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CEO of MARTA, Atlanta transportation service, dies by suicide
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CEO of MARTA, Atlanta transportation service, dies by suicide

Jeffrey Parker, the CEO and general manager of Atlanta transportation service MARTA, has died, according to a statement from MARTA Board of Directors Chairwoman Rita Scott. “The MARTA Board of Directors grieves the shocking death of our GM/CEO Jeff Parker who has died by suicide,” Scott said. “He was an outstanding leader and steward of…MORE

Hostage situation at Texas synagogue

Hostage situation at Texas synagogue

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All hostages out and safe at Texas synagogue, governor says

All hostages out and safe at Texas synagogue, governor says

The hostage situation at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, is over, according to the governor of Texas. “Prayers answered. All hostages are out alive and safe,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted about 20 minutes after a large bang and gunfire were heard in the direction of the synagogue. The status of the suspect is not yet…MORE

Pence family’s bunny Marlon Bundo dies
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Pence family’s bunny Marlon Bundo dies

Marlon Bundo, the beloved pet rabbit of the Pence family, has died, former second daughter, Charlotte Pence announced Saturday. “He taught me how to always try to be kind first and never stop making an effort to get along. We had some wild times together, and I’m forever grateful. Rest in sweet peace, little bunny,”…MORE

Katie Hobbs faces renewed questions about years-old employee termination case as she runs for Arizona governor
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Katie Hobbs faces renewed questions about years-old employee termination case as she runs for Arizona governor

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs — best known nationally for taking a stand against former President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud — entered this year’s governor’s race as the prohibitive favorite among Democrats. But her involvement in an employee termination seven years ago threatens to weaken her candidacy in a purple state Democrats…MORE

‘Peacemaker’ lets John Cena and James Gunn cut loose in a silly ‘The Suicide Squad’ spinoff

‘Peacemaker’ lets John Cena and James Gunn cut loose in a silly ‘The Suicide Squad’ spinoff

The opening credits for “Peacemaker” feature John Cena and the rest of the cast in a choreographed dance number that is joyously goofy, setting the tone for what’s to come. If only this HBO Max series spun out of “The Suicide Squad” was consistently as good, despite (and partly because of) the freedom afforded writer-director…MORE

Treasure trove of ancient Roman discoveries unearthed in Europe

Treasure trove of ancient Roman discoveries unearthed in Europe

If you’re a parent, you’re intimately acquainted with one question that hatches an infinite number of them: Why? If asking and investigating “why” is good enough for Nancy Drew, or the Scooby-Doo gang trawling for the truth in the Mystery Machine, that’s the only motivation we need. From the time we’re little, we’re encouraged to…MORE

Virat Kohli steps down as India’s cricket Test captain
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Virat Kohli steps down as India’s cricket Test captain

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has announced he will step down as the country’s Test captain, following a series defeat against South Africa. In a statement posted to social media on Saturday, the batsman said his seven-year tenure had been comprised of “hard work, toil and relentless perseverance to take the team in the right direction.”…MORE

Manchester City takes big step to defending English Premier League title after beating Chelsea
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Manchester City takes big step to defending English Premier League title after beating Chelsea

Manchester City stretched its lead at the top of the English Premier League to 13 points after a 1-0 victory against Chelsea on Saturday. It was talisman Kevin De Bruyne who made the difference with a beautifully crafted shot from the outside of the box after 70 minutes. City has now won 12 league games…MORE

Glenn Youngkin inaugurated as Virginia governor
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Glenn Youngkin inaugurated as Virginia governor

Glenn Youngkin, a former private equity co-CEO who has never served in elected office before, was sworn in as the 74th Governor of Virginia Saturday afternoon; the first Republican to do so in the Commonwealth since 2010. “In this last election, we heard from more voters than ever before, 25% more, nearly 3.3 million Virginians…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Ben Affleck wants Aflac to pay for his insurance policy. He says it’s hard having a last name that sounds like the name of a ‘huge insurance company’ who hired ‘a duck’ to ‘shriek your last name in…(a) loud and obnoxious..way.’ He says then imagine being in a plane and the ‘hammered lady behind you..thinks…

Wednesday’s Dirt

Simon Cowell is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Silverman. He popped the question in Barbados in front of his son and step-son. The couple have been together since 2004. Jamie Lynn Spears will give an interview today on ‘Good Morning America’ about her relationship with sister, Britney. It should be no surprise that her…

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