Author: David Miller

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Renowned Canadian author Alice Munro, known for her captivating short stories, has passed away at the age of 92 in Port Hope, Ontario. Munro began her writing career focusing on short stories due to perceived time constraints and a belief that she lacked the talent for novels. However, she quickly rose to prominence in the literary world, ultimately receiving the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. Despite facing health challenges in recent years, including heart bypass surgery and cancer treatment, Munro continued to write up until her passing. Her psychologically dense stories, often centered on women at different life stages and…

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The Indiana Pacers took a crucial 111-106 victory over the New York Knicks in Game 3 of their NBA playoff series, thanks to Andrew Nembhard’s dramatic 30-foot 3-pointer that gave them the lead. Despite the Knicks’ efforts, including Jalen Brunson’s 26 points despite a right foot injury, Donte DiVincenzo’s career-best 35 points, and Josh Hart’s 18 rebounds, the Pacers managed to push the series to a 2-1 margin. Tyrese Haliburton led the charge for the Pacers with 35 points, despite battling an ankle twist and back spasms. Pascal Siakam added 26 points, while Myles Turner contributed 21 points and 10…

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The California Public Utilities Commission recently approved a significant change in how electricity is billed for consumers in the state. The commission voted to implement a new fixed monthly fee of $24.15 in an effort to lower the overall rate per kilowatt hour. The intention behind this change is to encourage more Californians to switch to electric cars and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, ultimately helping to combat climate change. However, this new billing structure has sparked criticism from various groups, including lawmakers and consumer advocates. Critics are concerned that the new fee will result in low-power users subsidizing…

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The Cleveland Cavaliers showcased their dominance in a stunning victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, securing a 118-94 win. Donovan Mitchell led the charge for the Cavs with an impressive stat line of 29 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, and a plus-38 mark. Rising star Evan Mobley also made his mark with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks, while Caris LeVert added 21 points coming off the bench. The Cavaliers displayed their offensive prowess by shooting 54.7 percent from the field and out-rebounding the Celtics 44-31. Cleveland also outperformed Boston…

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The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, cracked down on a pro-Palestinian encampment at George Washington University, resulting in the arrest of 30 protesters and three others in a separate incident. The swift action, which occurred just hours before Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chief Pamela A. Smith were scheduled to testify at a congressional hearing, led to the cancellation of the hearing. House Oversight Chair James Comer, a Republican from Kentucky, claimed credit for the operation. The encampment at GW was just one of several at universities across the U.S. that have faced similar police crackdowns involving pro-Palestinian protesters. The…

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Security guard injured in drive-by shooting at Drake’s mansion in Toronto A security guard was injured in a drive-by shooting at Drake’s mansion in Toronto early Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at around 2am, with the suspect fleeing the scene in a vehicle. The guard suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was unconscious when police arrived. Drake’s team is fully cooperating with investigators, although it is unclear if the rapper was home at the time of the shooting. The motive behind the attack is still under investigation by the police. Interestingly, this incident comes on the heels of…

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In a dramatic turn of events in the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump, jurors were played a recording of him discussing a plan to buy the silence of a Playboy model with his lawyer, Michael Cohen. This recording, which had surfaced years ago, is now being used as significant evidence connecting Trump to the hush money payments at the heart of his trial in Manhattan. During the trial, attorney Keith Davidson testified that their activities may have assisted Trump’s presidential campaign. Davidson, who represented Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels in negotiations that led to payments for their…

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Columbia University in New York City was the epicenter of a two-week standoff between pro-Palestinian protesters and college administrators, sparking nationwide demonstrations and arrests. The tensions began when protesters took over an academic building after a deadline issued by the university’s administration. The protests were fueled by concerns about antisemitism on Columbia’s campus during pro-Palestinian demonstrations. New York City police were eventually called to disband the protest encampment and arrested over 100 protesters, including the daughter of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar. These arrests ignited college protests nationwide, with demonstrations erupting at universities like USC, NYU, Yale, and Harvard. President Joe…

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The theater world is buzzing with excitement as the Tony Award nominations have been announced, marking a pivotal moment for artists in the industry. Described as the equivalent of college acceptance day for those in the theater world, the nominations are highly coveted and highly competitive. With only five artists nominated in each category out of dozens of talented candidates, the stakes are high and the outcomes can be unpredictable. This year’s nominations brought some surprises and snubs, underscoring the fierce competition within the theater community. Television stars such as Sarah Paulson, Jeremy Strong, Steve Carell, and William Jackson Harper…

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North America has recently experienced two rare transcontinental total solar eclipses, with the most recent one occurring on April 8, 2024. The total solar eclipse in 2017 traveled from northwest regions to southeast areas, while the one in 2024 moved from the Pacific to the Atlantic, resulting in nearly opposite paths of totality. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s satellite closely monitored both total solar eclipses from space, capturing the moon’s shadow cast upon Earth in 5- to 10-minute intervals. Composite images have been created to compare the two solar eclipses, highlighting differences in the size, duration, and darkness of…

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