Ellen DeGeneres is not quitting her show, executive producers say

Don’t count Ellen out. Scooter Braun may be the only celebrity in her corner right now, but embattled talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is not going down without a fight. She’s also going back to work this month, according to an internal email from the show’s executive producers obtained by the Post. Reports of her […]

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Ellen DeGeneres addresses ‘toxic’ workplace allegations: ‘I am sorry’

Embattled talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has addressed allegations of a “toxic” workplace culture in a memo to staff Thursday. The longtime host wrote that she intends to “correct” issues raised about behind-the-scenes behavior on her eponymous show, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which first revealed the memo. “As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been […]

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Republicans, Deeply Divided on Virus Aid, Near Agreement on Opening Offer

WASHINGTON — Conservatives are apoplectic about its $1 trillion cost. Embattled mainstream Republicans are desperate to act quickly and aggressively to show voters they are doing something about the pandemic and resulting recession. And President Trump keeps insisting on proposals, like a costly payroll tax cut, that will do nothing to help tens of millions […]

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Diddy Invites Nick Cannon To Black-Owned Revolt TV After ViacomCBS Firing: ‘We Got Your Back’

Diddy has invited embattled comedian Nick Cannon to join his TV network, after he was fired from ViacomCBS over anti-Semitic remarks. Diddy, 50, is supporting his friend Nick Cannon, 39, after he was fired by ViacomCBS over “anti-Semitic” comments made on his podcast. The rapper took to Twitter on July 15, inviting Nick to join […]

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St. Louis mayor won’t quit, office says, after ‘RESIGN LYDA RESIGN’ painted near City Hall

Lyda Krewson, the embattled mayor of St. Louis — who has faced repeated protests over the past two weeks — won’t be stepping down anytime soon, her spokesman said Friday. Communication Director Jacob Long issued the statement Friday morning, after work crews were seen trying to remove the message “RESIGN LYDA RESIGN,” which had been […]

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New Zealand health minister resigns after coronavirus lockdown missteps

New Zealand’s embattled health minister — who was twice discovered violating coronavirus lockdown rules — has resigned after previously calling himself an “idiot” for showing poor judgment, according to reports. David Clark had already been demoted after going mountain biking and taking his family on a beach outing some 15 miles from his Dunedin home, the UK’s Guardian […]

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CrossFit founder Greg Glassman selling company amid harassment allegations

Embattled CrossFit founder Greg Glassman is selling the beloved fitness chain following a firestorm over his insensitive comments about race and allegations of rampant sexual harassment. Eric Roza, a tech executive and owner of a Colorado CrossFit gym, will buy the company from Glassman and take over as CEO after the sale closes next month, […]

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Cineplex resorting to ‘poison pill’ plan for stockholders

Cineplex, the embattled Canadian movie theater chain, is playing defense. Closing its doors because of the pandemic months ago, Cineplex has adopted a ‘poison pill’ or a stockholder rights plan,’ which is a defensive action against hostile and low-priced takeover attempts that take advantage of weakened stock prices. The Toronto-based company said its three-year plan […]

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Georgia’s Election Mess: Many Problems, Plenty of Blame, Few Solutions for November

ATLANTA — Before Georgia’s embattled election officials can fix a voting system that suffered a spectacular collapse, leading to absentee ballots that never got delivered and hourslong waits at polling sites on Tuesday, they must first figure out who is responsible. As multiple investigations begin into what went wrong, and as Democrats accuse the state’s […]

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What It Looks Like Inside an Amazon Warehouse Now

KENT, Wash. — After months of being embattled over its response to the coronavirus, Amazon is working to convince the public that its workplaces — specifically, the warehouses where it stores everything from toys to hand sanitizer — are safe during the pandemic. The giant internet retailer has started running television ads that show that […]

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How This Amazon Warehouse Changed to Fight the Virus

KENT, Wash. — After months of being embattled over its response to the coronavirus, Amazon is working to convince the public that its workplaces — specifically, the warehouses where it stores everything from toys to hand sanitizer — are safe during the pandemic. The giant internet retailer has started running television ads that show that […]

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March Peacefully or ‘Take the Streets’? Protesters Debate What Comes Next

MINNEAPOLIS — The unrest in America’s cities showed no signs of fading on Tuesday as embattled police forces from Atlanta to Los Angeles struggled to reclaim the streets and as protesters debated the future of the week-old uprising. Police and National Guard troops continued a heavy lockdown in Minneapolis, where the death in police custody […]

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Trump announces US ‘terminating’ relationship with WHO

President Trump on Friday announced that the U.S. is “terminating” its relationship with the embattled World Health Organization (WHO) over its failure to enact reforms in the face of U.S. concerns over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and its pro-China bias. “Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we […]

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Small Businesses Counting on Loan Forgiveness Could Be Stuck With Debt

WASHINGTON — The embattled small business lending program at the center of the Trump administration’s economic rescue is running into a new set of challenges, one that threatens to saddle borrowers with huge debt loads, as banks begin the tricky task of proving the loans they extended actually met the government’s strict and shifting terms. […]

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Behind the rogue and botched attack to kidnap Venezuela’s Maduro

In a triumphant speech Monday, embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro boasted that two U.S. citizens – in addition to more than 100 “terrorist mercenaries” – had been captured after an ultimately unsuccessful plot to kill him in Caracas a day earlier. While President Trump insisted the U.S. government had nothing to do with the ill-fated operation, Maduro […]

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Unprepared for the Worst: World’s Most Vulnerable Brace for Virus

In an embattled enclave in Syria, doctors have seen patients die from what looks like the coronavirus but are unable to treat them because they lack beds, protective gear and medical professionals. A refugee camp in Bangladesh is so cramped that its population density is nearly four times that of New York City, making social […]

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Iran releases 85,000 inmates as coronavirus sweeps through prisons: ‘we’re all ill’

As coronavirus runs rampant through Iran’s overstuffed and dilapidated prisons, the embattled regime this week announced that it had freed some 85,000 inmates in a desperate quest to get a grip on the spiraling situation. According to Gholamhossein Esmaili, a spokesperson for Iran’s judiciary, at least half of those released are classified as “security-related prisoners.” The […]

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Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro urges women to have six children ‘for the good of the country’

Venezuela’s embattled leader made a bizarre request to the country’s women amid a rising economic crisis and severe food and medicine shortages: Have more babies. Nicolas Maduro, appearing in a televised event promoting a women’s health care plan, instructed them to “give birth, give birth” and have six children – all for the “good of the […]

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Netanyahu claims ‘biggest win’ in Israeli elections, as partial results show short of majority

Israeli’s embattled prime minister declared Monday’s general elections the “biggest win” of his life when he claimed victory with partial results  over main rival Benny Gantz. With roughly 90 percent of votes already counted, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and its allies looked to maintaining its lead after capturing 59 seats out of the 120 in parliament. […]

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Ousted Grammys Chief Deborah Dugan Is Fired

Deborah Dugan, the embattled president and chief executive of the Recording Academy, was fired by the group’s board on Monday following weeks of internal turmoil between the organization that runs the Grammy Awards and its new leader. The academy announced Ms. Dugan’s removal in a letter from its executive committee, sent to the organization’s members. […]

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