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‘Jungle Cruise’ sets sail with a $90 million debut in theaters and streaming
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‘Jungle Cruise’ sets sail with a $90 million debut in theaters and streaming

After Disney hit some rough waters this week, the studio’s latest feature film, “Jungle Cruise,” docked with some good results at the box office this weekend. The film, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt, opened to an estimated $61.8 million at the worldwide box office. That includes a better than expected $34.2…MORE

Local reporters in Covid hot spots push to break through to the unvaccinated
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Local reporters in Covid hot spots push to break through to the unvaccinated

As the Delta variant continues to spread, particularly among the unvaccinated, local reporters in Covid-19 hot spots are struggling to get through to vaccine resisters. There’s been a lot of discussion on how media outlets should cover the rise in Covid-19 infections spurred by the highly contagious Delta variant. And some are concerned that the…MORE

Lollapalooza cancels DaBaby’s performance after homophobic comments
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Lollapalooza cancels DaBaby’s performance after homophobic comments

More bad news for DaBaby. The Lollapalooza musical festival canceled the rapper’s performance on Sunday after his comments that were widely condemned as homophobic. At the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami on July 25, DaBaby made false and insulting comments about gay men and HIV. He also spoke crudely about women. DaBaby defended his…MORE

McCarthy jokes ‘it will be hard not to hit’ Pelosi with gavel if he becomes House speaker
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McCarthy jokes ‘it will be hard not to hit’ Pelosi with gavel if he becomes House speaker

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked at a Saturday night event that it “will be hard not to hit” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speaker’s gavel if Republicans take control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms and he becomes speaker. “I want you to watch Nancy Pelosi hand me that gavel. It will…MORE

Democrats increase pressure on party leadership to act on eviction moratorium as White House shifts focus to federal aid
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Democrats increase pressure on party leadership to act on eviction moratorium as White House shifts focus to federal aid

Congressional Democrats are increasing pressure on their party’s leadership to act on the now-expired federal eviction moratorium as the White House shifts its focus to unspent housing assistance hours after the order ended and left millions of renters in limbo. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday pointed to members of her own party when asked…MORE

John Lewis aide hopes young Americans use lessons in posthumous graphic novel to change lawmakers’ minds on voting rights
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John Lewis aide hopes young Americans use lessons in posthumous graphic novel to change lawmakers’ minds on voting rights

As the fight over voting rights intensifies, a longtime aide to late Congressman John Lewis hopes young Americans will use the lessons in the civil rights leader’s posthumous graphic novel to change lawmakers’ minds on the issue. Lewis’ novel, “Run: Book One,” comes amid efforts in state legislatures to enact restrictive voter laws, efforts that…MORE

5 wounded in early morning shooting near Bourbon Street in New Orleans, police say

5 wounded in early morning shooting near Bourbon Street in New Orleans, police say

A shooting in the French Quarter section of New Orleans left five people injured early Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the New Orleans Police Department told CNN in an email. Officers responded to the call near Bourbon Street and Orleans Street shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Five victims were involved in the incident, and one…MORE

Belarusian sprinter says she is being forcibly removed from the Olympics and sent home
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Belarusian sprinter says she is being forcibly removed from the Olympics and sent home

A Belarusian sprinter competing at the Tokyo Olympics released a video on Sunday calling for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to help her avoid being returned to her native country against her will. Athlete Kristina Timanovskaya said in the short video released on social media: “I was put under pressure and they are trying to…MORE

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