1. An Ethiopian Airlines jet faltered and crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff from the country’s capital, spreading global grief to 35 countries whose citizens were among the 157 people killed. (Press Herald)
2. Thousands of firefighters and fellow first responders saluted their fallen brother, Capt. Joel Barnes for one last time Sunday morning at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Barnes’ family was presented with the Medal of Valor during Sunday ceremony by Teamsters Local 340 for his service and sacrifice. (WGME)
3. Making good on their promise to fight a recent school board decision to drop the “Indians” nickname from school sports teams, about 50 people showed up Sunday morning to gather signatures calling for the vote to be revisited. Sporting the black and orange “Indian Pride” garb, the group huddled in front of the iconic Skowhegan Indian sculpture donated to the town in 1969. Gov. Janet Mills, the ACLU of Maine, and the Penobscot Nation ambassador are all in favor of the change. (Press Herald)
4. The U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday for gender discrimination. All 28 current team members reportedly signed onto the class-action filing, which requests back pay and dates back to February 4, 2015–meaning dozens more players could sign on. (NY Times)
5. Napping Day. This day encourages you to remember the benefits of napping and take a little time out of the day for you.
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