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Ameera Butt
July 17, 2019 - 8:01 am
The Heritage Auctions in Dallas are holding a public auction of rare space memorabilia that includes astronaut Neil Armstrong’s personally-owned gold medal that was flown to the moon with him on the historic Apollo 11 mission. The gold medal sold for $2,055,000 million on Tuesday. It was the first...
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July 17, 2019 - 7:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence Wednesday, five...
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July 17, 2019 - 7:21 am
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but also expand the number of images of human diversity. The announcement coincides with Wednesday's World Emoji Day . Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to...
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Ameera Butt
July 17, 2019 - 7:05 am
A new movie has Jennifer Lopez working as a stripper working to take down Wall Street clients. And she has back up in the form of "Crazy Rich Asians" star Constance Wu, Lizzo, Cardi B (who lends her vocals for a song called "Money" in the trailer for the movie), Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart. The...
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July 16, 2019 - 5:23 pm
When Beltway Breakfast reporter Andrew Feinberg asked White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway a question Tuesday about President Donald Trump's recent racist tweets, he was pushed back on his heels by her response. Conway challenged Feinberg's question by asking what his ethnicity was. Here’s video...
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July 16, 2019 - 3:16 pm
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced he supports creating a commission to study reparations for the descendants of slaves, telling reporters Tuesday that racism is "the poison of America." "I will support the legislation by Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to establish a...
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July 16, 2019 - 8:49 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl with a small social media following in upstate New York was killed by a man she'd met recently on Instagram, who then posted photos of her corpse online, police said Monday. The gory pictures were redistributed widely, including by online posters who made...
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July 16, 2019 - 8:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that his tweets suggesting four Democratic congresswomen of color return to their countries "were NOT Racist," and he appealed to fellow Republicans to "not show weakness" and to resist a House...
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July 16, 2019 - 8:14 am
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, one of the two-dozen Democrats running for president, believes hesitation by some white Americans to speak frankly and openly about race and socioeconomic privilege is a major roadblock in elusive efforts to enact comprehensive criminal justice reform and address racial...
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Ameera Butt
July 16, 2019 - 8:06 am
It's been 50 years since that fateful moment when astronauts made history with their voyage to the moon. Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16, 1969 at 9:32 a.m. propelling the Saturn V rocket carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins...
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