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- Charley Pride, who broke racial barriers as the first Black country music superstar and whose music paved the way to a spot on the Country Music Hall of Fame, died from COVID-19 Saturday. He was 86.
- The assistant editor who helped carve a path to the publication of a controversial opinion piece by Tom Cotton in the New York Times—which led to the resignation of the opinion section editor—has called it quits.
- Speaking of opinions, essayist Joseph Epstein has one over incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal, it seems Epstein doesn't think anyone with a Ph.D., a distinction Dr. Biden holds, should have that designation attached to their name in full view. Lots of debate raging over this one.
- Even though rapper Lil Wayne plead guilty to a gun possession charge, a judge could impose a ten-year prison sentence when he heads to court next month.
- This Connecticut mom was floored after learning her young son racked up $16,000 in app-store charges for Sonic Forces video game. She's now trying to clear those sky-high rates.
- For the first time in its history, the Oxford English Dictionary is scrapping its "word of the year" for a list of words that sum up this God-awful year.
- President Trump may be "persona non grata" in New York, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, but the NY Times has found he's still intertwined with the Empire State.
- And finally, someone tell this pooch he's not a shark!
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