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Gas prices may surge after Hurricane Barry hits the Gulf Coast, where it is currently threatening millions. The national average price of gas has increased the past few weeks, according to AAA. The price averaged $2.78 a gallon on Friday, up about two cents from a week ago. GasBuddy, an app that helps consumers find the cheapest gas in their areas, wrote in a tweet on Thursday, “We are monitoring #TropicalStormBarry for potential fuel-related outages and activity. Half of the gas and oil production in the Gulf is closed due to the storm. We may see gas prices go up in the near future.” — Fox News
A British couple have clapped back after being mercilessly trolled online for choosing to call two of their children Jackdaniel and Tiamarie. Sarah and Steven Mennell, from Kingston upon Hull, have five children together, most with peculiar names, but they won’t be apologizing for their choice anytime soon. The couple made headlines this week after facing days of harsh criticism from strangers who argued naming children after alcoholic drinks was akin to “child cruelty.” — Fox News
A mother in Texas has been arrested after she and her daughter lived in their home with the corpse of the child’s grandmother for three years, police said. Delissa Navonne Crayton, 47, of Seguin, was charged with injury to a child by omission on Wednesday as police believe living with the body inside the two-bedroom home caused “serious mental deficiency, impairment or injury” to her daughter. Police said an investigation led authorities to Crayton’s home on Sunday, where they found the skeletal remains of her mother, Jacqueline Louise Crayton. Police believe the remains have been in the home for about three years. — CBS News/Dallas-Fort Worth
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a proclamation declaring Saturday "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day," in honor of the Confederate Army general who was a slave trader and an early member of the Ku Klux Klan. Under Tennessee law, governors are required to proclaim six dates as "days of special observance" including July 13 as "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day"; June 3 as "Memorial Day" or "Confederate Decoration Day"; and Jan. 19 as "Robert E. Lee Day." The Republican governor signed the proclamation on Wednesday. "Nathan Bedford Forrest is a recognized military figure in American history and a native Tennessean," the proclamation says. — CNN