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Vanessa Bryant Statement: 'We Are Completely Devastated'

Vanessa Bryant made her first public comment Wednesday since the helicopter crash that killed husband Kobe Bryant, one of their daughters and seven other people, taking to Instagram to thank people for the global outpouring of support since the tragedy. She also announced the formation of a fund to help support the other...

'We Love You, Alex!' Contestant on 'Jeopardy!' Moves Trebek

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek got choked up when he read the final response from a Brown University student who wanted to show support as he battles pancreatic cancer. The emotional moment came in Monday's episode when Trebek read Dhruv Gaur's final answer. Instead of writing a correct...

Nicki Minaj Pulls out of Saudi Arabia Concert

NEW YORK — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest....

Who Will Make the Cut for the Next Democratic Debates?

MIAMI — The largest presidential field in modern Democratic politics could quickly shrink as more than half of the contenders are in danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to participate in the fall round of debates. Short on support and money and bound by tough party rules, once soaring...

Pelosi Sees Vocal Opposition to her Return as House Speaker

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers trying to oust Nancy Pelosi started rallying behind a possible contender Thursday, but the House Democratic leader gained key endorsements and said she has "overwhelming support" to become the next speaker. Pelosi picked up backing from Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights leader, while a who's-who...

Ben Affleck Posts About Substance Abuse Treatment

LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck says battling addiction is "a lifelong and difficult struggle." The actor posted on Instagram Thursday that he has completed a 40-day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remains in outpatient care: View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ben Affleck (@benaffleck)...

Fresno State Students Fear Tweets Backlash: Zante

Fresno State has been a hotbed of free speech in recent years. Professors, students, and community members have all voiced extreme opinions that stir up controversy both locally and nationally. While I strongly disagree with the opinions and methods used by Professor Jarrar regarding former First Lady Barbara Bush —...

Fresno State President Schedules Two Forums to Address Professor’s Tweets

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro will hold two campus forums this week to address the nationwide controversy triggered by the tweets of creative writing professor Randa Jarrar. The first forum will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the North Gym and is for students, faculty and staff only, a...

12 Days of Philanthropy: EPU Children's Center

What started over 40 years ago as a small support group has expanded into an incredible resource for parents of children with specialized needs. Today, EPU Children's Center offers more than 1,000 services each week to families who have a child born with a disability, born prematurely, face chronic illness...

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