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Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores

Cracker Barrel says it will not permit a Tennessee pastor who has made death threats against gay people to hold an event in one of its stores. The company, which is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee, just east of Nashville, said it condemned his “statements of hate and divisiveness.” Grayson Fritts, the pastor who doubles as…MORE

All but four US states celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday

When Gov. Tom Wolf puts pen to paper later today, Pennsylvania will become the latest state to officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Pennsylvania will join 45 other states and the District of Columbia in either marking the day as a state holiday or observance. That leaves just…MORE

A rare, clockwise-spinning tornado touches down in South Dakota

South Dakota doesn’t get a lot of tornadoes, but a twister there last weekend was particularly rare — because it was spinning clockwise. The National Weather Service says the anticyclonic tornado only lasted for about 45 seconds on June 15. That was long enough for it to knock down seven trees at a farmstead outside…MORE

A Pennsylvania woman was bitten by a copperhead snake while doing laundry

A Pennsylvania woman was on her way to do laundry when she encountered a surprise guest in her basement, police say. Judy Reed descended the stairs of her Mount Penn home Tuesday morning to clean some clothes. A copperhead snake was there, and the 2-foot-long adolescent reptile bit her on the left arm above the…MORE

Med school grad vanishes after celebrating at a club in Mexico, family says

Family members are looking for an Arkansas man who disappeared in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara after a friend with whom he was last seen, they say, was found dead. Jessy Pacheco of Van Buren, Arkansas, was in Guadalajara to graduate from medical school, relatives say. According to CNN affiliate KSFM, Pacheco walked in…MORE

Astronomers have found two new planets that could potentially support life

Is anybody home? Astronomers have pinpointed two planets orbiting a nearby star that meet pretty much every requirement for supporting life. They’re almost exactly the same mass as the Earth, they are billions of years old (which means life could have had time to evolve), and they’re orbiting their star at a distance that would…MORE

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KIT HARINGTON CHECKS INTO REHAB

GAME OF THRONES STAR, KIT HARINGTON, WHO PLAYED JON SNOW FOR EIGHT YEARS, CHECKED INTO LUXURY REHAB FOR STRESS AND ALCOHOL USE AHEAD OF THE SHOW’S ENDING. HARINGTON HAS BEEN AT THE LUXURY CONNECTICUT HEALTH RETREAT PRIVE-SWISS FOR NEARLY A MONTH. HE CHECKED IN JUST A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE SHOW’S FINAL EPISODE. THE FORMER…

Chvrches under fire for negative comments about Chris Brown

Scottish pop band, Chvrches, is currently receiving a number of threats ranging from gun violence to sexual assault after making negative comments about Marshmello’s collaboration with Chris Brown. The band made a statement about the collaboration saying they had problems with the DJ partnering up with artists who the band say are “predators and abusers”…

Will Smith Wants To Be In Old Town Road Music Video

Unless you’ve been living under a sound proof rock, you’re probably familiar with the new song from Lil Nas X “Old Town Road.” The new country/hip-hop single has been catching a lot of attention, most notably from country star Billy Ray Cyrus, lending his vocals to the remix for the song. But it’s not just…

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