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49 stores you once loved that don't exist anymore

Skye Gould/Business Insider Babies R Us AP In 2020, more than 6,300 stores are set to close across the United States. In 2019, more than 9,300 stores closed. From declining foot traffic to the rise of e-commerce, countless stores have permanently closed their doors for a number of reasons.  But even when shopping malls were in their heyday, many stores still shuttered for various reasons. Department stores like Bon-Ton and Ames, bookstores like Waldenbooks and Borders, and clo...
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California fires: Creek Fire near Fresno blazes out of control – live updates

At least 22 wildfires are destroying record acreage, with more than 60 awaiting evacuation by helicopter from Sierra national forest 5.29pm BST Multiple wildfires are burning across northwest Oregon state and many have spread into populated areas east of Salem and Eugene, south of Portland.Hurricane-force winds and high temperatures have energized wildfires across Oregon, forcing evacuations in several communities in Marion County, home to the state capital of Salem, the Statesman Journal re...
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'Reign of terror': A summer of police violence in Los Angeles

Despite protests and a pandemic, law enforcement are killing people at a rate consistent with previous yearsLos Angeles police officers have continued to kill civilians at alarming rates and under questionable circumstances in the last three months, despite a summer of unprecedented activism and growing political pressure from lawmakers.Most recently, two deputies with the Los Angeles sheriff’s department (LASD) fatally shot a bicyclist, 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, who was fleeing after officers t...
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Britney Spears' lawyer just argued that the #FreeBritney movement isn't a conspiracy — look inside the 12-year conservatorship that prevents the pop star from controlling her life and $59 million fortune

Britney Spears has been under a conservatorship for 12 years. David Becker/Getty Britney Spears' conservatorship, also known as a legal guardianship, was implemented in 2008 after Spears experienced several mental breakdowns. Under the arrangement, Spears has no legal control over her estate or financial and personal assets — those rights were granted to her father and a lawyer. While supporters of the #FreeBritney movement say Spears is being manipulated, those involved in the conservator...
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August was deadliest month for coronavirus in California and Idaho

Midwest emerges as hotspot as US infections reach 6mCalifornia has most confirmed cases in country with 700,000Coronavirus – latest global updatesAs August came to a close, several states marked the month as their deadliest yet in battling the coronavirus pandemic, including Idaho and California.According to an LA Times analysis, California reported 3,745 Covid-19 deaths in August, an 18% increase since July. With 700,000 coronavirus cases, California had the most in the country. Continue readin...
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‘Supermarket Sweep’ Reboot Gets Ready for an October Run

Supermarket Sweep is having a bit of a moment. The 1990s series where contestants in hideous sweaters run up and down the aisles of a fictional supermarket when they’re not answering trivia questions about brands has become a kind of comfort-food watch for audiences now that it’s been added to Netflix. There’s also a new reboot on the way – something that was in the process even before Netflix made the old episodes available to stream. Ahead of an October premiere, Supermarket Sweep reboot teas...
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Lawsuits offer minority families the best chance of returning to the classroom

The school year has begun for most of the state’s six million schoolchildren, but the vast majority of classrooms remain eerily silent – thanks to Gov. Newsom’s misplaced concern about COVID-19. “Science,” he says? Major scientific bodies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control, favor reopening classrooms. While the risks of returning are minor, the consequences of closures — especially to poor and minority students — a...
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Robot servers, mannequin guests, and teddy bear dates: Photos show how restaurants are reopening with social distancing regulations in the world's densest cities

An employee prepares the terrace of a coffee shop to reopen in Bogota on August 14, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP via Getty Images Restaurants in cities across the world are reopening with new social distancing regulations in place.We looked at how restaurants are bringing back business safely in the most packed cities.To inform this list, Business Insider referred to Our World in Data, a 2014 project about population density by Global Change Data Lab using information from the United Nations.The ...
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‘High Fidelity’ Season 2 Would Have Focused on Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s Cherise

Once Rob (Zoe Kravitz) finished counting down her Top 5 Heartbreaks in Hulu’s High Fidelity series, what else would there be to explore? Future seasons planned to take the focus away from Kravitz’s lead character and turn it to other scene-stealing supporting characters, according to a new report that gave details on what a High Fidelity season 2 would’ve looked like had it not been unceremoniously canceled by Hulu after one (critically praised) season. The second season was set to give the ...
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Britney Spears' conservatorship was just extended until 2021 — look inside the 12-year legal arrangement that prevents the pop star from controlling her life and $59 million fortune

Britney Spears has been under a conservatorship for 12 years. David Becker/Getty Britney Spears' conservatorship, also known as a legal guardianship, was implemented in 2008 after Spears experienced several mental breakdowns.Under the arrangement, Spears has no legal control over her estate or financial and personal assets — those rights were granted to her father and a lawyer.While supporters of the #FreeBritney movement say Spears is being manipulated, those involved in the conservatorshi...
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Jerry Falwell Jr. resigned as president of Liberty University after several personal scandals. Meet the Falwell family, popular televangelists and founders of a mega church.

In this Nov. 16, 2016, file photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Associated Press Jerry Falwell Jr. resigned from his post as president of Liberty University on August 25.In a Reuters report dated August 24, a former business associate of Falwell Jr. said he had a sexual affair with Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki. A lawyer for the couple told Reuters that they "categorically [deny]" it. The move comes...
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RNC 2020 live: Pence to headline third night of convention amid growing unrest in Kenosha

Vice-president, second lady, and Kellyanne Conway to speakProtests continue over police shooting of Jacob Blake 1.29am BST The Republican National Convention is just minutes away, but there are more updates in connection to the protests over the police shooting of Jaccob Blake.The WNBA has just announced its players will also not move forward with the set of games scheduled for [email protected]_Williams_1 of the @AtlantaDream reads a statement as a representative for all WNBA players. pic.twitter...
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Ski resort drops their offensive name

California's popular ski resort, Squaw Valley will change its name to something else. LA Times: "While we love our local history and the memories we all associate with this place as it has been named for so long, we are confronted with the overwhelming evidence that the term 'squaw' is considered offensive," Ron Cohen, the resort's president and chief operating officer, said in a statement. "We will find a new name that reflects our core values, storied past, and respect for all those who...
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California wildfires destroy numerous redwood trees and historic buildings at Big Basin state park

A beloved California state park filled with enormous redwood trees has been at least partially destroyed by wildfires, according to state officials and activist groups.Big Basin Redwoods State Park, just northeast of Santa Cruz, suffered significant damage from raging wildfires in the region. According to the LA Times, it is California's oldest state park.
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Bella Thorne’s punchy pink house is for sale for $2.49M

The lives of the rich and famous are often colorful, and actress Bella Thorne's Sherman Oaks home, now on the market for $2.49 million, certainly seems to suggest so.
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Another San Quentin Death Row Inmate Dies Amid Pandemic

SAN QUENTIN (CBS13) – Another San Quentin State Prison Death Row inmate has died after being admitted to an outside hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced on Wednesday. The CDCR said Dean E. Dunlap, 61, died on July 29 and the cause of his death is under review. A dozen death row inmates have died from apparent coronavirus-related complications over the course of the pandemic, however, the CDCR refrained from making any conne...
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Assembly Bill 3262 is bad for consumers and small businesses alike

When Americans across the country need to earn more money or get rid of stuff, we can list it on Craigslist, Nextdoor, and OfferUp. These digital marketplaces were especially helpful during COVID-19 when most California retail locations shuttered their doors. In fact, without physical markets to sell and promote their goods, entrepreneurial Californians have relied heavily on online platforms like eBay and Amazon to continue operations. But this online option for small businesses could disappear...
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California reports first bubonic plague case in 5 years

Hardly exciting news in 2020! Someone has been diagnosed with the plague in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Last seen in nearby Yosemite National Park, bubonic plague is spread by fleas that ride on rats and mice. LA Times: Health officials have confirmed a case of plague at South Lake Tahoe — the first in California in five years.El Dorado County officials said Monday that the California Department of Public Health had notified them of the positive test of a resident who is under medical care while...
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Ducks’ Offense Can’t Be Cured With Just One Trade

With the Official Start™️ of the Official Playoffs™️ finally underway, eight more general managers (GMs) are asking themselves what went wrong. For some of those teams, such as the New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, and Winnipeg Jets, their offseason plans shouldn’t be too significantly altered by what happened in the bubbles. For the Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators, while they will correctly consider missing the playoffs a failure, they go into this offseason with largely the same issues...
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Joe Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris has held prominent roles in California politics since 2004. Here are the tech moguls and A-list Hollywood bigwigs who have supported her over the years.

On August 11, Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president on his 2020 ticket. Harris, a Democratic senator for California, has also held positions as district attorney for San Francisco and attorney general for the state. She has homes in both LA and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom campaigned for Harris in Iowa in December 2019. Forbes reported that an overwhelming majority of her 2019 donors came from California and she unsurprisingly has a fan base in the two...
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How to Pick a Good Watermelon: A Video from the LA Times Provides a Demonstration + Tips from Stevie!

I have been trying my own “testing” of choosing a good to great watermelon. Honestly, it’s “a thing” to do when you want to have watermelon- and my family LOVES it. I could easily buy a watermelon a week and have it gone before 7 days have passed. Ditto with pineapples but that’s pineapples will […]
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What herd immunity looks like in a maximum security prison

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola Pandemic Pals, Just so you know, I spent well over 10 minutes trying to find a joke to start this newsletter off with. But nothing seems particularly funny right now.  The LA Times recently published an article detailing the plight of the inmates incarcerated at the San Quentin men’s correctional facility in Cali...
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Trump signs executive order banning US business with TikTok and WeChat 

US President Donald Trump, on August 6, signed an executive order banning US transactions with Chinese internet major Bytedance, TikTok’s parent company. A similar order was signed banning US transactions with Tencent, the parent company of WeChat. Both the orders come in effect in 45 days. The executive orders also mention the Indian government banning TikTok, WeChat and 57 other ‘Chinese’ apps over national security concerns. This action comes less than a week after Microsoft confirmed that it...
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Watch the SpaceX splashdown, NASA's first recovery at sea since 1975

Over the weekend, SpaceX successfully completed its first manned mission carrying NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. The thrilling coverage by the Los Angeles Times is a reminder of how amazing this feat is. Via LA Times: A SpaceX capsule carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken has splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a more than two-month mission to the International Space Station, drawing to a close the first mission of the privately owned cra...
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What To Expect When Watching The Stanley Cup Playoffs

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times, The NHL won’t use cutouts of fans to fill seats that will be left vacant because of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will try to enhance the atmosphere for Stanley Cup playoff games at its hubs in Edmonton and Toronto by using LED screens, teams’ goal songs and play lists and other technology, league executives said during a webinar Friday and in a video released Thursday night on Crowd noise will be piped in from EA Sport...
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Fauci says White House attacks on him damage Trump – live

Trump chastises Peter Navarro’s op-ed criticizing FauciOklahoma governor Kevin Stitt tests positive for Covid-19US again sees record-high number of new coronavirus casesMedia banned from publishing new bodycam video of two officers involved in George Floyd deathTrump’s niece says president is dangerous and calls on him to resignSign up to our First Thing newsletter 7.29pm BST Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last night warned that this fall a...
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L.A. Newspaper Sues Sheriff's Department Over Its Repeated Refusal To Comply With The Law (techdirt)

Very few California law enforcement agencies welcomed a new state law that finally lifted the ordained opacity that shielded misbehaving cops from the public's scrutiny. The law that went into effect at the beginning of 2019 gave California residents access to records dealing with misconduct, use-of-force, and other "bad apple" behavior for the first time in decades. State law enforcement agencies responded to the new transparency by obfuscating, stonewalling, and suing. The smartest agencies ...
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The legal battle over those novelty Sea Monkeys and X-Ray Specs involves white supremacy and a 60s bondage film star

Sea Monkeys — those little frozen brine shrimp that came with an elaborate aquatic playground that was never actually as cool as the marketing made it look — were invented in 1957 by a man named Harold von Braunhut. A con man by any other name, von Braunhut was also a marketing genius, hyping up his cheap gimmicky toys like Sea Monkeys and X-Ray Specs with famously exciting ad placement, mostly in comic books. By the end of his life in 2003, he held 195 patents for an array of awesome-sounding-b...
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Revisiting ‘Edward Scissorhands’, Tim Burton’s Allegorical Masterpiece About an America in Flux

Edward Scissorhands is more than a gothic fairytale. It’s more than a suburban satire. It’s a complex film about systemic societal and economic change. Writer Caroline Thompson, director Tim Burton, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and production designer Bo Welch convey timely themes of classism, diversity, and suburban vapidity (post-war Suburbia through the Reagan Era suburban revival) through the use of snow, Edward’s (Johnny Depp) peculiar, unchanging outfit, the suburban setting, and a s...
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How Francis Ford Coppola’s Early Work Inspired George Lucas – and Led to ‘Star Wars’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars , a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition:  The Rain People (1969) and Filmmaker: a diary by george lucas (1968)) In order to dive deeper into the films and filmmaking techniques and style of George Lucas, it’s practically required to dive into the early work of Francis Ford Coppola.  “The way I make movies I learned from Francis,” George Lucas said in a 1977...
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