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IBM spinoff joins a long list of questionable corporate names

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New York (CNN Business)There's a new member in the pantheon of the worst-named companies in history. Introducing "Kyndryl." That is the actual name of the IT services unit that IBM is spinning off from its core busin...

Blinken names chief diversity officer to lead change on a ‘problem as old as the department itself’

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Washington Secretary of State Antony Blinken named retired ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as the department's first chief diversity and inclusion officer Monday, a step that current and former diplomats said ...

Four women suing NFL star Deshaun Watson ordered to refile complaints with real names

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At two separate emergency court hearings Friday, Harris County judges ruled that four of Deshaun Watson's accusers must refile their lawsuits under their real names. Attorney Tony Buzbee had filed the lawsuits on be...

Police in Boulder have put the names of the 10 grocery store shooting victims on their patrol cars

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Police in Boulder, Colorado, are paying tribute to 10 people who lost their lives in last week's shooting at a grocery store in the city. The Boulder Police Department announced Tuesday that it has put the names of ...

NASA names 27 asteroids after African American, Hispanic and Native American astronauts

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Your name up in the sky and among the stars. Sounds like something out of a glamorous Hollywood movie, but it's a reality for 27 space explorers. The new names honor African American, Hispanic and Native American a...

Vanessa Bryant wins case to obtain names of deputies who allegedly took photos of crash site

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The names of four Los Angeles County Sheriff Department deputies who allegedly took or shared grisly photos of the scene of the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant will be released to Vanessa Bryant,...

Characters from the movie ‘Frozen’ could serve as hurricane names this season

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We are three months from the start of hurricane season -- though the official start date may come earlier this year because hurricanes have occurred outside the traditional season in recent years. And, yes, those fa...

Biden names acting agency heads as his Cabinet nominees remain unconfirmed

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a slate of acting agency heads after taking office without a single one of his Cabinet nominees in place and confirmed by the US Senate. "These individuals, nearly all of ...

Biden names Kathleen Hicks as first woman deputy defense secretary

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Joe Biden's transition team announced Wednesday that former Obama Pentagon official Kathleen Hicks is the President-elect's pick to serve as deputy secretary of defense, and she would be the first woman to serve in ...

Biden names retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense nominee

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President-elect Joe Biden has named retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin as his nominee for secretary of defense, the Biden transition team announced Tuesday. The former commander of the US Central Command would make hist...

Jerseys bearing the last names of Jordan, Kaepernick and Obama break records in online auction

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Sports jerseys from Michael Jordan, Colin Kaepernick, and even a former president all set world records this week during an online auction. Jordan's historic rookie Chicago Bulls jersey -- the one he held up at the ...

‘Jeopardy!’ names Ken Jennings as its first interim host after death of Alex Trebek

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Following the death of longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek earlier this month, the quiz show has now announced it will resume production, with a new interim host in the meantime. "Jeopardy!" announced Monday that...

UC Berkeley removed the names of ‘racist’ figures from two of its buildings

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The University of California, Berkeley is cutting ties with part of its past and renaming two buildings that are named for men with controversial and racist legacies. The names from LeConte Hall and Barrows Hall wer...

‘Genius Dog Challenge’ kicks off to determine whether 6 of the world’s smartest dogs can learn new names

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Simply put, they are the world's top dogs. Researchers from Hungary are holding the Genius Dog Challenge, which pits six of the world's smartest dogs against one another to show who is able to best learn the names o...

Joe Biden discloses names of elite fundraisers

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More than 800 individuals and couples each raised at least $ 100,000 to help fund former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential bid, according to a list of fundraisers the Democrat's campaign released Saturday nig...

What it reveals when senators repeatedly mispronounce the names of Kamala Harris and Sundar Pichai

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you live in the US and have a non-English name, someone at some point is bound to butcher the pronunciation. People across virtually every ethnic group have had to deal...

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