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Amanda Gorman, a 22-Year-Old Poet, Commands the Spotlight With Mesmerizing Inaugural Address

This story originally appeared on LX.com It's not easy stealing the spotlight when you're sharing the stage with the likes of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama (to say nothing of Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez). But that's exactly what 22-year-old Inaugural youth poet Amanda Gorman did, as she summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday, calling out to the world that “even as we grieved, we grew." Across social media Gorman's name exploded as her performance was applauded by a legion

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Amanda Gorman, a 22-Year-Old Poet, Commands the Spotlight With Mesmerizing Inaugural Address

Teacher on leave after video circulates defending mob march

(FILE) FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia middle school teacher has been placed on leave after he apparently told students in a virtual classroom he attended the Jan. 6 mob march on the Capitol and described it as a peaceful event. The short video circulating on social media appears to show Benjamin Plummer, a teacher and soccer coach at Fred Lynn Middle School in Woodbridge, talking to students about the Jan. 6 march and attack on the Capitol. The teacher tells students he was at the event and

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Teacher on leave after video circulates defending mob march

The Latest: Washington NFL facility shut for positive tests

Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing shouts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Butler, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Indianapolis. Butler won 63-55. Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators with teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) leaps over Washington Football Team strong safety Kamren Curl (31) during

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The Latest: Washington NFL facility shut for positive tests

Confirmed: 2021 Jazz Fest will take place in October

NEW ORLEANS — It’s official, Jazz Fest 2021 will happen, just a little later than usual. Due to the ongoing Covid‐19 pandemic, the producers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, have decided to postpone the 2021 event until the fall. Jazz Fest 2021 is scheduled for October 8‐17. Quint Davis, Producer/Director of Jazz Fest, said, “We are all ready to get together again and share that special spirit that lives at Jazz Fest. It’s taking longer than we want, but we’ll all

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Confirmed: 2021 Jazz Fest will take place in October

UN announces talks on new Syria constitution resume Jan 25

FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen speaks to journalists following a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria at U.N. headquarter. Pedersen announced Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, that the next round of talks toward revising the war-battered country's constitution will start in Geneva on Jan. 25 and urged the parties to move to actual drafting. UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria announced Wednesday that the next round of talks toward revising

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution resume Jan 25

Powell's Impact Wrestling Hit List: Private Party vs. James Storm and Chris Sabin for a shot at the Impact Tag Titles, Jordynne Grace and Jazz vs. Kimber Lee and Susan, Eric Young vs. Rhino, Brian Myers vs. Fallah Bahh

CategoriesJASON POWELL MUST-READ LIST VIEWPOINTS Subscribe: Search "Pro Wrestling Boom" in Apple Podasts or Any Podcast App Listen to "Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast" on Spreaker. By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet) Impact Wrestling Hits “Private Party” Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy vs. James Storm and Chris Sabin for a shot at the Impact Tag Titles: A fun main event match that included three wrestlers who were not expected to appear. Private Party going over to earn the tag title shot

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Powell's Impact Wrestling Hit List: Private Party vs. James Storm and Chris Sabin for a shot at the Impact Tag Titles, Jordynne Grace and Jazz vs. Kimber Lee and Susan, Eric Young vs. Rhino, Brian Myers vs. Fallah Bahh

Pa. Senator Toomey commends President Biden for representing all Americans

Skip to content Posted: Updated: Jan 20, 2021 / 02:04 PM EST WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHTM) — Following President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ swearing-in on Inauguration day, Senator Pat Toomey (R) released a statement commending President Biden Wednesday afternoon. “President Joe Biden took the oath of office today during a health crisis and significant political strife,” Toomey said in his statement. “I commend President Biden for his call for national unity, and his assurance to those

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Pa. Senator Toomey commends President Biden for representing all Americans

Read the full text of Joe Biden’s inaugural address

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool) Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew, and America has risen

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Read the full text of Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Big hair, big shoulders, big relief: How 'Dallas' provided a Texas-size detox

Last November, growing increasingly infuriated with President Donald Trump's dangerous maneuvers and the rising covid numbers, I put aside rereading George Eliot's "Middlemarch." I realized that what I really needed was to watch some mindless TV reruns. I wanted a show that would glide through my neural pathways, defusing the daily mind bombs CNN's "Situation Room" often set off. I didn't want to think or feel. Since I initially planned to read about the village of Middlemarch and the families who lived there

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Big hair, big shoulders, big relief: How 'Dallas' provided a Texas-size detox

Man charged with murder in homicide at Richmond hotel

WTVR RICHMOND, Va. -- A man has been arrested in connection to a homicide at a hotel on Richmond's Northside last summer. On June 2, officers were called to the Rodeway Inn on N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard near I-95 for a report of a person shot just before 1:45 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Jermaine Stroman lying in a third floor hallway suffering from a gunshot wound. The 30-year-old Chester man was pronounced dead at the scene. Marquise McCormick was incarcerated in Chesterfield County on

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Man charged with murder in homicide at Richmond hotel

Stroud Area Regional Police release details on fatal shooting

STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The Stroud Area Police Department is releasing more details on Tuesday night’s fatal shooting. Officers say they responded to 2040 Paradise Trail in Stroud Township for a report of shots fired within the residence at approximately 5:30 p.m. The homeowner, 66-year-old Randy Halterman, made contact with officers upon their arrival. Officers ordered Halterman to put down his weapon and exit the home. Halterman complied and was placed in a patrol vehicle. In the

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Stroud Area Regional Police release details on fatal shooting

Pope tells Biden he prays God will guide reconciliation in US

Vatican City: Pope Francis told US President Joe Biden that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States and among the nations of the world. In a message sent shortly after the second Catholic US president was sworn in on on Wednesday, local time, Francis also said he hoped Biden would work towards a society marked by true justice, freedom and respect for the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor, the vulnerable and those with no voice. Joe Biden

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Pope tells Biden he prays God will guide reconciliation in US

10 essential free Windows 10 apps

(Image credit: Future) Subscribe to Windows Help & Advice If you like reading about Windows software then check out Windows Help & Advice magazine. Windows Help & Advice is totally dedicated to Windows users. We’ll show you how use your new Windows PC, tablet or all-in-one device, what all the apps do and how to solve common problems. Why spend a whole lot of money when the best free apps for Windows 10 can do the job just as well? There’s a raft of PC applications and software out there created by enterprising

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10 essential free Windows 10 apps

How we know the drop in Trump’s approval rating in January reflected a real shift in public opinion

Donald Trump’s final job approval rating as president was 29% in a Pew Research Center poll released last week, the lowest of his presidency and a 9 percentage point drop since August, when 38% of U.S. adults approved. The decrease stood out because even some of the momentous events of the past four years did not affect Trump’s approval rating very much. So it was difficult to predict how the events of Jan. 6 – when rioters rampaged through the U.S. Capitol – might affect the public’s view of Trump

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How we know the drop in Trump’s approval rating in January reflected a real shift in public opinion

Humvee stolen from National Guard Armory in Bell is recovered

This Humvee that was stolen from the National Guard Armory in Bell on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, was recovered on Wednesday, Jan. 20, the FBI reported. (Image courtesy of the FBI) BELL — A military Humvee stolen from the National Guard Armory in Bell four days ago was recovered Wednesday, the FBI announced. The theft of the $120,000 military vehicle occurred about 8:15 a.m. Friday, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Saturday. The vehicle was recovered early this morning, according to the FBI, which did not specify

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Humvee stolen from National Guard Armory in Bell is recovered

Matt Grzelcyk Injury: Bruins Defenseman Close To 100 Percent

Grzelcyk left in the third period of Monday's game Matt Grzelcyk dodged a bullet Monday night. Those are his words, too. The Boston Bruins lost their top left-shot defenseman in Monday’s 1-0 loss to the New York Islanders. Just under six minutes into the third period, Grzelcyk fell awkwardly on his left arm after getting tangled up with Jordan Eberle. Grzelcyk left the game and didn’t return. But with the Bruins preparing for their home opener Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers, things are trending

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Matt Grzelcyk Injury: Bruins Defenseman Close To 100 Percent

With Biden inauguration, Leahy and Sanders take center stage in U.S. Senate

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy are taking on powerful roles as Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate. File photos by Kit Norton and Glenn Russell/VTDigger Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States Wednesday, giving the Democratic Party control of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. Hours after Biden officially became president, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., becomes president pro tempore of the Senate, placing him third in line to the White House. Leahy, who

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With Biden inauguration, Leahy and Sanders take center stage in U.S. Senate

Couple holds wedding in hospital so bride’s dying father can attend

Woman gets married at hospital so dying father could attend MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WFSB) - Michael Krystek and Sara Estela exchanged their wedding vows next to Sara’s father’s bedside, days before he died of cancer. After experiencing breathing problems Christmas Day, Juan Estela was admitted to Middlesex Hospital. Tests revealed he had terminal cancer, and his wish to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding in May wouldn’t happen. “We wanted something fairytale like,” Sara Estela said. “Well,

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Couple holds wedding in hospital so bride’s dying father can attend

Goodbye, Mr. Trump; Welcome, Mr. Biden

In a few minutes it has changed the fate of the americans and indirectly from a good part of the world’s citizens. The nightmare that for just four years generated the presence of Donald trump during the Presidency of the United States, it was transformed into a joyful and optimistic awakening with the arrival at the White House – symbol of the summit of power – of Joe biden. The traditionally spectacular relay was perhaps the least brilliant in the history of the presidential relays, but it was no less

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Goodbye, Mr. Trump; Welcome, Mr. Biden

Maricopa County to turn over election ballot info to Arizona lawmakers for review

The Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee will get copies of every ballot cast in the Nov. 3 general election in Maricopa County. Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star But the county, as part of the pact, has agreed to acknowledge the validity of the investigative subpoena, ending litigation over whether lawmakers have any right at all to demand access to the equipment and materials. Fann said she hopes an auditor can be selected within days. And the Senate president said she wants the examination completed within

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Maricopa County to turn over election ballot info to Arizona lawmakers for review

Vaccination calls have blown up the phone lines

Cox LAURINBURG — Across the state, health departments and hospitals were overwhelmed with calls about registering for the COVID-19 vaccine and Scotland County was no different. Registration and scheduling began on Tuesday for vaccinations that begin Thursday, but soon many in the community were left feeling frustrated as some of the Scotland County Health Department’s system was unable to accommodate the high number of calls. “We ask that people be patient with us as our staff is working extremely hard

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Vaccination calls have blown up the phone lines

5 things I wish someone had told me before I bought my first house

Courtesy Carissa Rowan The author, Carissa Rowan. I bought my first home in 2011 and made a few mistakes that cost me a fortune. Buying the best house in the area and waiving my home inspection were both costly errors. I didn't shop around for a loan, either, and getting a mortgage was tricky because my finances weren't organized. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Few things are as exciting as the purchase of your first house. After all, nothing says "I'm an adult" quite like your own mortgage,

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5 things I wish someone had told me before I bought my first house