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An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed by stray bullet in Chicago

An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed by stray bullet in Chicago

Police are investigating the death of an 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed by a stray bullet over the weekend in Chicago. Melissa Ortega was walking with a guardian on Saturday afternoon when they heard gunshots, according to police. Investigators say the guardian discovered that the child had been struck in the head by…MORE

Georgia state investigators probe fatal shooting by off-duty deputy

Georgia state investigators probe fatal shooting by off-duty deputy

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said it is investigating after a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man near the deputy’s Atlanta house. Just before midnight on Saturday, a Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy was returning home from work when he received a notification from his doorbell video showing a man breaking into his home…MORE

More bad news for Peloton: Another TV show character has a heart attack while riding its bike
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More bad news for Peloton: Another TV show character has a heart attack while riding its bike

It’s been a rough few weeks for Peloton. And to round it off, another TV show character experienced a heart attack on the interactive bike — this time (spoiler alert) it’s Mike Wagner (David Costabile) on the season 6 premiere of Showtime’s “Billions.” Last month, Peloton saw an 11% stock drop immediately after the fictitious…MORE

New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage
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New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage

Faced with a dire staffing shortage in schools, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has taken drastic measures. The Democratic governor launched an initiative Wednesday asking state workers and National Guard members to become licensed volunteer substitute K-12 teachers and child care workers. Lujan Grisham has completed the registration to become licensed as a substitute…MORE

‘Shameless,’ former NBC host says of the Olympics returning to Beijing
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‘Shameless,’ former NBC host says of the Olympics returning to Beijing

Former NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who has covered 12 Olympic Games as a host and commentator, did not hold back when discussing the challenges journalists will face during the Beijing Winter Olympics next month. “The IOC deserves all of the disdain and disgust that comes their way for going back to China yet again,” Costas…MORE

East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent
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East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent

The East Coast Hockey League suspended Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta indefinitely after he allegedly made a racist gesture toward South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban during Saturday’s game, the league announced. A hearing is to take place between the league and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. In a statement Sunday, Icemen CEO Andy Kaufmann…MORE

Winter storms and spiking energy prices could lead to record high heating bills
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Winter storms and spiking energy prices could lead to record high heating bills

As if consumers weren’t being squeezed enough by rising prices for a wide range of goods, this month’s blast of winter weather will mean that many Americans could face record high heating costs this year. Cold weather, ice and snow have blanketed much of the United States in recent days and more is expected to…MORE

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship is on its way back to Earth with scientific investigations and medical research
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SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship is on its way back to Earth with scientific investigations and medical research

SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon cargo ship successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday morning and is making its return to Earth. The CRS-24 cargo ship successfully exited the Space Station’s “keep out sphere” at 10:40 a.m. after a previously scheduled attempt was postponed due to bad weather at its splashdown location off the Florida…MORE

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FRIDAY JANUARY 21,2022

MARTHA STEWART dated ANTHONY HOPKINS in the ’90s, but she dumped him because she couldn’t get over his performance as Hannibal Lecter.  She said, quote, “All I could think of was him eating, you know . . .”    “Playboy” issued a response to mounting criticism of HUGH HEFNER and the way he treated its…

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022

The L.A. Zoo received over $75,000 in donations on Monday in recognition of BETTY WHITE’s 100th birthday.  Donors included the Walt Disney Company, Pink’s Hot Dogs, and Madame Tussauds Hollywood.  Betty was a board member, donor, and honorary zookeeper ALEC BALDWIN is being sued by the family of one of the Marines killed during the…