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Authorities brace for massive gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia
traveler1116/iStock (RICHMOND, Va.) -- Law enforcement officials will be on high alert Monday as activists from around the country are expected to descend on Richmond, Virginia, to rally against the state’s progressive gun control proposals. Gun rights groups such as the Virginia Citizens Defense League and Gun Owners of America are planning a protest on the state’s Lobby Day. Lawmakers in Virginia have proposed a ban on assault rifles and a "red flag" law, which would give officials the power to confiscate weapons from an individual who poses a threat, among other gun control measures. Law enforcement officials and Gov....
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Prince Harry makes first comments on split from royal family
Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale (LONDON) -- Prince Harry has made his first public comments about the decision he and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, made to no longer be "working members" of Britain's royal family. "The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back, is not one I made lightly," Harry, 35, said Sunday night at an event to benefit his charity Sentebale. "It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven't always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there...
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49ers to face Chiefs in Miami for Super Bowl LIV
33ft/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The stage has been set for Super Bowl LIV.The championship game, less than two weeks away, will feature the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs.Both teams advanced to the big game after winning their conference titles on Sunday. The 49ers took home the NFC Championship title after defeating the Green Bay Packers 37-20, and the Chiefs were crowned the AFC Champions after beating the Tennessee Titans 35-24.Super Bowl Sunday will kick off in Miami on Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Woman goes from weighing 350 pounds to four-time marathoner
Liz Rock (NEW YORK) -- Liz Rock started her transformation journey four years ago weighing 350 pounds. The 29-year-old Boston resident is now 150 pounds thinner, a four-time marathoner and a fitness instructor."At 350 pounds there were a lot of things I couldn’t do, simple things that people don’t have to think about if they‘re not considered overweight," Rock told ABC News' Good Morning America. "I would have anxiety about taking the train because I’m taking up a seat-and-a-half. If I was on a plane I'd pretend like I was sleeping because my seat belt wouldn't fit.""I like to use...
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Why Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake turned down a multimillion-dollar offer
Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion (NEW YORK) -- Stitch Fix founder and CEO Katrina Lake made history in 2017 when she became the youngest female founder to take a company public at just 34. Founded in 2011, the online personal styling service became profitable within three years and now serves more than three million clients, generating over $1.5 billion in sales. "The original thesis was marrying humans and data and analytics to build this personalized shopping experience," Lake told ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis on the "No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis" podcast.Her vision was to transform the way...
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Record cash flooding US elections 10 years after Citizens United
NoDerog/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- American elections have long been awash in cash, but a decade after the Supreme Court eliminated limits on political spending by outside groups, watchdogs say the system is drowning in it. Ten years ago this week, the court decided Citizens United v FEC, a landmark 5-4 ruling that unleashed billions of dollars from corporations, labor unions and other groups into American campaigns as a protected form of free speech. "The decision stands for freedom and encourages participation in the political process," said Michael Boos, vice president and general counsel of Citizens United, the conservative nonprofit organization which...
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'Bad Boys' for Life delivers box office-topping $68.1 million MLK weekend debut
Ben Rothstein (NEW YORK) -- Bad Boys for Life exceeded expectations, delivering an estimated $59.17 million, the second largest January three-day debut, behind 2015's American Sniper with $89.26 million. It also stands to be generate the second best Martin Luther King weekend four-day performance, topping 2014's Ride Along. It also stands to become Sony's largest R-rated opening ever, topping 22 Jump Street's $57 million opening for back in 2014. Overseas, Bad Boys for Life, the third outing for Will Smith and Martin Lawrence following 1995's Bad Boys and 2003's Bad Boys II, brought in an estimated $38.6 million. The weekend's...
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