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From big cities to backyards, July 4 not usual…

The Fourth of July was always a time for communities to come together

Michael Cohen Announces Release Timeline For His…

Michael Cohen, who worked as an attorney for President Trump, announced when his tell-all book about his former employer will be released.

FBI Arrests Jeffrey Epstein Confidant Ghislaine…

Maxwell is accused of helping Epstein "recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse" minors.

Christina Ricci Divorcing After Police Called to…

Christina Ricci and husband James Heerdegen are splitting after 7 years, and this celebrity divorce does not sound like it's an amicable one. Both TMZ and US Weekly report that the 40-year-old Ricci obtained an emergency protective order against Heerdegen, a film producer, following an incident at their home about...

New Jersey casinos reopen amid pandemic

Five of Atlantic City's casinos reopened Thursday with anti-virus measures in place. (July 2)

Pop Singer Sia Becomes A Grandmother

Sia has announced she is now a proud grandmother. The 44-year-old Australian star shared the news on DJ Zane Lowe's Apple Music podcast. She told listeners the younger of her sons recently became the father of two new babies. She said that the kids currently call her "Nana", but she is hoping they will call her "Lovey" instead. Back in May, the pop singer revealed that she had adopted to sons who were "aging out of the foster care system:".

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Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that was drawing fierce criticism because of the coronavirus pandemic

Vanilla Ice to Perform Concert in Texas Despite…

Vanilla Ice to Perform Concert in Texas Despite COVID-19 Surge Rapper Vanilla Ice, best known for his song, “Ice Ice Baby,” is set to perform in Texas on Friday. His decision to go ahead with the 2,500-capacity concert comes amid a recent surge in the state’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. “The Independence Day Throwback Beach Party” will take place at Emerald Point Bar & Grill, a venue on the shores of Lake Travis. Although the establishment has a large outdoor entertainment space, it’s technically classified as a restaurant, meaning it’s allowed to remain open. In a post to Instagram, Vanilla Ice spoke about the importance of happiness and music, saying that we “can’t live in a bubble.” Vanilla Ice, via Instagram He then assured that the concert would be safe because everyone would be social distancing and wearing a mask. Vanilla Ice, via Instagram

Jeffrey Epstein Confidant Ghislaine Maxwell…

Ghislaine Maxwell, confidant to late-billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein , has been arrested by the FBI. NBC News and Newsmax reports she's under arrest in New Hampshire. The network says the FBI arrested Maxwell on crimes related to Epstein. ABC News confirms the arrest, noting that it comes almost precisely a year after Epstein's own arrest. Maxwell will make a virtual appearance in federal court later Thursday. The elderly British socialite has been accused of helping Epstein groom pre-teen girl and teen girls for sex.

Russia Investigation Material to Remain Secret…

House Democrats are unlikely to see secret material from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation before Election Day because of a move by the Supreme Court on Thursday. In what USA Today reports is a victory for the White House, the court said it would take up the case on whether Congress...

Downpours to drench South into holiday weekend

Some areas could receive as much as 10 inches of rain from the persistent wet weather.

Over 50,000 New US Coronavirus Cases Reported in…

Over 50,000 New US Coronavirus Cases Reported in a Single Day According to Johns Hopkins University, 50,203 coronavirus cases were reported in the U.S. on Wednesday. To put those numbers into perspective, in the early days of the pandemic, it took more than two months to reach the 50,000 mark in the U.S. The previous record of cases reported in a single day occurred on June 26. On that day, there were 45,255 cases. On Wednesday, five states reported a record number of cases: CA, AZ, NC, TX and TN. Reopening of businesses in many of the states has been rolled back or halted. Gavin Newsom, CA Governor, via CNN The record number of cases comes as states are prepping for Fourth of July celebrations. Infectious disease experts refer to the holiday as "the perfect storm." Dr. Ricardo Franco, University of Alabama

Visa lottery winners feel cheated by Trump's visa…

Each year the United States offers up to 55,000 visas in a lottery to civilians who are from countries underrepresented in the U.S. population

US DOJ: Would like Prince Andrew to talk Epstein

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the FBI on Thursday on charges she helped procure underage sex partners for financier Jeffrey Epstein. (July 2)

Biden Sees Another Edge in 'Highly Unusual…

In May, Joe Biden brought in $7 million more than President Trump in fundraising cash. In June, the former VP continued that streak, and then some. Per the Hill , Biden's team announced Wednesday it had, in conjunction with the DNC and its shared fundraising committees, brought in $10 million more...

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US tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward…

U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers they say are sailing toward Venezuela with 1.1 million barrels of gasoline supplied by Iran

KKK Robe Found During Meth Raid In Georgia

A KKK robe was found during a Tuesday meth raid in Jonesboro, Georgia.

New Zealand's Health Minister Resigns After…

David Clark breached New Zealand's lockdown measures at least twice in April.

'It's Sad That Hong Kong Is Dead'

China's new Hong Kong national security law is "a brutal, sweeping crackdown against the people of Hong Kong, intended to destroy the freedoms they were promised," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday as the House unanimously passed new sanctions. The bill targets Chinese officials behind the draconian law, banks who...

Pence tells 'family story' to naturalized citizens

Vice President Mike Pence welcomed 16 new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony Thursday as he recounted a story about his grandfather arriving to America from Ireland in 1923. (July 2)

Digital Payment Is On The Rise

In the US, the in-store mobile wallet space is becoming increasingly crowded. Most customers have an option provided by their smartphone vendor, like Apple, Android, or Samsung Pay. But those are often supplemented by a myriad of options from other players, says Business Insider. PayPal, banks, card issuers, major retailers, and restaurants all offer similar cards and deals. US in-store mobile payment volume will quintuple in the next five years. Some of the top mobile payment wallets include Microsoft wallet, Samsung pay, and Wisa VDCA.

Only verified intelligence? A look at presidents…

The White House says President Donald Trump was never briefed on intelligence that Russia had put a bounty on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan because there wasn’t corroborating evidence

Washington Redskins Under Pressure to Change Name

Washington Redskins Under Pressure to Change Name The football team is being blocked from relocating from FedEx Field in Maryland to RFK Stadium in D.C. unless it changes its name. Multiple government officials have spoken out against the franchise’s unwillingness to rename itself. Deputy Mayor Falcicchio, via ‘The Washington Post’ Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo also received a letter signed by 87 investment firms and shareholders asking companies to sever ties with the team. The franchise has come under even more scrutiny for its controversial name following the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Elon Musk Is Selling Four Of His Homes

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reportedly signed a letter of intent to sell his Los Angeles properties. Developer Ardie Tavangarian will be the buyer, reports Business Insider. The LLC intends to combine the properties to form a single development. The LLC will also handle all aspects of architecture, construction, and design. Tavangarian, a renowned developer and designer, purchased the properties for an undisclosed amount. However, four of his Los Angeles homes were listed for a total of $62.5 million.

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Former Racing Mogul Becomes a Dad at 89

Bernie Ecclestone proved it's never too late Wednesday by becoming a dad at age 89, CNN reports. The former Formula One boss had his first son with wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, joining three daughters from Ecclestone's earlier marriages. The son's name? Ace, of course. "It was all so easy," says...

July Fourth weather to be unsettled in parts of US

Showers and thunderstorms could put a damper on holiday weekend activities in parts of the East.

4.8 Million Jobs Added to US Economy in June

4.8 Million Jobs Added to US Economy in June The data was released by the Department of Labor on Thursday. It reveals the unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent in June. Analysts were cautious in responding to the massive addition of jobs, saying that the U.S. economy has a long way to go in terms of recovery. Dan North, Euler Hermes North America, via NBC News The data also does not reflect the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in states such as CA, AZ, TX and FL. Many business reopenings have been paused. Bars, theaters and gyms have been ordered to shut down again in several parts of the country. Despite the positive monthly numbers for June, separate weekly data revealed that 1.427 million Americans also applied for first-time unemployment benefits last week. Because of the current crisis, economists say they cannot accurately gauge the health of the U.S. economy. Alexander Bick, ASU, via NBC News