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Olivia Newton-John: Singer and “Grease” star to receive state memorial service

In a Twitter post, Andrews said he had spoken with Newton-John’s family and they had accepted the offer of a state ceremony. “It will be more of a concert than a funeral — fitting for a Victorian who lived such a rich and generous life,” Andrews said. Details are yet to be finalized. Newton-John’s niece …

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Cubs, Reds meet for 2022 ‘Field of Dreams’ game

Placeholder while article actions load For the second straight summer, Major League Baseball will seek to turn an otherwise routine August evening into a cinematic tribute to baseball nostalgia when it sends the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds to Dyersville, Iowa, on Thursday night. There, in a field cut into the corn next to the …

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Satellite data finds landfills are methane ‘super emitters’ : NPR

A person picks through trash for reusable items as a fire rages at the Bhalswa landfill in New Delhi, April 27, 2022. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption toggle caption Manish Swarup/AP A person picks through trash for reusable items as a fire rages at the Bhalswa landfill in New Delhi, April 27, 2022. Manish Swarup/AP BENGALURU, …

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Visitors to the Milwaukee County Zoo watched the live birth of a baby giraffe

Visitors to the Milwaukee County Zoo watched the live birth of a baby giraffe Ziggy, a female giraffe at the Milwaukee County Zoo looks over her new born male calf. The calf was birthed in front of visitors in their exhibit on Aug. 4. Milwaukee County Zoo hide caption toggle caption Milwaukee County Zoo Ziggy, …

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Serena Williams in retirement will become something new: Relatable

Serena Williams in retirement will become something new: Relatable- Throughout her career, Serena Williams has been untouchable and unattainable. As she picked up a piece of sports equipment — in her hands a tennis racket became a mallet to dismantle perceptions about femininity and power and Blackness — she has transcended our restrictive, societal labels. …

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N.Y. Gov. Hochul pledges $10 million to fight domestic terrorism in the state : NPR

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that she is pledging $10 million to establish new teams in every county and in New York City dedicated primarily to combat domestic terrorism. Here, Hochul holds up signed legislation as she is surrounded by lawmakers during a bill signing ceremony at the Northeast Bronx YMCA on June 6, …

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Albuquerque Muslims shocked as police say the suspect in killings is a Muslim : NPR

Participants in an interfaith memorial ceremony enter the New Mexico Islamic Center mosque to commemorate four murdered Muslim men, hours after police said they had arrested a prime suspect in the killings, in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday. Andrew Hay/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Andrew Hay/Reuters Participants in an interfaith memorial ceremony enter the New Mexico …

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The story of Steve Jobs and Issey Miyake’s friendship (and a nixed Apple uniform) : NPR

Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple, delivers the keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2003 in San Francisco. Jobs created a personal uniform for himself that featured a black turtleneck from Japanese designer Issey Miyake. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple, delivers the …

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Anne Heche remains in critical condition as police continue to investigate her car crash

“Over the weekend a representative stated that Anne was in stable condition but that information was inaccurate. She has always remained in critical condition, slipping into a coma following the accident,” a spokesperson for Heche told CNN in a statement Monday. “She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical …

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Trial over Kobe Bryant crash photos begins : NPR

Firefighters work the scene of a helicopter crash where former NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant died in Calabasas, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant’s widow is taking her lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department to a federal jury seeking compensation for photos deputies shared of the remains of the NBA …

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