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    Star Wars impacted many boomers. 20th Century Fox/LucasFilm Movies that were released in the 60s and 70s defined the boomer generation.  Some of the best films in history, like The Graduate, The Godfather, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, left lasting impressions on the generation.  Films like Easy Rider, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Saturday Night Fever were also influential.  Visit Insiders homepage for more stories. Baby boomers were coming of age at the same time...
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) claimed on Wednesday night that his proposal to eliminate Columbus Day as a federal holiday is not “deprecating Christopher Columbus’ achievements” and added that he does not support efforts to erase American history. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who is up for reelection this year, sponsored a bipartisan bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. Johnson, concerned about the added cost of creating another federal holiday, proposed to eliminate Columbus Day as a national holiday in exchange....
    The current riots and movement to erase Americas history are exactly in line with the New York Times 1619 Project, which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care. On this weeks Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the 1619 Project and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society....
    Florida Cases Rise Most Ever; Djokovic Is Negative: Virus Update Where You Can Order Groceries Online With an EBT Card New $89 Air Cooler Is Flying Off Shelves In The US Ad Microsoft 23 Cool Products That Could Sell Out In 2020 Ad Microsoft 17...
    The news that President Trump is planning to stage a “massive fireworks display” before a sizeable crowd on Independence Day eve at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial (notwithstanding the prospect of both wildfires in the tinder-dry surroundings and the further spread of Covid-19) has left me mulling over once again the possible creation of another such epic-scale monument. Maybe it could even be incised into a nearby ridge in the same Black Hills area of South Dakota as the original, if the Lakota Sioux...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating Russia secretly offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops there. But analysts suggest that despite these apparent differences, the two adversaries actually have much in common, especially when it comes to what a postwar Afghanistan should look...
    By KATHY GANNON, Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating Russia secretly offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops there. But analysts suggest that despite these apparent differences, the two adversaries actually have much in common, especially when it comes to what...
    (CNN)Racial justice protests around the nation make this Fourth of July perhaps the most important in American history. Independence Day 2020 is imbued with new meaning about what it means to be an American, rooted in a collective effort to squarely confront the bitter and beautiful struggles that shape our profoundly historic present. Peniel JosephThe Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyds death have finally given millions of Americans renewed language to discuss the messy reality...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating Russia secretly offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops there. But analysts suggest that despite these apparent differences, the two adversaries actually have much in common, especially when it comes to what a postwar Afghanistan should look...
    USWNT star Alex Morgan has a scary competitive streak, according to her dad, but its made her one of the most accomplished players in US history. AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani USWNT star Alex Morgan is one of the most beloved players to ever suit up for the red, white, and blue. Shes also one of the most ruthless. The prolific striker has a scary competitive streak, according to her father. As a child, she would play Monopoly against herself...
    COVID-19’s uneven march across humanity demonstrates that homelessness increases vulnerability to infection. Most discussion around risk associated with COVID-19 centers on comorbidities or minimizing risk by physical distancing and hand washing. As such, risk is tallied by counting up one’s bodily or behavioral flaws, placing the blame largely on infected individuals. As a collective of Twin Cities-based health educators and clinicians actively engaged in the Social Medicine Consortium’s Global Campaign Against Racism, we find such frameworks of risk not only...
    Yankees’ Aaron Judge takes live swings, but recent history says he will miss more time (video) By: Alexander Wilson July 2, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe Yankees are dealing with multiple injuries that still require rehabilitation time, despite having 3 1/2 extra months to recover for a condensed 60 game schedule. The 60 games will be played over 66 days, making the probability of suffering from...
    Reconsidering my American Girl doll dreams (opinion) McDonald’s is pausing dining room reopenings as covid-19 cases spike New $89 Air Cooler Is Flying Off Shelves In The US Ad Microsoft 23 Cool Products That Could Sell Out In 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Herb Weitman-USA TODAY NETWORK 11. DE...
    If it seems like fireworks have been a staple of Independence Day in the U.S. since almost the beginning, thats because they have, AccuWeather explains.Fireworks have been a part of cultural celebrations -- especially in China -- for centuries, but our Founding Fathers were quick to adopt it as a show of patriotic pride.In 1776, then-future President John Adams sent a letter to his wife, Abigail, outlining how the countrys declared independence from England should be celebrated. He wrote that...
    If it seems like fireworks have been a staple of Independence Day in the U.S. since almost the beginning, thats because they have, AccuWeather explains.Fireworks have been a part of cultural celebrations -- especially in China -- for centuries, but our Founding Fathers were quick to adopt it as a show of patriotic pride.In 1776, then-future President John Adams sent a letter to his wife, Abigail, outlining how the countrys declared independence from England should be celebrated. He wrote that...
    If it seems like fireworks have been a staple of Independence Day in the U.S. since almost the beginning, thats because they have, AccuWeather explains.Fireworks have been a part of cultural celebrations -- especially in China -- for centuries, but our Founding Fathers were quick to adopt it as a show of patriotic pride.In 1776, then-future President John Adams sent a letter to his wife, Abigail, outlining how the countrys declared independence from England should be celebrated. He wrote that...
    If it seems like fireworks have been a staple of Independence Day in the U.S. since almost the beginning, thats because they have, AccuWeather explains.Fireworks have been a part of cultural celebrations -- especially in China -- for centuries, but our Founding Fathers were quick to adopt it as a show of patriotic pride.In 1776, then-future President John Adams sent a letter to his wife, Abigail, outlining how the countrys declared independence from England should be celebrated. He wrote that...
    SAN ANTONIO – The GMSA@9 anchors talk with R.J. Marquez about episode 3 of “KSAT Explains” which focuses on the uneven impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our city, and the existing inequalities it has spotlighted. To view the video, click above. KSAT Explains: Your questions answered about mail-in voting controversy in Texas during coronavirus pandemic Additional videos: KSAT Explains: Unrest in America; How George Floyd protests sparked movement across nation and San Antonio KSAT Explains: San Antonio’s...
    On Wednesday, the same day that Horace Lorenzo Anderson, whose son was killed in Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” (CHOP) zone, appeared on Fox News and stated bluntly that Seattle’s authorities should have “stopped this a long time ago,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan tweeted of the CHOP zone, “For weeks, we have had incredibly peaceful demonstrations on Capitol Hill.” On Monday King 5 reported: “Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best is condemning the latest round of violence that claimed the life...
    Hurricane fallout creates financial ruin for Puerto Ricos seniors with reverse mortgages Joblessness falls to 11.1% as more states reopen New $89 Air Cooler Is Flying Off Shelves In The US Ad Microsoft 23 Cool Products That Could Sell Out In 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © Gregg DeGuire/WireImage for NARAS; Pascal...
    Hurricane fallout creates financial ruin for Puerto Ricos seniors with reverse mortgages Joblessness falls to 11.1% as more states reopen As college leadership struggles with diversity, Maryland makes history with progressive step When Damon Evans was applying to become the University of Georgia’s athletic director in 2004, he was met with a lot of discouragement. “You shouldn’t be applying for this job at this time,” he remembers people saying. Their tone was underlined with a sentiment that the SEC...
    This commentary was originally published by NJ Spotlight, a nonprofit news website in New Jersey. At first, it was exciting to see my photographs of Camden, New Jersey, police officers marching with protesters published all over the world. Not anymore. The images show an oft-maligned city responding with unity and peace to the killing of George Floyd. They give people hope. But the most recent media narrative — that in 2013, the Camden City Police department was dissolved in order...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that employers cant use past salary history to justify a pay disparity between male and female employees. The court on Thursday declined to take up a case from the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Judges there said the federal Equal Pay Act, which generally requires men and women to be paid equally for the same work, doesnt allow past salary history to be used...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump says the United States economy is roaring back and its coming back strong. In an economic press conference on Thursday morning, Trump told reporters there were 5million jobs in June, shattering expectations. 1 8million people were put back to work in May and June thanks to the Cares Act Trump said 7.5million jobs were created in the last two months. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin followed up that it was about 8million people they were able...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump says the United States economy is roaring back and its coming back strong. In an economic press conference on Thursday morning, Trump told reporters there were 5million jobs in June, shattering expectations. 1 8million people were put back to work in May and June thanks to the Cares Act Trump said 7.5million jobs were created in the last two months. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin followed up that it was about 8million people they were able...