Michelle Obama surprised us at the 2019 Grammys with an empowering speech about music and representation

March 11, 2019

Michelle Obama surprised us at the 2019 Grammys with an empowering speech about music and representation Viewers of tonight’s Grammys were blessed with a moving surprise appearance from none other than our forever FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, as she opened up the ceremony in Los Angeles alongside host Alicia Keys, nominee (and already the winner of three Grammys tonight) Lady Gaga, performer Jennifer Lopez, and presenter Jada Pinkett Smith. Walking down the…

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Son of Anti-Vaxxers, Who Got Measles as an Adult, Advocates for Parents to Vaccinate Their Kids

March 10, 2019

There is no scientific link between vaccines and autism according to the Centers for Disease Control. Amid the continuing measles outbreak in Washington state, Joshua Nerius — who was never vaccinated himself and contracted the disease as an adult in 2016 — is encouraging all parents to make safe decisions about their children’s health. In an interview with CNN, Nerius, now 30, shared that he contracted measles during his sister’s graduation…

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Caesars’ Largest Stockholder Presses for Sale, Joining Icahn and Other Investors

March 9, 2019

Another major Caesars stockholder is pushing for the company’s sale to best serve and enhance shareholder value Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s largest shareholder is urging the company to consider a sale, joining billionaire Carl Icahn and other investors who are pressing the gaming and hospitality giant to start a search for a buyer. Los Angeles hedge fund Canyon Partners LLC said in a statement on Friday that its current view is…

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Jackie Evancho Opens Up About Her AGT Elimination, Dealing with ‘Pedophiles and Stalkers’

February 27, 2019

Though she would’ve loved to be crowned the winner of America’s Got Talent: The Champions, Jackie Evancho‘s purpose for competing was not to prove she’s the best in the world. During Monday’s episode, the 18-year-old singer from Pittsburgh wowed audiences with her rendition of Phantom of the Opera‘s “Music of the Night.” However, the AGT season 5 runner-up didn’t move on to the finals round. “To see the Golden Buzzer wasn’t…

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Model Who Beat Rare Form of Cancer Proudly Poses with Her Ostomy Bags to Inspire Other Survivors

February 17, 2019

After living with two permanent ostomy bags for more than 30 years, a fashion model from Baltimore is sharing her story in hopes that people around the globe will also embrace what makes them different. Jearlean Taylor was three when she was diagnosed with a rare vaginal cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma, CBS News reports. Because of the severity of the illness, doctors did not expect her to survive, the outlet said. Taylor, however, eventually beat…

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FBI closes Las Vegas shooting investigation without finding a motive

February 17, 2019

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has officially concluded its nearly 12-month investigation into the October 1st, 2017 mass shooting that occurred during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. While the panel of investigators concluded that there was no conspiracy or second shooter involved in the incident that left 58 dead and hundreds more injured, they were unable to determine a motivation for Stephen Paddock’s actions. “It wasn’t about MGM, Mandalay Bay or a specific casino…

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Under Trump’s New Tax Code, The Average Refund Is 8.4% Smaller

February 16, 2019

Millions of Americans are about to watch their tax refund shrink under Trump’s new code — some already have Now that President Trump’s new tax code is in place, millions of Americans are discovering that it’s not exactly panning out for them the way he and the rest of the GOP promised. The IRS confirms the buzz that tax refunds seem a bit low this year by releasing a report…

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Meet the dead Frenchman who proved that Howard Schultz is an arrogant twit

February 9, 2019

Billionaire-turned-politician Howard Schultz began his Tuesday by announcing that he knows nothing about either American history or political science. To become better, we must repair our broken two-party system. To those who say a third choice can't succeed, I say that's as un-American as you can get. https://t.co/GbTDyT5s5o — Howard Schultz (@HowardSchultz) January 29, 2019 Someone less drunk on their own self-confidence might expect Mr. Schultz to cite a single…

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The longest shutdown in U.S. history will have lingering consequences for federal workers

February 8, 2019

Though President Donald Trump and Congress finally brokered a deal to end the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, members of the federal workforce are still left dealing with the financial pain it caused. The partial shutdown stretched on for 35 days, depriving government employees of two paychecks. Although President Donald Trump said on Friday that federal workers will receive back pay “as soon as possible,” about 800,000 workers —…

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Indiana Family of Eight Fosters Three Veterans Who Are Disabled: ‘We’re One Big Family Now’

February 5, 2019

Under one roof in Greenville, Indiana, lives three war heroes, two parents and six kids. While the arrangement might seem unusual, no one in this house bats an eye at it. Sarah and Troy Rufing, along with their kids — Hannah, 14, Matthew, 11, Sophie, 10, Sam, 7, Catherine, 5, and Clover, 3 — decided to welcome veterans into their home. All with uncertain futures due to illness or injury,…

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