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Would You Visit DC’s New $500 Million Museum of the Bible? [POLL]

[ad_1] Source: Alex Wong / Getty A conservative Christian family-run company called Hobby Lobby has helped create a Museum of the Bible in Washington DC that is 430,000-square-feet and worth $500 Million. The massive building is is eight levels with 22-foot high digital ceilings and is larger than DC’s National Air Museum and the Space Museum. The museum is set to open November 18th, but not without plenty of controversy. The company Hobby Lobby has added a collection of more than 40,000 ancient biblical artifacts to the museum which have said to be illegally smuggled from the Middle East. They have already been fined and...

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Jennifer Hudson & David Otunga Call It Quits After 10 Year Engagement

[ad_1] Source: Bruce Glikas / Getty Vocal powerhouse Jennifer Hudson has officially split from finance David Otunga after ten years, People reports. In an official statement from Hudson’s camp, her rep explains,  “They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months. Today, Jennifer requested and received a protective order against her ex-fiancé. Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son,” the statement concludes. Otunga’s rep expressed disappointment in Hudson’s request to receive a protective order. “Mr. Otunga has never abused or harassed Ms. Hudson or their son, and it is unfortunate, especially in today’s climate, that she would...

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20 Injured In Fire At Pennsylvania Senior Living Community

[ad_1] WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania injured at least 20 people and forced dozens more, many of whom were unable to walk, into the cold night air. The blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Philadelphia. The fire quickly spread to multiple buildings and flames could be seen shooting from the roofs and windows of the structures. Residents were forced to evacuate outside into the cold, with temperatures overnight hovering in the low 40s. News helicopter video...

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GOP Closer To Big Win With House Tax Vote; Senate Unclear

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. Thorny problems await in the Senate, though. The House passage of the bill Thursday on a mostly party-line 227-205 vote also brought nearer the biggest revamp of the U.S. tax system in three decades. But in the Senate, a similar measure received a politically awkward verdict from nonpartisan congressional analysts showing it would eventually produce higher taxes for low- and middle-income earners but deliver deep reductions...

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Morning Minute: Who Was Bumping Around Venus’ Place?

[ad_1] Your browser does not support iframes. 11/17/17- During the U.S. Open tennis player Venus Williams Florida home was burglarized with over $400,000 worth of possessions stolen! Wonder who it could have been? Maybe an absent Maria Sharapova… Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram [ione_media_gallery id="112617" overlay="true"] Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Close Thank you for subscribing! Please be sure to open and click your first newsletter so we can confirm your subscription. ...

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Illinois Man Arrested For Trying To Buy Food With Drugs

[ad_1] One Illinois man is sitting in prison thinking about why he tried to buy fast food with drugs! WIFR reports that a 34-year-old has been arrested after a restaurant employee says he tried to buy his food with drugs. Darryl Ross was arrested just outside of the restaurant in the parking lot by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. Police report that the employee went to hand Ross his food when he handed her four small bags with white rocks in them. At that, she took the food back and reported the issue to a Sheriff dining in the restaurant at the time. Ross...

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Franken Apologizes After Woman Says He Kissed, Groped Her

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faced a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour. He was the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of allegations of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior. Franken apologized Thursday, but the criticism only grew through the day. Fellow Democrats swiftly condemned his actions, mindful of the current climate as well as the prospect of political blowback. Republicans, still forced to answer for the multiple allegations facing Alabama Senate candidate...

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Ferdie Pacheco, Muhammad Ali’s Fight Doctor, Dead At 89

[ad_1] Ferdie Pacheco stands in front of his painting of boxer Chuck Wepner at Manhattan’s Spectrum Fine Art Gallery in New York on May 10, 1984. MIAMI (AP) — Fernando “Ferdie” Pacheco, “The Fight Doctor” who served as Muhammad Ali’s ringside physician, has died. He was 89. Pacheco’s daughter, Tina Louise Pacheco, told The Associated Press that he died Thursday morning at his Miami home after prolonged illness. Pacheco was born in Tampa and opened a practice in Miami after earning a medical degree from the University of Miami. He met Cassius Clay, who would later become Muhammad Ali, in 1960 when the...

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Could ‘Get Out’ Contend For An Oscar?

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about “Get Out.” Jordan Peele’s horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures submitted the film for Golden Globe Awards consideration as a comedy, rather than a drama. The film’s classification will ultimately reside with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but whatever the outcome, the controversy shows how “Get Out” is already challenging the conventions of Hollywood’s prestige movie season. Peele, himself, has showed no desire to quell the backlash, only to slyly prod it. “Get...

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Star Wars Battlefront II: Game maker apologizes after uproar from fans

[ad_1] The company behind the new Star Wars video game has turned off a money-spinning part of it after an outcry from angry fans and scrutiny from regulators. Gamers had complained in recent days that it takes huge amounts of time -- or money -- to unlock features in Star Wars Battlefront II. Regulators in Belgium, meanwhile, are looking at whether the game constitutes a form of gambling. Some Star Wars fans who paid roughly $60 to buy Battlefront II were upset to...

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