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  • That ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ meme was started by none other than Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton didn’t need to add “social media prowess” to her laundry list of talents. She’s been gifting the public timeless zingers and Instagram-worthy photos before the app even existed. And yet, the petite monarch of country music has dipped her manicured toes into a very 21st-century accomplishment: Inventing a successful meme. Ok, boomer! It appears Ms. Parton was the very first to take part in what some have dubbed the “social challenge,” a four-photo mosaic of potential profile photos for social media sites LinkedIn, […]

  • Alabama teen accused of killing his mother, twin 13-year-old brothers before going to school

    MUNFORD, Ala. — An Alabama teenager has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother and twin 13-year-old brothers. The victims — identified as Holli Christina Durham, age 36; Branson Durham, age 13; and Baron Durham, age 13 — were found dead of apparent stab wounds inside a house in Munford, Alabama, the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office said. The victims’ son and older brother, 16-year-old Landon Durham, faces a capital murder charge for all three killings, Talladega County District Attorney Steve […]

  • 34 U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike

    Thirty-four U.S. service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month, Pentagon spokesman Jonathon Hoffman said Friday. Earlier this week President Donald Trump said he does not consider potential brain injuries to be as serious as physical combat wounds, downplaying the severity of the injuries suffered in Iraq. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump was asked to explain the discrepancy between his previous comments […]

  • Texas student told to cut dreadlocks or he won’t get to walk at graduation

    DeAndre Arnold has been growing his dreadlocks for years. But for the past few days, Arnold — a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas, east of Houston — hasn’t been in school. He might not get to attend his senior prom. And with graduation coming up in a few months, Arnold might not even get to walk across the stage with his friends. It has everything to do with his hair. School district allows dreadlocks, just […]

  • 2 killed in Houston warehouse explosion

    (HOUSTON) — [Breaking news update, published at 10:33 a.m. ET] Two people have died as a result of Friday morning’s explosion at a Houston manufacturing business, city Police Chief Art Acevedo said. A criminal investigation into the blast’s cause is underway, he said. “We have no evidence at this point … that an intentional act is involved. Having said that, part of our protocol is always to (start) a criminal investigation” in such a case, Acevedo said. “It’s going to […]

  • Former ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Tyler Gwozdz dies at 29

    Tyler Gwozdz, a former contestant on “The Bachelorette,” has died at the age of 29, the show’s producers said Thursday. Gwozdz appeared in Season 15 of the ABC show last year, competing for star Hannah Brown. “We are heartbroken to hear the tragic news of Tyler’s passing today. Our thoughts are with the Gwozdz family and his friends,” the show’s producers said in a statement. Gwozdz was the eldest of five siblings, “a loving son and a friend to many,” the producers […]

  • ‘Bogus’ Ukraine theory led to Trump’s abuse, Dems tell trial

    WASHINGTON —Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case Thursday at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani. On Friday, the Democrats will press their final day of arguments before skeptical Republican senators, focusing on the second article of impeachment, obstruction of Congress’ investigation. As the audience of Senate jurors sat through another long day, and night, the prosecutors outlined how they said […]

  • Abandoned terminally ill dog became a police K-9 for a day

    PASCO, Wash. – Police in Pasco, Washington, turned a rescue pup with an inoperable tumor into a dashing police K-9. The dog, Eddie, was abandoned and spent almost a month wandering in nearby Benton City before he was rescued. Carin Brown, the Benton County animal control officer who caught Eddie, told CNN sister network HLN they had initially received a call about him in October 2019, but they were unable to capture the pooch. They finally caught him in late […]

  • The deadly new coronavirus has reached the US. Here’s how to protect yourself

    What started as a mystery virus last month in Wuhan, China, has now killed at least 17 people and infected hundreds more around the world. In the US, the first case of Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed Tuesday in Washington state — a man in his 30s who is under observation — stoking fears of an outbreak in this country. So what are officials doing in the US, and how can you minimize your risk? What airports are doing Passengers from Wuhan to the […]

  • Longtime PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer dies at 85

    Jim Lehrer, the legendary debate moderator and former anchor of the “NewsHour” television program, died Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer’s death was announced by his longtime network home, PBS, where he co-founded the “NewsHour” in 1975. PBS said Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep at home” and did not share further information about the cause of death. Lehrer anchored the “NewsHour,” the flagship newscast on public television in the United States, for 36 years. He retired in 2011. His successor […]

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