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Government Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy $11 Billion Loss

After the longest shutdown in government history, federal employees went back to work Monday. However, the economic effects will be felt for a long time. A report released Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the economy took an $11 billion hit, including $3 billion that’s gone forever, in the 35 days that parts of the federal government went unfunded. ...Read more

MLB Announces Year-Long Celebration To Honor Jackie Robinson’s 100th Birthday

On Monday, Major League Baseball announced a partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) to create a year-long schedule of events aimed at honoring Jackie’s legacy in baseball and throughout society. Beginning Thursday, January 31st (which would have been Robinson’s 100th birthday ) MLB will hold Play Ball events tied to Robinson’s baseball journey, a traveling museum exhibit, efforts from all 30 MLB teams plus fund-raising and awareness efforts throughout the year. ...Read more

2019 SAG Awards: Full List Of Winners

The 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards saw the biggest stars from the big and small screen,, as the nominee’s fellow actors picked the winners. Hosted by Will & Grace’s Megan Mullally at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in L.A., this SAG Awards ceremony saw Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Quiet Place take home top honors for film.  ...Read more

Louisiana Shooting Suspect Faces First-Degree Murder Charges

Dakota Theriot, the man accused of killing five people in Louisiana, was captured Sunday morning in Richmond County, Virginia. Theriot, 21, was apprehended following a night on the run after being named a suspect in the shooting deaths of his parents, his girlfriend, and her father and brother in two separate shootings Saturday. Richmond County Sheriff Stephan B. Smith said Theriot was arrested without incident as he arrived at a family member’s home.  ...Read more