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‘Star Wars’ loses two original “family members” due to COVID-19

Lucasfilm(LOS ANGELES) — Star Wars superfans are mourning the losses of former sound engineer Ken Nightingall and publicist Charles Lippincott.  Nightingall, 90, passed away due to COVID-19, according to his son. Lippincott, 80, died in a Vermont hospital after suffering a heart attack, but while confirming his death, his wife listed him as among the “90,000 plus” who’d died from the virus. Nightingall’s name was relatively unknown to …

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Survey says two in three locked-down Americans can’t remember the last time they wore real pants

iStock/SeanShot(NEW YORK) — With millions of people working from home due to COVID-19, “workplace casual” has taken on a whole new meaning: A new survey says two in three Americans can’t remember the last time they actually wore real pants.  Four in five respondents said their nine-to-five uniform is now either PJs or other comfy clothes.   The non-scientific survey of 2,000 Americans commissioned …

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Another 2.4 million apply for unemployment as pandemic keeps businesses closed

glegorly/iStock(NEW YORK) — An additional 2,438,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits the week ending May 16, according to numbers released this morning by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The number represents a decrease of 249,000 from the previous week’s numbers, which were revised down by 294,000, from 2,981,000 to 2,687,000.  Some 38.6 million Americans have now applied for unemployment benefits …

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Stylists stage Operation Haircut to protest Michigan’s strict lockdown orders

Photo by Elaine Cromie/Getty Images(MICHIGAN) — The growing protest against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s strict COVID-19 lockdown orders got downright snippy Wednesday, when dozens of stylists showed up to the state capital to perform al fresco cuts as an act of civil disobedience that’s been dubbed Operation Haircut. Over the past month, thousands of Michiganders have rallied against Whitmer’s prohibitions, which prevent …

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