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‘The Janes’ Reflects in New US Documentary on Illegal Abortions Before Roe
About 50 years ago, before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade who legalized abortion, a group of women on Chicago’s South Side worked underground, providing illegal abortions to desperate women in need. These women had little or no medical training.
Bieber’s disease video is heartbreaking, says UK patient with same condition
A patient with the same virus causing facial paralysis that affected Justin Bieber said on Saturday she was saddened to see what the Canadian pop star was going through and proud that he was raising awareness about the disease. “I watched his video and I’m not going to lie, I shed a few tears. I never thought I would identify so much with someone I didn’t know,” Nicoya Rescorla told Reuters in a video interview. from Marazion in the South West of England.
Box Office: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Scores Searing $143 Million Debut, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Remains Strong at $50 Million
“Jurassic World Dominion” topped the box office charts, earning $143 million in its domestic box office debut. Despite scathing reviews, the sixth film in Universal’s dinosaur saga looms over a torrid weekend at the domestic box office. It’s only the third time in the pandemic era that ticket sales have collectively topped the $200 million mark, according to Comscore. It’s also thanks to the enduring popularity of “Top Gun: Maverick,” which still flies high at number two.
Justin Bieber showing early signs of recovery, surgeon says
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber is showing early signs of recovery after being diagnosed with the virus that paralyzed half of his face, according to a facial paralysis surgeon. In a video posted to Instagram, Bieber said he had contracted Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which affected the nerves in his ear and face. He noted that his right eye was not blinking.
K-pop group BTS promotes new album with pop-up store in NYC
South Korean K-pop boy group BTS is promoting their new album release with pop-up shops in New York and Los Angeles. Fans lined up from 7 a.m. on Friday to be among the first to purchase exclusive items created especially for New York.
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