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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has died at age 90

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Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died at the age of 89. Dukakis won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Cher's world-weary mother in Moonstruck. She also had memorable parts in Steel Magnolias, Look Who's Talking, and Mr. Holland's Opus. Dukakis, who was also an Obie-winning actress and three-time Emmy nominee, was the cousin of one-time Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis.

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Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby.

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Johnblue wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 8:10 pm
Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby.
It was also trainer Bob Baffert's record-setting 7th Kentucky Derby win.

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Remember AOL and Yahoo? They were acquired in 2015 and 2017, respectively, by Verizon, which is now selling them to a private equity firm called Apollo Global Management for $5 billion (an about $4 billion loss, not counting whatever they've lost in operating the properties over the last 4-6 years). Part of the sale price is cash and the rest is stock. The new company will operate under the Yahoo brand.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/03/private-e ... up-for-5b/

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Bobby Unser, three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, has died at the age of 87. Unser is one of only two drivers to win the Indy 500 in three different decades. (The other is Rick Mears.) His brother Al Unser, Sr., won the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" four times. Bobby and Al are the only pair of brothers to win the Indy 500.

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Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced after 27 years of marriage:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/03/tech/bil ... index.html

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Penguin/Random House imprint Berkley will be republishing "Rules of Engagement,” “The Art of Desire” and “Power of Persuasion", 3 long out-of-print romance novels by Georgia politician Stacey Abrams. They were originally published under the pseudonym Selena Montgomery. Look for them in 2022.

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Johnblue wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 8:10 pm
Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby.
Hold your horses.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/09/spor ... index.html

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The 2021 class being inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame includes Jay-Z, the Go-Go’s, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, Carole King, and Foo Fighters. Special awards are being given to LL Cool J, Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, Gil Scott-Heron, Billy Preston, metal guitarist Randy Rhoads, and Clarence Avant.

King and Turner join Stevie Nicks as the only women to be selected for induction twice. Turner was inducted in 1991 as part of a duo with Ike Turner. King was previously inducted in 1990 along with former partner Gerry Goffin in the songwriting category. Neither King nor Turner had ever been nominated as a solo artist until this year.

This was also the Go-Go's first nomination despite being eligible for the past fifteen years.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters also becomes a double inductee, having previously been brought in as the drummer for Nirvana.

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Ellen Degeneres announced plans to end her eponymous talk show after 19 seasons.
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Character actor Norman Lloyd, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Auschlander in "St. Elsewhere," died at age 106. He had previously worked with Orson Welles, Charlie Chaplin, and Alfred Hitchcock. His last acting credit was in Trainwreck.

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House Republicans voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference. Rep. Elise Stefanik is widely expected to take her place.

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Film and Broadway actor and writer Charles Grodin has died at the age of 86. His filmography includes standout comic performances in Heaven Can Wait, The Heartbreak Kid, Dave, and the Beethoven movies. The film that best showcased his talents was probably Midnight Run, an excellent cross-country adventure comedy in which Grodin spends nearly the entire movie handcuffed to Robert DeNiro's bounty hunter as they attempt to evade the mob.

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