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‘Batwoman’ has found its new star

‘Batwoman’ has found its new star

Javicia Leslie is the CW’s new Batwoman. The actress, who previously starred in “God Friended Me” on CBS, is set to debut in the iconic role in January 2021. Leslie replaces Ruby Rose, who left the show in May after one season in a shocking move. “I am extremely proud to be the first Black…MORE

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close 200 stores over the next two years

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close 200 stores over the next two years

Bed Bath & Beyond announced Wednesday that it plans to close roughly 200 stores in the next two years. The retail chain — which also operates Buybuy Baby, Christmas Tree Shops and Harmon Face Values — said it would be mainly closing Bed Bath & Beyond stores, starting later this year. The announcement came as…MORE

Consumer protection bureau gets rid of restriction on payday lenders

Consumer protection bureau gets rid of restriction on payday lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau formally scrapped a rule — originally proposed in 2017 under an Obama appointee — that would have put limits on payday lenders. As written, the rule would have imposed an underwriting requirement on payday lenders. The revised regulation instead won’t require lenders to determine whether a customer can afford paying…MORE

Birx’s nod to mask fashion is more than just sartorial

Birx’s nod to mask fashion is more than just sartorial

The White House coronavirus response coordinator began her remarks Wednesday with a seemingly light remark. “Masks can be a fashion statement,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, noting another positive reason — aside from the public health standpoint — for Americans to wear them. But amid the ongoing debate about wearing masks, led by President Donald Trump’s…MORE

Trump administration proposes blocking asylum seekers on public health grounds

Trump administration proposes blocking asylum seekers on public health grounds

The Trump administration unveiled a new regulation Wednesday that would bar asylum seekers coming from countries with disease outbreaks, marking the latest push that would make it more difficult for migrants to seek refuge in the United States. The proposed regulation from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice provides the administration…MORE

Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP in-person convention

Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP in-person convention

The Democratic mayor of Houston on Wednesday stopped the Texas Republican Party from holding its state convention in-person next week amid a spike in coronavirus cases. Escalating his push for the Texas GOP to hold its convention virtually, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had said earlier in the day that he had asked the city’s legal…MORE