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'Saved By The Bell' Star Diagnosed With Cancer

(CNN) - Actor Dustin Diamond, best known for his role as "Screech" on Saved by the Bell, has been diagnosed with cancer. The actor's representative confirmed the diagnosis to USA Today, days after Diamond's Facebook page revealed he checked…

Retail Sales Decline For 3rd Month

(CNN) - Retail sales in the U.S. sank again last month; marking the third straight month without any growth. The Commerce Department announced the news Friday. Retail sales fell 0.7% in December from the month prior. The bad news…

Online Filing For 2021 Tax Season Is Now Open

(CNN) - If you want to get a jump on your taxes, you now can. The Internal Revenue Service's free file is open. The government agency works with private companies to help Americans prepare and file their taxes. The…

Feds Execute Killer Of 7 People

(CNN) - The federal government has executed a convicted serial killer. Corey Johnson was executed Thursday night. He was convicted of killing seven people in 1992 as a part of the drug trade in Virginia. Johnson argued the court…

Overdose Deaths Jump During Pandemic

(CNN) - The coronavirus pandemic is driving up the number of deaths from opioid overdoses, according to federal health officials Thursday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates as many as 90,000 Americans died from drug overdoses…

Secret Service Rents Apartment Near Ivanka, Jared For Toilets

(CNN) - Even when you're protecting the first family, nature calls occasionally, but where do you go to the bathroom? According to the Washington Post, Secret Service agents assigned to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have their own apartment…

Study: Pandemic To Knock A Year Off U.S. Life Expectancy

(CNN) - The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the U.S. so hard that it is lowering the average American's life expectancy. According to a study by the National Academy of Sciences, the average lifetime for an American is being reduced…

Zello Walkie-Talkie App Removes Extremist Channels

(CNN) - The social media app Zello has banned thousands of armed extremist channels. Zello said it has removed more than 2,000 of the channels on its platform and banned all “militia-related channels.” This, after Zello found evidence that…

Capitol Riots: Man Seen Throwing Fire Extinguisher Arrested

(CNN) - The man authorities say threw a fire extinguisher during the Capitol attack has been arrested The Justice Department says Robert Sanford is the man seen in this video hurling the heavy object at police. Court documents show…

Post Malone Donating 10,000 Crocs To Frontline Workers

(CNN) - Some hardworking frontline workers will soon receive a free pair of rapper's Post Malone's new Crocs. The entertainer is gifting 10 thousand pairs of the shoes to employees at 70 hospitals across the country. Musicians On Call,…

965,000 In U.S. Filed For Jobless Benefits Last Week

(CNN) - The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits is going in the wrong direction. According to the latest Labor Department report out Thursday; another 965,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the first-time last week, on…

Lady Gaga, J. Lo To Perform At Biden Inauguration

(CNN) - Some big name stars are headlining Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony. The Presidential Inauguration Committee announced Thursday; Lady Gaga will sing the National Anthem. She has a history of activism alongside Biden. And she campaigned for him during…

Survey: Americans Planning To Splurge After Pandemic

(CNN) - Many Americans are planning on a big splurge when the pandemic is under control. That's according to a new survey by the Lending Tree. The personal financial site surveyed more than 1,200 Americans online last month. 82%…

COSTCO Closing In-Store Photo Centers

(CNN) - Starting next month, COSTO customers will no longer be able to get some in-store photo services. The retailer says it will close the photo departments in all of its stores on February 14th. That means, services like…

Capitol Riots: Investigation Requested Into Pre-Attack Tours

(CNN) - A key House democrat is raising more concerns about what happened the day before the riots at the U.S. Capitol. Congressman Tim Ryan says he heard that come lawmakers showed would-be rioters their way around the Capitol…

FAA Cracking Down On Unruly Passengers

(CNN) - Federal authorities are tired of the friendly skies being unfriendly for flight crew members. They are stepping up their effort against unruly passengers. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to launch what it calls a “Special Emphasis Enforcement…

Nike Won't Support Lawmakers Who Decertified Election

(CNN) - Nike says it is pulling financial support from any lawmaker who voted to reject president-elect Joe Biden's win. On Wednesday the sportswear giant shared a new policy for its political action committee. Nike says its PAC will…

Biden No Longer Taking Amtrak To Inauguration

(CNN) - President-elect Joe Biden will no longer be taking an Amtrak train to next week's inaugural ceremony. Biden had planned on taking the 90-minute train ride from Wilmington, Delaware to Washington. But two officials familiar with the planning…

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Successful

(CNN) - Big news from Johnson and Johnson about its experimental coronavirus vaccine. The company says early stage trials show it creates an immune response in nearly all volunteers, both antibody and T-cell with minimal side-effects after just one…

Target: No Thanksgiving Day Shopping For 2021

(CNN) - It's not even Valentine's Day and Target is already making 2021 holiday plans. The retailer announced it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day again. Target and other retailers were closed this past Thanksgiving to help reduce crowds…

Google Bans All Political Advertising Until January 21St

(CNN) - Google is banning all political advertising until at least January 21st, the day after president-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. The ban, which the tech giant announced on Wednesday, covers multiple platforms, including YouTube. It comes after Google said…

Online Holiday Purchases Grow By 32%

(CNN) - It certainly was a happy holiday season for online retailers. Adobe Analytics reports Americans spent a record $188.2 billion in cyber sales. That's a 32% hike from the previous year. This is the first time there were…

GoFundMe Bans Fundraisers For Some Political Travels

(CNN) - GoFundMe is the latest company to change business practices after the insurrection last week. The platform says it will no longer allow people to fundraise for travel expenses used for potentially violent political events. A spokesperson for…

Aaron Rodgers To Guest Host Jeopardy!

(CNN) - Aaaron Rodgers is trying his hand at something new. The Green Bay Packers' quarterback says he will be guest hosting an episode of Jeopardy! this season. The game show is searching for a permanent replacement for Alex…

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