17 February 2021, Wednesday News

17 February 2021, Wednesday

Triller Changes Tune on Inflating User Numbers

Triller now denies misleading the public on its monthly active users a day after claiming “there is no legal definition of MAU/DAU.”

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Rihanna photo sparks backlash, allegations of cultural appropriation

Rihanna photo sparks backlash, allegations of cultural appropriation

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China to force independent bloggers to get government approval before publishing

China to force independent bloggers to get government approval before publishing

2/17/2021 11:59:00 PM

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ServiceNow BrandVoice: AIOps And The Quest For The Grail

The promise of a self-healing IT environment has arrived—if your CIO is willing to make the journey.

2/17/2021 11:58:00 PM

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After rain delay, this year's Daytona 500 was the least viewed in the race's history

After rain delay, this year's NASCAR's Daytona 500 was the least viewed in the race's history

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Texas blackouts show how vulnerable power grid is to climate change

Texas blackouts show how vulnerable power grid is to climate change

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'Spoken Dialogue': Jon Batiste and 'Soul' Director Kemp Powers

Creative minds behind Pixar film discuss introducing jazz music to a whole new generation

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President Biden Getting Dragged For Not Forgiving Student Loan Debt

President Biden Getting Dragged For Not Forgiving Student Loan Debt

Some how I don’t think Biden’s getting re-elected. Doesn’t cancel student loans and he’s calling for assault weapons ban which there are many Democrats who are gun owners. I won’t vote Republican but I won’t vote.
What does student loan forgiveness mean do the tax payers have to pick up the bill cuz if so I say hell no I ain't paying for anyone's college debt.

2/17/2021 11:57:00 PM

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A Definitive Grading of the Just-Announced ‘Conversations With Friends’ Cast

The ConversationswithFriends cast has been announced

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Demi Lovato Says She Had Three Strokes and a Heart Attack After 2018 Overdose in Docuseries Trailer

Demi Lovato Says She Had Three Strokes and a Heart Attack After 2018 Overdose in Docuseries Trailer

2/17/2021 11:55:00 PM

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The political world reacts to Rush Limbaugh's death

'His voice guided the conservative movement for millions every day,' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., tweeted.

Republican is defined as bigots and racist!
He was the greatest radio personality ever !

2/17/2021 11:53:00 PM

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Facebook to Prohibit Sharing of News Content in Australia

Decision ramps up a standoff with the government there over a proposal that would force tech companies to pay newspapers for content.

Does Zuckerberg think Australians woke up to this and thought 'oh no, my life is ruined'? Pay your share Facebook.
Australian here & not a Facebook user or fan. However it this story should be reported in context with the legislation, and the fact that Murdoch’s Newscorp is the major driver & beneficiary of this policy position. FYI from an Australian independent Media outlet “Crikey”

2/17/2021 11:53:00 PM

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Cuomo Threatened To 'Destroy' Assemblyman Over Nursing Home Death Scandal: Report

Ron Kim told CNN that the governor called him last week and said he “hadn’t seen his wrath and he can destroy me.”

What a damn thug. Who TF does he think he is?

2/17/2021 11:51:00 PM

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Niko Moon Hits No. 1 on Emerging Artists Chart, Thanks to Country Hit 'Good Time'

.nikomoonmusic hits No. 1 on Billboard's EmergingArtists chart thanks to 'Good Time'

2/17/2021 11:50:00 PM

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Robinhood begins delivering tax forms to customers after missing deadline

Robinhood begins delivering tax forms to customers after missing deadline

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In Brazil, People Illicitly Snag Vaccines and Brag About It

Some line-cutters are posting vaccine success on social media—now lawmakers are making flouting the rules a crime.

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Jethro Tull Celebrates 40th Anniversary of 'A' With Box Reissue

Jethro Tull is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their landmark album 'A' with a new box set.

It's a landmark album in a bad way in that it isn't a great album, and - depending on which story you believe - ended up sacking half the band

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Texas customers could experience outages in hour-long intervals by today or tomorrow, officials say

Texas customers could experience outages in hour-long intervals by today or tomorrow, officials say

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Israel begrudgingly approves transfer of 1,000 vaccines to Gaza

Israel 'undermines the fight against Covid-19' by stalling vaccines to Palestinians

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Must-See Celebrity Instagram Posts of the Week

“This is 47 & 194 lbs!” says naked Reza (via toofab)

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Canceled or Renewed: The Fate of Every TV Show In 2021 (So Far)

This canceled Real Housewives show is making a comeback! (via toofab)

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Facebook won't let users in Australia share news

Facebook has announced that people and publishers in Australia cannot share and view news from local and international outlets. It is a response to proposed legislation in Australia that would force tech platforms to pay news publishers for content.

2/17/2021 11:49:00 PM

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Facebook blocks Australians from sharing news on platform

Facebook restricts news content sharing in Australia, refusing to bend to a regulatory push that would force the social media giant to share revenue with media outlets

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Million-year-old mammoth DNA discovered by scientists in northeast Siberia

Million-year-old mammoth DNA discovered by scientists in northeast Siberia.

2/17/2021 11:48:00 PM

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Jeremy Clarkson applies for alcohol license to sell booze at Cotswolds farm shop

EXCLUSIVE Jeremy Clarkson applies for alcohol license to sell booze at Cotswolds farm shop

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The IRS says it’s done sending stimulus checks for now — here’s how to get your money if you were eligible and missed out

The IRS says it’s done sending stimulus checks for now — here’s how to get your money if you were eligible and missed out:

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Meow Wolf's Omega Mart is opening in Las Vegas in a pandemic. What to know

Meow Wolf's Omega Mart is opening in Las Vegas in a pandemic. What to know

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Can Americans still talk to one another? This group thinks so.

Can Americans still talk to one another? This group thinks so

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Manifest Warmer Weather With These Pretty Spring Date Outfit Ideas

Manifest Warmer Weather With These Pretty Spring Date Outfit Ideas

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Silver monolith torched in Congo after mysterious appearance

A monolith has appeared in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, the latest such structure since one was discovered in America's Utah desert last year

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Migrants in Mexican camp brave icy nights, chance to enter U.S. nears

Migrants in Mexican camp brave icy nights, chance to enter U.S. nears

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Collina Strada Combines Upcycling With Animorphs for Fall 2021

Collina Strada Combines Upcycling With Animorphs for Fall 2021

2/17/2021 11:44:00 PM

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‘Good Riddance’: How Atlantic City Celebrated The Trump Plaza Implosion

Here’s how Atlantic City celebrated the Trump Plaza implosion:

2/17/2021 11:43:00 PM

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Xbox Series X restock updates for Amazon, Target, Antonline and more

Xbox Series X restock updates for Amazon, Target, Antonline and more

2/17/2021 11:43:00 PM

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Arrest made in hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj's father, police say

Arrest made in hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj's father, police say

2/17/2021 11:41:00 PM

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Melissa Broder on Hunger, Humor, and Writing a Novel by Dictation

Melissa Broder on Hunger, Humor, and Writing a Novel by Dictation

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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Is Taking Fans Behind the Scenes of Making Season 13 in a Pandemic: Watch

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ is taking fans behind the scenes of making season 13 in a pandemic

2/17/2021 11:40:00 PM

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Blinken to hold virtual 'Quad' meeting with Australia, India, Japan

Blinken to hold virtual 'Quad' meeting with Australia, India, Japan

2/17/2021 11:40:00 PM

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Opinion | For Better Elections, Copy the Neighbors

As states weigh reform, a new project aims to collect best practices.

2/17/2021 11:40:00 PM

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Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she had Covid-19 and is suffering from 'brain fog'

Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she had Covid-19 early on in the pandemic, and is still suffering from some lingering effects.

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Dylan McDermott Shares Image of His 'L&O: Organized Crime' Character

The stunning image comes ahead of the NBC procedural's anticipated April 1 premiere.

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The boy’s club mentality of VCs has got to go

Analyzes, articles, columns by technology experts, Israeli tech investors and entrepreneurs

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Brandi Carlile on Indigo Girls: 'They've Never Asked for Credit, But They Deserve It'

Carlile celebrates Emily Saliers and Amy Ray’s trailblazing influence as musicians, activists, and queer icons

2/17/2021 11:39:00 PM

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Police clash with residents in Portland over discarded food after power outage

Video and photos showed mountains of food, including packaged meat, large juice cartons, and dairy products.

2/17/2021 11:38:00 PM

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Kourtney Kardashian hints at raunchy sex life after confirming new romance

Kourtney Kardashian insinuates at raunchy sex life after confirming Travis Barker romance

2/17/2021 11:38:00 PM

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Where to Watch Today's Nintendo Direct

Nintendo's got some announcements to make.

2/17/2021 11:36:00 PM

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Bitcoin could hit $250,000 if U.S. companies opt to do this, says Cathie Wood

Bitcoin could hit $250,000 if U.S. companies opt to do this, says Cathie Wood

2/17/2021 11:36:00 PM

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Texas Animal Sanctuary Sees 12 Animals Die In Winter Storm

Texas Animal Sanctuary Sees 12 Animals Die In Winter Storm

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Emma Stone unleashes her evil laugh in 'Joker'-esque trailer for 'Cruella'

Emma Stone unleashes her evil laugh in 'Joker'-esque trailer for 'Cruella'

2/17/2021 11:33:00 PM

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Parenting, Baby Names, Celebrities, and Royal News | CafeMom.com

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IRS says all stimulus payments have been distributed, but some checks may still be in the mail

IRS says all stimulus payments have been distributed, but some checks may still be in the mail

2/17/2021 11:30:00 PM

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How To Teach Your Kid To Be A 'Helper'

Here's some expert-backed advice for parents who want their children to be positive forces in their communities.

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In a Pandemic, Not Even IHOP Can Celebrate National Pancake Day

But fans will get an 'IOU' they can use in April.

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Daniel Kaluuya talks about honouring Chadwick Boseman in 'Black Panther 2'

'An incredible man, incredible soul.'

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Man arrested in hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj's father

Man arrested in hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj's father.

2/17/2021 11:29:00 PM

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Watch the Shocking Trailer for 'Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil'

The official trailer for 'Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil' is here.

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Fed officials agreed medium-term prospects for the economy had improved: minutes

Fed officials agreed medium-term prospects for the economy had improved: minutes

2/17/2021 11:28:00 PM

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Paris Hilton Gets Engaged to Entrepreneur BF Carter Reum

Paris Hilton Gets Engaged to Entrepreneur BF Carter Reum

2/17/2021 11:27:00 PM

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When the Mars rover lands Thursday, its mission will be to search for evidence of ancient life on the planet.

2/17/2021 11:27:00 PM

Kylie Minogue Praises 'Shining Star' Dua Lipa in Time 'Next 100 Most Influential People' Essay

Kylie Minogue had high praise for her 'Real Groove' collaborator Dua Lipa in an essay for Time magazine's 'Next 100 Most Influential People' issue.

2/17/2021 11:25:00 PM

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The U.S. has endured a wild stretch of harsh winter weather lately thanks to an invasion of the infamous polar vortex. It may be counterintuitive, but could global warming have caused this?

2/17/2021 11:25:00 PM

Paris Hilton Remains the Ultimate Aughts Muse

At 40, ParisHilton is still the blueprint for modern fame

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I Live With a Chronic Illness. Vaccines Help Me Stay Alive.

I've done my research, and I have no hesitation about taking the COVID-19 vaccine. I encourage others to do the same.

2/17/2021 11:24:00 PM

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'Games of Thrones' couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie welcome baby

'Games of Thrones' couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie welcome baby.

2/17/2021 11:23:00 PM

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6 Conversation Killers That We Almost Always Misinterpret

We're way too quick to blame the arguer, the interrupter, and the bore.

2/17/2021 11:22:00 PM

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World's oldest DNA sequenced from a mammoth that lived more than 1 million years ago

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2/17/2021 11:20:00 PM

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Justin Bieber to Headline 2021 Kids' Choice Awards

Bieber is nominated for five Kids' Choice Awards.

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Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon shows off red hair for Marc Jacobs campaign

Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon shows off red hair for Marc Jacobs campaign

2/17/2021 11:18:00 PM

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‘La mano de Dios’: Un paciente con COVID-19 en estado crítico reaccionó al escuchar su canción de mariachi favorita

La mujer de un cerrajero de Anaheim enfermo contrata a un grupo de mariachi para que le levante el ánimo.

2/17/2021 11:17:00 PM

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US govt seizes over 10M phony N95 masks in COVID-19 probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents have seized more than 10 million fake 3M brand N95 masks in recent weeks, the result of an ongoing investigation into counterfeits sold in at least five states to...

2/17/2021 11:16:00 PM

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One year ago, the pandemic changed how we live. Send us your last photo of life as we once knew it.

What is the final picture you have in your camera roll before the coronavirus was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020?

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'More than a single incident of espionage': Top Biden cybersecurity official details response to SolarWinds breach

'More than a single incident of espionage': Top Biden cybersecurity official details response to SolarWinds breach

2/17/2021 11:15:00 PM

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'I'm most focused on how Black people have lived and died in this country and our contributions,' Trymaine Lee tells USA TODAY. 'So I'm always looking for any item that connects back to that.'

2/17/2021 11:15:00 PM

Ouri Loses Herself in 'Too Fast No Pain'

Her new single with Berlin's Mobilegirl premiers today on PAPER.

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Online-Trading Platform Will Let Investors Bet on Yes-or-No Questions

Tired of stocks? This startup will let you bet on yes-or-no questions.

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Larry King's widow Shawn King plans to contest star's will in court

Larry King's Widow Shawn King Plans To Contest Star's Will In Court (via Fox411)

2/17/2021 11:14:00 PM

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'World's leading bank robbers' charged in years-long hacking spree

'World's leading bank robbers' charged in years-long hacking spree

2/17/2021 11:13:00 PM

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I’m Trying Not To Judge My Friends, But It’s Getting Really Hard

Will we be able to reconnect once life is “normal?”

2/17/2021 11:11:00 PM

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Animals are freezing to death at this sanctuary in Texas

'I never, ever thought my office would turn into a morgue, but it has,' Primarily Primates executive director Brooke Chavez told the San Antonio Express-News.

2/17/2021 11:10:00 PM

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12 Korean Beauty Products You're About to Become Obsessed With

12 Korean Beauty Products You're About to Become Obsessed With

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Facebook gives middle finger to Australia as Google strikes multi-million dollar deals over news

Google made a very different choice than Facebook.

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State anti-transgender bills represent coordinated attack, advocates say

Many proposed bans on trans athletes and transition care for minors share identical language.

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Paris Hilton Gets Engaged To Boyfriend Carter Reum As She Turns 40

The heiress shared a heartfelt post with images from the moment.

2/17/2021 11:07:00 PM

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Mom of 5 'inadvertently' shot dead after kids find gun in her purse: Police

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How to Help Texans During Winter Storm Uri as Deaths Mount and Millions Struggle Without Power

Millions of people are without power and heat during the historic storm.

2/17/2021 11:06:00 PM

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Wednesday Addams Live-Action Series From Tim Burton Lands at Netflix

Wednesday Addams Live-Action Series From Tim Burton Lands at Netflix

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Dior 'Nose' Virtual Film Premiere Draws Kaitlyn Dever, Kathryn Newton and Madelaine Petsch

Dior ‘Nose’ Virtual Film Premiere Draws Kaitlyn Dever, Kathryn Newton and Madelaine Petsch

2/17/2021 11:06:00 PM

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Ellos aseguran que hay vida detrás de la muerte, pero no era su tiempo de partir

Ellos aseguran que hay vida detrás de la muerte

2/17/2021 11:04:00 PM

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Biden, Harris Say Teachers Should Have 'Priority' Access To COVID-19 Vaccines

Teachers have pushed back on CDC guidance saying educators don’t need to be vaccinated for schools to reopen.

2/17/2021 11:03:00 PM

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‘I Care A Lot’ Review: Golden Globe-Nominated Rosamund Pike Wickedly Good In Sharp Dark Satire That Suits The Moment

‘I Care A Lot’ Review: Golden Globe-Nominated Rosamund Pike Wickedly Good In Sharp Dark Satire That Suits The Moment

2/17/2021 11:03:00 PM

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15 Black-owned jewelry brands we want to add to our collection

15 Black-owned jewelry brands we want to add to our collection

2/17/2021 11:03:00 PM

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Wednesday Addams Live-Action Series Set at Netflix With Tim Burton Directing

Wednesday Addams Live-Action Series Set at Netflix With Tim Burton Directing

2/17/2021 11:01:00 PM

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'Young Rock' Boss on Dwayne Johnson's Story

With a new sitcom about The Rock, the veteran showrunner explores her love of wrestling, writing for kids' shows and her uphill battle to get her unique intersectionality represented in Hollywood.

2/17/2021 11:01:00 PM

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Cuomo said 'he can destroy me': NY assemblyman alleges governor threatened him over nursing homes scandal

A Democratic New York assemblyman alleges Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened to 'destroy' him amid fallout over the state’s handling of nursing home-related deaths during the pandemic

2/17/2021 11:01:00 PM

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Minneapolis beefs up security before trial in Floyd's death

Minneapolis beefs up security before trial in Floyd's death

2/17/2021 11:01:00 PM

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Wednesday Addams Live-Action Series From Tim Burton Ordered By Netflix; Al Gough & Miles Millar To Showrun

It’s official — Netflix has landed Tim Burton’s live-action AddamsFamily series with an eight-episode order to a spinoff focused on the iconic character of Wednesday Addams

2/17/2021 11:00:00 PM

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