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Jimmy Fallon apologizes for Chris Rock impersonation in blackface on ‘SNL’

Jimmy Fallon is addressing his impersonation of Chris Rock in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch from 20 years ago in which he appeared in blackface. Fallon issued an apology on Tuesday after video and criticism of the sketch, which originally aired on “SNL” in 2000, resurfaced on social media. “While on SNL, I made a…MORE

Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Get Out’ actor, dead at 87

Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Get Out’ actor, dead at 87

Richard Herd, a veteran character actor who appeared in dozens of films and television series, has died, a representative for the actor told CNN. He was 87. Herd died of cancer-related causes on Tuesday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was in the company of his family, his rep said in a statement.…MORE

Bars in Arkansas reopen as state experiences second peak of Covid cases

Bars in Arkansas reopen as state experiences second peak of Covid cases

During usual times, The Piano Bar in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is jammed with people standing shoulder to shoulder. Singing “Sweet Caroline” at the top of their lungs, they punch the fog-machine air with their drinks, shouting out the “bom bom bom” part of the song as performers duke it out on two pianos well into the…MORE

Vitamin D’s effect on Covid-19 maybe be exaggerated. Here’s what we know

Vitamin D’s effect on Covid-19 maybe be exaggerated. Here’s what we know

Is your inbox all a flutter over the latest Covid-19 miracle cure — vitamin D? Just like hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug that US President Donald Trump championed, vitamin D is having its day in the sun on the internet and social media. And just like hydroxychloroquine, it’s leading some to ask, “What can it hurt…MORE

Tyson meat plant employee dies of Covid-19 weeks after major outbreak

Tyson meat plant employee dies of Covid-19 weeks after major outbreak

A Tyson Foods employee who worked at the company’s largest pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, died of Covid-19 Monday morning — less than two months after a major outbreak at the same facility. In April, the Black Hawk County Health Department linked the Waterloo Tyson plant to 182 of the county’s 374 Covid-19 cases…MORE

The White House is getting *very* worried about the Senate majority

Over the past 10 days, there have been increasing signs that the White House — all the way up to President Donald Trump — is not happy with its current crop of Senate candidates. “White House Worries About Kelly Loeffler’s Senate Prospects in Georgia,” read the headline of a New York Times piece published on…MORE

Federal immigration agency to furlough employees unless Congress provides funding

Federal immigration agency to furlough employees unless Congress provides funding

US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency responsible for visa and asylum processing, is expected to furlough part of its workforce this summer if Congress doesn’t provide emergency funding to sustain operations during the coronavirus pandemic. “Unfortunately, as of now, without congressional intervention, the agency will need to administratively furlough a portion of our…MORE

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