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A Black man is entitled to a new trial after an all-White jury deliberated in a room filled with Confederate symbols, court says

A Black man is entitled to a new trial after an all-White jury deliberated in a room filled with Confederate symbols, court says

A Tennessee court has decided a Black man convicted of aggravated assault deserves a new trial because evidence was improperly admitted and the jury deliberated in a room filled with tributes to the Confederacy, according to court documents. Judge James Curwood Witt Jr. said in an opinion filed last week that the room’s decorations honored…MORE

Keanu Reeves still knows kung fu in new ‘Matrix’ trailer

Keanu Reeves still knows kung fu in new ‘Matrix’ trailer

Neo and Trinity have still got it. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity in “The Matrix Resurrections,” the fourth installment in “The Matrix” franchise. In the latest trailer for the eagerly awaited film, the pair are shown getting into some series action. “I still know kung fu,” Reeves…MORE

Biden administration to tout vaccine milestone amid rising cases

Biden administration to tout vaccine milestone amid rising cases

The White House will tout a series of positive milestones for the administration’s pandemic response Tuesday as the nation experiences rising Covid-19 cases and concerns about the new Omicron variant. It comes as the US is experiencing rising cases — the highest case count since September — with nearly 60,000 people currently hospitalized in the…MORE

Man recently executed for killing his wife confessed to killing his sister-in-law as well
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Man recently executed for killing his wife confessed to killing his sister-in-law as well

The Mississippi man put to death on November 17 for the 2010 murder of his wife and sexual assault of her 12-year-old daughter confessed in his final days to also murdering his sister-in-law. First Circuit District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday David Neal Cox penned a note to the DA’s office that disclosed the alleged location…MORE

Olivia Rodrigo is taking her teen angst on tour

Olivia Rodrigo is taking her teen angst on tour

Olivia Rodrigo is planning on hitting the road in 2022. The “Drivers License” singer has announced her “Sour” tour in support of her debut album of the same name. Rodrigo, 18, will kick off the tour in San Francisco in April and winds down in London in July. Meanwhile, the Recording Academy has removed Taylor…MORE

Colton Underwood makes it Instagram official with boyfriend Jordan C. Brown

Colton Underwood makes it Instagram official with boyfriend Jordan C. Brown

Colton Underwood is happy and in love. The former “Bachelor” star, who is currently in Netflix’s “Coming Out Colton,” about his coming out journey, made it Instagram official in honor of his boyfriend Jordan C. Brown’s 39th birthday. Brown is a political strategist. Underwood posted photos of the two looking happy together in his Stories,…MORE

Mark Meadows to halt cooperation with January 6 committee

Mark Meadows to halt cooperation with January 6 committee

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows will no longer cooperate with the House select committee investigating January 6 insurrection, according to a letter from his attorney to the panel, which was obtained by CNN on Tuesday. “We agreed to provide thousands of pages of responsive documents and Mr. Meadows was willing to appear…MORE

Chris Noth defends Sarah Jessica Parker in Kim Cattrall fall out

Chris Noth defends Sarah Jessica Parker in Kim Cattrall fall out

Now we know Mr. Big really is Team Carrie. At least the actor who portrayed him on “Sex and the City” is sticking up for the actress who portrayed her. In an interview with The Guardian promoting the new series “And Just Like That…,” the latest in the “SATC” franchise, Chris Noth was asked about…MORE

Wall Street extends rally

Wall Street extends rally

The US stock market is off to the races on Tuesday, extending its rally from the start of the week as all three major indexes kicked the day off sharply higher. The S&P 500, Wall Street’s broadest gauge, opened up 1.3%, while the Dow rose 0.9%, or 330 points. The Nasdaq Composite, which had lagged…MORE

Dubai is switching its work week to align with global markets

Dubai is switching its work week to align with global markets

The United Arab Emirates and its international finance hub Dubai are switching to a four-and-a-half-day work week ending midday Friday to make it easier to do business globally. The move away from the current Sunday to Thursday schedule — the first by a Gulf state — will help the UAE “achieve business continuity and alignment…MORE

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