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Happy Nurses Week!

To all the Nurses out there who take care of us when we’re in a Doctor’s Care. Thank YOU! We really appreciate you and know how much you are a part of our Hospital stay or anywhere else we are in need of help, you are there. ...Read more

Cambridge Analytica, Data Firm At Center Of Facebook Privacy Scandal, Will Close

Cambridge Analytica and its parent company SCL are shutting down, citing a “siege of media coverage” that drove away its customers. The data gathering firm at the center of Facebook’s controversy over user privacy has been under intense scrutiny from both the U.S. and U.K. governments for pushing advertisements to potential voters on the social network using improperly obtained profile data. “The company is immediately ceasing all operations,” the data firm announced in a surprise statement, noting that “parallel bankruptcy proceedings will soon be commenced.” The company said that the deluge of media reports on its data acquisition were “unfounded accusations,” and claimed it was being “vilified for activities that are not only legal, but also widely accepted as a standard component of online advertising.” ...Read more

Former ‘Law & Order’ Actress Diane Neal To Run For Congress In New York

Former Law & Order actress Diane Neal is seeking a new role– as representative of a congressional district in upstate New York. Neal, 42, appeared on the original L&O, once the longest-running crime drama on American primetime. From 2001-2012, she played Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak on Law & Order: SVU, now in its 19th season. More recently, in 2015, Neal appeared on NCIS: New Orleans, The Following and Blue Bloods. Neal launched her campaign for the 19th Congressional District, where she has lived for four years. She announced her independent candidacy in February. Seven candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination, but Neal is running as an independent. ...Read more

“Transformers 5” Star Isabela Moner To Play ‘Dora The Explorer’ In Live-Action Movie

Isabela Moner will take on the title role in the live-action feature film “Dora the Explorer,” Paramount Players announced earlier this week. The film will be based on the animated series of the same name. It will follow a teenage version of Dora, as she goes on an adventure with her best friend, a monkey named Boots, and her cousin Diego. Moner recently starred in “Transformers: The Last Knight” with Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins. She also previously voiced the character Kate in the 2014 animated spinoff “Dora and Friends: Into the City!” and was the lead in Nickelodeon comedy series “100 Things to Do Before High School.” The original animdated “Dora the Explorer” series premiered on Nickelodeon in 2000, featuring Dora as a 7-year-old Latina who travels the world. The live-action film will be shot in Queensland, Australia, and is expected to be released in theaters on Aug. 2, 2019. ...Read more

Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Witten Confirms He’s Retiring And Headed To ESPN

Long-time Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is retiring from the NFL to move to TV, where he’ll serve as color analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The 10-time Pro Bowl tight end informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of his plan to retire Thursday. News had broken a few months back that Witten was auditioning for TV jobs; the NFL veteran auditioned with both ESPN for “MNF” and Fox Sports for “Thursday Night Football.”  Witten will succeed Jon Gruden, who left ESPN to return to NFL as a coach with the Raiders. ...Read more

Eagles’ Defensive Tackle Timmy Jernigan To Miss 4-6 Months After Back Surgery

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan will miss four-to-six months after undergoing back surgery for a herniated disc last week. Jernigan will need to recover at the low end of his recovery timetable if he’s to be ready for Week 1, and is certain to miss the team’s entire offseason program. Jernigan started 15 games for the Eagles and was a big reason for the reigning Super Bowl champion’s No. 1-ranked run defense.  He was acquired through a trade with the Baltimore Ravens a year ago. Philadelphia has arguably the deepest defensive line in the NFL, and it is expected that veteran Haloti Ngata will move into the starting lineup alongside Fletcher Cox. ...Read more

Rudy Giuliani Claims President Trump Repaid Lawyer $130K Payment To Porn Star

President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s attorneys, said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president’s past claims that he didn’t know the source of the money. During an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Giuliani said the money to repay Michael Cohen had been “funneled … through the law firm and the president repaid it.” Asked if Trump knew about the arrangement, Giuliani said: “He didn’t know about the specifics of it, as far as I know.” ...Read more

Ty Cobb, Key Trump Lawyer Handling Russian Investigation, Retiring

Ty Cobb, who had served as the president’s lead White House attorney for the investigation, is retiring. President Donald Trump has tapped Emmett Flood, who advised Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings, to assist in the Russia investigation after Cobb announced plans to retire, the White House said Wednesday. Cobb said in a statement, “I believe the White House is in good hands with Emmett Flood, who is a highly regarded and very talented attorney.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Cobb had been discussing his plans to retire with Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly for the last several weeks.  ...Read more

C-130 Military Cargo Plane Crashes In Georgia, 5 Dead

An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane on a training mission crashed Wednesday along a road near a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, authorities said. The plane appeared to have crashed into a median on the road, where firefighters later put out the blaze. Capt. Jeff Bezore, a spokesman for the Georgia Air National Guard’s 165th Air Wing, said the crash killed at least five people. The Air Force said the plane belonged to the 156th Air Wing out of Puerto Rico. The Savannah Air National Guard says the plane was doing a training mission when it crashed near the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. ...Read more