Freddy Mercury’s Piano Sold For $2.2 Million + More News

Freddy Mercury’s Piano Sold For $2.2 Million + More News
Freddy Mercury during a concert in the Groenoordhallen in Leiden in the Netherlands (photo: Buurserstraat38/Depositphotos)

Some news items you might have missed:

New York Times: The piano on which Freddy Mercury composed the iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody” for his band Queen sold for $2.2 million at auction in six minutes – about the length of time it takes to sing the song.

CBS News: An internal campaign report detailing “vulnerabilities” of George Santos’ checkered past shows that long before his election, questions had surfaced about his marriage and his alleged ties to “companies that have been accused of fraud and scamming customers.”

CNN: Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled to federally decriminalize abortion on Wednesday, finding that the current ban on the procedure is unconstitutional. Abortion has already been decriminalized in 12 states in Mexico.

Washington Post: A 14-year-old in Worcester, Mass., died after he ate a Paqui brand tortilla chip dusted with two of the world’s hottest peppers as part of the “One Chip Challenge.”

Huffpost: A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Georgia’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors can resume fully, just one month after placing a preliminary hold on the legislation.

News4Jax: The principal of a Florida elementary school has resigned over her handling of a recent assembly that targeted the academic performance of Black students. At the assembly, which only included Black 4th and 5th grade students, they were reportedly told if they didn’t perform well in school and go to college they could end up “in jail, shot or killed.”