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Albert Pujols smiles as he rounds the bases after hitting his 700th home run. (© Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports)

In what may be a fitting capstone to a Hall of Fame career, Albert Pujols on Friday connected for his 700th home run as a major leaguer, a feat accomplished by only three other sluggers in baseball history.

The milestone homer – Pujols’ second of the night – came in the fourth inning off Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford, the latest of a record 455 different pitchers who’v

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The rapper, PnB, whose real name is Rakim Hasheem Allen



*Let’s just get straight to it. Another rapper has been shot and killed. This time it happened to PnB Rock who was shot in Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles a South L.A. Monday afternoon.

The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Hasheem Allen, was shot while dining at 1:23pm Pacific. 

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Chadwick Boseman is officially a Disney Legend.

The “Black Panther” star was inducted alongside other stars like Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad at Friday’s Disney Legends Award Ceremony at the D23 Expo. Boseman’s brother, Derrick Boseman, accepted the award on his late brother’s behalf.

“When I heard that Disney wanted to honor Chad, the first word that came to mind for me was the word honor,” Boseman said. “As I think about my brother and this h

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“I Am Ruby Bridges,” is a new picture book written by Civil Rights icon Ruby Bridges and published by Scholastic, on sale Sept. 6, 2022. (Handout/Scholastic)

Ruby Bridges’ new book highlights the story that made her a civil rights icon: walking into school as one of the first Black students to desegregate an all-white Louisiana school in 1960.

“I Am Ruby Bridges” chronicles her history-making story from the eyes of her 6-year-old self, in what Bridges calls her “most personal bo

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NEW YORK – April 21, 2022 – SiriusXM announced the launch of Holy Culture Radio, a new spiritually-inspired talk and music channel beginning today.

Holy Culture Radio is the home for everything Christian Hip-Hop and Rhythm & Praise. Its programming will focus on themes of Faith, Art, Vocation, and Education, unifying three foundational things listeners are looking for: connection to popular culture, connection to their faith, and success in their careers.

The range of shows on the channel will

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The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly expected to sign veteran running back Ronald Jones on a one-year contract this offseason, per NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero.


Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes seems to approve of this move.

In response to these reports, the 26-year-old signal caller reacted with three flex emojis.


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Brittney Griner was seen for the first time since her February arrest in Russia Thursday, appearing in a short clip purportedly posted to social media fro
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In the summer of 2020, as the Black Lives Matter movement swept America, Ralph Lauren — itself the quintessential American brand — announced far-reaching plans to act in the name of racial equity, from mentorship programs to financial donations.


Specifically, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation pledged $2 million to a dozen historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in December 2021, including Morehouse College and Spelman College.

Polo Ralph Lauren is deepening its relati
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Credit card is seen in front of displayed Visa logo in this illustration taken July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

U.S. payments firms Visa Inc (V.N) and Mastercard Inc on Saturday said they were suspending operations in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, and that they would work with clients and partners to cease all transactions there.

Within days, all transactions initiated with Visa cards issued in Russia will no longer work outside of the country and any Visa c

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Russia - President Vladimir Putin attends an event at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, July 23, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY./File Photo/File Photo


LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Western sanctions on Russia were akin to a declaration of war and warned that any attempt to impose a no-fly zone in Ukraine would lead to catastrophic consequences fo

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Germany will send 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger missiles to Ukraine, marking a complete reversal in Berlin’s restrictive arms export policy, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Saturday.

Why it matters: Germany has for months come under intense criticism for its response to Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine. The government said its “historical responsibilities” prevented it from shipping arms to conflict zones, and had previously blocked other NATO allies from transferring G

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‘Super Bowl LVI was shaping up to be a supersized disappointment for the Los Angeles Rams.

They had lost their lead during a disastrous start to the second half. They had lost one of their best players in wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to a knee injury. They were about to waste MVP-caliber performances from Aaron Donald and Von Miller, not to mention what might be their best shot at a championship in the foreseeable future.

Then, as they have so many times during the Rams’ championship s

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The Power of the Dog leads the nominees for the 94th annual Academy Awards, which were unveiled Tuesday morning.

The film landed a total of 12 noms, including best picture, best director for Jane Campion, and acting noms for star Benedict Cumberbatch and supporting players Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Dune follows with a total of 10 noms, including best picture, but the film was left out of the directing and acting categories.

West Side Story and Belfas

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In his famous work, City of God, Augustine penned this challenge: No one can be a good bishop if he loves his title and not his task. It is entirely possible for a ministry leader to love title more than task. Because we can make idols of anything, we can certainly make our titles the thing that defines us and gives us our worth. But, according to Augustine, a ministry leader who loves title more than task is not a good ministry leader.

If we love our title more than our task our primary

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The only criminal trial to arise from the botched police raid that left Breonna Taylor dead began on Friday, as hundreds of potential jurors gathered at a Kentucky courthouse in what activists see as a chance for some measure of justice. Individual questioning of jurors is scheduled to start next week.

The former Louisville officer facing trial, Brett Hankison, was not charged in Taylor’s shooting death but is standing trial on three lower-level felony charges for allegedly firing his s

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The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl, whose body was dumped alongside the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles, has increased to $110,000.

Tioni Theus’ body was discovered Jan. 8 on the side of the freeway on the Manchester Avenue on-ramp near South Figueroa Street.

During a news conference Wednesday, Assistant California Highway Patrol Chief Jesus Holguin said that California Gov. Gavin Newsom a

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Los Angeles Rams’ Matt Gay (8) kicks a 30-yard field goal to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Los Angeles Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers30-27, in Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game at Raymond James Stadium, sending Tom Brady home for the remainder of the playoffs and Matthew Stafford into his first conference championship game.


And w

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Apple briefly hit a market cap of $3 trillion during intraday trading on Monday, before dropping back under the mark shortly afterwards. Apple broke the barrier when its share price hit $182.86.

Apple rose 2.5% on Monday to close at $182.01, just missing closing the trading day at the $3 trillion mark.

The milestone is mostly symbolic but it shows investors remain bullish on Apple stock and its ability to grow. At a market value of $3 trillion, Apple tripled its valuation in un

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Sharon and Cliff Freshwater said getting customers to return since the Covid-19 pandemic has been a struggle. (Photo: Jalon Hill for QCity Metro)

“Bear with me. I’ll be with you in a minute,” Sharon Freshwater, co-owner of Freshwaters Restaurant, said as new customers walked through the door.

As a pandemic-related labor shortage drags on, Freshwater and her husband, Cliff Freshwater, are working as a two-person staff to keep their business afloat. While Sharon serves cu

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