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Old Michigan Wedding Gorgeous Photos of Brides in the 1930s unewsy Mon, 06/05/2023 - 18:14

These portrait photos from profkaren were bought at a Detroit estate sale. It's a collection of images of gorgeous brides in the 1930s from the Hoffman and Smart Set studios located somewhere in Detroit or Hamtramck, Michigan.

What Divers Found Deep In The Mediterranean Sea Seems Like Out Of Science Fiction unewsy Mon, 06/05/2023 - 18:12

Underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his diving team were searching for shipwrecks when they chanced upon some relics, which led to one of the greatest finds of the 21st century: Egypt's sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion.

Bostonians know how winter can be both magical and miserable. Here's a selection of 33 photographs taken by Leslie Jones, staff photographer for the Boston Herald-Traveler, documenting daily life in Boston from between the 1910s and 1930s, including during its snowiest days.

Horse pulling wagon slips in snow, circa 1910s.

Robert Hanssen's spying peaked at the height of the Cold War

Robert Hanssen, the former FBI agent who was serving a life sentence for being a Soviet and Russian spy, was found dead in his prison cell Monday. 

Hanssen, 79, was found unresponsive at the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado around 6:55 a.m. Monday, a BOP spokesperson said. 

June 1 press release outlined 'lagging academic achievement, students graduating without necessary proficiency,' and more

The Maryland NAACP called on state and local school leaders to save the dire situation unfolding in public schools, announcing plans to hold a conference later this month focused on developing strategies to help African-American students across the state.

Three Iranian 'fast-attack' boats approached unidentified merchant vessel in Strait of Hormuz

Naval ships belonging to the U.S. and the U.K. came to the aid of a merchant ship sailing through the vital Strait of Hormuz after it was "harassed" by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, the U.S. Navy said Monday. 

 The Ukrainian army claimed to be gaining ground Monday along a wide front in the Bakhmut area, the "epicenter" of hostilities, amid Russian claims that the long-awaited Ukraine counteroffensive may be underway.

"We are successful, we occupy the dominant heights" surrounding Bakhmut, Deputy Minister of Defense Hanna Maliar said on Telegram. "The enemy is on the defensive. He wants to hold his position."

Anna Shay, star of Netflix reality show "Bling Empire," has died at 62.

Shay's family confirmed her death in a statement Netflix shared with USA TODAY.

"It saddens our hearts to announce that Anna Shay, a loving mother, grandmother, charismatic star, and our brightest ray of sunshine, has passed away at the early age of 62 from a stroke," Shay's family said. "Anna taught us many life lessons on how not to take life too seriously and to enjoy the finer things. Her impact on our lives will be forever missed but never forgotten."