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Joe Biden Just Clinched the Nomination

Joe Biden Just Clinched the Nomination

After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president late Friday, per the AP . Indiana,
Facebook Resignations Add Pressure on Trump Posts

Facebook Resignations Add Pressure on Trump Posts

Mark Zuckerberg's defense of allowing President Trump's post about shooting looters, and the CEO's refusal to budge during an employee town hall Monday, have only increased the anger inside Facebook.
Possible McCann Suspect Could be Tied to 2015 Case

Possible McCann Suspect Could be Tied to 2015 Case

German prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether a 43-year-old man who has emerged as a possible suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal may have been
Biden Rips Trump for Calling It a 'Great Day' for George Floyd

Biden Rips Trump for Calling It a 'Great Day' for George Floyd

Invoking the name of a black man killed by white police officers, who's become a symbol of police brutality and racial injustice, in celebrating an economic report didn't go over well with Joe Biden.
Co-Founder Leaves Reddit Board, for 'Family and Country'

Co-Founder Leaves Reddit Board, for 'Family and Country'

Fifteen years after co-founding Reddit, Alexis Ohanian made announcements Friday that he said were long overdue. He resigned from the company's board, KNTV reports, and told Reddit that his successor
Dow Surges on Surprising Jobs Report

Dow Surges on Surprising Jobs Report

The stock market had a big day after a much better-than-expected jobs report gave Wall Street’s recent rally another shot of adrenaline. The Dow rose 829 points, or 3.1%, to 27,110; the benchmark
Black Lives Matter Doesn't Like DC Mayor's Big Move

Black Lives Matter Doesn't Like DC Mayor's Big Move

About 4am Friday, artists and work crews started to paint a message on two blocks of 16th Street NW, a stretch that runs up to Lafayette Square and the White House. Just after 11, a worker put up a
Generous Customer Keeps Cafe Afloat

Generous Customer Keeps Cafe Afloat

The first gesture was kind: A customer gave cafe owner Bill Salley $2,000 for himself and his four employees in March when they had to shut down in March because of the coronavirus. The second gesture
Minneapolis Instituting a Big Ban After George Floyd Death

Minneapolis Instituting a Big Ban After George Floyd Death

Negotiators for the city of Minneapolis have agreed with the state to ban the use of chokeholds by police, and to require police to report and intervene any time they see an unauthorized use of force
New Risk Factor for COVID-19: Baldness?

New Risk Factor for COVID-19: Baldness?

Research already has suggested that men face a greater risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Now, scientists say male pattern baldness might actually be a risk factor, reports the Telegraph
Cate Blanchett: 1, Chainsaw: Zero

Cate Blanchett: 1, Chainsaw: Zero

If you've been having a hard time stuck at home during the pandemic, consider yourself lucky you haven't been attacked by a chainsaw (unless you have, in which case ... carry on). During a podcast
'Whitewashed' Cop Movies, TV Shows Have to Go

'Whitewashed' Cop Movies, TV Shows Have to Go

In the wake of the death of George Floyd , the subject of racism and police brutality is now top of mind for most Americans. Alyssa Rosenberg has one idea on how Hollywood can help move things forward
Trump: It's a 'Great Day' for George Floyd

Trump: It's a 'Great Day' for George Floyd

"Victory lap." That's the term used by the AP and CNN to describe President Trump's reaction to Friday's surprisingly strong jobs report . "This shows that what we've been doing is right," Trump said
Mayor Makes 'Uncalled For' Comment Against 'Troll'

Mayor Makes 'Uncalled For' Comment Against 'Troll'

A Nebraska mayor who insisted she wouldn't apologize for an online comment has offered her mea culpa after all. NBC News reports the trouble started when Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert earlier this week
7 People, One Dog Dead in 'Horrific Scene'

7 People, One Dog Dead in 'Horrific Scene'

Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama early Friday found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire, news outlets reported, per the AP . Morgan County deputies were
Lightning Zaps Washington Monument

Lightning Zaps Washington Monument

If the air over Washington, DC, felt electric Thursday night, well, no wonder. Two members of the National Guard suffered non-life-threatening injuries as they were struck by lightning within
College Probes Professor After 'Black Privilege' Remarks

College Probes Professor After 'Black Privilege' Remarks

A longtime tenured psychology professor at the University of Central Florida is under fire after a series of online posts. Per the New York Times , Negy, who has written a book about "white Americans
A Second Major COVID Study Is Retracted

A Second Major COVID Study Is Retracted

First, the esteemed Lancet medical journal retracted a major study on Thursday about hydroxychloroquine. Then, the New England Journal of Medicine did the same with another big study related to
Slur Sinks Student Who Was Supposed to Cheer for UT

Slur Sinks Student Who Was Supposed to Cheer for UT

A student expected to join the University of Tennessee cheerleading squad this fall will no longer attend the university after evidence of her using a racial slur surfaced on social media. Vols Cheer
Dad Said They Were Getting a Vaccine. He Lied

Dad Said They Were Getting a Vaccine. He Lied

An Egyptian father told his three daughters that they would receive a vaccine for COVID-19 before each was injected with a general anesthetic and subjected to female genital mutilation, according to