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Selena Gomez is proud to show her transplant scar

Selena Gomez is feeling confident and proud, and is showing the world her kidney transplant scar, three years after receiving a new organ from her best friend. The singer and actress revealed in 2017 that she had received a kidney transplant from her close friend and fellow actress Francia Raisa, which she needed as a…MORE

Here’s more evidence the US jobs recovery has stalled

Economists have been warning that the jobs recovery could run into trouble this fall. Now, their fears appear to be bearing out. What’s happening: Another 870,000 claims for first-time unemployment benefits were filed by Americans last week. That’s slightly higher than the previous week, and remains well above pre-pandemic levels. “The stalling out suggests that…MORE

Olympic organizers reveal plans for scaled-down Tokyo event

Olympic organizers reveal plans for scaled-down Tokyo event

Tokyo 2020 organizers are proposing to cut the number of officials at next year’s Olympics by 10 to 15% as part of a wider package of cost-reduction proposals, it was announced on Friday. The Games, which were supposed to get underway in July, are now scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8…MORE

SP Balasubrahmanyam, famed Indian film musician, dies from Covid 19 aged 74

One of India’s most renowned film singers, SP Balasubrahmanyam, has died following hospitalization for Covid-19 and weeks spent on life support, the hospital treating him said in a bulletin Friday. Balasubrahmanyam had been on life support since August 14 for severe Covid-19 pneumonia and was being closely monitored by health workers in a critical care…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, September 25

Europe is at a “decisive moment” in dealing with its second wave of Covid-19 infections, and the buck falls on its citizens to prevent the deaths and economically ruinous lockdowns seen this spring, the European Union’s Health Commissioner warned yesterday. A false sense of security has developed over the summer. Deaths are still well below…MORE

What the 1918 flu pandemic can teach us about coronavirus

What the 1918 flu pandemic can teach us about coronavirus

At this point in the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 32 million infected and more than 980,000 dead worldwide, describing this time as “unprecedented” may sound like nails on a chalkboard. This pandemic, however, actually isn’t without precedent: The last time we dealt with a pandemic so mysterious, uncontained and far-reaching was in 1918, when…MORE

Ginsburg spent her final weeks living as if there’d be many more

Ginsburg spent her final weeks living as if there’d be many more

In the weeks right before her death, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was still conferring on cases, penning notes to friends and continuing to schedule social events, including a wedding that she was to officiate the day she died. Ginsburg, who had been fighting complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas, was taken to Johns Hopkins…MORE

Protester hit by vehicle during march down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood

Protester hit by vehicle during march down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood

A protester was struck by a pick-up truck during a march for Breonna Taylor at Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday night. Demonstrators had peacefully gathered near a cemetery in Hollywood where they listened to speakers before beginning the march. There were approximately 300 people in the crowd, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.…MORE