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Why Gene Simmons took up painting

Gene Simmons is getting serious about art.

USC awarding degrees to Japanese-American students whose education was disrupted by WWII

The University of Southern California is apologizing and plans to award honorary degrees to dozens of Japanese-American students, who were not able to complete their studies in the 1940s after being sent to internment camps during World War II.

Tiny crab preserved in 100-million-year-old amber

Fossils trapped in amber have been among paleontology’s most fascinating finds in recent years — globs of hardened ancient tree resin have captured tantalizing details about spiders, lizards, microscopic animals, insects, birds and even a tiny dinosaur that are often missing from fossils found in rock.

Texas official offered a reward for catching voter fraud. He just made his first payment

A week after the 2020 election, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced that he was offering up to $1 million — paid from his campaign account — “to incentivize, encourage and reward people to come forward and report voter fraud.”

TV OT: The aliens are coming!

Chalk it up to the government’s revelations in recent years about UFOs, or maybe just the pendulum swinging back, again, after “The X-Files” inspired a host of imitators in the 1990s. Whatever the reason (including possibly happenstance), to paraphrase a great patriot, “The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming!”

Sotomayor criticizes colleagues for allowing Texas abortion ban to remain in effect

Justice Sonia Sotomayor sent a strong reminder Friday that she is not a justice looking to carve out compromises with a conservative majority.

Snap stock plummets 25% after iOS ad tracking changes hit revenue

Snapchat’s parent company crossed $1 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time ever, but worse-than-expected earnings and a forecast of more headwinds to come led its stock to crash on Thursday.

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Rep. Glenn Thompson in hospital with Covid

Rep. Glenn Thompson has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement released on Twitter, and is being treated at Walter Reed “out of an abundance of caution.”

Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Newhart’ star, has died