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An “unidentified object” detected flying near South Korea’s border with North Korea — sparking a media frenzy and prompting the South to scramble fighter jets Monday — turned out to be a flock of birds. South Korea’s military announced earlier in the morning that its radar had found “the traces of flight by an unidentified object” over the central part of the Demilitarized Zone, the de facto border between the two Koreas. The announcement came a day after President Trump’s historic trip to the DMZ and into North Korea with leader Kim Jong Un. — Fox News
Meghan Markle was noticeably absent when Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II hosted President Trump and first lady Melania for lunch at the palace during a recent state visit — but it was nothing personal. According to British royal expert and author Katie Nicholl, a source close to the Duchess of Sussex insists the media got it all wrong. “Had Meghan not been on maternity leave, she would have been there alongside Harry,” claimed the source, Nicholl told Vanity Fair. “There was no snub, this wasn’t personal. She would never let personal feelings come in the way of duty.” — Fox News
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that state health officials were within their power to ban a chickenpox-afflicted student from school, even at private institutions. A three-judge panel upheld a lower-court ruling that involved the Northern Kentucky Health Department and two Catholic schools in Boone County, about 25 miles south of Cincinnati. The Kentucky Court of Appeals issued its ruling on Friday, but made no comment beyond a pro forma declaration, "order denying relief." — NBC News
Alexa Bjornson said her son was flying solo for the first time, from Las Vegas to Oregon to see his dad. The 7-year-old has high-functioning autism, and like many children, may frequently ask, "Are we there yet?" Bjornson said she was worried her son, Landon, might wear down his Southwest Airlines seatmate, so she sought to turn the challenge into an incentive. She wrote a note explaining her son has autism and she tucked $10 into the note as a thank you for whoever might help Landon feel safe and comfortable. "I thought, 'How do I make it so whoever's sitting next to him won't look at him as a burden but more of like, I can help this kiddo get through the day,'" she told KATU. — USA Today