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Kobe Bryant’s wife learned about the basketball legend’s death from social media posts, testimony shows
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Kobe Bryant’s wife learned about the basketball legend’s death from social media posts, testimony shows

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, said she learned about the basketball star’s death when social media notifications began showing up on her phone — hours before she got the official confirmation from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. “I was holding onto my phone, because obviously I was trying to call my husband back,…MORE

No, your kid probably shouldn’t watch ‘Squid Game’
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No, your kid probably shouldn’t watch ‘Squid Game’

As fascination with Netflix’s “Squid Game” grips the world, doctors have a word of advice for parents: Don’t let your kids watch. “Squid Game,” which debuted on Netflix in September, is a South Korean fictional drama following contestants, who are deeply in debt, as they play a series of children’s games in an attempt to…MORE

Assistant director on ‘Rust’ was subject of complaints dating back to 2019
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Assistant director on ‘Rust’ was subject of complaints dating back to 2019

An assistant director on the film set of “Rust” was the subject of complaints over safety and his behavior on set during two productions in 2019, two people who worked closely with him tell CNN. The complaints against assistant director Dave Halls include a disregard for safety protocols for weapons and pyrotechnics use, blocked fire…MORE

With Brian Laundrie dead, here’s where else authorities could look for answers on what happened to Gabby Petito

With Brian Laundrie dead, here’s where else authorities could look for answers on what happened to Gabby Petito

Brian Laundrie, who authorities had said could help fill in at least some of the blanks about what Gabby Petito’s final days looked like, has been confirmed dead. Laundrie’s remains were found Wednesday in the Florida reserve authorities had been combing through for more than a month. Over the summer, the couple embarked on a…MORE

What these trans comedians have to say about Dave Chappelle’s jokes at their expense

What these trans comedians have to say about Dave Chappelle’s jokes at their expense

On a summer night in New York’s Greenwich Village, standup Jaye McBride’s energy was squirrelly and unpredictable as she stood a few feet from a full crowd at the Comedy Cellar. “You guys know I’m trans, right?” she asked the audience. “Y’all have figured that out by now? Bunch of Brooklyn detectives.” She made a…MORE

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America
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How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

A member of a scientific coalition advising Puerto Rico’s government on the coronavirus pandemic recently joked about the island’s high Covid-19 vaccination rate, attributing it to the proliferation of drug store chains on the island. “There is a Walgreens on like every corner,” said Rafael Irizzary, a professor of biostatistics at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School…MORE

Family of Halyna Hutchins mourns slain cinematographer as investigation into ‘Rust’ film set shooting continues
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Family of Halyna Hutchins mourns slain cinematographer as investigation into ‘Rust’ film set shooting continues

Family, peers and community members of Halyna Hutchins mourned the cinematographer’s untimely death after the 42-year-old was killed on the film set of “Rust” from a firearm mishap. Her husband Matthew Hutchins tweeted Friday that the loss was “enormous.” “Halyna inspired us all with her passion and vision, and her legacy is too meaningful to…MORE

How a plane crashed with more than 20 people on board and everyone survived

How a plane crashed with more than 20 people on board and everyone survived

When a plane carrying baseball fans to a playoff game crashed in Houston Tuesday, one passenger remembered hearing the words “get out, get out” as flames started to engulf the aircraft. “It was already on fire before we got out of it!” the passenger, who didn’t want to be named, told CNN affiliate KHOU. The…MORE

Netflix launches a ‘Palestinian Stories’ collection featuring award-winning films
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Netflix launches a ‘Palestinian Stories’ collection featuring award-winning films

Netflix has released a film collection dedicated to sharing Palestinian stories in a move a Palestinian filmmaker is calling “bold.” The streaming service launched the “Palestinian Stories” collection, featuring 32 award-winning films created by Palestinians or about Palestinian stories, on October 14, the company said in a press release. Ameen Nayfeh, a 33-year-old filmmaker from…MORE

This family has 3 daughters born on August 25, and they’re not triplets or twins

This family has 3 daughters born on August 25, and they’re not triplets or twins

For three of the past six years, Kristin Lammert has spent August 25 in a delivery room. She calls herself a planner, but nothing could have prepared her for how her pregnancies played out: three daughters, born three years apart on the same day. When Sophia, Lammert’s first daughter, was born on August 25, 2015,…MORE

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