Venezuela's Maduro to fully open border with Colombia
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced his intention to fully open the border crossings with Colombia starting Jan. 1, a measure repeatedly postponed following the restoration of diplomatic and commercial ties between the South American neighbors.
Airplane’s wheel plunges from sky, landing in Jefferson Park family’s yard. ‘Thank God it was a small plane, but it’s really surreal.’
At approximately 6:19 p.m., O’Hare airfield operations was notified that a plane landing on Runway 28Center was sending off a considerable amount of sparks from the landing gear on the left side of the aircraft, according to an emailed statement from the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).chicagotribune.com
Over 300 detained in Belarus during anti-government protests
KYIV – A human rights group in Belarus says over 300 people have been detained during Sunday protests against the country’s authoritarian president, who won his sixth term in office in a vote widely seen as rigged. The protests took place in Minsk, the capital, and other cities and attracted thousands of people. Nearly 250 demonstrators were detained in Minsk alone, police said. More than 300 people have been detained all across the country, according to the group. “I will support everyone who takes part in the Neighbors' March this Sunday,” Tsikhanouskaya said in a video statement.
Neighbors on opposing sides of politics show love can still live between them
Two neighbors in Texas are aiming to change that. Marne Litton and Tasha Hancock live in Cedar Park, Texas. The two women are on opposite sides of the political spectrum: Litton supports President Donald Trump; Hancock supports Joe Biden. “Guess what....different skin color, different political beliefs but mutual love and respect. Cheers to loving my neighbor even though we don’t see eye to eye on everything,” Marne Litton wrote of her neighbor Tasha Reese Hancock.
Even in the midst of a pandemic, we see the best in humanity
But it’s in these city and neighborhood groups where you might have noticed community members leaning on each other, so to speak. Maybe the note on community groups got you thinking of some good you’ve seen around town. Maybe you know of a friend -- or a friend of a friend -- spreading cheer or making masks or a beautiful grandparent-grandchild reunion that brought tears to your eyes. Perhaps you fixed up your house all spring and you think more people should see. Do you know of businesses, groups or individuals doing a little extra to help others?