Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’ Is Whatever You Need It to Be Right Now

Last night online I tried to think of a bad song about rain, and I couldn’t come up with one, and no one else who tried to come up with one in the Twitter thread could do it either. That’s because rain is a rich topic for songwriters. You can roll it out as melodramatic mise-en-scène during a dark story song (Garth Brooks’s “The Thunder Rolls,” Brooke Benton’s “Rainy Night in Georgia”) or you can employ it as a heavy-handed metaphor for depression (The Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Rain,” the Carpenters’ “Rainy Days and Mondays”),

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Jersey Shore and many other U.S. beaches reopen for a Memorial Day like no other

Restrictions will be in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

In his song “Jersey Girl,” Tom Waits famously sang, “Down on the shore everything’s all right/ You with your baby on a Saturday night.”

But when the Jersey Shore reopens for Memorial Day weekend with the coronavirus still stalking the state and the rest of the land, not everything will be as “all right” as it used to be.

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12 Firefighters Injured In Los Angeles Blaze, Explosion

Updated at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday

A fire and huge explosion at a building near downtown Los Angeles on Saturday evening left 12 firefighters injured, some critically, the fire department said.

Some responders saw a “significant explosion, very high, very wide, rumbling the entire area and firefighters were coming out with obvious damage and burns,” said Capt. Erik Scott, a fire department spokesman.

The blast was so forceful that a fire truck across the street from the building was “blackened.”

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NASCAR honors frontline health care workers as drivers return to the track

(CNN)NASCAR racing returned Sunday after more than two months off due to the coronavirus pandemic that shut down much of the country.

The comeback race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, dubbed The Real Heroes 400, was held without fans, according to NASCAR.Driver Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s race, NASCAR said on Twitter, making him the 14th driver in NASCAR’s history to claim 50 victories.
The event honored health care workers as part of the The Real Heroes Project,

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Hidden in the HEROES Act, A New Multiemployer Pension Plan Bailout

The HEROES Act, it turns out, is more than another round of “stimulus” checks, or the extension of supplemental unemployment benefits, or COBRA subsidies, or any of the other components which have garnered so much attention thus far. Tucked away in the bill is Division D, Title I, the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2020, which provides benefits for single- and multi-employer pension plans.

The provisions for single-employer plans are fairly standard,

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‘Scoob!’ isn’t much fun, and neither are those meddling kids

(CNN)First, a confession: There are those of us who have never really been fans of Scooby-Doo, or for that matter, those meddling kids. Still, the animated dog and his crime-solving crew have been around for 50 years, which explains why there’s a movie called “Scoob!,” one so inconsequential and flat it doesn’t lose much by premiering on a TV screen.

“Scoob!” had been destined for theaters before coronavirus intervened. As studios try to make the best of a bad situation and feed the appetite for new content,

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Blue Angels Salute Chicago’s Frontline Workers, COVID-19 Patients; ‘We Were All Very Thrilled’

CHICAGO (CBS) — Eyes across the Chicago area turned to the sky midday on Tuesday, as seven Blue Angels jets roared overhead in a patriotic salute to healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers, and COVID-19 patients.

The flyover began along the lakefront near the Hyde Park neighborhood, passing by University of Chicago Medical Center. The Blue Angels took a winding path over the city and suburbs to pass by hospitals all across the region,

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Los Angeles Stay-At-Home Orders Will ‘With All Certainty’ Extend Into July

The stay-at-home orders, initially issued in March and still in place in Los Angeles, are fully expected to be extended for the next three months, according to the county’s public health director, Barbara Ferrer.

More than 240,000 of L.A. County’s 10 million residents have been checked for the virus and roughly 12% — more than 32,000 — have tested positive.

Confirmed cases and deaths in Los Angeles have continued to rise,

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WWE Money in the Bank 2020: Live Stream, WWE Network Start Time and Match Card

For the first time in WWE history, Superstars are going to be fighting inside WWE Headquarters in an attempt to reach the roof and claim the Money in the Bank briefcase.

Let’s run down everything you need to know about Sunday’s pay-per-view.

Venue: WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, and WWE HQ in Stamford, Connecticut

Start Time: 6 p.m. ET (Kickoff), 7 p.m. ET (main show)

How to Watch: WWE Network and select PPV providers

WWE added two more matches to the lineup to bring the total to eight contests.

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Betty Wright, Soul Singer Who Mentored a New Generation, Dies at 66

She had her first hit, “Clean Up Woman,” when she was only 17 and became a key player in the Miami funk sound of the 1970s.

Betty Wright, a powerful singer who had a breakout hit single when she was 17, then went on to be a key player in the Miami funk sound of the 1970s, and worked closely with singers and rappers in the following four decades, died on Sunday at her home in Miami.

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