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Major flooding continues South as new storm to bring snow to California, Southwest
ABC News By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Rivers continue to flow out of their banks from Texas to West Virginia where 18 states are on alert for flooding on Wednesday.The Kentucky River and Ohio River are most at risk for major to moderate flooding to continue for the next several days as entire towns continue to be submerged under water in Kentucky where a state of emergency has been declared.The rain, however, should stay away from the flooded region for the next several days.A new storm system is set to move into southern California Wednesday with snow...
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Johnson & Johnson vaccine rekindles religious dilemma over morality of using fetal tissue
MarsBars/iStock By SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With Johnson & Johnson vaccines on their way across the country, a longstanding dilemma for religious conservatives is being revived: much of the research for coronavirus inoculations relies on the use of material derived from human fetal tissue -- something they have spent years fighting against.Many next-generation vaccines -- including those from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson -- use specialized cells originally derived from aborted fetal tissue. Though not ingredients in the shots themselves, they're used in testing or making vaccines.While Pfizer and Moderna used these cells during preliminary laboratory...
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'This has been a huge mental toll': Working moms still struggle a year into the pandemic
Opal Foster By JANET WEINSTEIN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The kitchen table has become more than just a place to eat dinner for Opal Foster and her 13-year-old son, Jeremiah, of Silver Spring, Maryland. It has also served as an office and a school for a year now.Foster lost her job last March, joining the more than two million women who left the workforce in the U.S. over the course of 2020.According to the National Women's Law Center, women have lost more than five million jobs since February 2020. Since the pandemic began, they’ve experienced nearly 54% of overall...
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Duchess Meghan faces report of bullying claims ahead of highly anticipated Oprah interview
ABC News/Frame Grab via Getty Images By ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Just days ahead of their highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are firing back at a report in a U.K. newspaper that claims Meghan bullied royal staffers at Kensington palace before she and Prince Harry decided to step down from their royal roles last year."Let's just call this what it is -- a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation," a Sussex spokesperson told ABC News in a statement.On Tuesday, Meghan came under fire after a story...
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House Democrats push to pass election reforms as GOP moves to change voting laws
hermosawave/iStock By BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The House on Wednesday is expected to pass a sweeping ethics and voting rights package first introduced in 2019, one Democrats say is urgently needed as GOP-controlled state legislatures scramble to change voting laws in the wake of the presidential election.The "For the People Act of 2021" would automatically register people to vote and restore the voting rights of felons. It would also mandate more than two weeks of early voting, encourage voting-by-mail and expand absentee ballot drop boxes across the country -- along with other provisions meant to address concerns raised...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 3/2/21
iStock By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMemphis 125, Washington 111Atlanta 94, Miami 80Boston 117, LA Clippers 112San Antonio 119, New York 93Denver 128, Milwaukee 97Phoenix 114, LA Lakers 104Detroit at Toronto (Postponed)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Rangers 3, Buffalo 2Columbus 4, Detroit 1Montreal 3, Ottawa 1NY Islanders 2, New Jersey 1Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 2Winnipeg 5, Vancouver 2Carolina 4, Nashville 2Tampa Bay 2, Dallas 0TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLIllinois 76, Michigan 53Baylor 94, West Virginia 89Alabama 70, Auburn 58Arkansas 101, South Carolina 73Texas 81, Iowa St. 67Texas Tech 69, TCU 49Purdue 73, Wisconsin 69Copyright © 2021,...
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'iCarly' star Jennette McCurdy quits acting: "I resent my career in a lot of ways"
Pimentel/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) -- iCarly star Jennette McCurdy confirmed she will not be a part of the beloved Nickelodeon's show reboot. In fact, the 28-year-old actress furthered that she will never return to acting. Speaking recently with Anna Faris on her podcast Empty Inside, McCurdy said she was "done" with acting. "I quit a few years ago because I initially didn't want to do it. My mom put me in it when I was six," she said, referencing her late mother Debra McCurdy, who died in 2013. "By sort of age, I guess 10 or 11, I was the main...
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