In this handout photo provided by the Italian state police, emergency workers surround the wreckage of a cable car that fell from the Stresa-Alpine-Mottarone line on May 23, 2021 in Stresa, Italy. After initial confusion over the number of passengers, Italian news outlets reported that 15 people had been riding in the cable car before it fell, and officials said two children were taken from the accident site to a hospital in Turin. (Handout photo by the Italian State Police via Getty Images/TNS)

Five international stories of the week

India surpasses 300,000 COVID-19 deaths, Italy probes a cable car crash, Iran agrees to extend a deal on cameras at its nuclear sites, the U.S. reaches out to Palestinian leaders and Japan opens mass vaccination centers two months before the Olympics make up this week's five international stories.




A classic "Pac-Mania" arcade game sits in Fud's Retro Arcade in Muncie. Chris Wallace added an arcade to his business Fud's Video Games in November 2019. Garrett Chorpenning, DN
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Fud's Retro Arcade operates classic games with a modern twist

Traditional arcades have all but disappeared. Gone are the days of breaking open the piggy bank and lugging a pocketful of quarters to the shopping mall for a shot at the high score on Space Invaders. Just about everything has gone fully digital and portable, but a few people still crave coin-operated machines, and one local business owner hopes to appeal to that demographic.


The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a case that could lead to a significant rollback of the Roe v. Wade decision. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)
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Five national stories of the week

President Biden moves to improve legal services for the poor and minorities, an associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges, the Supreme Court will take up a major abortion rights challenge, the officer charged in the Daunte Wright death will stand trial Dec. 6 and California faces another month until unmasking begins make up this week's five national stories. 


A thick column of smoke rises from the Jala Tower as it is destroyed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 15, 2021. The ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip have left dozens of people dead and more than 1,000 others injured. (Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/Zuma Press/TNS)
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Five international stories of the week

Israeli military strikes continue in the war between Palestinian militant groups and Israel, India begins to recover from its rise in COVID-19 cases, Saudi Arabia lifts its travel ban for vaccinated citizens, the United Kingdom works to lift all COVID-19 restrictions next month and China landed a spacecraft on Mars make up this week's five international stories.




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Ball State spring 2021 graduates celebrate in-person commencement

Ball State had never hosted a commencement ceremony at Scheumann Stadium before May 7, but administrators chose the venue because of its ability to host people while still following COVID-19 health guidelines. Seats on Scheumann’s turf were socially distanced and sanitized between ceremonies. Graduates were limited to four guest tickets each. Guests were also socially distanced on the bleachers.


Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns prepares for the Board of Trustees meeting May 7, 2021, in the Student Center. Mearns announced the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters would include traditional fall and spring breaks. John Lynch, DN
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Ball State returning to traditional academic calendar for fall 2021

At the May 7 in-person meeting, the Ball State Board of Trustees approved a resolution regarding COVID-19 protocols on campus. Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns led the presentation, where he said most of campus life will be returning to normal in the fall, including scheduled fall and Thanksgiving breaks. The spring 2022 semester will also include a spring break March 6-13.


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Ball State hosts 2021 bed races

An annual Homecoming event at Ball State broke away from tradition Friday afternoon. The Bed Races, which have traditionally been held on Riverside Avenue, were instead held at the University Track at Briner Sports Complex to minimize the spread of COVID-19.






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