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Then-President Barack Obama greeting his dog Bo outside the Oval Office of the White House March in 2012. Photo: Martin H. Simon-Pool/Getty Images

Bo, the Obama family's 12-year-old Portuguese water dog, died of cancer on Saturday afternoon, the former first couple announced.

The big picture: Bo was 6 months old when he arrived at the White House in 2009, having been gifted by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) to then-first daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.

What they're saying: Former President Obama tweeted that "For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives — happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between."

  • Former first lady Michelle Obama said in a statement that Bo "was there when we flew on Air Force One, when tens of thousands flocked to the South Lawn for the Easter Egg Roll, and when the Pope came to visit."
  • No one was "happier than Bo" during the pandemic, when "all his people were under one roof again — just like the day we got him," she added.
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U.S. Latinos earn less, die earlier in segregated areas

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U.S. Latinos have a higher life expectancy and earn more yearly income when they live in racially mixed neighborhoods compared to areas that are predominantly Black or Latino, an analysis finds.

Why it matters: The study by the University of California Berkeley’s Othering and Belonging Institute released this week shows the physical and economic toll on Latinos as cities become more segregated.

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51 people unaccounted for after Miami-area condo collapse

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A massive search and rescue operation is underway after a portion of a 12-story condo building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed early Thursday morning, according to AP.

The latest: 51 people who were "supposedly residing" in the building at the time of the collapse have not yet been accounted for, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman said on CNN Thursday morning.

CDC extends final eviction moratorium for 30 days

People and students from Worker's Circle of Boston and members of City Life Vida Urbana protest to stop evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The Biden administration has issued a 30-day extension to the temporary halt in residential evictions, the CDC announced on Thursday.

Why it matters: The eviction moratorium, implemented to prevent a wave of evictions caused by pandemic-related economic decline, was scheduled to expire on June 30.

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