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Neighbors Have Sweet Surprise for Young Cancer Survivor

It's a pandemic-friendly welcome

(Newser) - Courtney "Coco" Johnson didn't think there would be much of a celebration when she finished chemotherapy this week amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 15-year-old was very, very wrong. Coco, whose eighth-grade graduation last June came on the same day as her diagnosis with a Ewing sarcoma in her... More »

Governor: NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade Postponed

Mayor promises it will go ahead at some point

(Newser) - The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed for the first time in its 258-year history because of coronavirus concerns, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday. Cuomo said while the risk of transmission might be lower in an outdoor gathering, health experts had urged him to... More »

As Cities Cancel St. Paddy's Day Parades, One Remains

New York City denies reports that its parade, the biggest in the world, is being canceled

(Newser) - Chicago on Wednesday canceled this year's St. Patrick's Day parade due to the coronavirus outbreak, joining many other cities around the world in doing so—but not, notably, New York. Despite reports coming out that NYC would be canceling its annual event—the holiday's largest gathering anywhere... More »

Boy Falls From Parade Float, Is Run Over by Dad

No charges laid in Tennessee

(Newser) - The Christmas parade had just wrapped up when a boy fell out of a trailer packed with kids and into the path of its tires. Rowan Frensley, 7, was run over, though the truck pulling the trailer—driven by his own father—was driving slowly as it prepared to unload... More »

Cheerleader Jumps Off Float, Saves Choking Toddler

2-year-old Clarke's face was 'super red,' then purple, teen hero Tyra Winters says

(Newser) - One minute Tyra Winters was celebrating homecoming at Rockwall High School. The next thing thing the Texas teen knew, she was being called a hero. Tyra, 17, was riding on a parade float Sept. 18 with her fellow cheerleaders and the school football team when she heard people saying that... More »

'Straight Pride' Parade Draws Protesters

Police made over 30 arrests amid arguments and minor fights

(Newser) - A "straight pride" parade and counter-demonstration went off in Boston Saturday without any major conflicts reported between the two groups, the AP reports. An organization calling itself Super Happy Fun America announced the parade as Boston celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month earlier this summer, saying it believes straight people are... More »

A 'Moral' Change Kicks Off World Cup Parade

Equal pay is now law in New York

(Newser) - There was more to celebrate than soccer Wednesday at the ticker-tape parade for the World Cup-winning US women's soccer team. Just before the event began at 9:30am local time, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new state legislation, which "eliminates a gender discrimination loophole regarding pay between... More »

Parades in NYC, Other Big Cities All Commemorate This 1969 Event

It's the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which sparked modern gay-rights movement

(Newser) - As Pride Month comes to a close, New York threw a massive LGBTQ Pride March, as other cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, also hosted parades commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash between police and gay bar patrons that sparked the modern gay-rights movement. New York's Pride... More »

Paraders Thought They Heard Gunshots, Panicked

Man is taken into custody after melee, but no shots fired at DC Capitol Pride Parade

(Newser) - A panic caused by a mistaken belief that a gun had been fired during a pride parade in the nation's capital sent people running through the city's streets, reports the AP . Police said some who fled had minor injuries and seven were taken to hospitals. "As the... More »

Trump Has a New Parade Idea

Proposes Independence Day parade at Lincoln Memorial

(Newser) - President Trump is once again proposing a parade. This time, it's an Independence Day parade at the Lincoln Memorial. According to USA Today , Trump told Cabinet members Tuesday that a July 4 parade at the memorial "could be an exciting day" and might "become a tradition."... More »

Fans Wowed That Kelly Clarkson Didn't Lip-Sync

Singer brought her own band, with horn section, to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

(Newser) - John Legend headed onto Twitter to defend the majority of artists—including himself—who've lip-synced their way through performances in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, per PopSugar . It's technical, he wrote , explaining that the floats performers ride on "don't have the capacity to handle the... More »

Cold, Wind Didn't Stop Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

'Ohhh, I'm freezing and numb, but excited'

(Newser) - Frigid temperatures and blustery winds were no match for holiday cheer as giant character balloons took to the skies, and performers on floats and marching bands made their way through New York City's streets on Thursday for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. SpongeBob, Charlie Brown, the Grinch and other... More »

The Parade Had Just Gotten Underway. Then Shots Rang Out

At least 24 dead, 50 injured after attack on Iranian military parade: report

(Newser) - Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 24 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen,... More »

N. Korea Throws Itself an Unusual Parade

Celebrates 70th anniversary with no ICBMs on display, emphasis on economy

(Newser) - North Korea rolled out some of its latest tanks and its best-trained goose-stepping units through Kim Il Sung Square in a major military parade Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary, but held back its most advanced missiles and devoted nearly half the event to underscoring Kim Jong Un's new... More »

Trump: I Axed Parade Over Local Politicians' Greed

They 'know a windfall when they see it'

(Newser) - President Trump says there's someone to blame for his military parade being canceled , and it is "local politicians," per a Friday morning tweet. "The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it. When asked to give us a price... More »

Trump Isn't Getting His Military Parade This Year

Pentagon says it's now looking at 2019

(Newser) - Cost estimates of up to $80 million over initial predictions appear to have rained on President Trump's parade. Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning says Trump's plan for a military parade in Washington, DC, this fall have been postponed until next year at the earliest, the BBC reports.... More »

Anonymous Officials Say Trump's Military Parade Will Cost $92M

But, they warn, that number is not yet finalized

(Newser) - The Veterans Day military parade President Trump ordered in February has been controversial from the start, with critics wondering if Trump was trolling the nation , the Pentagon saying the tanks Trump wanted couldn't be involved , and the Office of Management and Budget warning the whole thing could cost millions... More »

Contender for Kansas Governor Blasts 'Snowflake Meltdown'

After Kris Kobach appeared in a parade with a machine gun replica on his Jeep

(Newser) - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the outrage over his appearance in a parade atop a Jeep with a giant replica of a .50-caliber machine gun mounted on the back is "the left trying to attack guns" and the Second Amendment, the AP reports. A pastor who was... More »

Trump to Get the Parade He Wants —Almost

The Pentagon makes one little stipulation

(Newser) - It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington—though he may have to settle for no tanks, the AP reports. A Pentagon memo released Friday says the parade will only include wheeled vehicles to minimize damage to District of Columbia streets. But it... More »

Trump's Military Parade Could Be Pricey: OMB

Mick Mulvaney says it could run between $10M and $30M

(Newser) - The White House budget director said Wednesday that a military parade envisioned by President Trump won't come cheap: It could cost between $10 million and $30 million, although that money isn't included in the administration's new budget request. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told... More »

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