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Katy Perry shows off baby bump in new photos

Katy Perry used the space launch delay to talk about another bump. The singer and “American Idol” judge posted on her verified Instagram account Wednesday a group of photos showing her cradling her baby bump. The caption was about the historic SpaceX launch being postponed because of weather. “Welp. Today’s #SpaceLaunchLive was BUMPED due to…MORE

Julián Castro launches new progressive political action committee to support down-ballot candidates

Julián Castro launched a new political action committee on Thursday aimed at supporting progressive down-ballot candidates who he believes are “prioritizing people, rather than special interests.” Castro, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development and presidential candidate in 2020, plans to use the group — called “People First Future” — to “identify and support…MORE

America’s awful economy in the first quarter was even worse than we thought

America’s economy fared worse than initially reported in the first quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. US gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the American economy, shrank by an annualized rate of 5% between January and March. A preliminary report estimated the first-quarter economy shrank by 4.8%. It was the worst performance…MORE

1 in 4 American workers have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic

1 in 4 American workers have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic

More than 40 million Americans have filed for first-time unemployment benefits since the coronavirus pandemic forced the US economy to shut down in March. One in four American workers has filed for unemployment insurance. Another 2.1 million people filed initial jobless claims last week, the Department of Labor reported Thursday morning. It was the tenth-straight…MORE

US warship again challenges China’s South China Sea claims

The US Navy once again challenged Chinese claims in the South China Sea Thursday, sailing the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin near the Paracel Islands. The US Navy has twice sailed warships in a similar effort to challenge Chinese claims to the Paracel and Spratly islands in the last month and carrying out…MORE

Facebook and Twitter shares fall as Trump targets social media

Facebook and Twitter shares fall as Trump targets social media

US President Donald Trump is going to battle against Twitter and Facebook — a move that could weigh on companies whose shares have so far outperformed during the pandemic. What’s happening: Trump is set to announce an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday, though it’s not clear what exactly the order will include.…MORE

Tracee Ellis Ross takes a page from mom’s playbook in ‘The High Note’

As the daughter of Diana Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross’ portrayal of a pop diva adds an appealing hook to “The High Note,” which casts her as an aging songstress whose career has reached a crossroads. Despite a fairly generic tune, the movie comes together harmoniously enough, augmented in part by characters motivated and connected by…MORE

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