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Feb 21 2021 - 12:11 PM
Daily News from Around the World: 2/21/21

Happy Sunday! Today's headlines take a look at what is currently happening around the country. Mardi Gras celebrations, rehabilitated manatees, emergency plane landings, and continual unrest in Chicago all plague the country. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on 

The Times-Picayune Published in New Orleans, LA 

Mardi Gras 2022

With New Orleans bars shut down, the French Quarter in lockdown and major cold weather Mardi Gras celebrations were for the most part covid safe. A few large gatherings were broken up, but apart from that Mayor LaToya Cantrell was pleased with the people's ability to safety over attending or hosting a super spreader event. Much of  Mardi Gras 2022 depends on how the rest of 2021 is handled.

Canon City Daily Record Published in Canon City, CO

Emergency landing

United Airlines 777 experienced mid flight engine failure on Saturday, February 20th. The flight, headed to Hawaii, had to turn back to Denver for an emergency landing. Falling debris from the plane rained down on the small town of Broomfield, CO. Passengers aboard the plane said it was a scary few minutes as they could not only see the engine on fire, but the non stop turbulence made for a terrifying journey.  No injuries were recorded and all two hundred and forty passengers aboard were safely evacuated from the plane. 

Chicago Tribune Published in Chicago, IL

George Floyd protests

The protests in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood in late May were one of the first in what would become massive unrest between police and civilians throughout Chicago. Police missed the mark on how the events following would lead to major unrest. Within 48 hours, Chicago would be under siege, as what started as protests over Floyd’s death turned violent and looting spread into downtown Chicago and then back out into its suburban neighborhoods. 

The Florida Times-Union Published in Jacksonville, FL

Manatees released

Five manatees that were being cared for at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens' Manatee Critical Care Center were recently released into the waters of Blue Spring State Park in Orange City. Florida manatees are a federally protected threatened species. Florida manatees are at significant risk from both natural and human threats including but not limited to cold stress, red tide, disease, boat strikes, line entanglement, ingestion of pollution and debris and being crushed by floodgates and locks, according to the zoo.Outfitted with satellite tags, each manatee will be monitored by the Clearwater Institute.

Denton Record Chronicle Published in Denton, TX

Boil-water notice lifted

Denton lifted its boil-water notice Saturday morning, although distribution efforts will continue as some residents deal with water availability issues in the wake of the past week’s winter storms. Although there is no evidence of contamination the city still recommends flushing ice makers, water fountains and taps prior to using them for drinking or cooking.

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