A ‘One-in-100 Million’ Cotton Candy-Colored Lobster Was Found Near Maine

A rare, cotton candy-colored lobster that was caught near Maine last year has become a social media star after it was saved from the cook pot and took up residence at a Canadian aquarium.

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Forest Closed and Thousands Evacuated as Colorado Wildfires Grow

Wildfires continued burning across parts of Colorado Tuesday, as firefighters rushed to contain the flames ignited amid a dangerous drought across the western U.S. In Colorado’s southwest, authorities have shuttered the San Juan National Forest in southwestern Colorado.

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Record Number of Kids Died During This Year’s Flu Season

This year’s flu season has killed more children than in any non-pandemic year on record, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. A total of 172 pediatric deaths have now been reported in connection with the 2017-2018 flu season, including two that occurred as recently as mid- to late-May…

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Hobby Lobby Returning Thousands of Ancient Artifacts Smuggled out of Iraq

Arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby will return thousands of illegally purchased Iraqi antiquities to Baghdad on Wednesday, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Oklahoma-based retailer will return 3,800 of the more than 5,500 ancient artifacts that it purchased in 2010 for $1.6 million, NPR reports.

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Supreme Court ruled students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate”

Curtis Rhodes, Needville Independent School District’s Superintendent, wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post:

Please be advised that the Needville [Independent School District] will not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness!! Should students choose to do so, they will be suspended from school for 3 days and face all the consequences that come along with an out of school suspension. Life is all about choices and every choice has a consequence whether it be positive or negative. We will discipline no matter if it is one, fifty, or five hundred students involved…A disruption of the school will not be tolerated…we are here for an education and not a political protest.”

The question of whether students can protest during school hours was in fact addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court nearly half a century ago. And, in light of that case, legal experts tell TIME that, because it’s so broad, the Needville policy as expressed in the Facebook message is likely unconstitutional.

In 1969, the court ruled that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate,” as Justice Abe Fortas put it in the majority opinion for Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District.