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High-powered attorney and vineyard owner plead guilty in college admissions scam

A high-powered attorney who said he had no moral issue with the college admissions scam and a Napa Valley vineyard owner who insisted he was not a “moron” both pleaded guilty to conspiracy fraud in federal court Tuesday. Gordon Caplan, once an acclaimed partner at international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, pleaded guilty…MORE

Researchers are tracking a great white shark in Long Island Sound

A 10-foot great white shark has been spotted deep in the Long Island Sound, one of the first of the ocean predators researchers have ever tracked in the area. Ocearch, a nonprofit group that tags and tracks sharks, sea turtles and other marine animals, detected the shark off the coast of Greenwich, Connecticut, Monday. “As…MORE

It’s snowing in Denver, just days before summer break

It’s…[checks calendar]…the 21st of May and there is snow on the ground in Denver. We’re not talking a light dusting, either: Monday’s record-breaking spring storm dumped three inches of snow around the Denver airport, with other parts of the state getting as much as six inches of snow. Look, it’s practically a winter wonderland in…MORE

5 things to know for May 21: Trump, Yemen, US storms, Ford, China & drones

Thought about the kilogram lately? Probably not. Well, you should know it’s been changed, slightly. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. President Trump A federal judge…MORE

Flood rescues are underway in Oklahoma as millions in US face severe storms

Rescuers pulled people to safety and ferried them through fast-moving floodwaters in middle Oklahoma on Tuesday after severe storms swamped the area — and more severe weather will threaten a large portion of the central US as the day goes on. Floodwater closed parts of Interstate 40 in Oklahoma’s Canadian County, just west of Oklahoma…MORE

These are the hardest-to-spell words in the English language

Bondieuserie. Bewusstseinslage. Ayacahuite. Most of us wouldn’t even know how to pronounce those words, let alone spell them. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a week away and it is sure to be filled with a plethora of problematic words. An international team of linguists from the language-learning app Babbel partnered with Merriam-Webster to analyze…MORE

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