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Elton John is getting his own Barbie doll

Elton John is getting his own Barbie doll

Elton John is getting his very own Barbie doll. And while the doll won’t look like the Rocket Man, it will be styled in his likeness. The limited-edition Barbie doll, which was released on Mattel’s website on Thursday, will have a glittery top and flared denim complete with the singer’s initials. Her multi-colored “Elton” bomber…MORE

Santa is skipping Macy’s for the first time in 159 years

Santa is skipping Macy’s for the first time in 159 years

There will be no miracle on 34th Street this year. Santa Claus won’t be visiting any Macy’s stores in 2020, ending a 159-year holiday season tradition. The department store’s tradition started in 1861, but Santa meet-and-greets won’t be happening this year because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, Macy’s is creating an interactive virtual…MORE

Morgan Stanley to cover tuition for 60 students at three HBCUs

Morgan Stanley announced a new program to provide full scholarships for 60 students at three historically Black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs — the latest move by a major bank to try to confront racial inequalities in the United States. The scholarships are part of the bank’s HBCU Scholars program, which will provide four-year…MORE

GOP rushes to Feinstein’s defense after her praise of Barrett hearings prompts Democratic fury

GOP rushes to Feinstein’s defense after her praise of Barrett hearings prompts Democratic fury

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, under fire from the left over Amy Coney Barrett‘s confirmation proceedings, is now getting support from some unlikely quarters: Senate Republicans. Top Senate Republicans are expressing their dismay at the treatment of Feinstein after she praised Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham’s handling of the Barrett hearings, trying to characterize…MORE

Kobe and Gianna are two rising baby names of 2020. Karen’s on the decline

Kobe and Gianna are two rising baby names of 2020. Karen’s on the decline

Baby names typically trend as a reflection of the times, and it should come as no surprise that two names have experienced a major boost in popularity: Kobe and Gianna. The rise is no doubt propelled by the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna earlier this year. Kobe, Gianna and seven…MORE

Faulty US Covid-19 response meant 130,000 to 210,000 avoidable deaths, report finds

Faulty US Covid-19 response meant 130,000 to 210,000 avoidable deaths, report finds

The Trump Administration’s faltering response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to anywhere between 130,000 and 210,000 deaths that could have been prevented, according to a report released Thursday by a team of disaster preparedness experts. Insufficient testing, a lack of national mask mandates or guidance, a delayed overall response and outright mocking of basic…MORE

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