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NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies aged 75

NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies aged 75

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers legend Curley Culp died Saturday, according to a statement from his family. Culp was 75 years old. “On behalf of our family and with a broken heart, I announce the passing of my husband, Curley Culp early this morning. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time,” his…MORE

Wisconsin senators warn in rare joint statement outsiders may try to exploit Waukesha tragedy for ‘political purposes’

Wisconsin senators warn in rare joint statement outsiders may try to exploit Waukesha tragedy for ‘political purposes’

In a rare joint statement, Wisconsin Sens. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, and Ron Johnson, a Republican, warned Saturday outsiders may be looking to exploit the tragedy that unfolded last weekend in Waukesha. “It has come to our attention that outside individuals or groups may attempt to exploit the tragedy that occurred last Sunday in Waukesha…MORE

NHL postpones upcoming New York Islanders games due to Covid-19 outbreak

NHL postpones upcoming New York Islanders games due to Covid-19 outbreak

New York Islanders games have been postponed through at least Tuesday due to a Covid-19 outbreak within the team, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced on Saturday. “As a result of an additional New York Islanders Player entering COVID Protocol this morning, and up to eight Players potentially unavailable to play due to COVID Protocol,…MORE

A Los Angeles woman invited an Afghan refugee family over for Thanksgiving. Here’s what happened at their first Thanksgiving meal
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A Los Angeles woman invited an Afghan refugee family over for Thanksgiving. Here’s what happened at their first Thanksgiving meal

For his family’s first experience with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, Wahidullah Asghary had to explain to his children what turkey is: “I said, ‘turkey is like a big chicken.’” Asghary, a former translator and interpreter for the U.S. Military in Afghanistan, came to the United States on a special immigrant visa in September 2020. He…MORE

Going to the store may be your smartest bet to navigate the supply chain crisis this holiday
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Going to the store may be your smartest bet to navigate the supply chain crisis this holiday

The supply chain crisis means last-minute gift buyers may have little choice but to go shopping the old-fashioned way this holiday season. High demand, combined with supply chain delays, materials’ shortages and troubles hiring workers, are shrinking the availability of items both online and at stores. As customers get closer to the last minute, physical…MORE

First lady Jill Biden to unveil the holiday theme and decor for the White House Monday
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First lady Jill Biden to unveil the holiday theme and decor for the White House Monday

First lady Jill Biden will reveal the theme and decor for the White House holiday trimmings on Monday, her office announced. Biden will be joined by a National Guard family in honor of the National Guard’s role in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, a statement from her office said Saturday. The presence of the National…MORE

These major chains boomed as small retailers had to close up shop
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These major chains boomed as small retailers had to close up shop

Many Americans are shopping small Saturday to support mom-and-pop clothing, toy, furniture, sporting goods, hardware and electronics’ stores. But this year’s Small Business Saturday promotion is unlikely to change the fortunes of independent shops in America, which have diverged dramatically from their larger rivals. Small retailers have been squeezed out throughout the pandemic and are…MORE

US Customs officials seize nearly 4,000 bongs at DC airport
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US Customs officials seize nearly 4,000 bongs at DC airport

US Customs and Border Protection officials seized a shipment of almost 4,000 bongs at Washington Dulles International Airport, the agency said. The $56,000 shipment arrived from China on October 2 manifested as “gravity pipes,” the CBP said in a release Wednesday. CBP import specialists “confirmed that the glass bongs violated U.S. laws on the importation…MORE

Moderate House Republican warns McCarthy over embracing far-right members
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Moderate House Republican warns McCarthy over embracing far-right members

A moderate House Republican is firing off a warning shot at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as he caters to his right flank in a quest for the speaker’s gavel. “He’s taking the middle of the conference for granted,” the GOP lawmaker told CNN, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal conference…MORE

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration
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LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration

LeBron James’ celebration of Thursday’s overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers has landed the Los Angeles Lakers forward with a fine from the NBA. The $15,000 punishment was handed to James “for making an obscene gesture on the playing court,” said the NBA in a statement on Friday. ‘The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in…MORE

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