. Buy War Bonds,’ poster of a Tuskegee Airman by an unidentified artist, 1943. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – Just after Christmas Day, a Lynchburg resident and former Tuskegee Airman will turn a century old.

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Atlantic City to auction right to push button for Trump Plaza implosion

Former Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 2018 photo by Wcam, file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s former Atlantic City casinos will be blown up next month, and for the right amount of money, you could be the one to press the button that brings it down.

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Shackleton expedition artifacts to remain in UK

Ernest Shackleton. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (neg. no. LC-DIG-ggbain-04778)

LONDON (AP) – A sled and flag used in one of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s famed expeditions to the South Pole have been bought by a British government-funded body to keep the treasured artifacts in the U.K.

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Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon’s death

Strawberry Fields John Lennon memorial marker. 2006 photo by Damzow, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle’s death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building.

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Virus reaches Marfa, remote artist hub in West Texas

‘Prada Marfa’ art installation in West Texas, 2014 photo by Nan Palmero, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas surpassed 9,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients last week for the first time since a deadly summer outbreak as the pandemic’s spread threatened the Big Bend region near the desert artist hub of Marfa, where tourists continued visiting and officials urged people to stay home.

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‘The Silent Soldier and the Portrait’ is story of WWII vet and return of stolen art

John Waller as a young troop during World War II. Image courtesy of Garland Waller

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – John Waller has lived a notable life in Virginia Beach. The architect designed City Hall, several school buildings and dozens of homes. But now, deep in his golden years, Waller’s story centers around secrets, regrets and second chances.

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