Cloris Leachman, Emmy- and Oscar- winning actor, dies at 94

Leachman played the nosy neighbor on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and won an Academy Award for her role in “The Last Picture Show.”

Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman, one of the most decorated actors in television history, best known for playing nosy neighbor Phyllis on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died Wednesday. She was 94.

She died of natural causes at her home in Encinitas, California, spokesperson Monique Moss confirmed.

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Who Is Alev Aydin? 5 Things to Know About Pregnant Halsey’s New Boyfriend

Love connection! Alev Aydin made headlines after his girlfriend, Halsey, revealed she is pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Us Weekly confirmed the news on Wednesday, January 27, after the “Be Kind” singer, 26, announced she is expecting by sharing photos of her growing baby bump on Instagram. “Surprise! ,” she captioned the snaps, which revealed her bare belly.

The Grammy nominee also tagged Aydin, 37, who reposted the photo shoot on his social media account.

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Lloyd Austin Confirmed As Defense Secretary, Becomes 1st Black Pentagon Chief

Updated 2:45 p.m. ET

Lloyd Austin, a retired four-star Army general, has been confirmed by the Senate, making him the first Black defense secretary in U.S. history.

The Senate approved President Biden’s nomination for Pentagon chief in a near-unanimous 93-2 vote Friday.

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Longtime MLB home run king Hank Aaron dies at 86

Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron, the Hall of Fame slugger whose 755 career home runs long stood as baseball’s golden mark, has died. He was 86.

“Our family is heartbroken to hear the news of Hank Aaron’s passing,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement on behalf of the Aaron family. “Hank Aaron was an American icon and one of Georgia’s greatest legends. His life and career made history, and his influence was felt not only in the world of sports,

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Philadelphia Eagles hiring Nick Sirianni as head coach

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles are hiring Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as their next head coach, executive vice president Howie Roseman told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio on Thursday.

Sirianni, 39, had an extensive interview for the head-coaching job that started Tuesday and reportedly spilled over to the next day.

There was a sense in league circles that the race had narrowed to two candidates — New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Sirianni,

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GameStop, Walmart restock PS5 and Xbox: How to buy one now

The highly coveted next-gen gaming consoles are available at GameStop and Walmart right now, but they won’t be for long. The Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 gaming consoles, some of the most coveted gifts during last year’s holiday season, are back on shelves right now at GameStop and Walmart. GameStop announced on Twitter last night it would restock the next-gen Xbox and PS5, along with Nintendo Switch bundles — the Xbox models sold out minutes after appearing online this afternoon and the PS5 stock persisted (as of press time).

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Jennifer Lopez gives moving rendition of ‘This Land Is Your Land’ at inauguration

Lopez has become the go-to performer at events the entire nation is watching.

Jennifer Lopez became a part of history Wednesday when she performed at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

Dressed all in white and accompanied by members of the president’s United States Marine Band, J.Lo sang “This Land Is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful.”

Lopez started slowly before her ramping up her performance and segueing into “America the Beautiful.”

She then said “one nation under God,

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Bill Clinton appears to fall asleep during Joe Biden’s inauguration speech

Former President Bill Clinton appeared to be nodding off during Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony for President Joe Biden.

Brief video clips posted online show Clinton, 74, with his eyes shut when a TV camera cut to him during Biden’s inaugural address outside the US Capitol.

“Bill Clinton is absolutely asleep,” a male voice said in a cellphone recording of CBS News’ broadcast posted by Twitter user @the_lunarfather.

A similar recording,

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Biden selects transgender doctor Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary

President-elect Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he will nominate Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s top health official, as his assistant secretary of health. Levine, a pediatrician, would become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond,” Biden said in a statement.

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Biden’s daughter Ashley on not having traditional hand-off at White House on Inauguration Day: ‘I think we’re all OK with it’

President-elect Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden, did her first network television interview with another member of the small club of presidential children, Jenna Bush Hager of NBC.

In an interview that aired Tuesday, Ashley Biden said her mother, incoming first lady Jill Biden, has not heard from first lady Melania Trump about any kind of traditional handoff at the White House, as is custom on Inauguration Day.
“I don’t think they’re doing the traditional protocol,

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