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Katy Perry to host MTV VMAs

Katy Perry performs on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester NEW YORK — Katy Perry is working hard, and not just to promote her new album “Witness.” The pop star is hosting the MTV Video Music Awards next month, and she wrote on Instagram that she’s been preparing to be a “Moonwoman” by training in “zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I’m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson.”  MTV announced Thursday that Perry will host…

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“Similar” deaths of couple’s babies in 2015, 2016 probed

Gage Roberts (left) in court  KBAK BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Authorities are investigating whether the death of a couple’s baby in California is related to the death of their older child in Kansas in 2015. CBS affiliate KBAK reports that Gage and Debra Roberts were charged with second degree murder Tuesday in the death of their infant in Bakersfield in 2016. KBAK reports that according to court documents, the baby was found dead on a hotel room floor on April 24, 2016. When Bakersfield Police Department officers arrived on scene, the…

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Skills Gap: Switching Careers Is Hard. It Doesn’t Have to Be.

For some whose jobs have disappeared — particularly those without college degrees who worked in jobs requiring routine, physical labor — it can be nearly impossible to find a stable, well-paying new one. These jobs are more isolated, in terms of skills, from the rest of the labor market. Extensive research has shown that there are fewer middle-skill jobs, and that some displaced workers never recover, especially if they live in communities that no longer have jobs similar to their old ones or they don’t have higher education. “They have…

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Skills Gap: Switching Careers Is Hard. It Doesn’t Have to Be.

For some whose jobs have disappeared — particularly those without college degrees who worked in jobs requiring routine, physical labor — it can be nearly impossible to find a stable, well-paying new one. These jobs are more isolated, in terms of skills, from the rest of the labor market. Extensive research has shown that there are fewer middle-skill jobs, and that some displaced workers never recover, especially if they live in communities that no longer have jobs similar to their old ones or they don’t have higher education. “They have…

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In Texas, it’s businesses vs. the bathroom bill

Money talks, especially when it’s potentially lost profits for nervous businesses. Less than six months ago, legislators in North Carolina repealed a law that restricted bathroom access for transgender people — after the state’s business leaders howled about an economic hit pegged at $630 million.  Now, businesses in Texas are worried that legislators there are going to make the same mistake, which could cost the Lone Star State $5.6 billion through 2026. And they’re making their feelings known. Still, that didn’t stop the Texas State Senate from passing a bill on Tuesday that would require…

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Stars believe what?

Stars believe what? From alien abductions to leprechauns and Bigfoot, here are some of the strangest celebrity theories out there.  http://www.foxnews.com/”>Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/ Evan Rachel Wood Evan Rachel Wood doesn’t go anywhere without carrying sage and the gemstone tiger’s eye. Why? To clean “demons out of places.” The 29-year-old “Westworld” star revealed her strange habit to Cosmo. (Reuters) evan-rachel-wood Hayden Panettiere Hayden Panettiere is the latest to celebrity to share their thoughts on the chemical chemtrails conspiracy theory. Those who believe in chemtrails think that the white residue left behind…

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Letter 20: Australia’s Greatest (Dying) Global Asset

The project they’re working on, which involves testing the resilience of coral to climate change, began as a collaboration between a Dutch scientist at the University of Melbourne, Madeleine J. H. van Oppen, and Ruth Gates, the director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, who is originally from England. And some of the funding comes from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Photo From left, Sophie Stephenson from Britain, Manon Briendo of France, Jose Montalvo-Proano from Ecuador, Lonidas Koukoumaftsis from Australia, Susanna Primavesi from Italy and Dr. Neal Cantin…

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Fact Check: One Day, Three Events, Seven Falsehoods From Trump

He falsely claimed “a historic increase in military spending.” Mr. Trump has proposed a $54 billion increase — about a 10 percent rise — in the Pentagon’s budget over last year’s spending. There have been at least 10 larger increases to the base defense budget since the 1977 fiscal year, including four since 2002. Factoring in war spending, there have been 27 years since 1940 in which military spending was as high or higher than the proposed increase. As a percentage of gross domestic product, there have been roughly 35…

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Kids’ viral video helps their mom get new kidney

Bailey and Tobias posted a video to Facebook looking for a kidney donor for their mom, Diana Zippay. Now, months later, she has a new kidney. via Facebook It started as a desperate plea by two kids in Monongahela, Pennsylvania to get their mother a kidney. The Facebook video message they posted was shared tens of thousands of times. And on Tuesday, Bailey and Tobias’ mom got that kidney in an operation at Allegheny General Hospital, CBS Pittsburgh reports. Diana Zippay has Alport syndrome, a genetic condition which causes progressive loss of…

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‘Pawn Stars’ Chumlee lists gorgeous Las Vegas party house for $1.8 million

Austin Lee Russell, better known as Chumlee of “Pawn Stars,” is selling his infamous Las Vegas bachelor pad for $1,849,900. The five bedroom, six bathroom estate was purchased five years ago for $1.1 million — which would earn a soaring profit if he gets his asking price. The 6,206-square-foot home comes equipped with pool, spa, guest house, and a bonus treat: the “Chum Chum” room, complete with built-in stripper pole. DORIS ROBERTS’ NEW YORK CITY DUPLEX GETS A DISCOUNT Related Image Expand / Collapse Chumlee’s beautiful Las Vegas mansion in…

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