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It’s International Sloth Day … so you have an excuse to be lazy

It’s International Sloth Day … so you have an excuse to be lazy

Today is International Sloth Day, a moment for the world to stop and appreciate the exquisitely strange gift that is the sloth. Below are some of the things you need to know to truly appreciate everything sloths can offer. But don’t rush through this. After all, sloths are famously slow. They probably wouldn’t want you…MORE

Astronaut Stephanie Wilson is the voice of Mission Control for the all-female spacewalk

Astronaut Stephanie Wilson is the voice of Mission Control for the all-female spacewalk

During Friday’s historic all-woman spacewalk from the International Space Station, a female voice can be heard speaking to astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch from Mission Control. It’s NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson and she’s acting as CapCom, or Capsule Communication, at Johnson Space Center in Houston. CapCom is the astronaut who on Earth who communicates…MORE

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

Now and again in President Donald Trump’s Washington, it’s hard to believe what you’re watching with your own eyes. First, on live television, Trump’s acting chief of staff admitted a “quid pro quo,” saying that the US had conditioned aid upon Ukraine filling Trump’s political wish list — a potential abuse of power that could…MORE

Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage

Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage

A Hong Kong court has ruled against redefining the meaning of marriage that would have allowed same-sex unions and civil partnerships in the city. Hong Kong’s Court of the First Instance ruled on Friday against a woman, known as MK, who complained that the government’s lack of marriage options in Hong Kong violated her constitutional…MORE

What’s it like to live on the International Space Station?

What’s it like to live on the International Space Station?

When it comes to business travel, astronauts take the cake. The six space scientists and engineers who live and work in the International Space Station are traveling at a speed of five miles per second — orbiting Earth once every 92 minutes. As far as we know, they don’t earn frequent flyer miles, but they…MORE

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

It’s like a defendant on trial getting to sit on the jury too. Venezuela has become the latest accused human rights abuser to win a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. It defeated Costa Rica 105 to 96 in a secret ballot vote inside the UN General Assembly. In Caracas, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Thursday’s Dirt

Ryan Reynolds has released information about his newborn baby.  It’s a girl.  That’s it.  Crumbs…that’s all he’s giving me. Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram actually broken a ‘Guinness World Record.’  Jenn was the fastest to get to one million followers.  It only took her 5 hours and 16 minutes.  At last check, she was already up to…

Wednesday’s Dirt

Yesterday, Felicity Huffman started serving her 2 week sentence.  She was also fined $30,000 and was ordered to serve 250 hours in community service. Cuba Gooding Jr plead not guilty yesterday to two counts of forcible touching and two counts of abuse.  He is being accused by 2 women but 12 other accusers showed up…