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Stricken freighter cleared; Detroit River channel open to shipping traffic

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A freighter that ran aground early Wednesday in the Detroit River near Grosse Ile is out of the shipping channel, which reopened to traffic early Friday. The Harvest Spirit is anchored in Canadian waters after it was moved Thursday......

New York continuing to struggle with river of jobless claims

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The number of unemployment claims in New York has declined since the deluge following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the figures are still up drastically over last year and continue to weigh on the state’s economy. The......

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara welcome baby boy, named after Phoenix’s late brother, River, director says

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Actors Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have welcomed their first child, a baby boy they have given a meaningful name, according to director Viktor Kossakovsky. During a question and answer session at the Zurich Film Festival, Kossakovsky was asked......

The Man Who Swam the Full Length of the Mississippi River

Smithsonian
The morning of July 6, 1930, Fred Newton waded into the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and started swimming. He told reporters he planned to reach New Orleans in 90 days. An athletic 27-year-old from Clinton, Oklahoma, Newton aimed to be the first person to swim the river’s length, hoping the......

How New York City Found Clean Water | History

Smithsonian
Centuries before New York City sprawled into a skyscraping, five-borough metropolis, the island of Manhattan was a swampy woodland. Ponds and creeks flowed around hills and between trees, sustaining nomadic Native Americans and wildlife. But after the Dutch established a colony in 1624, water shortages and pollution began threatening the......

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