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    Getty A seal that reads "U.S. Public Health Service" adorns a building on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. William Crews, a public affairs specialist for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is retiring after he was identified as the culprit behind conservative blog posts criticizing...
    Getty Charles Scharf, the CEO of Wells Fargo, is under fire for several comments he made about diversity earlier this summer. Charles Scharf, the CEO of Wells Fargo, is facing backlash on Twitter after he claimed that his company’s lack of diversity stems from a “limited pool of Black talent.” The 55-year-old first...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of actress Julie Andrews.PersonalBirth date: October 1, 1935 Birth place: Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom Birth name: Julia Elizabeth WellsRead MoreFather: Edward Wells, teacherMother: Barbara (Morris) Andrews, pianist Marriages: Blake Edwards (1969-2010, his death); Tony Walton (1959-1968, divorced)Children: adopted with Blake Edwards: Joanna, 1975, Amelia, 1974; with Tony Walton: Emma,...
    (CNN)Here's some background information about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal involving the targeting of certain groups. In May 2013, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report indicating the targeting involved delaying the processing of applications by certain conservative groups and requesting information from them that was later deemed unnecessary. The Justice...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the United States Constitution, which establishes and sets forth the ultimate law of the land. The Constitution is comprised of a preamble, seven articles and 27 amendments (last addition in 1992).The first three articles of the Constitution set up the federal system by dividing power between three branches of government -...
    (CNN)Here's a look at basketball legend and NBA superstar Michael Jordan.PersonalBirth date: February 17, 1963 Birth place: Brooklyn, New YorkBirth name: Michael Jeffrey JordanRead MoreFather: James Jordan, business ownerMother: Deloris (Peoples) JordanMarriages: Yvette Prieto (April 27, 2013-present); Juanita Vanoy (September 2, 1989-December 29, 2006, divorced) Children: with Yvette Prieto: Victoria and Ysabel, twins; with Juanita...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Tour de France. August 29-September 20, 2020 - The 107th Tour de France takes place. 22-year-old Tadej Pogacar becomes the first Slovenian to win the Tour de France and is the youngest winner since 1904.July 6-28, 2019 - The 106th Tour de France takes place. 22-year-old Egan Bernal is crowned...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Edward Snowden, who admitted to leaking information about US surveillance programs to the press.PersonalBirth date: June 21, 1983 Birth place: Elizabeth City, North CarolinaBirth name: Edward Joseph SnowdenRead MoreFather: Lonnie Snowden, former Coast Guard officerMother: Elizabeth Snowden, federal court administratorOther FactsDropped out of high school.The Guardian reported...
    Getty Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. After years and years of trying to get a new stadium built in various cities, the Raiders have finally pulled it off. Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas looks to be the perfect stadium for the team to play in. The black aesthetic just screams Raiders. There...
    Twitter/@nikolatrevor Trevor Milton Trevor Milton, the founder of the Nikola Corporation, has stepped down as the executive chairman following allegations that he lied about his company’s technology. Milton founded Nikola, which designs and manufactures electric trucks, in 2014. The accusation came from the investment fund Hindenburg Research less than two weeks after...
    Jones Day/Getty Barbara Lagoa's husband, Paul Huck Jr. Barbara Lagoa, the federal judge who is on President Donald Trump’s short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, is married to Paul Huck Jr., an attorney who is the son of a federal judge. Lagoa was one of two women...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the country of Iraq which borders Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran and the Persian Gulf.About Iraq(from the CIA World Factbook)Area: 438,317 sq km Population: 38,872,655 (July 2020 est.)Median age: 21.2 years (2020 est.)Read MoreCapital: Baghdad Ethnic Groups: Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20% or other 5% (1987 est.)Religion: Muslim (official) 95%-98%...
    (CNN)Here's a look at some of the most important cases decided by the US Supreme Court since 1789. 1803 - Marbury v. MadisonThis decision established the system of checks and balances and the power of the Supreme Court within the federal government. Situation: Federalist William Marbury and many others were appointed to positions by outgoing...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Primetime Emmy Awards, which recognize television programs and performers. September 20, 2020 - The 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony takes place with Jimmy Kimmel as host. The awards are presented virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.September 22, 2019 - The 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony takes place.FactsEmmys are...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the US Open Golf Tournament. September 20, 2020 - Bryson DeChambeau of the United States wins the 120th US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.June 16, 2019 - Gary Woodland of the United States wins the 119th US Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.AboutThe...
    Getty Brian Cox and Nicole Ansari-Cox Scottish actor Brian Cox has been married to Nicole Ansari for nearly two decades and they have two sons together. Like her husband, Ansari has had a successful career in front of the camera. The German native began her acting career when she was still in high...
    Subway derailment caused by person throwing debris onto track, investigators say Spice Up Pumpkin Spice Season With These 7 Custom Starbucks Drink Orders Ralph Lauren Fast Facts Here's a look at the life of American fashion designer and philanthropist Ralph Lauren. © Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images Personal Birth date: October 14, 1939 Birth...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most wanted terrorists.PersonalBirth date: October 12, 1949 Birth place: Caracas, VenezuelaBirth name: Ilich Ramirez SanchezRead MoreFather: José Altagracia Ramírez Navas, a Marxist, millionaire lawyerMother: Elba Maria SánchezMarriages: Isabelle Coutant-Peyre (2001-present); Lana Jarrar; Magdalena Kopp (divorced)Children: with Magdalena Kopp: Elba Rosa,...
    Matthew Wolff is on the verge of making history at the U.S. Open on Sunday as one of the youngest golfers ever to win one of golf’s four majors. The second-year pro with an unorthodox swing surged to the top of the leaderboard on Saturday after beginning the round four strokes off the lead....
    (CNN)Here's a look at Major League Baseball's World Series. October 20, 2020 - The 116th World Series is set to begin.October 30, 2019 - The Washington Nationals clinch their first World Series title, defeating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Nationals made their first World Series...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of famed journalist Barbara Walters.PersonalBirth date: September 25, 1929 (some sources say 1931)Birth place: Boston, Massachusetts Birth name: Barbara Jill WaltersRead MoreFather: Lou Walters, a theater producerMother: Dena (Selett) WaltersMarriages: Merv Adelson (1986-1992, divorced); Lee Guber (1963-1976, divorced); Robert Henry Katz (1955-1958, divorced)Children: Adopted with Guber: Jackie, 1968Education: Sarah...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of former CIA Director and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.PersonalBirth date: September 25, 1943 Birth place: Wichita, KansasBirth name: Robert Michael GatesRead MoreFather: Melville A. Gates, wholesale auto parts salespersonMother: Isabel V. GatesMarriage: Rebecca (Wilkie) Gates (1966-present)Children: Eleanor, Bradley Education: College of William and Mary, B.A., History,...
    Getty Musician Van Hunt arrives at the EMI/Capitol Records Grammy party held at Boulevard3. Halle Berry revealed that she has found love again in her latest Instagram post. Her new boyfriend is a man named Van Hunt. She came clean about her new beau with a photo of her smiling from ear to...
    Getty Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivers remarks at the Georgetown Law Center on September 12, 2019. Just before she died, Ruth Bader Ginsburg dictated a letter to granddaughter Clara Spera, telling her that she does not want to be replaced on the Supreme Court until a new President of the United...
    Getty Jane Ginsburg is Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s daughter. Ginsburg’s brother, James Steven Ginsburg, is her only sibling. Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away due to complications from pancreatic cancer on September 18. Like her parents, Ginsburg has enjoyed a successful career in the legal profession. At 63 years old, Ginsburg is a professor of...
    YouTube/Associated Press Martin Ginsburg was Ruth Bader Ginsburg's husband for 56 years. Marty Ginsburg was the first and only husband of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the famed Supreme Court. Ginsburg died on Friday, Sept. 18, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She had been a Justice of the Supreme Court since 1993, and...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.FactsNineteen men hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airplanes bound for west coast destinations. A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The attack was orchestrated by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The VictimsRead...
    Getty Senora May and Tyler Childers at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 22, 2020. Country music singer Tyler Childers has been married to fellow musician Senora May Lainhart since 2015. They are Kentucky natives and both say that their backgrounds have heavily influenced their musical stylings. Childers made headlines on September...
    Twitter Former Pence Aide Olivia Troye. Olivia Troye is a former national security and counterterrorism advisor to Vice President Mike Pence. Troye, who was heavily involved in the Coronavirus Task Force, was featured in an ad announcing that she was endorsing Biden because of what she saw of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Emmy-winning actor and writer, Chevy Chase.PersonalBirth date: October 8, 1943 Birth place: New York, New YorkBirth name: Cornelius Crane ChaseRead MoreFather: Edward Tinsley Chase, book editorMother: Cathalene (Crane) Chase, concert pianistMarriages: Jayni (Luke) Chase (1982-present); Jacqueline Carlin (1976-1980, divorced); Susan (Hewitt) Chase (divorced)Children: with Jayni (Luke) Chase: Emily...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of billionaire and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.PersonalBirth date: September 29, 1936 Birth place: Milan, Italy Father: Luigi Berlusconi, bank clerk Read MoreMother: Rosella (Bossi) Berlusconi, homemakerMarriages: Veronica Lario, (1990-2012, divorced); Carla Dall'Oglio, (1965-1985, divorced) Children: with Veronica Lario: Luigi, Eleonora and Barbara; with Carla Dall'Oglio: Piersilvio and...
    (CNN)Here's some background information about the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report on the CIA and its detention and interrogation program. FactsThe report, completed in 2014, is the result of an investigation into six years of detention and "enhanced interrogation techniques" used by the CIA against suspected terrorists in secret sites around the world....
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Trent Lott, former Republican senator from Mississippi. PersonalBirth date: October 9, 1941 Birth place: Grenada, Mississippi Birth name: Chester Trent LottRead MoreFather: Chester Paul Lott, shipyard workerMother: Iona (Watson) Lott, school teacherMarriage: Patricia (Thompson) Lott (1964-present)Children: Chester and TylerEducation: University of Mississippi, B.S., 1963; University of Mississippi...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of actor and producer Michael Douglas.PersonalBirth date: September 25, 1944 Birth place: New Brunswick, New Jersey Birth name: Michael Kirk DouglasRead MoreFather: Kirk Douglas, actorMother: Diana (Dill) Douglas, actorMarriages: Catherine Zeta-Jones (November 18, 2000-present); Diandra (Luker) Douglas (1977-2000, divorced) Children: with Catherine Zeta-Jones: Carys Zeta, 2003; Dylan Michael,...
    IFP Chicago Amy Dorris. Amy Dorris is a model and actress who has accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York in 1997. Dorris, who was 24 at the time and is now 48, told The Guardian she was “accosted” by Trump outside a...
    Instagram Kourtney Kardashian, Penelope, and Rein Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have three adorable kids: Mason Dash Disick (10), Penelope ‘P’ Scotland Disick (8), and Reign Aston Disick (5). Neither Kardashian nor Disick have other kids besides the three. The two haven’t seriously talked about future kids until recently. In a teaser trailer...
    (CNN)Here is a look at Columbus Day (also known as Indigenous Peoples' Day in some jurisdictions). In 2020, it will be celebrated on October 12.FactsColumbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Before it became a legal federal holiday in 1971, many states celebrated Columbus Day on October 12.It marks Christopher Columbus' first...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.PersonalBirth date: February 5, 1985 Birth place: Funchal, PortugalBirth name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos AveiroRead MoreFather: Jose Dinis Aveiro, a gardenerMother: Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cookChildren: with Georgina Rodriguez: Alana, 2017; with mother's name unavailable publicly: Eva and Mateo (twins), 2017; with mother's...
    (CNN)Here is some background information about the Academy Awards, also known as the "Oscars." April 25, 2021 - The Annual Academy Awards are rescheduled for the first time in 40 years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony originally scheduled for February 28th are canceled, and the board of governors announce that...
    (CNN)Here is a look at famine, a severe and prolonged hunger in a significant portion of a region or country's population that results in malnutrition and death by starvation and disease. To assess a country's food security, the United Nations uses the five-phase scale known as the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).Famine can stem...
    (CNN)Here's a look into the life of musician and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.PersonalBirth date: September 23, 1949 Birth place: Freehold, New JerseyBirth name: Bruce Frederick Joseph SpringsteenRead MoreFather: Douglas Springsteen, a bus driver Mother: Adele (Zerilli) Springsteen, a legal secretary Marriages: Patti Scialfa (June 8, 1991-present); Julianne Phillips (May 13, 1985-March 1, 1989, divorced)Children: with Patti...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.PersonalBirth date: September 21, 1954Birth place: Nagato, Japan (some sources say Tokyo) Father: Shintaro Abe, former Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)Read MoreMother: Yoko KishiMarriage: Akie (Matsuzaki) Abe (1987-present)Education: Seiki University, B.S. in Political Science, 1977. He also studied at the University...
    Claudia Apolinar was seriously wounded when she was shot multiple times in her patrol car in Compton on Saturday, September 12, 2020, along with her partner. The two deputies were in their patrol vehicle outside the train station when a male opened fire in an attack which officials are calling an ambush. They were taken...
    Getty/Instagram Giselle Peacock Dancing With the Stars professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev’s personal life has been in the spotlight since he started dating WWE wrestler Nikki Bella. They were partners during season 25 of the reality competition, got engaged in November 2019 and welcomed a son, Matteo, on July 31. But before this...
    Instagram/@nevschulman 'Catfish' host Nev Schulman, wife Laura Perlongo and their 2 children. Nev Schulman, best known as the host and executive producer of the MTV reality series Catfish, is competing on season 29 of Dancing With the Stars. He may be starting the competition at a bit of a disadvantage. Schulman told Entertainment...
    Instagram/@ aj_mclean AJ McLean, wife Rochelle Karidis and daughters Ava and Lyric Rochelle Deanna Karidis has been married to Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean for nearly a decade and they have two young daughters together. Fans already know McLean can dance from his years touring with one of the most popular boy...
    Getty Nelly and girlfriend Shantel Jackson in 2019. Shantel Christine Jackson is the longtime girlfriend of rapper Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. The couple met through a mutual friend and have been dating since 2014. Nelly is competing on season 29 of Dancing With the Stars on ABC, which...
    Facebook/Big Cat Rescue Carole Baskin and her husband, Howard Baskin at the 2016 Halloween Party for Big Cat Rescuers/Howard Baskin Howard Baskin, the husband of Tiger King star Carole Baskin, is a retired management consultant. He had a more quiet presence on the Netflix series compared to its quirky stars, but drew some...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the US Open Tennis Tournament.It is held annually at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. It is the only Grand Slam tennis championship held in North America.August 31-September 13, 2020 - The US Open Tennis Tournament takes place. Naomi Osaka defeats Victoria Azarenka and Dominic...