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Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — President Trump revealed early Friday morning that he and the first lady, Melania Trump, had tested positive for the coronavirus, throwing the nation’s leadership into uncertainty and escalating the crisis posed by a pandemic that has already killed more than 207,000 Americans and devastated the economy. Mr. Trump, who for months has played down the seriousness of…

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

View full article here Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C.,…

Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle to face off on next ‘Verzuz’ battle

Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle to face off on next ‘Verzuz’ battle

Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle will face off in the latest “Verzuz” battle. Social media accounts for “Verzuz” posted the announcement Tuesday. “The Master Class we’ve ALL been waiting for! Y’all gotta get dressed up in ya Sunday’s best for this classic affair,” the caption reads. Fans are expecting Knight to sing her classics, “Midnight Train to Georgia” and…

Jacob Blake speaks out for first time since police shooting

Jacob Blake speaks out for first time since police shooting

MILWAUKEE — Jacob Blake has spoken publicly for the first time since a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot him seven times in the back, saying he’s in constant pain from the shooting, which doctors fear will leave him paralyzed from the waist down. In a video posted Saturday night on Twitter by his family’s lawyer, Ben Crump,…

Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, dead at 43: ‘A king on and off screen’

Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, dead at 43: ‘A king on and off screen’

Tributes to Chadwick Boseman continued to pour in Monday following news that the actor died Friday at age 43. Boseman, who starred in Marvel’s Black Panther and Netflix’s Da 5 Bloods, was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016. “I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire,” Michael…

Jacob Blake paralyzed after he was shot by Wisconsin police, family attorney says

Jacob Blake paralyzed after he was shot by Wisconsin police, family attorney says

Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Black man who was shot several times by police in Wisconsin, is now paralyzed, family attorney Benjamin Crump said Tuesday. Blake is currently undergoing surgery and is “struggling to sustain his life,” Crump added. “The medical diagnosis right now is that he is paralyzed and because those bullets severed his spinal cord and…

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