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(OKLAHOMA) — Julius Jones, who has spent the past 20 years on death row, has never been closer to freedom, despite the fact that last week, his execution date was set for Nov. 18. The Oklahoma Parole Board voted 3-1 to commute Jones’ sentence to life in prison with the possibility of parole, and now, […]

ABC/Jenny Anderson Gabrielle Union says more needs to be done to ensure all actors are paid fairly in Hollywood — especially those of color. Speaking to 9 to 5ish with theSkimm, Union explained why she’s a big believer in being transparent about salary, saying the pay disparity is worse among Black actresses and calling upon her own pay negotiating […]

Interscope Records J. Cole shows his admiration of Drake, and his love of basketball, on his new track. The Dreamville Records CEO samples Drizzy’s “Pipe Down” from the Certified Lover Boy album, and gives praise to the Champagne Papi, on his new single, “Heaven’s EP.” Both rappers take pride in their hoop game, and Cole has taken his skills […]

(MERRITT ISLAND, Fla.) — The first all-civilian flight to Earth’s orbit successfully launched Wednesday. The Falcon 9 rocket took off as scheduled at the start of the five-hour window for launch at 8:02 p.m. ET. It reached orbit about 12 minutes later. The crew said goodbye to their families, suited up and were driven in […]

Maudib/iStock (NEW YORK) — The White House on Monday announced a new international air travel system starting in early November, requiring all foreign nationals traveling to the United States to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before boarding a U.S. bound plane — ending the separation of some families since March 2020. The new […]

Courtesy Peacock Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi has been open about the fact that she gains 10 to 15 pounds while taping each season of the show.  So of course, Meghan Trainor was concerned about the issue when she signed on to host the new Peacock cooking competition Top Chef: Family Style. But as Meghan tells ABC Audio, she wasn’t going to let it […]

(NEW YORK) — Nearly 90 new companies — including multinational corporate giant Procter & Gamble, tech behemoth HP and cloud-computing titan Salesforce — have signed onto the Climate Pledge, an Amazon-backed initiative that asks firms to commit to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Organizers of the Climate Pledge announced Monday a total of 86 new […]

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