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IRS extends tax deadline to June 15 for Texas because of winter storm, other states could also get relief

The IRS is extending tax season for Texas residents because of winter storms. The deadline of the Lonestar State is now June 15, instead of April 15.      
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French Bulldogs Are Among the Most Popular Breeds to Dognap
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Costco's minimum wage will rise to $16 next week
Pay bump comes as lawmakers negotiate raising U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour. Higher pay "makes sense," Costco's chief said.
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Free Us From Britney Spears | Opinion
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Wisconsin Lawmakers Join Texas in Pitch to Require National Anthem at Public Sporting Events
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said similar legislation is on his list of priorities for Texas' state legislature this year.
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Islamist Terrorism Is Not Done With Us, Warns Former al Qaeda Hostage Theo Padnos
Remember ISIS? How about al Qaeda? It was not long ago (on the calendar, at least) that either name could summon, if not profound discomfort, at least a hint of the queasiness that swept over Theo Padnos as he sat in front of a TV in southwestern Syria the morning of Aug. 20, 2014. At…
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Michael Douglas’ son Cameron Douglas freed early from supervised release
A Manhattan judge said the 42-year-old actor earned his release by staying clean and sober.
Travis Scott gathering in LA being investigated for not securing a permit amid the coronavirus pandemic
Rapper Travis Scott is reportedly being investigated after organizing a flash mob-like gathering in Los Angeles.
Girlfriend Redecorates Cheating Boyfriend's Room With Evidence of Infidelities
After discovering that her boyfriend was cheating with three different women, a TikToker decided to shove it all in his face and glue incriminating texts and pictures to his bedroom wall.
Group that sued Harvard asks Supreme Court to end use of race in college admissions
Lower courts had rejected a challenge to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices.
Police made a lot more reported contributions in 2020 than normal — mostly to Republicans
The surge is largely due to donations to WinRed, the recently-created Republican fundraising system.
Tiger Woods faces a difficult road to recovery, doctors say
Doctors predict that Tiger Woods will likely have a difficult road to recovery following his crash in Los Angeles this week.
De Blasio reacts to Cuomo harassment allegations, calls for independent investigation
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an independent investigation of the sexual harassment allegations brought against Gov. Andrew Cuomo by former aide Lindsey Boylan.
US officials ask China not to subject staff to Covid-19 anal swab tests
US officials in China have asked local authorities to refrain from subjecting US staff in the country to Covid-19 anal swabs, according to a US diplomat based in China.
Chief says Capitol response not based on race
Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman denies law enforcement failed to take warnings of violence prior to Jan. 6 seriously because many of the people traveling to Washington before the Capitol insurrection were white. (Feb. 25)
Clemson's Justin Foster retires from football amid battle with coronavirus
Clemson defensive end Justin Foster announced Wednesday he is retiring from football completely after a severe bought with COVID-19 last year.
Sanders Says Walmart Pays Workers 'Starvation Wages,' Taxpayers Make Up Difference
The Senate Budget Committee Chairman ridiculed Walmart for forcing taxpayers to "subsidize" low-income workers struggling to make a living wage.
Thierry Henry steps down as coach of CF Montreal due to family reasons
Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry is stepping down as head coach of Major League Soccer (MLS) side CF Montreal due to family reasons.
Gavin Newsom's Record, Authenticity Best Focus Points for Recall Challengers, Strategists Say
If enough signatures are validated to trigger an official recall, experts believe the election would likely take place this fall.
Tiger Woods doesn’t want his career to ‘end like this’ after car crash: source
As the golf icon continues to recover from Tuesday’s rollover wreck outside Los Angeles, Woods realizes his career on the links may be in jeopardy.
An artist honors icons by creating Black History Month-themed playing cards
Kearra Johnson was in her senior year at the University of Missouri when she came up with the concept for what is now known as the Revolution Card Deck -- a deck of playing cards featuring the names and faces of notable Black individuals.
Donald Trump Jr. blasts Springsteen’s dropped DWI charge as ‘liberal privilege’
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted Thursday that federal prosecutors only dismissed charges of DWI and reckless driving against rock icon Bruce Springsteen because of “liberal privilege.” Trump Jr., 43, gave his take on Wednesday’s dismissal to his 6.7 million followers, citing a Post article on the outcome. “I’d say it’s #WhitePrivilege but we all know it’s...
Celebrity stylists on what to expect from Golden Globes 2021 red carpet
Virtual red carpets may be the new normal, but Hollywood dressers aren't about to sacrifice glitz and glamour.
Trump allies banned from Twitter still spreading QAnon, election fraud conspiracies there
Key allies of Donald Trump – Lin Wood, Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn – are still spreading QAnon, election lies on Twitter after Capitol Riot bans.
Top Capitol security officials can’t answer for communications failures
Two of the top acting Capitol security officials failed to answer questions during a grilling from a House Republican lawmaker on critical communications lapses during the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Hungry teenage tyrants help explain puzzling fact about dinosaur diversity
Teen dinosaurs, specifically the offspring of enormous meat-eating species like Tyrannosaurus rex, would have been everywhere 100 million years ago.
The Southern Baptist Pastor Who Welcomed Gay Members on Getting Kicked Out of America’s Largest Protestant Denomination
About one-third of the Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia, left the church in protest.
Studying Religions Helped Me Cope with COVID | Opinion
With the pandemic shrinking down our lives, it appears that a lot more of us have been searching for guidance to cope with this uncertainty.
Jill Biden gives Kelly Clarkson advice on her divorce
Jill Biden offered Kelly Clarkson advice amid her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
Vanessa Bryant backs Kyrie Irving on changing NBA logo
Kyrie Irving received support from Vanessa Bryant on Wednesday after the Brooklyn Nets star posted on social media that the NBA should change its logo to Kobe Bryant from Jerry West.
Dow slides more than 400 points as bond yields climb
It's another rough day for stocks. The market has entered a new phase of volatility as government bond yields are on the rise, signaling expectations for higher interest rates down the line.
Holly Madison and Zak Bagans break up
They reportedly still remain friends.
Jazz exec Dennis Lindsey denies bigotry allegations from ex-player
Utah Jazz executive Dennis Lindsey pushed back on a claim made by former player Elijah Millsap alleging that the organization’s executive vice president made bigoted comments against him in 2015.
Twitter shares hit record high as it forecasts doubling revenue in 2023
Twitter said Thursday it expects to double annual revenue to at least $7.5 billion and reach 315 million users in 2023, sending its shares up more than 8 percent. In an announcement ahead of its investor presentation Thursday, Twitter said it will increase the number of features it launches to increase revenue and users. The social media network...
Reporter's Video From Inside Senate On Jan. 6 Shows A Crowd Prepared For Violence
New Yorker writer Luke Mogelson says many of the insurrectionists he filmed at the Capitol "had no inkling that what they were doing was wrong or suspicion that it could result in any consequences."
COVID-19 Vaccine Makers' Booster Shots Aim At A Moving Target: Coronavirus Variants
In the future, different circumstances will likely determine which vaccine or booster a person receives, based on their antibodies — and which variant is common in their region.
The GOP is not even trying to disguise its racism anymore
It is not hard to find the pattern.
Pokémon Presents Predictions: Remakes, Re-Releases and What We Won't See
We have to get something cool for "Pokémon Go," right?
You've never seen a fighter's body fold in half from a knockout punch quite like this
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Top NY health official grilled on the handling of Covid-19 nursing home deaths
New York state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker again on Thursday defended the state's handling of nursing homes and their residents during the pandemic.
Russell Wilson's camp has discussed at least four trade destinations with Seahawks, per reports
Russell Wilson has expressed his frustrations and, according to The Athletic, his representatives have discussed at least four teams he'd join.
Manhattan Prosecutor Receives Trump Tax Returns After Lengthy Legal Battle
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. confirmed that it obtained the former president's tax returns and related documents on Monday.
Analysts say Tesla’s stock price has ‘significant’ links to Reddit posts
Tesla might be the biggest meme stock of them all. The electric-car maker’s stock price appears strongly connected to how many people are talking about it on Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum, Barclays analysts say. After scraping data from the foul-mouthed message board behind the recent GameStop frenzy, the bank’s researchers found a “statistically significant” relationship between...
Costco raising its minimum wage to $16 per hour, but CEO says the average pay for hourly workers is $24
Costco is raising its minimum wage to $16 an hour, leapfrogging competitors including Target and Amazon. The pay increase goes into effect next week.
Facebook exec withdraws from race for LA Times top editor post
Anne Kornblut, a former Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winner who now works for Facebook, is the latest candidate to pull out of the race for top job at the Los Angeles Times, Media Ink has learned. Kornblut withdrew her name from the running following a Feb. 19 report in the Wall Street Journal that LA...
Sigma Beauty takes 30 percent off sitewide for limited-time sale
If you’ve been looking to add some new staples to your beauty collection then we’ve found the perfect Sigma Beauty sale for you. Sigma Beauty is taking 30 percent off sitewide during the exciting event. That means you can enjoy all of its most popular items — including a variety of high-quality brushes, lipsticks and more....
California high court upholds law preventing many young teens from being tried as adults
The California Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of a state law that prevents most offenders under age 16 from being tried as adults.
Ronald Pickup, ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ star, dead at 80
Ronald Pickup, a UK actor best known for his roles in “The Crown” and “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” died Wednesday. He was 80. Pickup’s agent told the PA news agency that the thespian “passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness surrounded by his wife and family. He will be deeply missed.” The Chester native’s...
Corruption and Tax Abuse Slow Action on Poverty and Climate Change | Opinion
We must have greater transparency around public spending, stronger international cooperation to prosecute bribery and global governance of tax abuse and money laundering.