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Kobe Bryant’s 2008 Finals Jersey Put on Display in the Smithsonian

  22/10 | In honor of the late Kobe Bryant, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has displayed the jersey he (...)

Mogul-in-the-Making Marsai Martin Graces the First Cover of Essence Girls United

  22/10 | A bonafide star since she first appeared on the hit ABC sitcom Black-ish at the age of 10, watching Marsai Martin come into her own as (...)

Compton to Launch Pilot Program That Will Give Regular Cash Payments to its Lowest Income (...)

  22/10 | On Monday, Compton Mayor Aja Brown announced the upcoming launch of a pilot program that will give regular, free payments to 800 of its (...)

Odell Beckham Jr. Offers Up His Magic DNA to Manufacture a COVID Vaccine. I'm Joking, but (...)

  22/10 | Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is really out here trying to trump Trump’s re-Trump-ulousness...Trump-diculousness... (...)

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly Claims He Was Also a Victim in Breonna Taylor’s Death, Casts Blame on (...)

  22/10 | In his first interview since barging into the home of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in March, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly of the Louisville (...)

Miami Police Officer Facing Disciplinary Action for Wearing Pro-Trump Face Mask Near Voting (...)

  21/10 | On Tuesday, a Miami, Fla., police officer was photographed wearing a pro-Trump face mask while voting at the city’s Government Center. (...)

Let’s Hear It for the Best Vibrators to Stimulate Your Days at Home

  21/10 | Top Product: Satisfyer Pro 2 | $59 | Bellesa Boutique Read more...

How a Ticket Snub at Disneyland Factored Into Shonda Rhimes Taking Her Shondaland to (...)

  21/10 | Thursday nights have been always been the time for peak drama, thanks to Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) primetime TV event (...)

The Trump Administration Can’t Find the Parents of 545 Migrant Children They Took at the (...)

  21/10 | Because the Trump administration was created to show us exactly what the devil looks like, in 2018 they issued a “zero-tolerance” (...)

The 10 Best Deals of October 21, 2020

  21/10 | Wednesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals Read more...

Congresswomen AOC and Ilhan Omar Stream Among Us, Thankfully Manage to Avoid Being (...)

  21/10 | On Tuesday, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Ilhan Omar went on Twitch to stream the incredibly popular game, Among Us. Read (...)

Rudy Giuliani Caught With Hand in His Pants in New Borat Movie

  21/10 | President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is continuing his lifelong reputation of being dried-up elephant hawk-spit after he was (...)

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UN chief isn’t giving up trying to get Gulf nations to talk

  22/10 | U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he has been trying for some time to get the deeply divided countries and their backers in (...)

Why countries are resorting to pandemic lockdowns again

  22/10 | Lockdowns are crude, but they are the best weapon some nations have.

Alabama lieutenant governor who attacked mask order tests positive for COVID-19

  22/10 | Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth earlier this year attacked a statewide face mask order — and now he’s tested positive for COVID-19. The (...)

Veterans Affairs secretary headlines GOP fundraiser as COVID-19 cases surge

  22/10 | Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie headlined a fundraiser for the North Carolina Republican Party last week, taking time away (...)

US on brink of rampant COVID-19 spread, Europe hospitals strained

  22/10 | Nearly two-thirds of U.S. states were in a danger zone of coronavirus spread and six, including election battleground Wisconsin, (...)

China and Vatican renew historic deal on bishops

  22/10 | A secretive 2018 agreement between Beijing and the Vatican was renewed Thursday, despite strident US condemnation and warnings from (...)
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