Mining lessons from the blockbuster game Minecraft

One of the bestselling video games of all time has no guns or blood, just chunky building blocks – a virtual Lego universe that has found its way into classrooms
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Gary Sanchez, Aroldis Chapman appear at Yankees spring training
Aroldis Chapman and Gary Sanchez were both on the field for Sunday’s workout at Yankee Stadium after missing Saturday’s first day of spring training 2.0 while they waited for their coronavirus intake test results. Aaron Boone said Saturday the duo’s absence wasn’t “good or bad” but rather a matter of timing. The Yankees are without...
Two Americans fined for breaking Canada's quarantine rules
To limit the spread of the coronavirus in Canada, anyone entering the country must quarantine for 14 days regardless of whether they have symptoms.
Liverpool gets Premier League title celebrations back on track with victory over Aston Villa
Liverpool got its Premier League title-winning celebrations back on track with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa, just days after being on the receiving end of a record-equaling defeat.
Liverpool gets Premier League title celebrations back on track with victory over Aston Villa
Liverpool got its Premier League title-winning celebrations back on track with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa, just days after being on the receiving end of a record-equaling defeat.
YMCA camp in Georgia closes after campers and staff test positive for coronavirus
An overnight camp with locations in north Georgia closed after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, and other campers and staff have since tested positive for the contagious virus.
Ex-Minneapolis cop Tou Thao charged in George Floyd’s death released on $750K bond
A third former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd has been released from jail — this one on a $750,000 bond. Ex-cop Tou Thao, one of four officers at the scene during Floyd’s police custody death on May 25, was released Saturday while he awaits trial on charges of aiding and...
Indians' Terry Francona open to name change: 'I think it's time to move forward'
The Cleveland Indians are among the professional sports teams who have been caught up in the controversy over using Native American symbols and culture.
L.A. firefighters respond to more than 3,000 service calls on a busy July 4
Despite a ban on Fourth of July fireworks displays due to the coronavirus, L.A. firefighters responded to thousands of emergency calls on Saturday.
Chicago sees an uptick in gun violence during pandemic
Chicago is seeing an increase in gun violence as coronavirus cases continue to rise, and officials are pointing to months of being cooped up indoors as one of the reasons why. CNN's Omar Jimenez has more.
Kristaps Porzingis’ reemergence another painful Knicks reminder
There will be nothing more painful for a Knicks fan regarding the Orlando restart than watching the Dallas Mavericks compete. The resurgent Mavericks, who owned a 40-27 record when the season was paused in March because of the coronavirus, will boast the 7-foot-3 Kristaps Porzingis – and even a rejuvenated Tim Hardaway Jr. Knicks resident...
Oklahoma highway trooper helping motorist nearly struck by lightning
Talk about a close call. A highway trooper in Oklahoma had a near miss last week while helping a driver when a bolt of lightning struck nearby. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said on Facebook the incident happened on Thursday along the Turner Turnpike/Interstate 44 between Bristow and Stroud, located southwest of Tulsa. According to a...
10 spectacular scenes from Southern California's July 4 celebrations
The beaches were closed and many fireworks shows were canceled, but Southern California still celebrated July 4.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson becomes Instagram's highest-paid celebrity
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has dethroned Kylie Jenner as Instagram's highest-paid celebrity.
Hilary Duff blasts July 4th partiers amid the coronavirus crisis
The "Younger" actress took aim at some Fourth of July revelers Saturday on Instagram.
2021 Ford GT: 660-horsepower super car will come in new customizable colors
On Saturday, Ford said on Twitter that there are some aesthetic changes in the works for the 2021 Ford GT.
Portland demonstration declared a riot after protesters launch fireworks at federal courthouse
During demonstrations in downtown Portland, Oregon, protesters blocked traffic on Main Street and launched fireworks from the street, injuring officers, the Portland Police Bureau said in a Sunday statement.
Time could be running out for the 747
The 747 is perhaps the most popular plane in Boeing's history. But the embattled aircraft maker could be getting close to finally pulling the plug on the once groundbreaking jumbo jet with the distinctive second-floor bulge.
Jorge Masvidal steps in on six days' notice to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 251
The UFC has pulled off an all-time late-replacement booking as Jorge Masvidal will step in to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.        Related StoriesDon't expect Jorge Masvidal or Colby Covington to step in at UFC 251The War Room: Dan Hardy breaks down Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas 2 at UFC 251Coach Mike Brown wants Dustin Poirier to get title shot or marquee fight: 'He's a draw'
Hundreds of Scientists Call on WHO to Recognize Coronavirus Airborne Risk
A group of 239 scientists say the WHO is ignoring evidence showing there is real risk of airborne transmission, particularly in poorly ventilated spaces.
Virginia Officials Order American Flag Removed from Construction Site
An American flag was removed from a construction site in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday after officials claimed it was a potential target for protesters.
Stelter: Press must keep economic pain front and center
Brian Stelter shows how July's big streaming event, the release of "Hamilton" on Disney+, is linked to the economic struggles of Americans amid the pandemic, pointing out that Broadway has been dark for months, meaning an entire industry is out of work.
Siberian tiger kills Swiss zookeeper in enclosure as visitors watch
A Siberian tiger killed a Swiss zookeeper inside an enclosure on Saturday as horrified visitors watched, officials said.
Antonin Scalia’s son moved by Trump’s proposal to have statue of dad in hero garden
Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said it means “a lot” to have his father, the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, included in President Trump’s proposed national garden remembering scores of American heroes. “It would mean a lot. I didn’t see that one coming … and it was really touching to hear. I hope it...
Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez reset for July 25 UFC show in Abu Dhabi
A women's strawweight fight that was scrapped for next week due to a positive COVID-19 test has been rebooked for later in the month.        Related StoriesDon't expect Jorge Masvidal or Colby Covington to step in at UFC 251Coach Mike Brown wants Dustin Poirier to get title shot or marquee fight: 'He's a draw'On Brendan Schaub and what NOT to do in the fight against COVID-19
Rachel Dolezal: I Was 'Vindicated' by the Black Lives Matter Movement
Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who claimed to be black in 2015, is now saying that she has been "vindicated" by the Black Lives Matter movement — or at least that is what she claims people have been telling her.
Houston mom beats coronavirus before delivering healthy triplets
A Texas hospital is highlighting what it says is the remarkable story of a Houston woman who gave birth to triplets after battling the coronavirus for nearly a month.
FDA commissioner refuses to comment on Trump's claim that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are 'harmless'
Trump calls 99% of COVID cases "harmless" in his July 4 speech. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn refused to comment on the claim.
Rare case of brain-destroying amoeba confirmed in Florida
Naegleria fowleri is contacted when contaminated water enters through a person's nose and is found in warm freshwater.
“Sunday Morning" Matinee: “For Good,” from “Wicked”
In a time of pandemic, the cast and crew of the Broadway musical “Wicked” – featuring Ginna Claire Mason and Lindsay Pearce – present a message of hope for frontline workers, “For Good.”
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Red Guards in Britain: China Ambassador Calls on Chinese Students in UK to ‘Serve the Motherland’
Harkening back to the rhetoric of Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution, China's ambassador in London has called on Chinese university students studying in the United Kingdom to “serve your motherland”, amid growing concern about the influence of Beijing on Western campuses.
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Ted Boutrous on Trumpworld's pattern of legal intimidation
Ted Boutrous, who is representing Mary Trump in a family legal drama over her tell-all book, discusses the case and the larger pattern. "It's really an orchestrated campaign against freedom of speech and freedom of the press," he says, arguing that the lawsuits are intended to have a "chilling effect."
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Trump's appeal to 'wartime conservatism'
CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley says Trump "is the InfoWars president" with dark rhetoric and attempts to divide the country. Brian Stelter connects this to the right-wing writers who have called for "wartime conservatism."
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Stelter: Trump is speaking the language of Fox News
"Now more than ever," Brian Stelter says, "President Trump only seems to make sense if you know how to speak the Fox News language." He points out how Trump's Fourth of July speeches emphasized the same themes as Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson's talk shows.
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Dr. Yasmin: Press is 'immune system of a democracy'
"We're talking a lot about immunity at the moment, and I want to remind us that the free press is an immune system of a democracy," Dr. Seema Yasmin says. She argues that the American people are being "gaslighted" by the administration, and "we need journalists who are well-trained and well-supported to debunk the B.S. that we are hearing."
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Fauci, Birx mostly missing from TV airwaves amid surge
Brian Stelter and Dr. Seema Yasmin discuss the fact that TV interviews with coronavirus task force members like Dr. Anthony Fauci are few and far between. "The sidelining and silencing of science and scientists enables and empowers the administration to spin and control the narrative," Yasmin says.
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Local papers see surge in readership during pandemic
Mindy Marques Gonzalez of the Miami Herald says readers "have just been amazing" during the pandemic. "Local news has never been more important," she says. Editors at the Houston Chronicle and Arizona Republic also say digital subscriptions are increasing. "We're getting a lot of thank-yous," Kathy Tulumello says.
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Top editors in Texas, Arizona, Florida talk Covid-19 coverage
What are the journalistic challenges associated with covering the surge in Covid-19 crisis? Steve Riley of The Houston Chronicle says there's been "difficulty with access" to public officials. Kathy Tulumello of the Arizona Republic says some reporters have been "taunted" for wearing masks.
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Bride-to-be gains weight in lockdown, demands sister pays for alterations
No good deed goes unpunished, especially when it comes to bridezillas.
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Protesters vandalize Georgia Department of Public Safety headquarters in Atlanta
Two state employees were treated for smoke inhalation.
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Video shows NYPD vehicle’s windshield struck by bullet, just missing officers
The department SUV pulled up to a barricade outside Mott Haven's 40th Precinct just before midnight on the Fourth of July when a bullet whizzed into its windshield, according to police.
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GOP senator defends Trump's 4th of July speech, calls its 'one of the best that he has given'
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., defended on Sunday President Trump’s Fourth of July speech amid withering criticism from liberals – and an uneasy silence from some conservatives – that Trump’s speech was divisive instead of unifying.
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American couple fined $2,000 in Canada for defying quarantine orders
An American couple was fined for defying orders to quarantine in Canada after crossing the border, according to new reports. David and Anne Sippell from Excelsior, Minnesota were told to drive directly to their destination and self-isolate for two weeks when they arrived June 24 through Fort Frances, Ontario, the Global News reported. But David,...
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Deroy Murdock: Princeton divorces Woodrow Wilson — but meaningful change trumps moral exhibitionism
In an act of unparalleled valor, Princeton has yanked Woodrow Wilson’s name from its School of Public and International Affairs.
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Never Trump Republicans Plot to Give Democrats the Senate Majority
The Never Trump super PAC the Lincoln Project and other anti-Trump Republicans continue to plot to not only take down President Donald Trump, but also the Senate Republican majority, according to a report released on Saturday.
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The Eagles soared at the Forum in 2018. Today you can watch the concert on ESPN
On Sunday, sports network ESPN will premiere an Eagles concert shot at the Forum in Inglewood. Here's how to tune in.
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Fourth of July weekend marked by violence as girl, 7, among dead in Chicago, cities see deadly shootings
The Fourth of July holiday weekend across the U.S. was marred by violence as more than 14 were killed and dozens were injured in shootings, including at a nightclub in South Carolina.
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French woman thrown from roller coaster dies as husband tries to grab her feet
A woman was thrown to her death from a roller coaster in France — as her husband desperately tried to catch her feet, according to reports. The unidentified 32-year-old mother was celebrating her 2-year-old child’s birthday at Saint-Paul Park in Oise on Saturday when tragedy struck on a Formula 1 ride, the Courrier Picard said....
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FDA Head Declines to Defend or Deny Trump Claim That 99% of COVID-19 Cases Are ‘Totally Harmless’
The President's claim contradicts the existing data
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