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Julia Roberts nearly cast as Harriet Tubman in 1990s biopic, screenwriter...

Julia Roberts was suggested to play the 19th century abolitionist Harriet Tubman in a Nineties biopic, it has been claimed. Gregory Allen Howard, the screenwriter for Harriet, a biopic released in cinemas this week and starring Cynthia Erivo, claimed that a studio executive once stated that it was irrelevant to cast Tubman with a black…

The Outrageous Stats That Explain Lamar Jackson, Ranked

The Outrageous Stats That Explain Lamar Jackson, Ranked
Welcome to The Ringer’s weekly NFL rankings, where we’ll break down the good, the bad, and the absurd of the 2019 season. Every Tuesday, we’ll have a ranking of the moments, players, or story lines that are driving the conversation around the league. This week, we’re looking at the numbers that define the most exciting…

Student in Fayette County school district diagnosed with whooping cough

Student in Fayette County school district diagnosed with whooping cough
Whooping cough is highly contagious disease spread through air when infected person sneezes or coughs Student in Fayette County school district diagnosed with whooping cough Whooping cough is highly contagious disease spread through air when infected person sneezes or coughs A first-grader in a Fayette County school district has been diagnosed with whooping cough (pertussis).…

Millennials Will Get Sick and Die Faster Than the Previous Generation

Millennials Will Get Sick and Die Faster Than the Previous Generation
Wednesday morning, Blue Cross Blue Shield published a 32-page report detailing the myriad ways in which millennials (my cohort!!!) will see their health decline and healthcare costs skyrocket over the next 10 years. The entire thing is a delight to read, and paired very well with my usual morning routine of “staring into my coffee…

Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes Dress Triggers Police Report

Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes Dress Triggers Police Report
Lady Gaga Designer Calls Cops For Missing Globes Dress 10/28/2019 11:50 AM PT Exclusive Getty 1:05 PM PT -- A rep for the auction house tells us the auction will continue as planned, and they followed proper procedures in obtaining the dress. 11:48 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ someone from Valentino made…

Europe’s largest lender HSBC says pre-tax profits dropped 18% year over...

Europe’s largest lender HSBC says pre-tax profits dropped 18% year over year
HSBC tower at Canary Wharf financial district in London, EnglandMike Kemp | In Pictures | Getty ImagesEurope's largest lender HSBC reported third-quarter pre-tax profits that fell from a year ago, despite strength in its Asia operations.The bank said its reported profit before tax plunged 18% on-year to $4.8 billion in the three months that ended…

The Best Alternatives to the Subscription Services Taking Over Your Digital...

The Best Alternatives to the Subscription Services Taking Over Your Digital Life
We live in a subscription-filled world—a few dollars a month in return for a bevy of digital services. (Apple alone has launched what feels like several dozen in the last year). But is this the best use of your money? Are the alternatives to subscription packages actually... better? Here are the options you need to…

Pride of Florida Recalls Beef Products due to Possible E. Coli...

Congressional and Public Affairs Emmanuel Olufotebi (202) 720-9113 FSISpress@usda.gov WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2019 – Pride of Florida, a Raiford, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 64,797 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw ground beef…

Correcting Glenn Beck: The Woodrow Wilson You Never Knew

On the heels of a recent Sunday magazine profile of Glenn Beck, The New York Times published a roundtable discussion among six scholars on...

Christmas at Katyn

The people of Poland got an early Christmas present this year. It's bittersweet but long awaited, and indeed a gift of sorts and from...

Talking Jesus: Obama vs. Bush

There’s an important article in the Politico , titled, “Obama invokes Jesus more than Bush.” President Barack Obama, says the article, has mentioned...

When Biden and Rudman Wept

Is he pro-life or pro-choice? That was the giant unknown hanging in the balance one day in 1990 as President George H. W. Bush...