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MSNBC has long served as an also-ran to Fox News and CNN.

Not anymore. At least, not for now. 

MSNBC won the ratings battle for cable news channels last week — the first time that's ever happened. MSNBC bested its competitors in both overall viewers and the highly coveted demo of adults 24 to 54 years of age, according to TV reporter Joe Adalian. 

And not just that. Fox News came in third in that demographic for the first time in nearly two decades.

For 1st time ever @MSNBC is No. 1 cable news net in prime time. For 1st time in 17 years @FoxNews is No. 3 https://t.co/Y8jJeSJVPR pic.twitter.com/Os2992sk3w

— TVNewser (@tvnewser) May 22, 2017 Read more...

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The wedding is a season finale staple, and Jane The Virgin has had three different weddings in its three season finales. In the first season, Rogelio and Xiomara got drunk married in Vegas by a Cher impersonator. The second ended with the long-awaited wedding of Jane and Michael, a beautiful day that turned tragic when Michael was shot later than night. Rogelio and Xo are getting married once again this week, but their fairy tale moment gets severely downgraded when outside forces come into play. A hurricane hitting Miami forces them to cancel their most extravagant plans, but even more pressing is the return of Darci Factor, who is seven months pregnant with Rogelio’s daughter.

Jane is already stressed about getting everything together for the wedding before the whole thing flies off the rails, and when it rains, it pours. She has to scramble to work around the hurricane ...

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James Corden was in the midst of taping The Late Late Show when he received news of the deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

So the television host recorded an extra segment to pay tribute to the victims and those affected by the disaster, even though details of the attack were still scant at the time.

"It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news that attacks like this can happen. But especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight," said Cordon, who was visibly emotional as he shared his love for the city of Manchester, and its inimitable spirit. Read more...

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It's a modern-day civil rights movement that has firm roots in the African-American community, but Black Lives Matter has deservedly received international recognition.

Namely in Australia, where the Black Lives Matter Global Network has been awarded this year's Sydney Peace Prize, which recognises "leading global voices that promote peace, justice and nonviolence."

According to the award's citation, the movement inspired people to "stand up locally, nationally and internationally" to demand respect for "human rights and equality," and remind us "of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice." Read more...

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Posted by Keith Wagstaff

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The pain was apparent in Ariana Grande's words early Tuesday morning. 

Only a few hours after an explosion rocked her concert in Manchester, England, Grande reached out to fans with a heartfelt message on Twitter. 

Here's her tweet, sent out just before 4 a.m. local time in Manchester:

broken
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017

The blast killed at least 19 people and injured around 50 others as the show was ending. 

Many of her peers tweeted messages of support after news of the explosion spread, and plenty of people used social media to help house and connect people affected by the blast.  Read more...

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Posted by Patrick Kulp

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Robots are coming for retail jobs. 

In-store automation threatens to kill four in 10 positions in the retail sector throughout the next decade, according to a new study.

That could add up to 7.5 million lost jobs—proportionally a much bigger hit than even manufacturing took when automation devastated its labor market, according to Cornerstone Capital Group, the bank behind the report. 

It's not as if retail workers don't have enough to keep them up at night. Hundreds of store employees have lost their jobs over the past few years as online shopping and excess store space plunge the traditional retail industry into choppy waters.  Read more...

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Posted by Tim Chester

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Look for the helpers. 

Within hours, if not minutes, of the events at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that saw several people dead and dozens more injured, offers of help were flooding in online.

On Twitter, one of the first hashtags to emerge from the incident was #roomformanchester, in which local people advertised rooms in their homes for anyone affected by the incident and the ensuing travel chaos. 

#roomformanchester

Anyone needing somewhere to stay can come to our Manchester headquarters in the city centre

127 Portland St M1 4PZ



— Steven Bartlett (@SteveBartlettSC) May 22, 2017 Read more...

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The "Pill Cosby" cocktail didn’t last long on a bar menu after the internet found out about it. 

The pink hibiscus tequila drink — complete with drug capsules floating in the ice — was being served at Diet Starts Monday, a pop-up bar and restaurant in Washington, D.C., according to the Washingtonian. On Monday, the same day jury selection began for disgraced comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the cocktail was called out on social media. Sixty women have accused him of sexual assault, with many claiming that he drugged them.   Read more...

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