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What Is Snack? This Dating App Aimed at Gen Z Is Inspired by TikTok

Founder Kimberly Kaplan came up with the idea for Snack after noticing TikTok users trying to use the short-form video app for dating.
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NYC has extra COVID-19 vaccine supply this week
New York City has a surplus of COVID-19 vaccines this week after delayed shipments finally arrived — so it’s ramping up hours and doubling the number of appointments at some inoculation sites, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. The shipment that was supposed to be delivered to the city last week got delayed due to...
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Former USA gymnastics coach dead after trafficking, sexual assault charges filed
Former USA gymnastics coach John Geddert has died by suicide after human trafficking and sexual assault charges were filed against him.
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Are White 'Vaccine Chasers' the Reason People of Color Aren't Getting Their COVID-19 Shots?
Black and brown Los Angeles, California, residents—who are most likely to die from the coronavirus—are being vaccinated at low rates despite efforts to reach them.
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Teen Had ‘Suicidal and Homicidal Thoughts’ Before Killing Disabled Sister: Cops
Lancaster County District Attorney/TikTokA Pennsylvania teenager accused of fatally stabbing her disabled older sister had previously said she was having “suicidal and homicidal thoughts,” authorities have revealed in court records.Claire Elaina Miller, 14, has been charged with homicide after hysterically calling authorities on Monday night to admit she stabbed her sister, 19-year-old Helen Miller, while her parents were asleep, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office. The elder Miller, who had cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair, died from a stab wound to her neck.Shortly after Miller was arrested at home in Manheim Township, a small community about 75 miles west of Philadelphia, a witness called to say they had been talking to Miller on the phone. The document, filed to support a search warrant and obtained by several local news outlets, does not say when Miller was speaking to the unnamed witness but said she spoke of homicidal and suicidal thoughts.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Fact Check: Does Biden's COVID-19 Relief Plan Penalize Single Parents?
President Biden's COVID-19 stimulus plan is headed to the House floor, and both sides of the Congressional aisle are grappling over the $1.9 trillion relief bill. While Republicans represent most of the opposition, some Democratic lawmakers have their own objections to the bill's provisions.
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Calif. Lt. Gov Eleni Kounalakis Dismisses GOP 'Fantasy' of Replacing Newsom With Republican
"He is still quite popular in this state," Kounalakis said.
The GOP campaign to sink Neera Tanden isn’t about ‘hypocrisy.’ It’s worse.
This claim is everywhere, but it totally misses the depths of bad faith on display here.
I've Been a Fast Food Worker Since I was 15. It's Time for a Living Wage | Opinion
Over the last year while working in fast-food and taking care of my family, I've been exposed to COVID-19 four times. Thankfully, I tested negative each time. But all four of my quarantines were unpaid—including the time I was taking care of my daughter, who got sick with Covid.
Why pro-work Republicans should support the Biden economic agenda
Instead of making poverty more painful, they could promote ways to make jobs more accessible, available and rewarding.
California board member compares reopening schools to 'White supremacist ideology' and 'slavery'
A California school board member is facing criticism after comparing reopening schools amid uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus vaccination rollout to “White supremacist ideology” and “slavery” in a meeting earlier this week.
Ex-gymnastics coach dies by suicide after being charged with sexual assault
"This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved," said the Michigan attorney general.
PM Update: Temperatures remain mild, with clouds increasing Friday
It's feeling a bit like spring these days. There's even some tree pollen!
Progressives Still Pushing for Student Loan Relief, Despite Poll Showing Its Unpopularity
The study found just 13 percent of Americans said they support forgiving $50,000 in federal student loans.
CNN finally addresses sexual harassment claims against Cuomo after 24 hours of silence
 CNN ended its on-air blackout of sexual harassment allegations leveled against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday after more than 24 hours of ignoring the story with a brief update that echoed the governor’s talking points about his accuser.
Katy Perry goes for a stroll with baby Daisy in Hawaii
She and Orlando Bloom are enjoying a family vacation.
Jen Psaki Says Reopening Migrant Facility for Children Was 'Best Decision,' Amid Criticism
Joe Biden's press secretary says the president's move is "absolutely not the same thing" as Donald Trump's child separation policy.
Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and dogs stolen
Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her two French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen in Hollywood, a source close to the singer tells CNN.
House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ people
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation’s labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate. The Equality Act amends existing civil rights law to explicitly include sexual orientation and...
House passes Equality Act aimed at ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
The House has passed the Equality Act, which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to protect people from being discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as access to public accommodations such as restaurants.
Ex-US gymnastics coach John Geddert kills himself after sex trafficking charges
A former Olympic gymnastics coach who was hit with a slew of sex trafficking charges in Michigan on Thursday killed himself soon after the raps against him were released by state authorities, a report said. John Geddert was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon in the state, local station WLNS reported, citing state...
The Golden Globes are considered a big party. This year, they'll air under two clouds
The Golden Globes are celebrated as a star-studded party, but this year they'll air under a pair of clouds -- one due to the difficulty in staging a free-wheeling awards show during a pandemic, the other lined by fresh allegations about questionable ethical practices involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that hands out the trophies.
The Golden Globes are considered a big party. This year, they'll air under two clouds
The Golden Globes are celebrated as a star-studded party, but this year they'll air under a pair of clouds -- one due to the difficulty in staging a free-wheeling awards show during a pandemic, the other lined by fresh allegations about questionable ethical practices involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that hands out the trophies.
Native Angeleno Lynne Thompson is L.A.'s 2021 poet laureate
Lynne Thompson is the author of the poetry collections "Beg No Pardon," "Start with a Small Guitar" and "Fretwork."
Gérard Depardieu denies rape charges: ‘I have nothing to fear’
French film giant Gérard Depardieu on Thursday denied what he said were “totally baseless” rape charges against him. “I am innocent and I have nothing to fear,” the 72-year-old actor told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Depardieu is accused of raping a young actress as the two rehearsed the scene of a play in his Paris...
Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria turn on Gov. Cuomo as TIME’S UP calls for harassment probe
The star-studded TIME’S UP Foundation on Thursday joined the growing chorus that’s demanding an official probe into sexual-harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo — marking an about-face by two of its most famous board members. “Allegations of inappropriate behavior in any workplace are deeply troubling and should be addressed,” foundation president and CEO Tina Tchen...
Video: Police pull people from fiery Georgia crash
Police officers in Georgia pulled two people from a fiery wreck early Sunday in a dramatic scene captured on body-camera video. It shows the passenger on fire as a Fayetteville police officer puts out flames on their clothes. (Feb. 25)
Republican legislators around the country seek to strip governors and officials of emergency election powers
The bills represent latest front in the partisan battles in states as Republican lawmakers race to pass new laws restricting voting access.
Republican legislators across US move aggressively to restrict voting access
Republican legislators around the country are moving aggressively to strip governors and other officials of their power to change election rules -- after states made it easier to vote last year during the coronavirus pandemic and turnout surged to record levels.
Rising bond yields trigger Wall Street sell-off
Government bond yields are on the rise, signaling expectations for higher interest rates down the line. CNN's Alison Kosik explains what this means for investors.
Equality Act with LGBTQ protections passes House, faces uncertain future in Senate
The bill is one of President Joe Biden's top legislative priorities, one he wants passed in his first 100 days in office.
The facts about how the U.S. processes unaccompanied migrant children
An overview of the legal authorities and policies that govern the care of unaccompanied kids, as well as the facilities where they're housed while in custody.
For Patrick Page, it’s Shakespeare’s bad guys who steal the show
The actor superbly plays the Bard’s greatest villains in his one-man show, ‘All the Devils Are Here,” a Shakespeare Theatre Company production running online through July 28.
Kentucky man ran violent drug, sex operation, exploited victims’ dependence on crack, heroin: DOJ
A Kentucky man was sentenced Thursday to 36 years in prison for running a violent drug and sex trafficking operation that forced young drug-addicted women to prostitute themselves and sell illicit drugs in the Lexington area, prosecutors said.
'Cherry' reunites Tom Holland and the Russo brothers on a not-so-super movie
The current Spider-Man and directors of "Avengers: Endgame" reunite on "Cherry," but that's the only conspicuously super thing about this grim adaptation of the bestselling book. Tom Holland's kinetic performance is impressive, but it's in the service of an uneven film that too self-consciously works at mirroring the form of a novel.
NY AG Letitia James mulling independent probe of Gov. Cuomo over sex harass claim
New York Attorney General Letitia James is mulling a request to launch an independent probe of sexual harassment claims leveled against Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a former aide. James is “reviewing” a letter sent to her by five female Republican state senators requesting an “immediate appointment of a Special Prosecutor” to review Lindsey Boylan’s accusations...
Listen to Episode 45 of ‘Up In The Blue Seats’: The Artemi Panarin Saga feat. Dan Carcillo
Fans are making their grand return to Rangers games at the Garden on Friday. That would usually be the top news of the week for a team. Unfortunately for the Rangers, that has been overshadowed by Artemi Panarin having to step away from the team due to the assault allegations being made against him. He...
What Time Will ‘The World’s A Little Blurry’ Be on Apple TV+? How To Watch The Billie Eilish Documentary
Be sure to take out your Invisalign before streaming this film.
Grandma chases down, tackles thief who stole her purse
A security camera captured an elderly woman chasing down a man who allegedly nabbed her purse at a pub in Australia.
John Geddert, former Olympic gymnastics coach, kills himself after being charged with human trafficking, sex assault
Geddert, 63, was charged Thursday with 24 crimes including human trafficking, sexual assault and racketeering. He did not appear for arraignment.
Aaron Pico targeted for return at Bellator 257 vs. England's Aiden Lee
A pair of featherweights boasting a string of stoppage wins will meet at Bellator 257.       Related StoriesAlex Caceres looks forward to day he's longest tenured UFC fighterUFC Fight Night 186's Magomed Ankalaev says there is no secret to his successHolly Holm has faith friend Jon Jones will thrive at heavyweight: 'His skill is just on another level'
Jodie Foster: 'The culture is wakening'
Jodie Foster speaks alongside Nancy Hollander, the real-life lawyer she plays in "The Mauritanian," about Guantanamo Bay and sexism in Hollywood.
Nassar-Linked Gymnastics Coach Dies by Suicide Hours After Human Trafficking Charges
Thomas Coez/AFP/GettyJohn Geddert, a former U.S. Gymnastics coach and owner of the Michigan gym where Larry Nassar worked and abused hundreds of young gymnasts, died by suicide Thursday, just hours after authorities announced he had been charged with 24 felonies, including 20 counts of human trafficking. He was 63.While only one of Geddert’s charges—lying to a police officer that he had no knowledge of the doctor’s abuse—was linked to the Nassar case, according to The Detroit News, the two were longtime associates. Nassar worked out of Geddert’s Michigan gym, Twistars.“My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking his own life,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement. “This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
Fact Check: Is Biden Required to Give the SOTU Address in Person in His Inaugural Year?
Some Twitter users claimed that President Biden should have given a State of the Union address already.
Italy’s Lombardy again in virus crisis as Brescia sees surge
ROME — Italy’s northern Lombardy region, where Europe’s coronavirus outbreak erupted last year, asked the national government Thursday for more vaccines to help stem a surge of new COVID-19 cases that are taxing the health system in the province of Brescia. The province’s fast-growing caseload is contributing to another upswing in reported cases nationwide: Italy...
Hate crimes: How they affect BIPOC and why they are on the rise
USA TODAY's Anika Reed chats with Andra Day, the star of "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," about her portrayal of the iconic singer.
The next Republican civil war: a fight over earmarks
As Democrats begin their march toward reinstating earmarks, Republicans are grappling with how their party will handle bringing back directed congressional spending.
Sephora is opening more stores as it moves beyond the mall
Makeup sales have been walloped by the pandemic. But that's not stopping Sephora from adding more stores as it pushes ahead to attract shoppers outside of struggling malls.