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Viola Davis buys her childhood home on former slave plantation for her birthday

5 minutes ago   |   ABC

"I own it... all of it," Viola Davis wrote in the Instagram post, marking her 55th birthday.
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Our Temporary Moratorium against Handshakes Should Become Permanent

1 hour ago   |   Scientific American

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an overdue development
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Upper Darby residents can drop off trash at 3 locations Wednesday

2 hours ago   |   ABC

Upper Darby residents should be prepared to show proof of residency through their government issued ID or a recent utility bill.
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Here's a recap of the news you need for Wednesday, August 12

2 hours ago   |   ABC

This is the news made for you and your post-7 a.m. alarm!
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Sumner Redstone, former media mogul, dies at 97

2 hours ago   |   ABC   |   3 articles

Sumner Redstone, the billionaire media mogul who served as head of ViacomCBS for years, has died.
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Outcry in Somalia as new bill would allow child marriage

2 hours ago   |   ABC

An outcry is rising in Somalia as parliament considers a bill that would allow forced marriage as long as the family gives their consent.
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If wanting to fire people for supporting Trump or Biden isn't cancel culture, then nothing is

If wanting to fire people for supporting Trump or Biden isn't cancel culture, then nothing is

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider

"Cancel culture" is an increasingly worthless term. That said, a new poll showed a disturbing amount of Americans think business executives who donate to Trump or Biden's...
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Trini Lopez, 1960s-era singer mentored by Sinatra, dies

3 hours ago   |   ABC

Mentored by Buddy Holly and Frank Sinatra, Lopez became an international star while performing in English and Spanish.
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Disney partners with nonprofit to donate 1 million masks to underserved Bay Area communities

9 hours ago   |   ABC

Disney has partnered with nonprofit MedShare to donate masks to families hit hard by the pandemic, featuring the iconic Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
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Fauci said he thinks it's 'inconceivable' that he's received death threats 'when you are trying to promote public health principles to save people's lives'

Fauci said he thinks it's 'inconceivable' that he's received death threats 'when you are trying to promote public health principles to save people's lives'

10 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Top US health infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said it seems "inconceivable" that he is receiving death threats as a result of the "political tone" of the...
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Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, a media titan and billionaire who, as chairman of Viacom and National Amusements, drew headlines both for his deal-making as well as his turbulent personal... Read more ...

Media mogul Sumner Redstone dies at 97

Media mogul Sumner Redstone dies at 97

Sumner Redstone, who built a media empire from his family's drive-in movie chain, has died. He was 97. ViacomCBS Inc., which he lead for decades, remembered Redstone for his... Read more ...

Minnesota's Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Minnesota's Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Omar, a member of “The Squad” of four progressive female members of Congress, survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an... Read more ...

Late night hosts crack first jokes about Kamala Harris' vice presidential bid

Late night hosts crack first jokes about Kamala Harris' vice presidential bid

Hours after Joe Biden announced that California junior Senator Kamala Harris would be his running mate, the hosts shared their opinions on the news. Read more ...

How Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate

How Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate

Biden, aware of the potential pitfalls of being a 77-year-old white male standard-bearer of a party increasingly comprised of women, people of color and young voters, made... Read more ...

Biden-Harris first Democratic ticket since 1984 without an Ivy League grad

Biden-Harris first Democratic ticket since 1984 without an Ivy League grad

Joe Biden's choice of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate marks the first time that the Democratic presidential ticket hasn't had an Ivy League graduate since 1984... Read more ...

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

President Donald Trump is speaking at the White House. Read more ...

Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris To Be His VP Running Mate In Historical Moment

Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris To Be His VP Running Mate In Historical Moment

The results are in. Joe Biden has selected California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential running mate in the 2020 election. The presumptive Democratic nominee made... Read more ...

Man, 25, charged in fatal hit-and-run in River North

Man, 25, charged in fatal hit-and-run in River North

CHICAGO - Chicago police have charged a man in the hit-and-run that killed a woman and injured her daughter in River North. Edgar Roman, 25, is charged with one felony count of... Read more ...

Microsoft is launching the Surface Duo next month, its ambitious foldable...

Microsoft is launching the Surface Duo next month, its ambitious foldable phone with two screens that opens and closes like a book. Here's how it works

Microsoft announced that the Surface Duo, its first foldable smartphone, will launch on September 10 for $1,400. The device consists of two separate 5.6-inch displays that work... Read more ...