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‘Cherry’ reunites Tom Holland and the Russo brothers on a not-so-super movie

‘Cherry’ reunites Tom Holland and the Russo brothers on a not-so-super movie

The current Spider-Man and directors of “Avengers: Endgame” reunite on “Cherry,” but that’s the only conspicuously super thing about this grim adaptation of the bestselling book. Tom Holland’s kinetic performance is impressive, but it’s in the service of an uneven film that too self-consciously works at mirroring the form of a novel. Holland’s title character…MORE

The next Republican civil war: a fight over earmarks

The next Republican civil war: a fight over earmarks

As Democrats begin their march toward reinstating earmarks, Republicans are grappling with how their party will handle bringing back directed congressional spending. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested in a Fox News interview Thursday evening that Republicans won’t be asking for earmarks, which would have huge implications for spending legislation going forward and give Democrats…MORE

Sephora is opening more stores as it moves beyond the mall

Sephora is opening more stores as it moves beyond the mall

Makeup sales have been walloped by the pandemic. But that’s not stopping Sephora from adding more stores as it pushes ahead to attract shoppers outside of struggling malls. The company said Thursday that it is adding more than 60 freestanding stores this year, and 85% of them won’t be in malls. The new stores comes…MORE

California allocates $1.4 million to track and stop attacks against Asian Americans

California allocates $1.4 million to track and stop attacks against Asian Americans

Lawmakers in California this week allocated $1.4 million in state funds to help Asian Americans report hate incidents after a string of recent violent attacks in the state. “The rise in hate incidents against Asian Americans during the pandemic is alarming. But, we can’t solve a problem without knowing how big it is,” said Assemblymember…MORE

Biden calls Saudi King before expected release of Khashoggi report

Biden calls Saudi King before expected release of Khashoggi report

President Joe Biden spoke with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Thursday ahead of the release of a long-awaited US intelligence report on the killing of Saudi insider turned dissident Jamal Khashoggi. The congressionally mandated release of the report, which is expected to further implicate Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in…MORE

Mr. Potato Head tries to be more gender neutral

Mr. Potato Head tries to be more gender neutral

Hasbro is dropping the honorific “mister” from the “Mr. Potato Head” brand, renaming the shapeshifting plastic spud to the gender-neutral “Potato Head.” It’s a notable change from one of the world’s largest toy makers to untether one of its most famous products from a binary gender identity — something that was far less controversial in…MORE

Antony Blinken Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Personal Birth date: April 16, 1962 Birth place: Yonkers, New York Birth name: Antony John Blinken Father: Donald Blinken, investment banker and US ambassador to Hungary Mother: Judith (Frehm) Pisar, UNESCO Special Envoy for Cultural Diplomacy Marriages: Evan Ryan Children: Two…MORE

I’m pregnant… should I get the Covid-19 vaccine?

I’m pregnant… should I get the Covid-19 vaccine?

There’s enough to worry about during a pregnancy, even without a pandemic. As the vaccine rollout continues, there’s still concern over its impact on pregnancy. Covid-19 has added an entirely new layer of health anxiety for anyone expecting a child. That’s why one of the biggest questions on many pregnant women’s minds is if the…MORE

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