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An interview with House Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin on CNN turned emotional, as the Maryland politician exposed his raw personal feeling about leading the second impeachment trial just weeks after losing his son to suicide. “I’m not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my republic in 2021,” he told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Raskin announced the death of his 25-year-old son, Tommy, on New Year’s Eve, saying that he had been experiencing chronic depression in recent years and that it became “a kind of relentless torture in the brain for him.” “Tommy was a remarkable person,” Raskin said. “He had overwhelming love for humanity and for our country, in his heart, and really for all the people of the world. We lost him on the very last day of that God-awful year, 2020, and he left us a note, which said ‘Please forgive me, my illness won today, look after each other, the animals and the global poor for me, all my love Tommy.'” Hear Raskin’s touching story in the clip below. "I'm not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my republic in 2021," Rep. Jamie Raskin says as he presses forward with impeachment articles while mourning his son. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/PFPn9X4oic — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 17, 2021 As difficult as losing his son has been, Raskin said that Tommy’s death has only increased his resolve to lead the impeachment trial, and his son was on his mind as he and members of his family hid from Trump supporters that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. “When we went to count the electoral college votes and [the Capitol] came under that ludicrous attack, I felt my son with me, and I was most concerned with our youngest daughter and my son-in-law — who is married to our other daughter — who were with me that day and who got caught in a room off of the House floor,” he said. “These events are personal to me. There was an attack on our country, there was an attack on our people.” Raskin joked that when Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked him to be impeachment manager, he couldn’t refuse. “I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to say no to Speaker Pelosi about anything,” he said with a grin. “She’s actually been very sensitive and thoughtful, but she wanted me to do it because she knows that I’ve devoted my life to the constitution and to the republic. I’m a professor of constitutional law. But I did it, really, with my son in my heart and helping lead the way. I feel him in my chest.” Read original story Rep. Jamie Raskin on Leading Impeachment Weeks After Son’s Death: I’m Not Going to Lose My Son and My Country (Video) At TheWrap
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The initiation of vaccination programs across the country may have given Americans a new sense of hope for 2021, but there is still no definite end in sight to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This puts the food service industry into an increasingly desperate position, as recovery in that sector depends on states opening back up and allowing for denser foot traffic.The extent of losses across the restaurant industry was demonstrated in a Dec. 2020 survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association. It reported that 17% of all restaurants in America had either shut down permanently or were temporarily shut down for an unknown length of time over the course of last year. A whopping 87% of remaining restaurants had reported an average decline in revenue of 36% during the same period. (Related: The Saddest Restaurant Closures In Your State.)Now, experts are predicting that one particular food service segment will have a slower road to recovery than the rest: coffee chains. Bloomberg has reported that the domestic coffee segment saw a 25% drop in sales, representing an $11.5 billion loss for the United States coffee chains. And the drop in foot traffic has affected both national mega-chains like Starbucks and Dunkin' and smaller regional chains like Bluestone Lane.Industry experts predict it will take years for coffee chains to get back on their feet, with sales not expected to be back to pre-pandemic levels until 2023.There are glimmers of hope, however: at the time of this writing, the Starbucks stock is trading slightly higher than in the weeks leading up to the dramatic plunge in March of 2020, as the scope of the coronavirus pandemic became clear.Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.
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With coronavirus deaths breaking records nearly every day, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is concerned—and has a warning. A new variant is here, and it's more transmissible. That means you need to "double down" on some protective measures right now. Read on to see what he recommends—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. The New Variants of COVID-19 Will Put More People in the HospitalDr. Fauci said the new variant is cause of concern. "We're taking it really very seriously," he said. "You don't want people to panic, but you have to look at it from certain standpoint." He said there's one "from the U.K. that's essentially dominated. That's the one that is actually is seen in the United States. There's another more ominous one. That's in South Africa and Brazil. We're looking at all of them, very, very carefully."He said, "the Brits have made it very clear that it's more contagious. They say that it isn't more virulent, but, you know, we gotta be careful because the more cases you get, even though on a one-to-one basis, it's not more virulent, meaning it doesn't make you more sick or more likely to die just by numbers alone. The more cases you have, the more hospitalizations you're going to happen. The more hospitalizations you have, the more deaths you're going to have. The thing we really want to look at carefully is that does that mutation lessen the impact of the vaccine? And if it does, then we're going to have to make some modifications, but we're all over that. We're looking at that really very carefully."RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say DoctorsWhat You Can Do Now to Beat the Mutation"I think one of the things we've got to do, and maybe the silver lining, if you want to call that, is that when you have a variant, that's really very, very, different in the sense of it's more contagious, it tells you to do two things," said Fauci. "One double down on the public health measures that we've been talking about all the time—be very compulsive as the President-elect says, at least for the first hundred days, and maybe more—everybody wear a mask, keep the distance, avoid the congregate settings, but also another important thing: The easiest way to evade this negative effect of these new isolates is to just when the vaccine becomes available, people should get vaccinated. Boy, if ever there was a clarion call for people to put aside vaccine hesitancy. If we can get, you know, the overwhelming majority of the population vaccinated, we'd be in very good shape and could beat even the mutant."RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. FauciHow to Survive This PandemicSo follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this surge, no matter where you live—wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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The reign of “Wonder Woman 1984” atop the pandemic box office has come to an end at the hands of Open Road’s Liam Neeson thriller “The Marksman,” which is opening on this Martin Luther King Jr. weekend to an estimated $3.75 million from 1,975 screens. The film stars Neeson as a retired Marine living near the Mexican border who reluctantly takes in a migrant boy named Miguel after his mother is killed by a drug cartel. With the cartel still chasing them, the two head north to find Miguel’s family in Chicago. Directed by Robert Lorenz, the film has a 33% Rotten Tomatoes critics score and an 88% audience score. This is Open Road’s third Neeson action movie to reach No. 1, joining the distributor’s first wide release “The Grey” and last October’s “Honest Thief.” Also Read: 'The Marksman' Film Review: Liam Neeson Shoots Straight but the Script Is Scattershot While the arrival of “The Marksman” has slightly nudged overall weekend numbers higher — Friday through Sunday totals are back above $10 million after dipping below that last weekend — the estimated $14.3 million made during this extended holiday weekend is down a staggering 94% from last year’s MLK weekend, when totals finished at $205 million. Theaters have been hoping that a steady recovery can begin with the start of summer blockbuster season in May, but a slow start to the COVID-19 vaccination process has had epidemiologists push back timetables for when the public might be able to receive the vaccine. Meanwhile, the rise of a more contagious variant of COVID-19 has intensified warnings against even short indoor activities such as grocery shopping, let alone extended ones like watching a movie in a theater. Meanwhile, Universal/DreamWorks’ “The Croods: A New Age” is vying for the No. 2 spot with “Wonder Woman 1984,” and it is expected that it will take until Monday to see which one comes out on top. Universal is reporting a 4-day estimate of $2.9 million, which will push the animated film’s total to $40 million domestically and $134 million globally after staying in the top 5 for the past two months. “WW84” is just behind with an estimated $2.6 million, giving it a domestic total of $35.8 million and a global total of $141.7 million. Completing the top 5 are Universal’s “News of the World” and Sony’s “Monster Hunter,” both of which are estimated to make just over $1 million after the extended weekend. “News of the World” is estimated to finish fourth with a 4-day total of $1.27 million and a cume of $8.7 million, while “Monster Hunter” is set to take fifth with $1.09 million over the weekend and a total of $9.2 million. Read original story Liam Neeson’s ‘The Marksman’ Snipes ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Off No. 1 Spot at Box Office At TheWrap
Phil Spector, the eccentric music producer whose “Wall of Sound” recording method transformed the industry and was later convicted of murder, died of natural causes Saturday, California state prison officials said. He was 81. Spector was pronounced dead at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. The medical examiner for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office will announce the official cause of death at a later date. Spector was sentenced in 2009 to 19 years to life after being convicted for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson. She was found dead in Spector’s home with a gunshot wound through the roof of her mouth. He maintained her death was an “accidental suicide.” He served the last few years of his sentence in a prison hospital east of Stockton, California. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2021 (Photos) The Bronx-born Spector began his career in music as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, penning the No. 1 single “To Know Him Is to Love Him” with the pop band the Teddy Bears in 1958. Two years later, at the age of 21, he cofounded Phillies Records, making him the youngest owner of a record label in history at the time. In the decade that followed, he wrote or produced records for some of the biggest names in music at the time, including the Ronettes, the Crystals, and Ike & Tina Turner. After briefly retiring from the music industry in 1966, he returned three years later for what became a milestone in his career — producing the Beatles’ album “Let It Be,” as well as solo records by John Lennon and George Harrison. Within in a few years, he has produced 18 Top 10 singles for various artists, including, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” (for the Righteous Brothers), “The Long and Winding Road” (for the Beatles) and “My Sweet Lord” (for Harrison). A near-fatal accident in 1974 in which he was thrown through the windshield of his car left Spector with over 300 stitches to his face and more than 400 to the back of his head. He slowly began to withdraw from public life and it was the start of what became his trademark look of wearing bizarre wigs. Also Read: Philip Smith, Former CEO of Broadway's Shubert Organization, Dies at 89 of COVID His reemergence in 1977 with the Leonard Cohen album “Death of a Ladies’ Man” (which Spector produced and co-wrote) drew criticism and controversy because of the dramatic change of style and sound to what Cohen fans were used to. He received a similar reaction to his producing of the Ramones’ album “End of the Century.” It was during this time that Spector began to show signs of strange behavior, with Dee Dee Ramone claiming he once pulled a gun on her when she tried to leave a session. In the two decades that followed, Spector largely remained inactive, only emerging a few times, including to co-produce Yoko Ono’s “Season on Glass” shortly after Lennon’s death. In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1997. Read original story Phil Spector, Revolutionary Music Producer and Convicted Murderer, Dies at 81 At TheWrap
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You're hot, you feel a cough brewing, your eye feels wonky—and, oh no, is this COVID-19? Is this the first sign you have coronavirus? "The bottom line is that only COVID test—or an antibody test—can confirm you have or had a case, but since even those aren't 100%, read on for other clues," says Dr. Leo Nissola. Here are 13 early signs that you might have COVID-19, informed by the CDC and the most recent studies; if you experience them, contact a medical professional to get tested. And to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 You Have Flu-Like Symptoms "For most people, the coronavirus will be like any other flu or cold. Many people catch these illnesses during their lives and experience only mild symptoms," says Dr. Carrie Lam. For a certain amount of people: "There are no special signs or symptoms of coronavirus. In fact, that is one of the reasons why it spread so quickly," says Dr. Kaushal M. Kulkarni, a board-certified ophthalmologist. 2 You Have a Loss of Senses "Thirty percent of patients have loss of smell (anosmia) and loss of taste (ageusia) as their first signs of a COVID-19 infection," says Dr. Jonathan Kaplan. "Because of the relationship between smell and taste, taste can also be significantly affected. It can take weeks to recover," says Dr. Inna Husain. Since this loss of sense is so unusual, there's a good chance it's COVID-related if it happens to you. 3 You Have a Fever "Coronavirus often begins with a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit within 2-14 days of exposure to an infected person," says Dr. LaFarra Young, a pediatric pathologist and health coach. One study found this is usually the first sign you have coronavirus, following by, in order, cough, muscle pain, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say Doctors 4 You Have a Dry Cough One of the most common symptoms is a dry cough, which can be described as one without mucus or phlegm. "If you notice a slight cough or fever this would be reason enough to begin self-isolation allowing a couple of days to see if symptoms manifest," says Dr. Giuseppe Aragona, a family medicine doctor. "It has been reported that the respiratory symptoms will worsen after a week, though in some cases the incubation period can be as little as two days.""The cough to look out for is a new, continuous cough," reports the BBC. "This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or having three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual." 5 You Have a Sore Throat or Headache Nearly 14% of cases studied in China had symptoms of headache and a sore throat, reports WHO. The virus "travels to the back of your nasal passages and to the mucous membranes in the back of your throat," reports Johns Hopkins. "That's the place where symptoms—such as a sore throat and dry cough—often start."RELATED: Dr. Fauci Just Said When We'd Be Back to "Normal" 6 You Have Chills or Body Aches CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo says he was shivering so much due to COVID-19 that he "chipped a tooth." "They call them the rigors," he said, adding that he felt like he was being beaten by "a piñata."Researchers at New York University also discovered aching muscles (known as myalgia) are among the factors that could signal respiratory distress caused by the coronavirus. 7 You Are Fatigued "Some older or immunosuppressed individuals may not present with a fever, instead presenting with other common symptoms such as sore throat, dry cough, or fatigue," says Dr. LaFarra Young, a pathologist at King's Daughters Medical Center. "Fatigue is a daily lack of energy; unusual or excessive whole-body tiredness not relieved by sleep," reports WebMD. "Fatigue can prevent a person from functioning normally and affects a person's quality of life." 8 You Experience Shortness of Breath Can't get enough air in your lungs? "Extreme shortness of breath and respiratory issues are what is causing the increase in patients in the ICU. Increasing your immune system using Vitamin D can help decrease the likeliness of the spread of bacterial and viral infections," says Dr. Geoffrey Mount Varner.If you are struggling for air and can't breathe, seek immediate medical attention. 9 You Have Pain in Your Chest "Persistent pain or pressure in the chest" is one of the CDC's "emergency warning signs"—seek medical help immediately if you feel it. This could be a symptom of the coronavirus or a heart issue, and tests can help determine the right course of action.RELATED: Simple Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack, According to Doctors 10 You Have Pink Eye "Conjunctivitis, or more commonly known as pink eye, can present as a symptom of coronavirus," says Dr. Kevin Lee. "People should be cognizant of possible aerosol transmission with the conjunctiva and through ocular secretions, like tears." 11 You Have Diarrhea or Vomiting Diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain may be more common as a symptom of COVID-19 than anticipated, according to The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Half the patients that were diagnosed complained of those issues in the study. Some patients may not even have respiratory symptoms, and just digestive ones.RELATED: The New COVID Symptom Every Woman Needs to Know 12 You Have a Bluish Face or Lips This is considered one of the CDC's "emergency warning signs" and they advise you "get medical attention immediately" if you see them. Cyanosis is the name for poor oxygen circulation in the blood that causes bluish discoloration of the skin. 13 You Feel Confused Doctors have observed neurological symptoms, including confusion, stroke and seizures, in a subset of COVID-19 patients. If you are considered high risk, you may show rarer and more severe symptoms. The CDC considers "new confusion or inability to arouse" as an emergency warning sign. Do seek medical attention immediately if it sets in.If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, call your medical care provider before showing up. And to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.
Phil Spector, who revolutionized 1960s pop music with his "Wall of Sound" technique but ended up in prison for murder, has died at age 81, authorities said Sunday.
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