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Two-time world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin dies in spearfishing accident

Two-time world champion snowboarder Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin has died while spearfishing in his native Australia.

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'There's not enough Black people' in golf, says Lee Westwood

Former world No. 1 golfer Lee Westwood says golf has some work to do in addressing issues of diversity within the sport and that it's "dominated by White people."

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Matthew McConaughey tells fans to 'wear the damn mask' in new video

Matthew McConaughey got straight to the point in a new video posted on social media over the weekend.

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Pharrell Williams is producing a gospel docuseries for Netflix

Pharrell Williams has a lot to be happy about these days The singer has teamed up with Netflix for an upcoming docuseries, "Voices of Fire," about finding talent in the gospel choirs of his hometown of Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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Lizzo has a message for the man who kicked her out of her summer rental 3 days early

You cannot stop Lizzo's shine. The singer was just trying to have some fun in the sun with her girls when one property manager, apparently, decided to try and throw some shade.

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Halle Berry apologizes and is no longer considering a transgender role in upcoming film

After facing backlash on social media, actress Halle Berry announced on Twitter Monday she is no longer considering portraying a transgender man in an upcoming film role.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to 'Hamilton' slavery criticism

Disney+ has scored a hit with the filmed version of "Hamilton," but that success has renewed discussion about how the musical deals with the slaveholders it portrays.

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Tom Hanks says wearing a mask should be so simple in first TV interview since recovering from Covid-19

Having experienced the devastating effects of Covid-19 firsthand, Tom Hanks is urging people to do their part in preventing the virus from spreading even further.

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Comedian Rickey Smiley's 19-year-old daughter shot multiple times

The 19-year-old daughter of comedian and syndicated radio host Rickey Smiley is currently recovering after being shot during an alleged road rage incident.

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Kanye West says he had coronavirus and no longer supports Trump

Kanye West is taking off his MAGA hat. That's just one of the revelations from a four-hour Forbes interview conducted Tuesday with the rapper/mogul/aspiring politician that was released on Wednesday.

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Tiffany Haddish has shaved her head -- live on Instagram

Tiffany Haddish has given fans front-row seats to her big chop after deciding she was ready for a dramatic change.

Reopening American schools, and why Trudeau skipped a visit to the White House

They might not admit it, but America's kids need to go back to school. As the pandemic spirals out of control, the longest summer vacation on record is now threatening to become a lost year.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson Apologizes After ‘Harmful And Absolutely Appalling’ Anti-Semitic Posts

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is apologizing after sharing posts supporting anti-Semitism on his social media page.

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The Chicago Blackhawks won't change nickname because it honors the life of an actual Native American

With pressure mounting on the NFL's Washington Redskins to change its team name due to its racist connotations, an NHL team also under scrutiny is standing behind its name.

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The US reaches 3 million coronavirus cases. Here's what happened in the days leading up to it

The coronavirus pandemic is ravaging parts of the country and affecting numerous aspects of American life.

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Trump warns stocks will 'disintegrate' if he loses. But stocks are climbing as Biden pulls ahead

President Donald Trump is warning a blue wave in November will crash into Americans' investment portfolios. Wall Street, however, is hardly cowering at the prospects of a Democratic sweep.

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Twin girls, joined at the skull, successfully separated in 18-hour operation in Vatican hospital

A pair of conjoined twin girls with an extremely rare condition have been successfully separated at a hospital in the Vatican City.

The very clear dangers of Donald Trump's push to reopen schools

President Donald Trump has found a new focus in his attempt to turn around his tumbling political fortunes: Force schools to reopen this fall even as coronavirus continues to rage in several regions of the country.

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Study finds state legislatures are dominated by White men

State legislatures are majority White and male, and are especially lacking in representation for first- and second-generation immigrants, according to a new report from New American Leaders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping naturalized citizens or their children run for elected office.

Please, There’s Hope’: Woman Talks Suicidal Man Off Bridge

“Please, there’s hope. I’m a stranger. I know I am. But, I am here to help. I see you. I hear you.”

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Supreme Court rules religious school teachers aren't covered by employment discrimination laws

The Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out two job bias lawsuits brought by teachers against their religious employers, reaffirming that religious institutions and schools have a First Amendment right to select their employees.

Human Chain Helps Pull Distressed Scuba Diver To Safety

A scuba diver in Maine is safe thanks to strangers who joined together to make a human chain and pull him from choppy water. It happened near Nubble Lighthouse in York around 11 a.m. Monday.

Duckworth: Trump sees these true patriots as enemies

Marching and chanting, grieving and kneeling, countless Americans have braved tear gas and rubber bullets over the past six weeks to send an unequivocal message to their elected leaders: that they will not stand idly by as racial injustice continues to tear at our country.

Light pollution ruins teen sleep and may contribute to mental disorders, study says

Hey sleepyheads -- have you been turning off or covering up all your smartphone and computer lights in your bedroom at night?

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Ferocious US surge adds 1 million new coronavirus cases in 28 days to hit 3 million

Six months ago, no one thought Covid-19 existed in the US. The first reported case came on January 21. Within 99 days, 1 million Americans became infected.

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Independent autopsy reveals Andres Guardado was shot five times in the back

An independent autopsy reveals Andres Guardado, the teenager whose death on June 18 sparked an outcry across Los Angeles, was shot five time in the back and died of gunshot wounds to the trunk, according to lawyers for his family.

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Coronavirus pandemic could cause wave of brain damage, scientists warn

The novel coronavirus pandemic could lead to a wave of brain damage in infected patients, warned British researchers in a new study released Wednesday. Experts at the University College London (UCL) were the latest to describe that Covid-19 could cause neurological complications including

Family Devastated After 13-Year-Old’s Death In Carjacking

As a suspect in a deadly Pico Rivera carjacking sits behind bars, a community is mourning the loss of 13-year-old Isabella Cortes, who they described as friendly, funny and happy.

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Surprises Family With New House

Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster says he just tackled one of the biggest accomplishments of his life.

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Everyday words and phrases that have racist connotations

The words and phrases permeate nearly every aspect of our society. "Master bedrooms" in our homes. "Blacklists" and "whitelists" in computing. The idiom "sold down the river" in our everyday speech.

Why Trump? Why now? Behind Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's big trip to the US

If you're not a close follower of US-Mexico relations, you might be forgiven for assuming President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wouldn't get along.

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T.E.A. Delays Health Guidelines For Reopening Schools

Draft Documents Show Few Mandatory Safety Measures

Texas public schools will be required to provide in-person instruction for students this fall, but state education officials have delayed releasing final public health guidelines for keeping them safe on campuses during the pandemic.

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Bubba Wallace Responds to FBI Findings: ‘Whether Tied In 2019, or Whatever, It Was A Noose

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace says he’s “pissed” members of the public are now questioning his in- tegrity after the FBI said a noose found in his garage stall this week was there before his team moved in.

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Obama To Appear At First Joint Biden Fundraiser

Former President Barack Obama will appear with his former vice president and the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, in a joint fundraiser next week. The fundraiser, which will take place on June 23rd and is billed by the Biden campaign as a “virtual grassroots event,” will be the first time the two have appeared together since Mr. Obama endorsed Biden in April.

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Atlanta officer will testify against former cop who killed Brooks, DA says

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said that Devin Brosnan, the other officer on the scene during the killing of Rayshard Brooks, "has now become a state's witness."

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Atlanta Police Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Charged With Felony Murder

The Atlanta Police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy's parking lot last week was charged with felony murder and other charges, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced Wednesday.

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Officer who shot Rayshard Brooks faces 11 charges, including felony murder

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced 11 charges against the former Atlanta officer who shot and killed 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, including felony murder.

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Congressional Democrats Criticized for Wearing Kente Cloth at Event Honoring George Floyd

Congressional Democrats wore stoles made of Kente cloth during a moment of silence for George Floyd, drawing criticism from observers who felt they made the traditional African textile into a political prop. About two dozen Democratic lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds at the Capitol's Emancipation Hall as a tribute to Floyd on Monday. Most of them were seen wearing Kente cloths during the moment of silence as well as during a subsequent news conference.

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Police Chief To Trump: Please, Keep Your Mouth Shut – If You Can't Be Constructive

BELOVED Houston police chief – Art Acevedo responds to President Trump !telling governors to “dominate” protesters.

Trump Risks Potential Backlash From Evangelicals with 'tone-deaf' Bible Photo-op

As he brandished an unopened Bible in front of the boarded-up St. John's Episcopal Church across the street from the White House Monday evening, President Donald Trump delivered an unspoken message to white evangelical Christians: Remember, I'm on your side.

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All four former officers involved in George Floyd's killing now face charges, Sen. Klobuchar says

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in George Floyd's killing and also charging the other three officers involved in the incident, according to a tweet from US Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

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Minneapolis ex-officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck is in custody and charged with murder

The fired Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd's neck has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

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Breaking: CNN team arrested by Minnesota police on live television

CNN journalist Omar Jimenez has been taken into police custody during a live broadcast at the site of the protests in Minneapolis, after clearly identifying himself to officers.

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Amy Cooper - Central Park Liar - Fired

The white woman – Amy Cooper who called police on a black man in Central Park during an encounter involving her unleashed dog has been fired from her job, her employer – Franklin Templeton said Tuesday.

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George Floyd's Family In Houston Says - The Four Officers Involved Should Be Charged With Murder

The family of George Floyd -- who died after pleading that he couldn’t breathe while a police officer held him down with a knee on his neck -- say they want the four Minneapolis officers involved charged with murder.

Turkey Leg Hut to Hold Peaceful Vigil for George Floyd Saturday

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, the Turkey Leg Hut (TLH) will hold a peaceful vigil to honor and mourn the loss of George Floyd, the Houston man who was killed Monday in Minneapolis police custody.

Texas Supreme Court Halts Counties From Issuing Mail-In Ballots to Voters Afraid of Virus

The Texas Supreme Court issued a stay Friday evening to keep county election officials from allowing voters who are afraid of catching coronavirus to vote by mail.

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R&B lost three legends this weekend in Little Richard, Andre Harrell and Betty Wright

It was a tough weekend for rhythm and blues with the deaths of three musical icons. Singers Betty Wright and Little Richard along with music executive Andre Harrell died this weekend. All had major impacts on R&B and the music industry as a whole. If one wasn't moving the genre forward, another was introducing the world to new acts.

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Next COVID Stimulus Already Facing Hill Fight As Both Sides Draw Red Lines

Democrats and Republicans are already drawing red lines over what they hope will be included in the next round of coronavirus relief legislation, signaling there will be hard-fought negotiations to come on Capitol Hil

New Orleans Business Alliance Surpasses $500K Fundraising Goal for Gig Economy Workers COVID-19 Relief Fund

The New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) is proud to announce that as of today (April 14), its COVID-19 relief fund to support unemployed gig economy workers has reached over $640,000 in contributions, significantly surpassing its initial $500,000 goal. NOLABA would like to thank the following organizations for their significant support: