Hannah Harris

Hannah is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and a WORLD intern.

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Everything’s ducky in Chicago

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/08/19, 01:41 pm

Rubber Duckie, you’re the one—out of the 63,000 that will “race” down the Chicago River on Thursday afternoon. A dump truck will launch the rubber ducks from Chicago’s Wabash Avenue Bridge, with one lucky duck moving downriver and crossing the finish line first in this 14-year tradition. Proceeds from the Chicago Ducky Derby go to Special Olympics Illinois, which received a check for $420,000 last year. Individuals can “adopt a duck” for $5 each, and the owner of the duck that’s plucked from the water at the end will drive home a 2019 Chevy Equinox.

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Associated Press/Photo by John Minchillo

FedEx cuts Amazon ground delivery

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/08/19, 01:39 pm

FedEx will soon stop dropping off your Amazon Prime packages. The shipping giant announced Wednesday it will instead focus on working with retailers such as Target, Walgreens, and Walmart. FedEx’s ground contract with Amazon is set to expire, and it announced its was ending air deliveries for the online retailer two months ago.

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Associated Press/Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech (file)

NASA marks seven years of Mars discoveries

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/07/19, 01:22 pm

NASA’s Curiosity rover is exploring a mountain on Mars where streams might once have flowed into bubbling lakes. The rover recently drilled rock samples that contained clay minerals formed from water mixed with sediment. As of Tuesday, the $2.5 billion robot has roved the Red Planet for seven years, traveling 13 miles and ascending 1,207 feet up the Martian terrain. Curiosity got its name from 11-year-old Clara Ma, who in 2009 won a nationwide naming contest.

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