The world’s most premature baby has celebrated his first birthday after beating 0% odds of surviving

By Alaa Elassar, CNN A baby born weighing less than a pound has beaten the odds and celebrated his first birthday, becoming the most premature baby to survive, according to Guinness World Records. When Richard Scott William Hutchinson was born five months prematurely — recognized by Guinness as the world’s most premature baby — his … Read more

PacifiCorp proposes big build of Rocky Mountain region wind

News CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – A utility proposes to build six wind farms that could supply enough electricity for over 1 million homes in Wyoming and other states by 2024. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp announced the plan this week. The wind farms would add more than 1,600 megawatts of power capacity in Wyoming. Combined with PacifiCorp’s … Read more

Sounds Choir presenting ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Courtesy Chandler Dye IDAHO FALLS — Sounds Choir will give lovers of musical theater a chance to beat the heat when they stage their 2021 Sounds Summer Musical production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on June 24, 25, 26 and 28. “Joseph” is Sounds’ take on the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical of … Read more

First on CNN: Biden administration moves to make gender confirmation surgery available through Veteran Affairs health care system

By Ellie Kaufman Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough is moving to make gender confirmation surgery available to transgender veterans through Veterans Affairs health care coverage, according to a VA department spokesperson. McDonough will announce the move at a Pride event at the Orlando Vet Center in Florida later on Saturday, according to the spokesperson. “We … Read more

Here are the companies rushing workers back to the office — and the ones that aren’t

By Moira Ritter, CNN Business It’s been 15 long months since millions of workers left their offices and set up makeshift desks at home. But as Covid-19 cases decline and more Americans get vaccinated, companies are beginning to establish protocols about how, and whether, office life will resume. For Wall Street banks, the growing consensus … Read more

Ebrahim Raisi, ultra-conservative judiciary chief, set to win Iran’s presidential election

By CNN staff Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judiciary chief with a brutal human rights record, is set to win Iran’s controversial presidential election, according to preliminary results announced by the interior ministry and reported by state media Saturday. Raisi, who is currently under US sanctions, emerged as the frontrunner after an election supervisory body barred … Read more

Here’s why it will be harder for many Black families to recover from the pandemic downturn

By Tami Luhby, CNN Although Kashirah Jackson is back at work, she’s still far from recovering from the economic upheaval the coronavirus pandemic wreaked on her finances. Early last year, the independent hair stylist’s business in Charlotte, North Carolina, was doing well and socking away her earnings for a down payment on a home. But … Read more

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