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Germany’s Studio Babelsberg is seeking to find a settlement with hundreds of film crew members following the shutdown earlier this month of Warner Bros.’ “The Matrix 4” and Sony Pictures’ “Uncharted” amid the coronavirus outbreak. The production stop has left many independent film crew members without pay and more than 300 have formed a working
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March 22, 2020 5:03PM PT Originally set for April 25, this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner has been postponed. A new date will be announced at a later time. The White House Correspondents’ Association made the announcement on Sunday afternoon. “The White House Correspondents’ Association regrets to announce that it is unable to go ahead
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March 22, 2020 11:04AM PT Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first U.S. senator to contract coronavirus. His office announced the diagnosis on Twitter Sunday morning, saying he is asymptomatic and currently in quarantine. The announcement said that he was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his
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Kim Foxx, the state’s attorney in Chicago, has survived the controversy over her handling of the Jussie Smollett case, defeating three challengers in her bid for re-election. Foxx was first elected four years ago on a platform of criminal justice reform. But last year she became entangled in the Smollett case, in which her office
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President Donald Trump said the growing coronavirus crisis could last as long as August, according to the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Trump issued new guidelines during a press briefing on Monday, calling for Americans to avoid discretionary travel and gatherings of more than 10 people, as well as public spaces — including bars, restaurants,
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Former Vice President Joe Biden pledged on Sunday to pick a woman to be his running mate, should he get the Democratic nomination. Biden made the pledge more than an hour into the first one-on-one debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, carried on CNN and Univision without an audience due to coronavirus concerns. “My administration will
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House speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed the nation Friday to introduce today’s Congressional bill, “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” She outlined what the House Democrats and the Senate minority had already proposed, which have not gone through. Of this new bill, Pelosi said, “The three most important parts of this bill are: testing, testing, testing.”
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The U.K. government has announced it is moving to the next phase in its plans to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Following a meeting of the government’s emergency planning committee Cobra, the country has formally moved from a “contain” standing to its “delay” phase. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the move at a
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Prince Harry was allegedly duped by Russian pranksters during two recent wide-ranging phone calls, in which the Duke of Sussex discussed Megxit, climate change and Prince Andrew, while saying U.S. President Donald Trump “has blood on his hands,” according to revelations made in the British press Wednesday. In the recordings, which were obtained by the
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