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Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia
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Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia

President Joe Biden is poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy to serve as ambassador to Australia, three people familiar with the search process told CNN, in one of the highest-profile envoy selections yet by the White House. Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, served as ambassador to Japan during the Obama administration. She…MORE

Sean Penn won’t return to ‘Gaslit’ set unless all cast and crew receive Covid vaccinations
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Sean Penn won’t return to ‘Gaslit’ set unless all cast and crew receive Covid vaccinations

Sean Penn will not return to the set of his new show “Gaslit” until the entire cast and crew have received Covid vaccinations, the star’s representative confirmed to CNN on Friday. Penn plays the role of Attorney General John Mitchell in the political drama, which is a modern-day take on the Watergate scandal. Julia Roberts…MORE

Olympic events to watch this weekend
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Olympic events to watch this weekend

The torch has been lit at the Tokyo Olympics and the opening weekend will feature competition in men’s gymnastics, women’s soccer, swimming, tennis and more. Here’s how to watch the games in the US and key events to tune in for. Opening ceremony NBC will air the four-hour opening ceremony Friday morning, with a rebroadcast…MORE

Jordan Peele’s next film is titled ‘Nope’
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Jordan Peele’s next film is titled ‘Nope’

Yep, you read the headline correctly. Jordan Peele’s next project is titled “Nope.” So far what Peele has been working on has been shrouded in mystery, but on Thursday he tweeted a poster for the new film. According to the poster, the film will reunite him with his “Get Out” star, Daniel Kaluuya. “Scream Queens”…MORE

Biden jumps backs into campaigning with McAuliffe rally in Virginia
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Biden jumps backs into campaigning with McAuliffe rally in Virginia

President Joe Biden is making his return to the campaign trail. He will headline his first candidate-specific rally since moving into the White House earlier this year, traveling Friday to the Washington, DC, suburb of Arlington, Virginia, to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. “The President’s time is one of the most valuable commodities…MORE

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony
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Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

With no fans in attendance and a reduced number of athletes joining the parade, the Tokyo Olympics‘ Opening Ceremony officially kicked off the Summer Games on Friday as tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron. Earlier on Friday, a request from Tokyo 2020 organizers to push back Osaka’s opening match of the Olympics from Saturday…MORE

American Express is the Dow’s top stock for 2021. Here’s why
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American Express is the Dow’s top stock for 2021. Here’s why

American Express is the top stock in the Dow so far this year, and AmEx’s earnings on Friday morning show why investors are never leaving home without it. The credit card giant reported a quarterly profit of $2.3 billion, easily topping Wall Street’s forecasts. Revenue for American Express came in at $10.2 billion, a 33%…MORE

Dow closes above 35,000 for the first time
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Dow closes above 35,000 for the first time

It’s been a turbulent week on Wall Street, starting with a massive selloff over worries about the Delta variant. But by Friday, stocks were back up and each index closed at at record highs. The Dow closed 0.7%, or 238 points, higher, finishing above 35,000 for the first time ever. The S&P and the Nasdaq…MORE

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