County working on plan to reverse rise in Black suicides — ‘crisis that once again hits the African-American community the hardest’

Dr. Diane Washington, at podium, explains some of the factors around a spike in suicides in the Black community at a news conference Tuesday. | Screen grab “There is an overwhelming sense of isolation and despair, hopelessness that occurs during this pandemic that shifts the curve to another level,” said Dr. Diane Washington, the executive […]

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Happy 39th Birthday, Meghan Markle: See Her Cutest Pics With Prince Harry

Meghan Markle turns 39 on August 4, and we’re celebrating by looking back at some of her most gorgeous photos with Prince Harry over the last year! It’s been QUITE a year for Meghan Markle! Since her 38th birthday, Meghan has continued to enjoy married life with her husband, Prince Harry, 35, and celebrated their […]

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Summer Recreation? It’s Backordered

In January, the Outdoor Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Outdoor Industry Association, shared some gloomy statistics. According to its annual survey, fewer than 20 percent of Americans were recreating outside at least once a week, working out to an estimated billion fewer outdoor activities a year compared to a decade earlier. Just under half […]

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New Charles Manson docuseries recounts horrific murder spree

Leslie Chilcott’s docuseries, “Helter Skelter: An American Myth,” adds some new wrinkles to the exhaustively chronicled story of Charles Manson, his “family” of followers and the horror they unleashed on LA in August of 1969. And that’s saying a lot, since you’d think, by now, that we know everything there is to know about the […]

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Gymnasts Worldwide Push Back on Their Sport’s Culture of Abuse

A culture in gymnastics that has tolerated coaches belittling, manipulating and in some cases physically abusing young athletes is being challenged by Olympians and other gymnasts around the world after an uprising in the United States. Many current and former competitors, emboldened by their American peers, have broken their silence in recent weeks against treatment […]

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16 Stars Slaying In Bikini Tops & Shorts: Miranda Lambert, Gigi Hadid & More

Whether you’re hitting the beach, heading to a music festival or doing some physical activity in the heat, the pairing of a bikini top and shorts is the perfect combination! Over the years, bikinis have become a wardrobe staple — and they’re not only for the beach or pool. By pairing a bikini top with […]

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Lakers’ offense is stifled in loss to Raptors in second game of restart

There have been some games in the NBA’s bubble that have led to conjecture about whether these gyms are easier for shooters or something about this setting aids offenses more than defenses. High-scoring games have been the norm in the restart’s first weekend. That was not the case Saturday evening when the Lakers played the […]

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Jason Momoa Rocks Tank Top While Receiving Epic Gift For His 41st Birthday — Watch

Jason Momoa showed some skin once again during a video of him being gifted with something truly amazing. Jason Momoa ended his 40th year on a wonderful high note. The Aquaman hunk posted a video of him receiving an incredible Fender guitar on Friday, July 31, hours before he turned 41. He and the man […]

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Sarah Cooper: 5 Things To Know About TikTok Star Who Mocks Donald Trump

Comedian Sarah Cooper is known for brilliantly mocking Donald Trump on TikTok and some fans think she’s the reason he’s planning on banning the popular video app. Here are five things you should know about her. President Donald Trump, 74, announced that he’s planning on banning the popular social media app TikTok, from the United […]

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Latino leaders urge better promotion of free virus tests

When some 45,000 coronavirus test kits went unused during a 12-day testing blitz in Phoenix’s hardest-hit Latino neighborhoods, it was clear Arizona health officials failed to adequately spread the word to a community that’s often distrustful of government. On the last day of testing in a state that’s a national COVID-19 hot spot, just four […]

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Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans’ travel plans

Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of state and local quarantines is growing more tangled by the day: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered visitors from a whopping 34 states to quarantine for 14 […]

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Summer road trip? Quarantines are crimping some US travelers

Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of state and local quarantines is growing more tangled by the day: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered visitors from a whopping 34 states to quarantine for 14 […]

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US consumer spending up 5.6%, but virus could stall gains

American consumers increased their spending in June by a solid 5.6%, helping regain some of record plunge that occurred after the coronavirus struck hard in March and paralyzed the economy By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer July 31, 2020, 12:58 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — American consumers […]

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Some educators of color resist push for police-free schools

School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. Some say the system is hamstrung by a complicated mix of police response policies and a lack of support for alternative programs, […]

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North Korea’s Economy Showed Some Resilience Before Pandemic

© Reuters. North Korea’s Economy Showed Some Resilience Before Pandemic (Bloomberg) — North Korea’s economy managed to eke out growth last year, rebounding from the worst contraction in decades, but the situation has likely deteriorated as the pandemic forced the country to shut its borders. Gross domestic product increased 0.4% in 2019, according to estimates […]

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Bryan Cranston Reveals He Beat COVID-19: Plus, 55 More Stars Who Tested Positive

Despite their best efforts, some of the biggest celebs – like Kanye West, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, and more – have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus. UPDATE (7/30/20, 2pm ET): Actor Bryan Cranston, 63, revealed in an Instagram post that he had caught COVID-19, but that his symptoms were mild. “I was pretty strict in adhering […]

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Former GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Dies Of COVID-19: Plus, 55 More Stars Who Tested Positive

Despite their best efforts, some of the biggest celebs – like Kanye West, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, and more – have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus. UPDATE (7/30/20, 10:40am ET): Herman Cain, who ran for president as a Republican candidate in 2000 and 2012, died of COVID-19 complications on July 30, his team confirmed in a […]

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US workers file 1.43 million more jobless claims as crisis total tops 54 million

Some 1.43 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, pushing the number of initial jobless claims filed during the coronavirus pandemic above 54 million, new data show. Last week marked the second consecutive week with an increase in new jobless filings, a further indication that the economic recovery from the pandemic is faltering. “Jobs […]

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NBA 2020 Season Resumes: How To Watch, When The Playoffs Start, & Everything Else You Need To Know

Basketball is back! After the NBA was put on pause due to the pandemic, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, and some of your favorite ballers will hit the court to finish out the 2020 season. The NBA was one of the first major sports organizations to suspend play in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, pausing […]

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Jim Jordan tells Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook and Pichai during hearing that ‘Big Tech’s out to get conservatives’

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, tore into the heads of some of the country’s largest tech companies on Wednesday – blasting the leaders of Google, Facebook and other tech giants as “out to get conservatives.” Speaking during a remote House Judiciary subcommittee meeting on anti-trust law, Jordan rattled off a list on instances where major tech […]

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New Zealand to charge some travelers for coronavirus quarantine to ease burden on taxpayers

New Zealand plans to begin charging some travelers for their coronavirus quarantine costs when they enter the country, the government said Tuesday. Taxpayers have been footing the cost of isolating travelers at a hotel to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The total has already amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars. NEW ZEALANDERS RETURNING HOME FACE […]

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NBA reports no positive coronavirus tests for players in Orlando bubble

With the NBA set to relaunch its 2019 season Thursday, the league and players union shared some good news — NBA players appear to be coronavirus free. Tests of 344 NBA players conducted over the past nine days have returned zero positive results, the NBA and NBPA said in joint releases. It’s the second consecutive […]

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Larsa Pippen Rocks Leather Pants For Night Out & 19 More Stars Slaying In PVC Bottoms

Larsa Pippen, Kim Kardashian, and some of our other favorite A-listers have been rocking leather pants. See how the celebs are styling the trend in the chicest ways. If there’s one trend that’s popular with practically every celebrity in Hollywood right now, it’s leather pants. Whether they show off their curves in skintight black trousers, […]

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As the Pandemic Forced Layoffs, C.E.O.s Gave Up Little

When the pandemic prompted companies to furlough or lay off thousands of employees, some chief executives decided to show solidarity by forgoing some of their pay. But it turns out that their sacrifice was minimal. A survey of some 3,000 public companies shows that the cuts — which, so far, have come in the form […]

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