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The Spanish enclave of Melilla, on the Moroccan coast, has taken down the last statue to Francisco Franco on Spanish soil

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56177819
It was not until 2007 that a Law of Historical Memory was passed that attempted to recognise the suffering of victims of Francoism.

Under that law, symbols of the dictatorship have slowly been removed, including other high-profile statues around Spain.

Elena Fernandez Trevino, of the Melilla assembly, described the removal of the enclave's Franco statue as an "historic day".

She said it was the "only statue dedicated to a dictator still in the public sphere in Europe".
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Mr. Potato Head is dropping the title from its name, and will be known as simply "Potato Head" starting in the fall.
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Rebel Wilson will host a dog grooming competition show on ABC called Pooch Perfect.

Rebel, of course, played Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect films.

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teapot37 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:54 pm
Mr. Potato Head is dropping the title from its name, and will be known as simply "Potato Head" starting in the fall.
Not quite true. They're changing the overall branding of the product line to Potato Head, but Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head will still be around.


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Former US Gymnastics coach John Geddert killed himself just before he was to be arrested on charges of human trafficking and sexual assault. He had connections with Larry Nasser, the disgraced Michigan State doctor serving a lengthy prison term for rape.

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The former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been sentenced to prison.

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Netflix movie with Rosamund Pike & Peter Dinklage: I Care A Lot

Amazon Prime movie sequel with Eddie Murphy & Arsenio Hall: Coming 2 America

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Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced Tuesday that six of his books would be retired due to "racist and insensitive illustrations":
* And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (the first Dr. Seuss book)
* If I Ran The Zoo (the first appearance of the word "nerd")
* McElligot's Pool
* The Cat's Quizzer
* On Beyond Zebra!
* Scrambled Eggs Super!
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Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan, close advisor to Bill Clinton, passed away on March 1st at age 85.

I thought he had passed away a few years ago.

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Bunny Wailer (real name Neville Livingston) died on March 2nd. Bunny was the last of the original Wailers. Bob Marley died from cancer in 1981 and Peter Tosh died from a gunshot wound in 1987.

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Sorry about the delay on this...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/78th_Golden_Globe_Awards

Best Drama - Nomadland
Best Comedy - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Actor, Drama - Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (posthumously)
Best Actress, Drama - Andra Day as Billie Holiday (in The United States vs Billie Holiday)

Best Actor, Comedy - Sasha Baron Cohen as Borat
Best Actress, Comedy - Rosamund Pike in I Care a Lot

Best Director - Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Screenplay - Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Original Score - Jon Batiste, Trent Renzor and Atticus Ross - Soul
Best Animated - Soul

Best TV Drama - The Crown. Also Best Actor and Actress, Josh O'Connor (Prince Charles) and Emma Corrin (Princess Diana) and Best Supporting Actress, Gillian Anderson (Margaret Thatcher)

Best Miniseries - The Queen's Gambit, also Best Actress in a Miniseries - Anya Taylor-Joy
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Marie Tippit, widow of Dallas police officer JD Tippit, has died at 92. Tippit was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963.

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Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder, is selling off his first tweet, with bids so far reaching $2 mil
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56307153
It will be sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) - a unique digital certificate that states who owns a photo, video or other form of online media.

But the post will remain publicly available on Twitter even after it has been auctioned off.

The buyer will receive a certificate, digitally signed and verified by Mr Dorsey, as well as the metadata of the original tweet. The data will include information such as the time the tweet was posted and its text contents.
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Volante wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:08 pm
Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder, is selling off his first tweet, with bids so far reaching $2 mil
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56307153
It will be sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) - a unique digital certificate that states who owns a photo, video or other form of online media.

But the post will remain publicly available on Twitter even after it has been auctioned off.

The buyer will receive a certificate, digitally signed and verified by Mr Dorsey, as well as the metadata of the original tweet. The data will include information such as the time the tweet was posted and its text contents.
I was just going to post that NFT seemed like an abbreviation to become familiar with. Kings of Leon are releasing their new album "When You See Yourself" that way. I appreciate your definition of the term. Helped me to understand better what it meant.

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‘Phantom Tollbooth’ author Norton Juster dies at 91

www.nytimes.com/2021/03/09/books/norton ... d.amp.html

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The Louvre is being renovated again...
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/05/arts ... 51c58e7d39
J! is overdue for a Cy Twombly reference!... :)

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Roger Mudd, the Peabody Award-winning journalist, had died at 93. Mudd was a longtime correspondent and sometimes anchor for CBS, NBC, and PBS. He also published a 2008 memoir called The Place to Be: Washington, CBS and the Glory Days of Television News, in which he criticized the state of modern television news.

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Michael Regan will be the first black man to lead the EPA. The North Carolinian has recently been his state's environmental secretary, and has worked for the EPA and the Environmental Defense Fund
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The upcoming live-action Powerpuff Girls CW series has found its three leads with Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Dove Cameron (Descendants as Mal), and Yana Perrault.
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Avatar has returned to movie theaters in China and pushed its cumulative box office total past that of Avengers: Endgame to retake the #1 position in terms of overall worldwide grosses.

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