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3 people were shot at a Pennsylvania baby shower after an argument over gifts, police say

3 people were shot at a Pennsylvania baby shower after an argument over gifts, police say

Three people were shot and wounded at a baby shower in Pennsylvania Saturday evening after an argument over gifts, Lower Burrell Police Chief John Marhefka said in a press briefing. Police officers were dispatched to the Kinloch Volunteer Fire Department in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, shortly after 6 p.m. for a shooting inside the fire hall.…More

2 people were killed in a shooting at North Carolina Central University, police say

2 people were killed in a shooting at North Carolina Central University, police say

Two people were fatally shot at a parking deck at North Carolina Central University in Durham on Saturday night, prompting a lockdown of the nearby college football game, authorities said. Two men were shot and taken to the hospital where they were both pronounced dead, the Durham Police Department said on Twitter. The victims, who…More

First edition copy of ‘Frankenstein’ sells for over $1 million at auction

First edition copy of ‘Frankenstein’ sells for over $1 million at auction

A first edition copy of the classic novel “Frankenstein” sold for $1.17 million at a recent auction in New York. Christie’s, which hosted the auction, estimated the book would go for $200,000 to $300,000. But by selling for nearly four to six times as much, the book set a record for the highest price paid…More

Searches continue for Gabby Petito and her fiancé, who disappeared after returning home from a road trip without her
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Searches continue for Gabby Petito and her fiancé, who disappeared after returning home from a road trip without her

As local and federal agencies search for Gabby Petito in a Rocky Mountain national park, law enforcement are also working to locate her fiancé Brian Laundrie, who his family says has not been seen since Tuesday. The latest efforts to find Laundrie have shifted to a Florida nature reserve, where dozens of officers and FBI…More

Why Anderson Cooper is finally embracing his roots

Why Anderson Cooper is finally embracing his roots

Anderson Cooper says that as a kid, in particular, he avoided mentioning his kinship to the Vanderbilts, one of America’s richest families during the Gilded Age. Today, that association still makes him “cringe,” he says, but “after my mom’s death and when my son Wyatt was born, I began to wonder what I would actually…More

College professor recognizes 17th century masterpiece hanging in a nearby church

College professor recognizes 17th century masterpiece hanging in a nearby church

A simple act led to an art history professor discovering a 17th century masterpiece that was thought to have been missing. Church of the Holy Family is located just a few blocks from the campus of Iona College, and Tom Ruggio told CNN he would sometimes visit during the church’s “off hours” for the quiet…More

FBI offers $10,000 reward for information on the disappearance of Native American woman

FBI offers $10,000 reward for information on the disappearance of Native American woman

The FBI has announced a reward for information on Mary Johnson, a Native American woman who went missing from the Tulalip Reservation in Washington state in December 2020. The agency is offering $10,000 for information leading to the “identification, arrest, and conviction” of whoever is responsible for her disappearance, according to a Twitter post issued…More

Lions and tigers at DC’s National Zoo test presumptive positive for Covid-19
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Lions and tigers at DC’s National Zoo test presumptive positive for Covid-19

Animal keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC, are keeping a close eye on their lions and tigers after the big cats tested presumptive positive for Covid-19. Six African lions, a Sumatran tiger and two Amur tigers are being treated with anti-inflammatories and anti-nausea medication to help with their discomfort and loss of…More

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How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards
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How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards are Sunday night, celebrating the best TV of the year. Here’s everything you need to know. The host Cedric the Entertainer is set to host the 73rd annual event and promises to bring some humor as the show celebrates how TV has helped get us through the pandemic, minus any zingers. “It’s…More

The Black Film Archive wants to show the world just how limitless Black cinema really is

The Black Film Archive wants to show the world just how limitless Black cinema really is

Though they go by different names, almost every major streaming service has some type of “Black film” collection, often promoted during the month of February or, during 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests, in the summer. These collections mainly act as an exhibit for the Black movie titles the streamer already has, and as a result,…More

How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon
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How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) was camp incarnate. With her wildly over-the-top makeup and garish animal-print ensembles, a penchant for singing Christian disco anthems despite her lack of voice training, and a sense of childlike wonder with which she preached her gospel, she made for compelling TV viewing. Though the televangelist is remembered for all…More

TV OT: How the Emmys sounded the alarms for the award-show ratings nightmare. Plus: Casting ‘LuLaRich,’ and ‘On the Verge’

TV OT: How the Emmys sounded the alarms for the award-show ratings nightmare. Plus: Casting ‘LuLaRich,’ and ‘On the Verge’

The record-low ratings for last year’s Emmys turned out to be the canary in the coalmine for steep across-the-board drops in award-show viewing — the alarm for an unwelcome wakeup call. Yet if hope springs eternal that those shows can at least partially rebound, challenges associated with the pandemic and shift to streaming only heightened…More

Snow Tha Product has proved her doubters wrong
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Snow Tha Product has proved her doubters wrong

Snow Tha Product is the socially-conscious raptress the world needs right now. Born Claudia Alexandra Feliciano in San Jose, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents, the rapper is set to the judge the US Finals of Red Bull Batalla, the world’s largest Spanish rap battle, this weekend. Despite more than a decade in the music…More

‘Muhammad Ali’ lets Ken Burns go four fascinating rounds with the champ’s life and legacy
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‘Muhammad Ali’ lets Ken Burns go four fascinating rounds with the champ’s life and legacy

Floating and stinging as it explores the boxing icon’s life inside the ring and out, “Muhammad Ali” is another epic Ken Burns-produced dive into the life of an influential 20th-century figure, coming on the heels of “Hemingway.” Much has said about Ali, but going the distance with this four-part PBS documentary makes it feel like,…More

Lizzo wants to star in ‘Bodyguard’ remake with Chris Evans
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Lizzo wants to star in ‘Bodyguard’ remake with Chris Evans

Lizzo apparently has not abandoned her quest to get close to Chris Evans. With news that Warner Bros. (which is owned by CNN’s parent company) is reportedly planning a remake of the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” the singer has let the world know she wouldn’t mind starring in it with Evans. Taking to her TikTok,…More

Priyanka Chopra Jonas on ‘The Activist’: ‘The show got it wrong’
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas on ‘The Activist’: ‘The show got it wrong’

Another judge from “The Activist” has spoken up regarding backlash against the show. On Thursday, Priyanka Chopra Jonas addressed the issue in a statement on her verified Instagram account in the wake of CBS and its production partners, Global Citizen and Live Nation, announcing that changes have been made to the series. “I have been…More

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