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Ollie named coach of new league designed for prep standouts

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Ollie will serve as coach and director of player development for Overtime Elite, which markets itself to players between 16 and 18 years old with promises of academic education and a six-figure salary. The league off...

Titans great Eddie George to be named head coach at Tennessee State: reports

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The Tennessee Titans great is expected to be the next head coach at Tennessee State, according to multiple reports. George will join Hall of Famer Deion Sanders -- who is coachin...

Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen named ACM Awards 2021 new artists of the year

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The announcement comes a little over a week before the 56th ACM Awards are set to take place in Nashville, Tenn., where both country artists are set to perform. News of the achievement was delivered to the artists by...

A closed skating rink will be converted into a homeless shelter named after Alex Trebek

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A skating rink in Los Angeles set to be converted into a homeless shelter will bear the name of the late Alex Trebek, the famed host of "Jeopardy!" Trebek, who hosted the popular game show for more than three decade...

A tree frog named Betty is this year’s Cadbury Easter Bunny mascot

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A tree frog from Florida named Betty has been named Cadbury's 2021 Easter Bunny. The White's tree frog, native to Australia, beat over 12,000 contenders for the coveted title, the Hershey Company announced in a new...

CNN Sport named Digital Publisher of the Year at the 2020 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards

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CNN Sport has been crowned Digital Publisher of the Year at the 2020 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards for the first time. Up against competition from Sky Sports, The Athletic UK, The Coaches' Voice, The Telegra...

2 attorneys named to lead investigation into Cuomo sexual harassment allegations

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A former federal prosecutor and an employment discrimination attorney have been selected to lead the investigation into sexual harassment claims made against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York attorney gener...

NASA named the Perseverance rover’s landing spot for Octavia E. Butler, the pioneering Black science-fiction author

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Though they starred aliens, vampires and time travelers, Octavia E. Butler's celebrated science-fiction novels were often grounded on Earth. Her name and enduring legacy, though, have made it as far as the Red Plane...

A spacecraft named for ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician Katherine Johnson has arrived on the International Space Station

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A spacecraft named for the famed NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has arrived at the International Space Station with about 8,000 pounds of cargo in tow. The S.S. Katherine Johnson, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus res...

An 8-year-old border collie named Lulu is inheriting a $5 million trust

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A Nashville dog named Lulu is a newly minted millionaire. Yep, you read that right. Her owner's last will and testament has made the 8-year-old border collie one wildly pampered pooch. "She's a good girl," Martha ...

Mario Draghi is named Italy’s new prime minister, announces a political rainbow of cabinet picks

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Italy's next government has taken shape, after Mario Draghi was named Prime Minister and announced a cabinet selected from across the country's political spectrum. Draghi, a prominent economist, accepted the top rol...

After a decade in a shelter, a rescue dog named Wiggles finally has a home

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Wiggles had food, a backyard and plenty of laps to sit on at her...

Cow named after Posh Spice breaks world sales record

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London A pedigree heifer from Shropshire named after Posh Spice has been sold at auction for over $ 360,000 (£262,000,) breaking the world record for the prized Limousin breed. The fourteen-month-old Wilodge Poshsp...

Yogananda Pittman named acting US Capitol police chief after riots

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The US Capitol Police has appointed a Black woman as its acting police chief after the former head resigned in the fallout from the agency's inadequate response to pro-Trump rioters who staged an insurrection at the...

Robert Lewandowski and Lucy Bronze named players of the year at the Best FIFA Football Awards

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Robert Lewandowski and Lucy Bronze were respectively named the men's and women's player of the year at the Best FIFA Football Awards on Thursday. Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski saw off competition from Lionel Me...

Former gang member is named Missouri’s Teacher of the Year

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Darrion Cockrell hated school as a child, as he navigated the the foster care system. He joined a gang by age 10. But with the help of the educators around him, Cockrell worked his way up and eventually became a te...

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