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In a case of life imitating art, Mindy Kaling and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker may have just started a romance — or at the very least, a beautiful friendship — on Twitter, in a series of events that seem more fitting for the rom-com heavy plotlines of Kaling’s show The Mindy Project. It all began when Booker sent Kaling a tweet that playfully called out her character Mindy Lahiri’s shoutout to Booker and her apparent negative view of Newark in a recent episode, while ...
A group of environmental health researchers is calling for federal regulators to reassess the safety of the world’s most commonly used herbicide following a series of news stories damaging to the chemical’s manufacturer. The researchers writing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health argue that the chemical glyphosate, sold around the world as Roundup by Monsanto, should be subject to further safety review about whether it causes cancer. U.S. and European regulators hav...
House Republicans and the White House were dealt an embarrassing blow Thursday as they were forced to reschedule the vote on their replacement for Obamacare to Friday afternoon. Still short on votes for the American Health Care Act, the White House and GOP leadership issued an ultimatum Thursday evening to those who have yet to support the bill, informing them that the time for negotiating is over: they can either vote for the first GOP repeal measure which stands a prayer of passing, or allow...
On Wednesday, Rep. Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee said that he believed a special commission was needed to look into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Republican Sen. John McCain and former Vice President Joe Biden have also called for a special committee, while the New York Times editorial board and others have called for a special prosecutor. But as calls mount for such an investigation, it’s worth remembering that those two suggestions serve differe...
Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history - which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, mash-up duel featuring internationally renowned tribute bands, Abbey Road and Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show. Sunday, March 26 Doors at 7:00 PM; Show at 8:00 PM Tickets $20 in advance; $25 on...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- A mother protecting her 10-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son from a would-be robber thwarted his plans earlier this month when she pulled a shotgun on him. Surveillance video shows the alleged thief attempting to enter the Florida home on March 4. "All of the sudden I hear some banging noise. I thought it was my dreams or something," she told WPLG. That's when the woman's motherly instincts kicked in and she grabbed the shotgun from her bedroom. As soon as the burglar...
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Rachel Dolezal, a former civil rights leader who claimed to be black and was vilified years ago after her parents revealed she was white, says she’s struggling to survive after becoming an international spectacle. In a new interview ahead of her book release, the 40-year-old Washington woman spoke about what it was like to be propelled into public scrutiny and subjected to widespread mockery after the 2015 debacle. The book, titled In Full Color, is set to be published next week. “I...
A World War Two Navy veteran had the 94th birthday of a lifetime when we won $300,000 on a lottery ticket that his daughter bought him. After sending lottery tickets to family members on their birthdays for years, Ervin Smolinski, from South Branch, Michigan, was shocked when he was given a Double Bonus Cashword instant game ticket worth $300,000 on his own special day, according to Michigan Lottery Connect. As it was a family tradition, Smolinski had received multiple Double Bonus Cashword tic...
(WASHINGTON) — The Republicans’ capstone health care overhaul seemed in dire trouble Friday as Speaker Paul Ryan weighed strategy at the White House with President Donald Trump. GOP lawmakers and aides said they lacked the votes to succeed in the House, just hours before a do-or-die showdown demanded by Trump. GOP leaders pushed toward a climactic House roll call, but their promise to stage the vote increasingly looked like a losing gamble for the new president and his GOP allies i...
Nothing captures the murderous folly of human beings quite like a nuclear detonation. It took an enormous amount of work to harness the fission and fusion power of the atom and release the kind of energy a nuclear weapon does. And the purpose? To blow up cities and kill a lot of people. Since the first successful test of a nuclear weapon on July 16, 1945, more than 2,100 other blasts have been set off in the air, underground and on outdoor test towers, for a total explosive yield of more than ...
The TIME 100—our annual list of the most influential people in the world—features a number of leading artists, politicians, lawmakers, scientists and leaders of tech and business. Although TIME’s editors will choose the final list of honorees, we want readers to share their choices with us as well. Did football player Colin Kaepernick or Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins strike you as most influential this year? What about the Women’s March co-chairs, Linda Sarsour, ...
Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of press secretary Sean “Spicey” Spicer has earned big laughs on Saturday Night Live. Part of the charm of McCarthy’s impersonation is her radical transformation from red-headed star of Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters to Spicer with his exhausted demeanor, receding hairline, and sleepy eyes. S When McCarthy stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, she revealed some of the secrets to her transformation. Turns out that when SNL initially approa...
Thirty-two years’ worth of recycled newspapers and magazines — more than nine million pounds of it — netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need. Recycling started off as a lesson to his son, Brent Jennings, about healthy money habits. Back in 1985, the Georgia native began collecting and selling paper with his only child, then put their profits into a savings account. “The first memory I have of my Dad is of us recycli...
To call Dax Shepard’s cops-on-motorcycles comedy CHIPS a movie version of CHiPs, the TV series of the late ’70s and early ’80s, would be an error in judgment equivalent to running a red light and causing a 12-car pileup. The names of the show’s lead characters, Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (originally played by Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada), haven’t changed, and there’s a brief cameo near the end that’s probably intended to conn...
Airlines are having some fun responding to the U.S. government’s ban on most electronic devices in the cabin aboard U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Carriers such as Royal Jordanian began implementing the ban Friday after the federal government announced a new directive this week notifying the airports that they would have to keep passengers from carrying on devices like laptops, tablets and other devices bigger than a smartphone. Officials didn&rs...
Russia wants better relations with the US; Donald Trump wants better relations with Russia, too. But as Trump’s campaign theme music continues to remind us, you can’t always get what you want. Here are the top 5 reasons no one should expect a Russia-US rapprochement. 1. NATO Getting NATO countries to pay more on defense has been one of Trump’s few consistent foreign policy proposals—and one of the least controversial, given that just five of NATO’s 28 countries (U...
Let’s face it: whether you’re an experienced exerciser or totally new to working out, very few of us have the time to dedicate hours upon hours to our sweat sessions. That’s why it’s important to make every minute count. These proven tips and techniques will turn up your calorie burn during every workout you do, helping you bust through fitness plateaus and melt fat away in less time. Pump up the jams Pop in your earbuds, cue up your favorite playlist and get cranking. ...
Bill Murray is having one helluva sports year. The actor was seen proudly cheering and celebrating 11-seed Xavier University’s victory over 2-seed University of Arizona during Thursday’s NCAA tournament matchup at SAP Center in San Jose, California. And Murray, whose son is an assistant coach for Xavier’s basketball team, had the best time at the game. He made “X” gestures by crossing his arms to show his support for the Musketeers, and even rubbed the head of Sis...