Mandy Moore Calls Out Ex Ryan Adams For Public Apology & Claims He Hasn’t Reached Out Privately 

Mandy Moore is speaking out after her ex-husband Ryan Adams recently penned a public apology over a year after she made allegations of emotional abuse against him. The This Is Us actress, 36, was asked about the songwriter’s apology during a television interview with Today‘s Hoda Kotb on July 6, where she discussed her new album, […]

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Dodgers aren’t devaluing World Series title in coronavirus-shortened season

For three months, as Major League Baseball’s owners and the players’ union snapped public jabs at each other, an uncomfortable reality was again exposed. MLB, above all, is a business, the same as other major professional sports leagues. And before a 2020 season was staged, figuring out how to divide billions of dollars was a […]

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Abbott issues statewide order requiring Texans to wear face coverings in public spaces

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday mandated face coverings in public in all Texas counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. The governor also banned gatherings of over 10 people ahead of the July 4th weekend, with certain exceptions. In a statement, Abbott urged Texans to wear a face mask so that they could “keep […]

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Singer Duffy wants Netflix to remove ‘365 Days,’ says film ‘glamorizes rape’

Duffy, the Wesh singer/songwriter who earlier this year went public with a harrowing story about being kidnapped and raped, has publicly called out Netflix for showing Polish feature film “365 Days,” which she says “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.” The movie, which has been widely panned but is currently sitting […]

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Parscale claims Trump beating Biden where it counts

Pushing back against public opinion polls that indicate President Trump’s trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale argues that the president “is dominating” the former vice president “when it comes to the most important factor, enthusiasm.” “The unprecedented enthusiasm behind the president’s reelection efforts stands in stark contrast to the flat, almost […]

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Wide shift in opinion on police, race rare in US polling

It’s rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Americans’ opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the public is a “very” or “extremely” serious problem, according to a poll […]

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Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national convention

Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold a virtual convention in August to produce a new political agenda that seeks to build on the success of the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. The 2020 Black National Convention will take place […]

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AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter groups plan convention

Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold a virtual convention in August to produce a new political agenda that seeks to build on the success of the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. The 2020 Black National Convention will take place […]

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Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

San Francisco police will stop making public the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city’s police chief announced Wednesday. San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said the department will no longer release booking photos […]

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Winds of change: Mississippi rebel-themed flag fading away

The Mississippi flag is fading from public display in many places, even before the governor signs a bill that will retire the last state banner in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. A broad coalition of legislators passed the landmark bill Sunday after a weekend of emotional debate. On Monday, a U.S. flag […]

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Mexico could pitch fresh stimulus if necessary, deputy finance minister says

© Reuters. Mexico’s Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit Gabriel Yorio speaks during an interview with Reuters in Mexico City MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has its finances under control and if necessary, could put forward additional measures to stimulate growth in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Finance Minister Gabriel Yorio said on […]

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Democrats Detail a Climate Agenda Tying Environment to Racial Justice

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are expected to make public on Tuesday a broad list of proposals on climate change, laying out in detail what could become the starting point for their climate agenda if the party regains control of Congress and the White House next year. The 538-page report sets a range of targets […]

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TikTok Is Shaping Politics. But How?

As a place where millions of young Americans perform and explore their identities in public, TikTok has become a prominent venue for ideological formation, political activism and trolling. It has homegrown pundits, and despite its parent company’s reluctance to being involved with politics — the service does not allow political ads — it has attracted interest […]

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Princeton Will Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name From School

Princeton University will remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from its public policy school and one of its residential colleges, the university’s president said on Saturday. The university’s board of trustees found that the former president’s “racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students, and alumni must stand […]

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Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly Hold Hands On Date Night As Romance Heats Up — New Pics

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly took their romance public when they were spotted on an intimate date night! Things are heating up in the summer time for Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly. The rumored couple enjoyed a fun night out at celebrity hotpsot Nobu in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 25, where they […]

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Celebrating India’s Innovative Spirit Through Design

Divya Thakur was six years old when she won her first design award as a student at St. Kabir Public School in Chandigarh, India, where her father, an Indian Army colonel, was stationed. She won a hand-embroidered towel set from the sponsor, Camlin, a crayon manufacturer. “Even back then,” she said in a Skype interview […]

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Illinois ready to step forward into Phase 4, but Pritzker unfazed about tugging it back if COVID-19 cases surge

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the head of the Illinois Dept. of Public Health, discusses the state’s Phase 4 reopening and hospital metrics. | Tina Sfondeles/Chicago Sun-Times “I’m not afraid to protect the people of Illinois by moving a region back to an earlier phase if we see a surge,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at a Chicago […]

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Chuck D gives advice to NBA players who want to focus on social injustice | Jalen & Jacoby

Chuck D, co-founder of Public Enemy, joins Jalen & Jacoby to talk about the movement against social injustice and what NBA players and other athletes can do about it. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Democratic delegates told to stay home during Biden convention, but Republicans still Florida-bound for Trump nomination

John Locher/AP After consulting with public health officials about the pandemic, Democratic National Convention organizers on Wednesday said delegates shouldn’t travel to Milwaukee and should plan to conduct their official convention business remotely. Democratic convention delegates were told Wednesday not to come to Milwaukee later this summer, though the city will “anchor” four nights of […]

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How will MLB operate during COVID-19 pandemic? Here are some rules, protocols and oddities

It took three months of public negotiations over millions of dollars during a global pandemic, but Major League Baseball intends on staging a 2020 season. Starting it, let alone completing it, remains a colossal challenge as COVID-19 cases rise around the country. To avoid a stoppage and rendering the terrible optics of the negotiations for […]

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Fed’s Bullard: U.S. must consider “structural” responses to lack of Black economic progress

© Reuters. St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard speaks at a public lecture in Singapore WASHINGTON (Reuters) – St. Louis Federal Reserve president James Bullard said Wednesday that “structural and historical” factors were continuing to hold back Black economic progress. “A more inclusive economy is a strong economy,” Bullard said in webcast comments […]

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J. Prince Claps Back After NBA Youngboy Lashes Out Over Break-In: You’re ‘Dumber Than A Box Of Rocks’

NBA Youngboy called out J. Prince for turning his house’s break-in into a public announcement — even if the music executive saved his car keys. So, J. Prince fired back! J. Prince was just trying to help — even if NBA YoungBoy didn’t appreciate the music executive’s public approach of offering aid. Youngboy, 20, told […]

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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro has ‘constitutional obligation’ to wear coronavirus mask, judge rules

A Brazillian court has ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a mask when out in public, ruling that he has a “constitutional obligation” to follow precautionary measures amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The president has a constitutional obligation to follow the laws in force in the country, as well as to promote the general welfare of the […]

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Denise Bidot: 5 Things to Know About Lil Wayne’s New Girlfriend After They Go Instagram Official

Denise Bidot and Lil Wayne finally took their relationship public after rumors swirled that they were dating! Now that the couple is Instagram official, here are five things you should know about Denise! Despite a worldwide pandemic, Lil Wayne has managed to find a new love in his life and her name is Denise Bidot! The stunning […]

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Arrestees denied phone calls, access to lawyers, lawsuit claims

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli speaks at a press conference in front of the Chicago Police Department’s headquarters on June 23, 2020. Defense attorneys filed a lawsuit alleging that CPD denies people in custody access to counsel and phones. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times The suit, brought by the Cook County public defenders office and a […]

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Justin Bieber Seen For The 1st Time Since Denying Sexual Assault Allegations — See Pics

Justin Bieber gave off a sullen look when he went on a public outing to attend a meeting on June 22, just one day after denying a sexual assault allegation made by a woman on Twitter. Justin Bieber, 26, was spotted walking outside while headed to a meeting in Los Angeles, CA on June 22, […]

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