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Barron Hilton, whose empire included hotels and an NFL team, dies at 91

Barron Hilton, whose empire included hotels and an NFL team, dies at 91

Famous hotelier and philanthropist Barron Hilton died this week at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91 and died of natural causes Thursday, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation said. His son, Steven M. Hilton, who serves as chairman of the board at the Hilton Foundation, said the family is mourning the loss of a…MORE

International Day of Peace: Preventing conflict through climate action

International Day of Peace: Preventing conflict through climate action

The International Day of Peace is observed every Sept. 21, in order to renew the world’s commitment to seeking peace. Peace Day was established in 1981 by the United Nations and is usually marked with a particular theme. The theme is announced on the 100-day countdown to Peace Day by the UN Secretary-General. This year’s…MORE

Why ‘cancel culture’ doesn’t always work

Why ‘cancel culture’ doesn’t always work

Name a celebrity who has ever said or done anything remotely controversial — they’ve probably been canceled. It’s a growing phenomenon that’s left almost no one unscathed, from comedians and actors to musicians and TV hosts. Some people rail against this “cancel culture” while others say it’s necessary. And a lot of people just have…MORE

A viral challenge is sending the internet on a garbage hunt

A viral challenge is sending the internet on a garbage hunt

Instead of encouraging social media users to do something potentially dangerous, like choking down a spoonful of cinnamon or sticking a shot glass on your lips to copy Kylie Jenner, an altogether more wholesome viral challenge is spreading across the web. In February, the #trashtag challenge inspired people to go to locations covered in garbage,…MORE

He tweeted hate at her. She sued. Then she met him

He tweeted hate at her. She sued. Then she met him

When the torrent of hate first hit, Taylor Dumpson curled into a fetal position and rocked herself, unable to speak. Next, she made sure she was never alone in case the people who’d hung bananas in nooses and berated her online decided to attack her in person. “I was terrified. I didn’t know who these…MORE

Charlie Rose sued for sexual harassment by former makeup artist

Charlie Rose sued for sexual harassment by former makeup artist

A makeup artist who worked for television personality Charlie Rose for 22 years is suing him for sexual harassment, saying he created a toxic work environment where women were sexually harassed, dominated and diminished, according to court documents filed on Thursday. Gina G. Riggi says Rose routinely ridiculed her physical appearance and made inappropriate remarks…MORE

Warren: ‘Congress is complicit’ by failing to start impeachment proceedings against Trump

Warren: ‘Congress is complicit’ by failing to start impeachment proceedings against Trump

Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted on Friday evening that “Congress is complicit” in failing to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after the news broke that Trump had pressed Ukraine’s President to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, according to a person familiar with the situation. Warren, who is running for President, first called…MORE

California synagogue congregants relive horror of shooting in court

California synagogue congregants relive horror of shooting in court

A judge determined Friday there is enough evidence for the suspected shooter in the April shooting at a Southern California synagogue to stand trial. John T. Earnest is accused of carrying out the deadly shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue that killed 60-year-old Lori Gilbert Kaye and injured three others, including the synagogue’s rabbi…MORE