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Airbnb is reportedly close to filing an IPO

World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 17:43
Airbnb is reportedly close to filing to go public, marking a surprise turnaround for the company that recently cut a quarter of its workforce during the pandemic.

A 'Black-ish' episode premiering on Hulu says more about ABC than the show

Entertainment - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 17:07
A long-shelved episode of ABC's "Black-ish" has finally reached the public -- not on the network, but rather its sister Disney-controlled streaming service, Hulu. Yet watching the half-hour, titled "Please, Baby, Please," reflects more on the misguided timidity of the broadcaster that balked at airing it than the episode itself.

Selena Gomez announces virtual movie premiere for 'This Is the Year'

Entertainment - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 16:12
Selena Gomez is inviting everyone to a virtual premiere for her upcoming new movie, "This Is The Year."

Phil Collins' 'In the Air Tonight' is back on the charts after twin YouTubers rapturously reacted to the song

Entertainment - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 15:13
"In the Air Tonight" has reentered the music charts nearly 40 years after its release. Phil Collins has the Williams brothers to thank.

Bindi Irwin announces her pregnancy, five months after her wedding

Entertainment - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 14:34
Bindi Irwin, the 22-year-old daughter of the late conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin, has announced she is expecting her first child.

Noah Centineo is bulking up to play He-Man

Entertainment - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 13:39
Noah Centineo is hitting the gym to prep for his next role.

Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer duet part of new LGBTQ+ voting campaign

Entertainment - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 13:20
With the help of a Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer duet, a progressive Democratic PAC has released a get out the vote video for LGBTQ+ rights.

Smash Mouth performed to a packed crowd of hundreds during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Entertainment - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:44
The rock band Smash Mouth put on a performance for hundreds of people -- many of whom were not wearing masks -- over the weekend in South Dakota.

Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

Science & Nature - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:10
The Planet Earth-observation company releases new imagery of Canada's broken Milne Ice Shelf.

Blast is the last straw for Lebanese government

World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:55
The government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab has resigned. But as CNN's Ben Wedeman reports, the same old political elite, by its very nature, will likely fail to come up anything other than more of the same.

How a man in Canada rescued a group of Africans stuck in China because of virus

World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:39
Even for 2020, with its once-in-a-generation global pandemic and the countless travel bans that have followed, this rescue mission seems a bit far-fetched.

Alyssa Milano says she's losing her hair after battling Covid-19 for months

Entertainment - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 08:42
Alyssa Milano revealed on Twitter Sunday that she is dealing with hair loss after testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies.

Beirut blast survivor: The world can't let this chaos go on

World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 08:28
I was meeting my friends at a sidewalk café in the Hamra district for a coffee when the earth shook under our feet. Someone yelled, "Earthquake!" But my friend, who'd lived through the 15-year Lebanese civil war from 1975 to 1990, screamed, "It's an explosion!"

Lebanon's government resigns

World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 08:13

Indian food delivery company introduces period leave

World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 07:29
One of India's biggest food delivery companies says it will give all female employees 10 days of "period leave" a year — a significant milestone in a country where menstruation remains a taboo topic.

Hong Kong's new security law is transforming the city even faster than expected

World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 07:23
It's been less than six weeks since a security law banning secession, subversion and collusion came into force in Hong Kong. But it's already having a dramatic effect on the city's political, media and online spheres.

From Belarus to Hong Kong, journalists 'are bearing the brunt of the global surge in repression'

World - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:35
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Kelly Clarkson to fill in for Simon Cowell on "America's Got Talent"

Entertainment - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 00:24
Simon Cowell will be sitting out Tuesday and Wednesday's episodes of "America's Got Talent" due to an injury, but thankfully, the talent competition knew just who to call for a moment like this.
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