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Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in ‘Star Trek’ franchise, dies at 89
US & Canada · Los Angeles

Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in ‘Star Trek’ franchise, dies at 89

51% Center coverage: 323 sources
Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek television series, has died at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico. Her role in the 1966-69 series earned Nichols a lifelong position of honor with the series' rabid fans. It also earned her accolades for breaking stereotypes that had limited Black women to acting roles as servants.See the Story
Yosemite wildfire threatens grove of iconic sequoia trees
US & Canada · California

Yosemite wildfire threatens grove of iconic sequoia trees

63% Center coverage: 138 sources
Firefighters are working in difficult terrain to protect the iconic trees and a small mountain town. Campers and residents near the blaze were evacuated but the rest of the park remained open. The cause of the Washburn Fire was under investigation. It had grown to nearly 2.5 square miles by Sunday morning, with no containment.See the Story
Visitors to the world's tallest tree face $5,000 fines
US & Canada · Redwood City

Visitors to the world's tallest tree face $5,000 fines

61% Center coverage: 96 sources
The National Park Service announced last week that Hyperion, the world's tallest tree, is off-limits. Hyperion was discovered by naturalists in 2006 and is certified by Guinness World Records as the tallest tree in the world. Despite the remote location, the tree has become a popular destination for travel bloggers and enthusiasts.See the Story

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