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Chinese selfie app pours cash into bitcoin and could buy more

Tesla turned heads last month when it revealed that it had invested big in bitcoin. Now a Chinese company is jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, too. Meitu, a tech firm known for a popular photo-editing app, said Sunday that it bought some $40 million worth of cryptocurrency. That includes about $18 million worth of bitcoin…MORE

Here’s how close the US is to a possible Covid-19 surge, expert warns

Here’s how close the US is to a possible Covid-19 surge, expert warns

The US is in the “eye of the hurricane” right now, according to epidemiologist Michael Osterholm. After months of devastation, it appeared things were heading in the right direction with officials reporting several weeks of steep declines in Covid-19 cases and lowered hospitalization numbers. But now case declines have stopped and infection numbers plateaued at…MORE

‘Self-serving’: UK media tabloids hit back at Meghan and Harry’s interview

British tabloids are hammering Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and her husband Prince Harry after their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. Meghan revealed during the sit-down conversation that life within the royal family was so isolating, lonely and lacking in support that she had experienced suicidal thoughts. She also said that individuals within the institution had…MORE

‘The Fight of the Century’: A divided US nation 50 years on

‘The Fight of the Century’: A divided US nation 50 years on

By the time the first bell rang and Joe Frazier came bobbing towards him, Muhammad Ali was already four years into a fight that helped define him as one of the 20th century’s most influential figures. Under the lights at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971, Ali was once again fighting for the world…MORE

Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star Game, but HBCUs were the real winner of the night

While Team LeBron defeated Team Durant 170-150 to win the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, the real winners of the night were historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Team LeBron represented The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Team Durant played for the United Negro College Fund. Both funds are non-profits that look to award scholarships…MORE

Critics Choice Awards 2021: See the full list of winners

The 26th annual Critics Choice Awards, which honor some of the best film and television of the year, were presented Sunday. See below for a full list of nominees with the winners indicated in bold. FILM Best Picture “Da 5 Bloods” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” “Mank” “Minari” “News of the World” “Nomadland” — WINNER “One…MORE