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Madonna’s New Single, ‘Medellin,’ Is A Self-Aware Nostalgia Trip

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The first single from Madonna’s upcoming Madame X suggests that the doyenne of dance pop is making canny decisions in her 60th year. “Medellin” is a carefully dosed combination of the coolly narcotic dance-pop she’s often made with the track’s producer, Mirwais, and the energetic reggaetón of the track’s featured guest, the Colombian star Maluma, and suggests this global pop sound will be the foundation of her fourteenth studio album. Starting with a whispered “one, two, cha cha cha” from Queen Madge that lends the arrangement a witty vintage feel, the song proceeds to relate a fantasy that’s both sexy and slightly nostalgic. “I took a pill and had a dream,” Madonna murmurs, her voice artfully Auto-tuned. “I went back to my seventeenth year.”

Madonna’s reverie transports her to the Colombian mountain city where, in what some might consider the song’s most dubious lyric, she and Maluma have “built a cartel just for love.” The line, however, makes sense in the larger scheme of Madame X, due out June 14. The singer promises that the album will have the feel of a spy movie, giving Madonna the chance to inhabit many identities – a few she’s listed on Instagram include “a teacher, a nun, a cabaret singer, a saint, a prostitute” and many more. Madonna as secret agent, assuming myriad identities but never settling into one? That’s a brilliant way to deal with questions the pop superstar has faced in recent years about both cultural appropriation and her refusal to embrace her status as a mature woman and artist.

The fantasy of “Medellin” could belong to a woman of any age, race or social status. Its dreaminess makes it accessible to all without making any claims on authenticity. Grounded in a minimalist take on reggaetón’s ubiquitous tresillo rhythm, “Medellin” lets Madonna lay back in the groove while giving the waggish, husky-voiced Maluma plenty of room to spin out his rhymes in Spanish. Madonna and Mirwais are clearly thinking of “Despacito” here, integrating English and Spanish seamlessly in a song meant for a global marketplace.

Intended to be a celebration of the connections among musicians across borders, Madame X features several other collaborations, some intriguing (the Brazilian singer Anitta) and others possibly a bit on the nose (Diplo, Migos). Madonna has said that the album’s global perspective was inspired by her life in Portugal, where she’s lived since 2017, but of course, the Latin connection has been a major aspect of her work since her earliest days. “Medellin” is, in some ways, a return to her happy place, definitively portrayed in her 1986 single “La Isla Bonita” — only this time with a woozy feel more redolent of a time when synthetic drugs and virtual realities dominate the cultural conversation. Let’s hope the rest of Madame X is this playful and charming.

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‘Matriarch’ author describes touching last moment between George and Barbara Bush

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On the anniversary of former First Lady Barbara Bush’s death, journalist Susan Page sat down with Fox News’s Sandra Smith and detailed one of the last moments shared between Barbara and her husband George.

Page, author of “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty,” described how the pair grew over the course of their marriage and shifted from a more “traditional” relationship in which he “called the shots” to one in which they were more like “partners.”

Before her death in 2018, Barbara, wasn’t so worried about dying as she was leaving her husband of 73 years. Just two days before she died in April, the two sat together in the den of their home in Houston. Page explained how Barbara “said to him ‘George, I’m not going to worry about you’; and he said to her, ‘Bar, I’m not going to worry about you.'”

“She gave him permission to live, he gave her permission to die — and you know what they did then? They had a drink,” Page said on “America’s Newsroom.”

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The feisty grandmother was “consequential,” Page said, in both her son George W.’s presidency as well as her husband’s. She died at the age of 92 after struggling with multiple health issues.

Bush was known for her tough personality, fighting for expanded literacy, and her battle against the stigma surrounding AIDS. “But I think her legacy is perhaps broader,” Page said, “kind of an air of civility, of mutual respect.”

“And she would tell you that her grandchildren are her true legacy,” Page added. One of Barbara’s toughest moments, according to Page, was when her 3-year-old daughter Robin died of cancer.

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“I came to believe, after doing research for this book, that that was the defining moment of her adult life. It left her harder on the outside and softer on the inside,” Page said.

“It was a thread that then continued through the rest of her life. It was a touchstone for her as she thought about the big issues of the day.”

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Are beards dirtier than dogs? 'Significantly' more germs hide in men's beards, study finds

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A new study finds beards could contain more germs than our beloved dog’s fur. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the scoop. Buzz60

Man’s best friend might have a thing or two to teach us about cleanliness: The beards covering men’s faces hide “significantly higher” amounts of bacteria than found on dogs, a recent study suggests.

The research, published in February in the peer-reviewed journal European Radiology, compared bacteria samples from 18 hairy men with those from 30 dogs, including border collies, dachshunds and German shepherds. 

The conclusion? “On the basis of these findings, dogs can be considered as ‘clean’ compared with bearded men,” the Switzerland-based researchers noted.

Twenty-three of the 30 dogs showed high microbial counts; all 18 of the bearded men did. Disease-causing bacteria showed up more frequently on the beards, too, including bugs causing urinary tract infections, though that difference was not deemed significant.

Researchers took bacterial samples from the dogs’ necks, between the shoulder blades, which veterinarians suggest is “particularly unhygienic” and where most canine skin infections occur, the study says. The dogs were 3 months to 13 years in age.

The men, ages 18 to 76, gave samples from beard hair below the mouth. Researchers noted the length of each beard “by gently pulling on the beard hair and measuring the length in centimeters with a ruler.”

“The beards of men harbor significantly more microbes than the neck fur of dogs and these microbes were significantly more pathogenic to humans,” per the study.

Authors acknowledged limitations of the study, including its size. They said similar research could be done with hair samples from women’s heads, which could carry just as much bacteria as men’s beards.

The research, which occurred at three radiology departments in Europe, arose from a technological question.

Only a few veterinary clinics in the continent had MRI scanners reserved solely for animals, the authors said, prompting a question: Is it safe for dogs and humans to use the same MRI machine?

That prompted the study from Switzerland’s Hirslanden Clinic, which, in addition to examining beards, tested the cleanliness of MRIs used by both dogs and men. 

The study’s conclusion: “Dogs are no risk to humans if they use the same MRI.”

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New York man with measles traveling to Michigan unknowingly infects 39 people with disease

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A man from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York, traveled to Michigan without knowing he was infected with measles — a highly contagious respiratory infection that has infected more than 500 people in the U.S. so far this year.

The man, who has not been identified and has since been dubbed “Patient Zero,” recently traveled to Detroit to raise money for a charity in the Brooklyn community, The Washington Post first reported. Though he felt ill and saw a doctor once he arrived in Detroit (he reportedly drove through the night to reach the destination), his fever and cough were initially diagnosed as bronchitis.

In the weeks that followed, the man, who traveled from Israel to Brooklyn in November before heading to Detroit in March, unknowingly spread measles to at least 39 people. Nearly all the cases were reported in those who live in the Detroit suburb of Oakland County, where the man spent the majority of his time.

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At one point, the man reportedly called the doctor again after he developed a rash, a key symptom of measles. But it was allegedly dismissed as an allergic reaction.

But the doctor, who has also not been identified at this time, later began to worry the man may have contracted something more severe. He called the health department and left a voicemail that contained the man’s phone number. Health department officials, however, were unable to reach the man, as there was “a problem with his cellphone,” per The Washington Post.

Eventually, the man was located, thanks to the help of Jewish community members and Steve McGraw, who heads the Oakland emergency medical services.

“There is only one disease, and you have it,” McGraw told the man when he was located, he recalled to the newspaper. “He put his head down and was very emotional. I could tell from the look on his face that he was devastated.”

“He was doing the math in his head” to determine how many people he had come into contact with during his trip, McGraw described. “This guy was walking around all over the community and contagious. We knew we had a really significant exposure,” he added.

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The man visited some 30 locations in about a week’s time and likely had contact with “hundreds” of members of the local ultra-Orthodox community.

“Every one of our cases has had a link to the initial case,” Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County, told The Washington Post. A blood test later confirmed the man had measles.

The strain the man contracted “had an epidemiologic link to an ongoing outbreak of measles in Brooklyn, New York,” Lynn Sutfin, a public information officer with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, told Fox News in an email Wednesday.

“The additional cases have an epidemiologic link to the [man’s] case or exposure locations,” she added.

Following the man’s official diagnosis, Oakland County health officials said they’ve vaccinated more than 2,000 people in the ultra-Orthodox community against the measles.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago.

While 20 states have reported cases, New York has been the epicenter. Nearly two-thirds of all cases have been in New York, and 85 percent of the latest week’s cases came from the state. Most of the New York cases have been unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities.

NEW YORK CITY’S MANDATORY MEASLES VACCINE ORDERS TRIGGER LAWSUIT FROM PARENTS

The 2019 tally is already the most since 2014 when 667 were reported. The most before that was 963 cases in 1994.

The CDC recommends that all children get two doses of measles vaccine, which is 97 percent effective.

Other states reporting measles cases this year include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas and Washington. After the CDC issued its report Monday morning, Iowa officials said they, too, had seen a case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Notre Dame fire: Disney pledges $5M to help rebuild the 'Hunchback's home

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What made Notre Dame’s structure so unique is also what made it so vulnerable to fire, and why it burned so quickly. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY

Disney, the studio behind the 1996 animated version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” is chipping in to help rebuild the famed Paris cathedral after a fire devastated the landmark Monday.

Two days after the disaster, the entertainment giant, which also operates the EuroDisney theme park 20 miles from Paris,  announced it would contribute $5 million toward the rebuilding effort, which has already collected nearly $1 billion in pledges.

“Notre-Dame is a beacon of hope and beauty that has defined the heart of Paris and the soul of France for centuries, inspiring awe and reverence for its art and architecture and for its enduring place in human history,” Disney chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger said. “The Walt Disney Company stands with our friends and neighbors in the community, offering our heartfelt support as well as a $5 million donation for the restoration of this irreplaceable masterpiece.”

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Other major donations include $113 million from French businessman François-Henri Pinault, the husband of actress Salma Hayek and the CEO of Kering, the luxury-goods company that owns fashion labels Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Gucci. Bernard Arnault, the head of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), has promised $226 million.

What happened to the artwork? Notre Dame’s oldest stained-glass rose windows survived; other relics moved just in time

‘Paris needs Notre Dame’: Donations to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral near $1 billion

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The University of Notre Dame announced Tuesday that it would contribute $100,000 to help rebuild its namesake. In a tweet, it also noted the bells of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Notre Dame tolled 50 times, “representing the 50 Hail Marys of Our Lady’s rosary — at 6 p.m. today to mark the start of the rebuilding process of Notre Dame Paris.”

In a statement, the school recalled the words of its French immigrant founder, Father Edward Sorin after a fire ravaged the Indiana campus in 1879:

“Tomorrow, we will begin again and build it bigger, and when it is built, we will put a gold dome on top with a golden statue of the Mother of God so that everyone who comes this way will know to whom we owe whatever great future this place has.”

French President Emmanuel Macron has promised Notre Dame will be restored to its former glory, setting an ambitious goal to complete the work in five years.

However, his timeline was viewed as unrealistic by restoration experts, such as John J. Casbarian, dean emeritus at Rice University’s School of Architecture, who oversees the school’s program in Paris.

Most of the rebuilding will focus on reconstructing the roof, originally built with wood, Casbarian said, and he expects the project to take at least 10 to 20 years.

The estimated cost to completely repair the iconic 850-year-old church will reach between $1.13 billion and $2.3 billion, according to Stephane Bern, who heads heritage renovation programs across France.

Contributing: Kim Hjelmgaard, Ryan W. Miller and Doyle Rice

Notre Dame Cathedral will rise again: Macron issues promise

Notre Dame fire:  Donations nearing $1 billion just one day after disaster

Free flights for reconstruction team:Air France-KLM offering free flights to those helping rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

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Trump Says He Offered ‘Great Experts’ To Pope, Macron To Rebuild Notre Dame

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President Donald Trump said Wednesday he had spoken with Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron to offer the help of “great experts on renovation” to help rebuild Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.

The president said in tweets that he offered “condolences from the People of the United States for the horrible and destructive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral” to the Roman Catholic leader.

“I offered the help of our great experts on renovation and construction as I did in my conversation yesterday” with Macron, Trump wrote.

Notre Dame, an over-850-year-old cathedral in the French capital, sustained substantial damage in a massive fire on Monday believed to have been linked to renovation work at the site.

As the fire was raging on Monday, Trump suggested first responders use “flying water tankers” to extinguish it.

“So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,” the president tweeted shortly after news broke of the blaze. “Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”

France’s civil security agency tweeted in apparent response Monday evening that dropping water from a helicopter or airplane could cause the entire cathedral to collapse and lead to collateral damage to surrounding buildings.

Firefighters managed to contain the blaze after roughly nine hours, saving many of the priceless artifacts and works of art contained inside. The cathedral’s iconic steeple, as well as large portions of its walls and roof, were destroyed.

Donors have pledged nearly $1 billion to aid with renovation efforts. Macron has said he wants reconstruction to be completed within five years ― a goal experts say is likely wildly ambitious.

Pope Francis offered prayers on Tuesday that sorrow over the damage would be “transformed into hope.”

“Today we unite in prayer with the people of France, as we wait for the sorrow inflicted by the serious damage to be transformed into hope with reconstruction,” stated a tweet from the pontiff’s account on Tuesday.

Trump continued to address the fire after his “flying water tanker” suggestion fell flat on Monday. Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump also offered their condolences.

Some commentators pointed out that neither Trump nor Pence had spoken out after three predominantly African American churches in Louisiana were recently destroyed in arson attacks.

“The church fires have, of course, drawn wide coverage and attention. The Louisiana governor mentioned it in his recent state of the state,” wrote Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott. “But top Trump administration officials have not spoken out on or condemned the violence.”

The Notre Dame fire, however, prompted renewed attention to the Louisiana churches and sparked a fresh wave of donations to help those houses of worship rebuild.

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I’m Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento and former leader of the California State Senate. Ask me Anything!

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I’m the proud mayor of Sacramento, the next great American city. I started my job as mayor in 2017 after serving in the state Legislature, where I was elected as Senate leader and focused on creating career pathways for young people, building sustainable communities and ensuring that our schools work for everyone. I wrote the Mental Health Services Act, which raises $2 billion a year to help the mentally ill homeless. As Mayor, I’ve used my statewide experience to tackle difficult problems like homelessness and economic inequity. I am committed to making Sacramento a city that connects economic growth to all of our neighborhoods.

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‘Happy Gilmore’ star Christopher McDonald avoids jail in DUI case

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Happy Gilmorestar Christopher McDonald is probably happy now.

The 64-year-old actor avoided jail time in a DUI case from 2017, according to reports.

McDonald was arrested in Arrowhead, Calif., in October 2017 for allegedly driving under the influence.

‘HAPPY GILMORE’ ACTOR CHRISTOPHER MCDONALD ARRESTED FOR DUI

McDonald, who starred as Shooter McGavin in the Adam Sandler hit, reportedly lost control of his classic silver Porsche on the highway, running it onto the grass and taking out a gas meter before ending up in an embankment.

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Actor Christopher McDonald attends the season three premiere of HBO’s show “Boardwalk Empire” in New York, September 5, 2012. (Reuters)

TMZ reports that McDonald pleaded guilty to driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over .08.

McDonald was reportedly sentenced to 35 hours of community service, three years of summary probation, an alcohol education program and a single day in jail.

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He already completed the alcohol education program and was credited for time served in a jail cell at the time of his arrest.

McDonald’s misdemeanor DUI charge was also dropped.

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Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg To EU Lawmakers: ‘I Want You To Panic’

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Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate change activist, brought European Union lawmakers to their feet in applause on Tuesday during an EU Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee meeting in Strasbourg, France.  

“My name is Greta Thunberg, I am 16 years old, I come from Sweden and I want you to panic,” Thunberg began her speech in front of the standing-room-only meeting, which was open to all members of the European Parliament.

“I want you to act as if the house was on fire,” she continued. “I have said those words before, and a lot of people have explained why that is a bad idea. A great number of politicians have told me that panic never leads to anything good. And I agree, to panic unless you have to is a terrible idea. But when your house is on fire and you want to keep your house from burning to the ground, then that does require some level of panic.”

Thunberg recently rose to fame after creating the school strike movement, aptly named #FridaysForFuture, in which thousands of students walk out of school every Friday to urge politicians to take action against global warming. The 16-year-old first began striking last August by herself. Eight months later, thousands of students from over 70 countries have joined in on the #FridaysForFuture movement. Last month, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. 

“We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction,” Thunberg said. 

“The extinction rate is up to 10,000 times faster than what is considered normal, with up to 200 species becoming extinct every single day,” she continued as she became visibly emotional. “Erosion of fertile topsoil, deforestation of our great forest, toxic air solution, lost of insects and wildlife, the acidification of our oceans. These are all disastrous trends being accelerated by a way of life that we, here in our financially fortunate part of the world, see as our right to simply carry on.”

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FREDERICK FLORIN via Getty Images Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg reacts during a debate with the EU Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee during a session at the European Parliament on April 16 in Strasbourg, France.

In her usual blunt fashion, Thunberg did not shy away from calling out greedy politicians and other powerful figures reticent to fight against climate change. She also shamed British lawmakers who are too busy dealing with Brexit to address the pressing issues of global warming. 

“Our house is falling apart, and our leaders need to start acting accordingly. Because at the moment they are not,” she said. “If our house was falling apart, you wouldn’t hold three emergency Brexit summits and no emergency summit regarding the breakdown of the climate and environment.”

The room erupted with applause after Thunberg’s Brexit comment, with many giving her a standing ovation. 

“Well, our house is falling apart. And we are rapidly running out of time. And yet basically nothing is happening. Everyone and everything needs to change so why waste precious time arguing about what and who needs to change first,” she added. “Everyone and everything has to change but the bigger your platform, the bigger your responsibility. The bigger your carbon footprint, the bigger your moral duty.”

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Real Estate Agent Fired Over Racist Comments About K-Pop’s BTS

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A real estate agent’s racist comments targeting the popular K-Pop band BTS cost him his job. 

Brian Hughes, who worked with real estate firm Highline Residential in New York, attacked BTS on Twitter following their performance last week on “Saturday Night Live” ― the first-ever appearance by a K-Pop group on the show.

Hughes wrote that the band’s seven members ― all in their early-to-mid 20s ―  “look like kids,” and questioned whether Asian women were “even attracted to their own men.” 

Before long, Hughes’ tweets ― which perpetuated the offensive emasculation of Asian men in Western culture ― caught the attention of several social media users in the Asian community, who alerted his employers. The following day, the firm fired him. 

While Hughes’ account has since been deleted, social media users had been quick to screengrab the tweets. And Highline Residential tweeted a statement concerning its decision. 

Hughes’ tweets sparked a deluge of criticisms from the Asian community as well as BTS’ fiercely loyal fans, the BTS ARMYs. 

Highline Residential’s statement regarding Hughes’ termination also went viral and BTS fans thanked the firm for its actions. 

 Don’t mess with BTS. 

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