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Senators take aim at maternal mortality in developing world

Senators from Maine and Delaware are proposing legislation that they believe would help U.S. efforts to stop preventable maternal and child deaths in the developing world. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware said Thursday the “Reach Every Mother and Child Act” is an effort to end the preventable deaths of mothers and young children by 2030. Collins says the proposal would help provide […]

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Former reality TV star Duggar arrested, jailed in Arkansas

Former reality TV Star Josh Duggar is being held in a northwest Arkansas jail after being arrested by federal authorities. It’s unclear what charges he may face. Duggar was being held at the Washington County jail, after being arrested by U.S. marshals, according to the jail website. The Marshals Service referred questions to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, which declined to comment. Duggar, 33, starred on […]

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Biden’s declaration: America’s democracy ‘is rising anew’

President Joe Biden declares “America is rising anew” as he calls for an expansion of federal programs to drive the economy past the coronavirus pandemic and broadly extend the social safety net on a scale not seen in decades. Biden’s first nationally televised address to Congress on Wednesday raised the stakes for his ability to sell his plans to voters of both parties, even if Republican lawmakers prove resistant. The […]

today04/29/2021 12


Delaware officer dead, Maryland man facing murder charges

A Delaware police officer has died of injuries he suffered after responding to a fight at a home early Sunday. Delaware State Police say 54-year-old Delmar police corporal Keith Heacook was pronounced dead at a Baltimore hospital Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Heacook was attacked by 30-year-old Randon Wilkerson of Salisbury, Maryland, after responding to a house in Delmar shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday. A witness reported that Wilkerson slammed his […]

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Leslie Jones to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards next month

Comedian-actor Leslie Jones will take the stage as host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards next month. The network announced Wednesday that Jones will host the awards, which will air live on May 16 from Los Angeles. The awards show celebrates the best moments in movies and television over the past year. Previous Movie & TV Awards hosts include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and Adam […]

today04/28/2021 11


Judge nixes plea deal for 2 accused of Super Bowl field run

A Florida judge has rejected a proposed plea deal for two men accused of running onto the field during the final quarter of Super Bowl LV in February. The Tampa Bay Times reports that an attorney for Yuri Andrade and Douglas Schaffer told a Hillsborough County circuit judge during a Tuesday video conference hearing that they had reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to misdemeanor trespassing charges at […]

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Two victims, suspect, dead after school parking lot shooting

Delaware State Police say a man shot his wife to death in a school parking lot and killed a female acquaintance of hers before a police pursuit that ended in his death. Authorities say the man shot his wife outside Smyrna Middle School on Tuesday morning after they arrived to pick up their daughter for a medical appointment. The man led police on a vehicle pursuit that ended after he […]

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Maryland opens drive-thru vaccinations with no appointments

Maryland has opened three drive-thru vaccination sites that don't require appointments. Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday they will be available at Six Flags in Prince George's County, Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland and Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. Maryland also is offering no-appointment vaccinations at nine mass vaccination sites statewide. The governor's office says Maryland providers have now administered more than 4.43 million vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

today04/27/2021 6


Kanye West sneakers fetch record $1.8M at private sale

A pair of prototype Nikes worn by Kanye West’s during his performances of “Hey Mama” and “Stronger” at the Grammy Awards in 2008 has shattered the record for a pair of sneakers ever sold. Sotheby’s announced Monday West’s so-called “Grammy Worn” Nike Air Yeezy 1 fetched $1.8 in a private sale. It was acquired by sneaker investing platform RARES, sneaker investment marketplace. The sale marks the highest publicly recorded price […]

today04/26/2021 4