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Billie Eilish apologizes after video surfaces of singer mouthing racial slur

Billie Eilish apologizes after video surfaces of singer mouthing racial slur

Superstar singer Billie Eilish has apologized after a video surfaced of her apparently mouthing along to a song as an anti-Asian racial slur is used. Seven-time Grammy winner Eilish posted a statement on her Instagram Stories Monday addressing the edited compilation of videos, which was widely circulated earlier this month. In one clip, Eilish mouthed…MORE

Government spending ‘fatigue’ is a risk worth watching

As the global recovery takes hold, governments around the world will be increasingly tempted to stop throwing so much cash at the economy. Investors could see that as a big mistake. What’s happening: President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal — part of $4 trillion in potential spending — is a priority in Washington this week. But…MORE

A free Peloton membership could be your newest work benefit

A free Peloton membership could be your newest work benefit

Paid time off, retirement benefits and … a Peloton membership? That could be your newest work perk as the fitness company rolls out a corporate program that offers free app memberships that normally cost $12.99 per month. Peloton Corporate Wellness is aimed at “providing employees access to innovative mental and physical health resources” the company…MORE

Rainforests are under siege. Here’s what you should know.

Rainforests are under siege. Here’s what you should know.

The world’s rainforests are under siege. Climate change has driven the average temperature of the Amazon rainforest up by as much as 1.5 degrees Celsius. As a result of higher temperatures and deforestation, drought has surged. In 2019 alone, tens of thousands of wildfires destroyed 2.24 million acres. Humans have wiped out or degraded nearly…MORE

Fact check: Lindsey Graham inaccurately describes Democrats’ redistricting proposal

At a conference of religious conservatives last week, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina inaccurately described a Democratic proposal to have independent state commissions, rather than state politicians, draw the boundaries of congressional districts. The proposal to transform the redistricting process is part of Democrats’ For the People Act, a sweeping elections and ethics…MORE

Senate committee to hold hearing on DC statehood bill

Senate committee to hold hearing on DC statehood bill

A Senate committee will examine a bill on Tuesday that would grant statehood to Washington, DC, with the panel’s members hearing testimony from experts and the city’s mayor on the key Democratic priority, which has gained momentum in recent years. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will focus its attention on S51, the…MORE

Living with a short sleep gene: ‘It’s a gift’

Living with a short sleep gene: ‘It’s a gift’

For as long as he can remember, Brad Johnson knew he was different. “I’ve never been normal when it came to sleep,” Brad told CNN. “Other people, even some of my siblings, slept eight, nine, 10 hours a night. I just couldn’t do it, it was physically impossible. If you paid me a million dollars…MORE

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