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The Easter story helps an outcast preacher find her way back home

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor was attending a seminar one day when someone asked her a question that she hasn’t been able to forget. “What is the story you are working on that doesn’t have an ending yet?” Taylor gave one answer that day but today she has another: The story she can’t quite figure…MORE

At least 5 dead after days of powerful storms in parts of the US

The powerful storms that ripped through parts of the United States last week killed at least five people in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama, officials said. Mississippi reported an additional death Saturday, bringing the total number to three in that state, the emergency management agency said. It said 16 confirmed tornadoes hit the state Thursday. In…MORE

Woman caught on surveillance dumping plastic bag full of puppies

Seven puppies were found next to a dumpster in Coachella, California, and authorities say they are looking for the woman caught on camera leaving them. The woman is accused of leaving the newborn puppies in a plastic bag near a dumpster behind a NAPA Auto Parts store on Thursday afternoon, according to Riverside County Animal…MORE

A German auction house is helping return Nazi-looted art to their rightful owners

Nina McGehee always knew that her family fled Europe before World War II broke out. But she only recently learned about what they left behind. McGehee’s great-grandfather, Siegfried Laemmle, was a German art and antiquities dealer with a successful business in Munich. He was also Jewish, and like all Jewish art dealers in the Third…MORE

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Eminem is 11 years sober

Eminem is staying away from the venom. The real Slim Shady is 11 years sober and commemorated the occasion by posting a picture of a sobriety coin to Twitter and Instagram. “11 years – still not afraid,” the rapper wrote. Eminem posted a similar picture last year while he was at Coachella. The Detroit rapper…

Will Smith joins Jaden Smith on stage at Coachella

Now this is a story all about how Coachella got flipped-turned upside down. The Fresh Prince — aka Will Smith — made a surprise appearance during Jaden Smith’s set at week two of the festival. Will Smith joined his son for a performance of “Icon,” even rapping a verse himself. The actor posted a clip…

Michelle Williams and her husband, musician Phil Elverum, have split

Michelle Williams and her husband, indie musician Phil Elverum, have split after less than a year of marriage. A source close to the actress tells CNN the split took place earlier this year. “Michelle and Phil separated at the beginning of the year. It was an amicable spilt and they remain friends,” the source told…

J Balvin will be Lollapalooza’s first Latino headliner. Here’s why that’s a big deal

J Balvin headlining Lollapalooza is just another example that the world of music festivals is evolving. The “Mi Gente” singer will be one of the eight artists headlining the music festival August 1-4 at Chicago’s Grant Park. More importantly, he’ll be the first Latino headliner in Lollapalooza’s 28-year history. Latino artists have performed at the…