Scientists Are Racing to Save These Sea Stars From Extinction

Photo: Dennis Wise/University of WashingtonSince 2013, a disease exacerbated by overheating oceans has been decimating sea star populations, especially those of one particularly striking variety: sunflower sea stars. Over the course of three years, the illness killed off nearly 91% of the sunflower species’ global population. Now, scientists are fighting to restore the beautiful creatures…

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The Asian men I never knew

Time and again I have heard that the phenomenon of Asian women in relationships with white men is due to white men’s fetishization of Asian women — which is no doubt partially true. American stereotypes of Asian women as ultra-feminine, sexual, and subservient have fit well in our hyper-hetero society with stereotypes of white men…

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Fined Osaka may face French default for silence

playOsaka to skip French Open news conferences, citing mental health (2:22)Mark Schwarz and Patrick McEnroe discuss the circumstances surrounding Naomi Osaka opting out of news conferences at the French Open, citing mental health awareness. (2:22)May 30, 2021D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Naomi Osaka has been fined $15,000 after skipping her mandatory news conference following her first-round win at…

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Spotlight shines on two underrated aces, Woodruff and Gausman

10:48 PM ETBradford DoolittleESPN Staff Writer CloseSports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers AssociationWhen Memorial Day weekend reached Sunday, the slate of games in the National League teased the possibility of a full day when generational pitchers were…

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Follow live: Clippers try to shake playoff woes in Game 4 against Mavericks

Points29PTS11/15FG5/6FT19PTS9/24FG0/5FTRebounds10REB7DREB3OREB8REB6DREB2OREBAssists4AST2TO20MIN6AST4TO36MIN American Airlines Center Dallas, TX Line: LAC -3.5 Over/Under: 220 Attendance: 17,761 93%Capacity: 19,200Referees: Pat Fraher, Eric Lewis, Tyler Ford Clippers dominate Game 4 vs. Mavs to even the seriesClippers dominate Game 4 vs. Mavs to even the series1:50Rondo gives himself props after signature fakeRondo gives himself props after signature fake0:21Kawhi hits reverse layup…

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Movie Theater Chains Allowing Vaccinated Patrons to Go Maskless

Screenshot: AMC theatersFollowing Center of Disease Control guidelines, movie theater chains will no longer require fully vaccinated guests to wear masks. Reduced capacity, social distancing, and heavy sanitization will be followed in compliance with CDC safety measures.Variety reports non-vaccinated individuals can remove their masks when eating or drinking only, and all AMC, Regal, and Cinemark…

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Pandemic Woes at 13,000 Feet in Villages on Conflicted India-China Border in Eastern Ladakh

NEW DELHI—The pandemic has aggravated the persisting problems faced by people living in high-altitude, trans-Himalayan villages on the India-China border in eastern Ladakh, which have witnessed intense tensions the past year. The Epoch Times talked to Konchok Stanzin, the councilor of Chushul constituency that consists of twelve villages on the de-facto border and includes the…

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Doncic questionable for Game 4 with neck strain

May 29, 2021Tim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMDallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is listed as questionable for Sunday’s Game 4 against the LA Clippers due to a cervical strain.Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said he thinks Doncic will play, “but we’ll…

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You’ll Have to Wait Until June for Apple’s Paid Podcast Subscription Service

Image: AppleApple’s pushing back the launch of its podcast subscription marketplace until June to ensure it’s “delivering the best experience for creator and listeners,” according to a company email to podcasters first spotted by 9to5Mac. Apparently, its new service still needs a few tweaks before it’s ready to see the light of day.Unveiled in April,…

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Robert Palmer Watkins Gets Recurring Role On The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Robert Palmer Watkins on General Hospital.Screenshot: ABCActor Robert Palmer Watkins has landed a recurring role in The Walking Dead universe.Deadline reports Watkins will reprise his role as Lieutenant Frank Newton in the second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead: The World Beyond after making an excellent first impression. Watkins’ acting credits include the role of…

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Israeli, Egyptian officials meet in effort to talk about Gaza ceasefire

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting With Egypt’s intelligence chief Abbas Kamel. Photo: Screengrab via Reuters.Egyptian foreign minister meets Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Gaza ceasefire.Egypt helped broker the May 21 truce to halt the worst fighting in years between Israel and Hamas.Egypt reiterated its call for creating an appropriate atmosphere to revive talks…

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Turkish foreign minister’s tweets anger Greece after Muslim minority visit

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint news conference following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia January 13, 2020. — Reuters/FileAthens describes the minority as multi-ethnic Muslims, and Cavusoglu´s description of them as “Turkish” prompted an angry response from the Greek foreign ministry.”Greece would like to improve relations with…

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Years Later, Venmo Finally Gives Users the Option to Make Friends List Private

Photo: Patrick Semansky (AP)Two weeks after Buzzfeed News purportedly found President Joe Biden’s Venmo account using the app’s search tool and public friends feature, promptly setting off cybersecurity and national security alarm bells, Venmo has given users the ability to make their friends list private.The change to one of Venmo’s most criticized features over the…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Memorial Day weekend kickoff tweet gets compared to Biden & Harris’ offerings

As we told you Saturday evening, President Biden and VP Kamala Harris had some tweets from their accounts at the start of Memorial Day weekend that got noticed for what they didn’t mention: Stay cool this weekend, folks. pic.twitter.com/Z2xOTekvUZ— President Biden (@POTUS) May 29, 2021Enjoy the long weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May…

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WaPo: Laws against teaching critical race theory in college unconstitutional; Applying it in K-12 could be illegal, though

We reported the other day that the Left was taking a new tack: rather than just trying to paint parents who oppose critical race theory as ignorant racists, we were hearing that laws against teaching CRT were having a “chilling effect” on discourse in the classroom and putting teachers’ First Amendment rights in jeopardy.First Amendment…

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De Ligt opts out of COVID jab: ‘Not mandatory’

playLaurens ‘surprised’ at Allegri’s return to Juventus (0:56)Julien Laurens warns that returning managers aren’t always successful as Massimiliano Allegri replaces Andrea Pirlo at Juventus. (0:56)Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has moved to clarify his comments with ESPN Netherlands on taking a coronavirus jab.Speaking in an interview on Saturday, De Ligt said: “I have not taken…

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Health officers in 10 greater SF Bay Area counties make statement on schools

May 29, 2021Updated: May 29, 2021 7:34 a.m. The exterior of Bella Vista Elementary School, an Oakland Public school in Oakland, California.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE A delegation of health officers from 10 counties and one city in the greater San Francisco Bay Area released a statement Friday supporting the opening of California schools for full-time in person learning…

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Cloud software company Snowflake moving its Silicon Valley headquarters to Montana

May 27, 2021Updated: May 27, 2021 12:37 p.m. The Snowflake logo seen displayed on a smartphone screen.SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The list of tech companies leaving the Bay Area or downsizing their office footprints just got a little longer. Snowflake, a cloud software company, is no longer headquartered in San Mateo, as first reported…

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Black Panther Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Wants Better for Creators Bringing These Stories to Life

T’Challa and his allies.Image: Daniel Acuña, Brian Stelfreeze/MarvelWith Black Panther #25 bringing Ta-Nehisi Coates’ run on the Marvel comic—which transformed Wakanda into a time-traveling, intergalactic empire—to a close, the writer’s moving on to tell the next chapter of another comics icon’s story, with Warner Bros.’ upcoming Superman movie about a Black Kal-El. Though Coates is…

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U.S. Soldiers Accidentally Leaked Nuclear Weapons Secrets Online: Report

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid (Getty Images)U.S. soldiers stationed at various bases in Europe accidentally exposed sensitive data related to America’s nuclear weapons stockpile via poorly secured flashcard apps they were using to memorize said secrets, according to a stunning new report.In what seems like a mind-boggling mishandling of America’s most sensitive national security information, the soldiers…

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UK Festival Season Facing ‘Make Or Break Moment’

“The vast majority of music festivals do not have the financial resilience to cover the costs of another year of late-notice cancellations,” said committee chair Julian Knight in announcing the inquiry’s findings. “If the commercial insurance market won’t step in, Ministers must, and urgently.” Similar government-backed insurance schemes exist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and…

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The Players Behind Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Good 4 U’: See the Full Credits

Artists: Main Artist – Olivia Rodrigo Songwriters: Composer Lyricist – Daniel Nigro Composer Lyricist – Olivia Rodrigo Producers: Producer – Alexander 23 Producer – Daniel Nigro Production Team: Drum Programming – Alexander 23 Drum Programming – Daniel Nigro Engineers: Asst. Recording Engineer – Ryan Linvill Mastering Engineer – Randy Merrill Mixer – Mitch McCarthy Recording…

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Backpedaling, WhatsApp Says It Won’t Lobotomize Accounts That Refuse Privacy Policy Update

Photo: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP (Getty Images)WhatsApp initially threatened to revoke core functions for users that refused to accept its controversial new privacy policy, only to walk back the severity of those consequences earlier this month amid international backlash, and now, it’s doing away with them altogether (for the time being, at least). In a…

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HEAD GAMES

Manchester City will face two opponents in today’s Champions League final. There’s Chelsea, of course — the somewhat surprising challengers who knocked off both Madrid clubs en route to Porto before only just sneaking into next season’s tournament. Manu Fernandez / the Associated PressMan City’s coach Pep Guardiola likely won’t tinker with his teams lineup…

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Nets GM: Griffin feeling good, dunks no shock

6:06 AM ETRamona ShelburneESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior writer for ESPN.comSpent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily NewsBrooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks wasn’t on social media Tuesday night when his starting power forward Blake Griffin started trending after two thunderous dunks over Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III.But he wasn’t surprised that the former…

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I’m Not Sure Why Evangelion’s Opening Was Used in This Olympics Documentary, But It’s Sick

Rise up, young boy, and make yourself a (hockey) legend!Gif: Ondřej Hudeček/Olympic CommitteeTo be a director requires a lot of things, but also, sometimes it just means following your heart. Especially when your heart says “You know what this documentary needs? Neon Genesis Evangelion’s A Cruel Angel’s Thesis.”Three years ago, director Ondřej Hudeček released The…

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Biden to name LGBTQ advocate Rufus Gifford as his first political ambassador

President Joe Biden will announce Friday that he’s nominating Rufus Gifford, former ambassador to Denmark, as his chief of protocol at the State Department, Politico first reported and Axios has confirmed.Why it matters: The position, which holds an ambassadorial rank, will mark Biden’s first ambassador announcement outside of the career foreign service, with more names…

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Twitter’s App Store Listing Shows Rumored ‘Twitter Blue’ Subscription Service for $2.99 Per Month

Photo: Alastair Pike / AFP (Getty Images)Twitter may have accidentally spilled the beans on its rumored subscription service Twitter Blue thanks to an update to its App Store listing. As you can see in the screenshot below, “Twitter Blue” is now listed as Twitter’s sole in-app purchase for $2.99 per month, though the feature doesn’t…

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Moby Returns With Orchestral Redux LP ‘Reprise’ Featuring Kris Kristofferson, Mark Lanegan & More: Listen

The New York-based singer, songwriter and producer takes us on a musical adventure with Reprise, an album that sees Moby reimagine his own classics with orchestral arrangements. Featuring assists from Gregory Porter, Kris Kristofferson, Alice Skye, Mark Lanegan and others, Reprise is released on the venerated classical label Deutsche Grammophon. Several years in the making…

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Eagles promote Catherine Raiche to VP level

12:22 PM ETTim McManusESPN Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles announced changes to their football operations department Thursday, including a historic one — the promotion of Catherine Raiche to vice president of football operations.It’s believed Raiche is now the highest-ranking female personnel executive in NFL history. That title was previously held by Kelly Kleine, who…

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Chiyoda, Cognite, and Mitsubishi to Launch Digital Platform Solutions for Industrial Facilities and Plants

TOKYO, May 27, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda), Cognite, and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and a proof-of-concept (PoC) agreement (“the Agreement”). The former covers the joint provision and collaboration on the Mirai Fusion (MF) digital solutions platform, which is designed for industrial facilities and…

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Werewolves Within’s New Trailer Brings Big Furry Frights to Small Town Goofs

Sleepovers with guns are unequivocally proven to hold back lycanthropic threats.Screenshot: IFC FilmsTrailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you’re craving.That’s the problem with a lycanthrope outbreak in small towns: everyone’s got a lot of guns to fight back against the furry threat.Directed by Josh Ruben (Scare Me)…

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Lemonade: JK, JK, We Don’t Use Facial Recognition to Reject Your Insurance Claims

Image: LemonadeLess than a day after Lemonade tweeted about its facial recognition-powered fraud-detection systems, the insurance startup has fully backtracked. On Wednesday, the company put out a formal apology about what it’s saying were “poorly worded” claims, and took down what it’s now calling an “awful thread.”For those that have never filed a claim using…

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J. Cole, The Black Keys & Alan Jackson Lead Busy Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart

At Nos. 2-9 on the new chart, there are debuting albums from The Black Keys, Alan Jackson, ENHYPEN, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers featuring Rob Moose, Nicki Minaj, Yoko Yakahashi and Megumi Hayashibara and Myles Kennedy. Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s…

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Piglet Wins Season 5 of ‘Masked Singer’: ‘I Tried to Be as Silly & Ridiculous As I Could’

If you were paying attention all along, though, it seemed pretty obvious from the beginning that Piglet was on his way to a victory. Among his standout performances were Dan + Shay’s “Speechless,” Lewis Capaldi’s emotional “Bruises,” a tear-jerker “Against All Odds” by Phil Collins, Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” the praiseworthy “Good to Be Alive…

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Ron Watkins Is Done With Q and Has Moved On to Aliens

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images)Ron Watkins, conspiracy-peddler extraordinaire, has found his next gig: leaking “disclosures” about extraterrestrials, Julian Assange-style. Yes, do yourself a favor and check out “AlienLeaks,” a new website Watkins just launched that he claims will be a destination for secret “never before seen” documents and disclosures involving extraterrestrials. In an insult to…

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‘Siding With The Communist Party’: Dagen McDowell Blasts Media For Blowing Off Lab Leak Theory Because Republicans Brought It Up

Fox Business host Dagen McDowell laid into media during Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Five,” saying a lot of people had written off a lab leak as the possible origin of coronavirus because it was a theory promoted by Republicans. McDowell pointed out that a number of Republicans — most notably Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton…

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Belarus leader claims plane diversion protected passengers, says country is under ‘hybrid attack’

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko struck a defiant tone on Wednesday, saying the interception of a Ryanair flight was not a way of arresting a dissident but was necessary to protect passengers from a possible bomb and his citizens from any harm befalling the country’s nuclear power plant.He railed against European Union sanctions and flight diversions…

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Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon Talks ‘Invisible’ Single & ‘Future Past’ Album, Reflects on First Hot 100 No. 1

Onboard for Future Past — Duran Duran’s 15th studio album — are producers Erol Alkan, Mark Ronson and Giorgio Moroder. The set will also feature special guests in Blur’s Graham Coxson on guitar, David Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson, and guest vocals from the “absolutely magical” Lykke Li (with more collaborators promised to be announced at…

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Christian Nodal & Belinda Are Engaged: See the Sweet Announcement

Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Christian Nodal and pop star Belinda are engaged, Billboard can confirm. After dating for almost a year, the “Botella Tras Botella” singer and Belinda announced their engagement via social media on Tuesday (May 25). “Ladies and gentlemen, Belinda Peregrin Schull has made the me the most fortunate man in the world,” Nodal captioned…

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Iowa: Star Bohannon was physically assaulted

May 24, 2021Myron MedcalfESPN Staff Writer Close Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, MankatoIowa men’s basketball star guard Jordan Bohannon is recovering from a serious head injury after he was physically assaulted early Sunday morning in Iowa City, according to a release from the school.”Thankfully, Jordan is recovering well…

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The ‘Sea Snot’ Invasion Has Arrived

Photo: Ozan Kose (Getty Images)The climate crisis is making Earth more dangerous with increasingly severe and frequent fires, storms, and droughts. It’s also making the world grosser. Case in point: It’s responsible for a sludgy substance spreading across waters in Turkey. Ew.The stuff, unofficially and disgustingly known as “sea snot,” was first recorded on the…

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Rodgers: Issue with Packers’ philosophy, not Love

11:22 PM ETRob DemovskyESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters AssociationGREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers’ issue with the Green Bay Packers isn’t their drafting of quarterback Jordan Love but rather about an organizational philosophy that he…

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COVID-19: New Zealand halts travel bubble with Australian state of Victoria

WELLINGTON: New Zealand suspended quarantine-free travel with Australia’s Victoria state over a new COVID-19 cluster on Tuesday (May 25), the fourth time the trans-Tasman travel bubble has been disrupted since it opened last month.Officials in Wellington said that they were taking a cautious approach after Melbourne recorded nine locally acquired cases in the past two…

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Kelly Clarkson Unlocks the Door to ‘Heaven’ With Her Bruno Mars Cover

Kelly Clarkson might have been “Locked Out of Heaven” for her Bruno Mars-themed Kellyoke performance on Monday (May 24), but she eventually takes fans to paradise. Her energetic performance peppers in Clarkson’s signature “woo!”s with Mars’ cheery “oohs” in the song before she revved up the “yeah, yeah, yeah”s ahead of the chorus: “‘Cause you make me…

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Belarus points to Hamas bomb threat in plane diversion, group rejects claim

Lebanese parties reject the return to ‘militia behavior’ amid anger over pro-Assad rallies BEIRUT: Lebanese political parties have reacted strongly to a Beirut demonstration on Sunday by the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), with the speaker of the Lebanese parliament reiterating the need for a national government on Monday. Chants by SSNP members were “a…

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Apple Changes Its Mind, Says HomePod and HomePod Mini Will Support Lossless Audio With Software Update

An Apple HomePod speaker.Photo: Noah Berger/AFP (Getty Images)Apple’s recent hifi audio streaming launch for Apple Music was received with enthusiasm, but also all sorts of confusion when it comes to lossless audio. Today, Apple tried to clear up user questions about lossless audio and also announced that the HomePod and HomePod mini would support the…

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Do we need to build more hospitals?

ABC Radio MELBOURNE link Programs link Station Schedule link Contact Us external link Listening FAQ link Weather Listen Listen online, on the ABC listen app, on channel 25 on your television, via DAB+ Digital Radio or On Air 774 AMOr ask your smart speaker to “play ABC Radio Melbourne” Connect Twitter Facebook Talkback: 1300 222 774 SMS:…

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Morgan Wallen Touches on His ‘Bad Decisions’ in Personal New Song ‘Thought You Should Know’

In the personal three-minute track, Wallen slowly picks away at his guitar while questioning some of the “bad decisions” he’s made in life. “What’s going on mama?/ Something’s just dawned on me/ I ain’t been home in some months,” he begins the ballad. “Been chasing songs and women/ Making some bad decisions/ God knows I’m…

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UNSC calls upon Israel, Palestine to ensure ‘full adherence to ceasefire’

— AFP/FileUNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Saturday issued the first statement since violence erupted in Gaza, calling on Israel and Palestinian groups to ensure “full adherence to the ceasefire”.Security Council members also stressed “the immediate need for humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian civilian population, particularly in Gaza.” The statement received backing from the…

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Lil Nas X Celebrates Pride Month in Hilarious ‘SNL’ Musical Sketch: Watch

After hilarious jokes about unrequited love meltdowns, fast-moving relationships, straight girls who dress like lesbians and a dig at Chick-fil-A, Lil Nas makes a scene-stealing appearance over his excitement about summer street parades. “Time for parade’s y’all. Let’s get messy!” he yells while dressed in a feathery purple ensemble. Lil Nas takes over from there,…

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Twitch Finally Adds Content Tags for Transgender, Black, and Other Communities

Photo: Martin Bureau (Getty Images)Starting next week, Twitch is adding more than 350 new community tags to its streaming platform related to gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ability, mental health, and other categories, the company said in a blog post Friday. The list of new tags includes transgender, Black, disabled, veteran, and Vtuber, among others,…

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Doncic’s triple-double puts Mavs 1-0 up on Clips

9:21 PM ETTim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMFor a player still seeking his first playoff series victory, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has assembled an extraordinary list of postseason performances.Doncic added to it with his 31-point, 10-rebound, 11-assist afternoon to…

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Fan favorite Felder, 37, retiring from MMA

playPaul Felder announces retirement from UFC (3:27)On the UFC Fight Night broadcast, Paul Felder officially announces his retirement from the UFC. (3:27)9:22 PM ETBrett OkamotoESPN Staff Writer CloseMMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas SunPaul Felder, a fan favorite and staple of the UFC’s lightweight rankings for years, announced…

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