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BBC Sound of 2020: Joy Crookes grabs fourth place

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Over the last two years, Joy Crookes has released enough music to fill a (decidedly accomplished) debut album. Those early EPs and one-off singles show a nuanced and individual ear for melody, while her “mad honest” lyrics depict love lost and found on the rainy streets of South-East London. They’ve earned her fourth place on Read More

Elizabeth Warren ends 2019 with dip in fundraising

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought in $21.2 million during the October-December quarter of fundraising – a haul that’s down nearly $3.5 million from the previous three months. The new fourth-quarter fundraising numbers from the populist senator from Massachusetts – announced by her presidential campaign Friday – come as Warren’s experienced a dip in Read More

Klobuchar posts her best fundraising quarter to date

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised $11.4 million over the past three months, the best fundraising quarter to date for the senator from Minnesota. Klobuchar’s October-December fourth-quarter figures – announced early Friday morning – are a huge boost from her July-September third-quarter numbers – when she raised just $4.8 million. SANDERS ANNOUNCES MASSIVE FUNDRAISING Read More

Trump administration restricts some e-cigarette flavors

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(Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday announced a ban on some popular e-cigarette flavors, including fruit and mint, to curb rising teenage use of vaping products, allowing only menthol and tobacco flavors to remain on the market. FILE PHOTO: A young man smokes a Suorin Drop electronic cigarette in this picture illustration taken September Read More

Ole Miss hiring ex-Maryland coach D.J. Durkin raises eyebrows

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Ole Miss football announced Thursday that former Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin will join Lane Kiffin’s coaching staff as an assistant coach, which raised concerns on social media. Maryland fired Durkin in October 2018 in the wake of an investigation surrounding the death of Jordan McNair, who died in June 2018 because of heatstroke. Durkin Read More

Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa sets deadline for NFL Draft decision

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa set a deadline Wednesday for his announcement on whether he will stay at school for the 2020 season or declare for the NFL Draft. Tagovailoa said he will announce his decision on Jan. 6. ALABAMA’S TUA TAGOVAILOA POSTS CRYPTIC MESSAGE AS HE WEIGHS NFL DECISION On Saturday, the injured Crimson Tide Read More

Netanyahu seeks parliamentary immunity that could delay corruption trial until after election

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Israeli’s prime minister said Wednesday that he will seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution from the corruption charges brought against him, a move that could delay his trial until the spring. Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement will likely put the trial against him on hold until after the elections in March, when he hopes to win a majority coalition that Read More

Lily Tomlin says Jane Fonda is ‘a real toughie’ following arrests

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Lily Tomlin has a deep respect for her “Grace and Frankie” co-star Jane Fonda. The actress, 80, has known Fonda, 82, for decades, appearing onscreen together in 1980’s “9 to 5” before reuniting for the Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie.” In recent weeks, Fonda has been arrested several times, often with famous friends, while leading Read More

Dutch city tells floating Georgian monastery to cast off

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VLISSINGEN, Netherlands (Reuters) – A tiny Georgian Orthodox monastery being built atop a ship in the Dutch port of Vlissingen is facing an uncertain future, after the city ordered it to set sail by March 1. FILE PHOTO: Father Abbot Abibon poses on the front deck. A boat intended as a mobile Georgian Orthodox monastery, Read More

Mexican cartel violence, Notre Dame up in flames and Justin Trudeau blackface scandal: World in review 2019

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From attempts to topple a Latin American socialist leader to the destruction of one of the world’s most visited cathedrals to the massive months-long protests ongoing in Hong Kong, here are some of the events from around that captured headlines this year. So much happened with the ongoing Brexit saga and the rise and fall of Read More