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Hong Kong expats are up in arms about quarantine. Singapore stands to gain

Hong Kong expats are up in arms about quarantine. Singapore stands to gain

It’s been nearly two years since Norris Fong has seen his family back in his native Singapore. Now, he’s had enough. The 33-year-old fashion buyer is soon leaving Hong Kong to return to his home country, citing frustration over the city’s coronavirus restrictions and lack of a clear reopening plan. “Singapore definitely has a better…MORE

Sexual assault linked to later brain damage in women, study finds

Sexual assault linked to later brain damage in women, study finds

Women who have been sexually assaulted have a higher risk of developing a type of brain damage that has been linked to cognitive decline, dementia and stroke, a new study found. “It could be either childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault,” said study author Rebecca Thurston, a professor and director of the Women’s Biobehavioral…MORE

Between Covid-19 and the flu, health care professionals are bracing themselves for the winter ahead, expert says

Between Covid-19 and the flu, health care professionals are bracing themselves for the winter ahead, expert says

The US is battling rising death tolls and strained hospital resources under the Covid-19 pandemic, and all that could be made more difficult by the upcoming flu season, health experts said. “We are bracing ourselves for an awfully busy winter ahead,” Associate Dean of Public Health at Brown University Dr. Megan Ranney told CNN Tuesday.…MORE

Two men charged in anti-Semitic hate crime incident at Los Angeles restaurant
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Two men charged in anti-Semitic hate crime incident at Los Angeles restaurant

Charges have been filed against two men who allegedly were involved in an anti-Semitic hate crime attack that injured five people at a Los Angeles restaurant in May, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Xavier Pabon, 30, and Samer Jayylusi, 36, were each charged with two felony counts of assault by means…MORE

Top House Democrat to introduce separate bill to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome
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Top House Democrat to introduce separate bill to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer pledged Tuesday to bring up a separate bill to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome later this week after it was removed from the final House-passed bill to prevent a government shutdown and suspend the nation’s borrowing limit. Though the $1 billion in funding allocated for the aerial defense system…MORE

Progressives say they plan to vote against bipartisan infrastructure bill next week
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Progressives say they plan to vote against bipartisan infrastructure bill next week

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is standing by her claim that her members will not vote for the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill without passing the $3.5 trillion package that is aimed at enacting President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. To those who think progressives are bluffing about voting down the…MORE

US Education Department opens investigation into Texas’ ban on school mask mandates

US Education Department opens investigation into Texas’ ban on school mask mandates

The US Education Department’s civil rights enforcement arm is opening an investigation to determine whether Texas’ ban on school mask mandates is preventing school districts from “considering or meeting the needs of students with disabilities.” The Department’s Office for Civil Rights sent a letter to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Tuesday detailing how “OCR…MORE

Texas governor approves miles-long steel barrier of police vehicles to deter the more than 8,000 migrants in Del Rio
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Texas governor approves miles-long steel barrier of police vehicles to deter the more than 8,000 migrants in Del Rio

With 8,600 migrants remaining under the Del Rio International Bridge, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday officials are using “unprecedented” methods to deter migrants from crossing into the state, including parking Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety vehicles for miles along the border to create a “steel barrier.” The surge of migrants…MORE

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Scotty McCreery Performs “Damn Strait” on the Today Show

Scotty McCreery Performs “Damn Strait” on the Today Show

This past Friday, Scotty McCreery released his album Same Truck… and this week he showed up on The Today Show to talk about his new project – along with a performance of “Damn Strait.” “Damn Strait” is one of the tracks on Same Truck – which also includes “You Time” – his song that is…

Carly Pearce is Bringing Her 29: Written In Stone Album on Tour

Carly Pearce is Bringing Her 29: Written In Stone Album on Tour

Carly Pearce‘s album, 29: Written In Stone, just came out and fans are loving the new music. Talking about her very personal collection of songs, Carly says, “29: Written In Stone. This project is my heart on paper. We all go through hard things, but through those hard things we have the opportunity to bring so…

Dan + Shay Are Ready to Go Acoustic For Your Wedding

Dan + Shay Are Ready to Go Acoustic For Your Wedding

Dan + Shay have created so many songs that have become an important part of so many people’s lives over that last several years. Through messages from their fans, the duo know that their song “From The Ground Up” has become a favorite to play at weddings, so they posted a question to everyone on…

Jimmie Allen Tangos on the Season 30th Premiere of Dancing With the Stars

Jimmie Allen Tangos on the Season 30th Premiere of Dancing With the Stars

Did you catch the Season 30 premiere of Dancing With the Stars this week? Jimmie Allen is among the celebrities kicking up their heels trying to win the competition – with the help of his dancing partner Emma Slater. Week 1 had Jimmie and Emma tackling the very tough tango… The judges handed out their…

Lainey Wilson Lands at Number-1 with “Things A Man Oughta Know”!

Lainey Wilson Lands at Number-1 with “Things A Man Oughta Know”!

Congrats to Lainey Wilson – she’s at number-1 this week with her song “Things A Man Oughta Know” After landing in the top spot, Lainey posted this message, “Thank you to anybody and everybody who has given me a chance. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. I was taught if you want something, you go get…

Mickey Guyton Gets Animated Before Her Album Arrives Friday

Mickey Guyton Gets Animated Before Her Album Arrives Friday

Mickey Guyton‘s album Remember My Name arrives this Friday, September 24th! Talking about the project, Mickey says “I set out to create music that would make people feel self-empowered, loved, and comfortable with being themselves and this album holds true to all of that. I hope everyone who listens finds something that connects and speaks…