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Glenn Close, Ethan Hawke, ‘Eighth Grade’ among Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees

Glenn Close, Ethan Hawke, ‘Eighth Grade’ among Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees

Film Independent(LOS ANGELES) — The nominations for the 34th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced. Nominees for Best Feature include Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade and Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, and nominees for Best First Feature include the horror film Hereditary, Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You and Paul Dano’s Wildlife.…

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Florida teen accused of killing mom over a bad grade charged as adult with murder

Florida teen accused of killing mom over a bad grade charged as adult with murder

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Florida teenager accused of killing his mother over an argument about his school grade has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder. A Volusia grand jury indicted Gregory Ramos, 15, this week on one count of first degree murder — a crime that could be punishable by a life sentence,…

California wildfires leave at least 66 dead with more than 600 still missing

California wildfires leave at least 66 dead with more than 600 still missing

Marcus Yam /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images(PARADISE, Calif.) — Search crews found seven more bodies in the burned-out rubble of Paradise, California, as officials there fear more deaths in the destructive wildfires raging at both ends of the state that has already claimed 66 lives.The deadliest and most destructive of the two massive wildfires…

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Why the link between veterans, mass shootings is more complicated than you think

Why the link between veterans, mass shootings is more complicated than you think

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The murder of 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, earlier this month is the latest example of a veteran perpetrating a mass shooting, adding another complicated addition to a growing list of incidents of gun violence in the U.S. Some see the discussion of veteran-involved shootings as promulgating of…

Study says women find bearded men more attractive

Study says women find bearded men more attractive

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hey, guys: If you want to look more attractive to women, ditch the razor. A survey of more than 8,500 women shows that clean-shaven men don’t cut it, and men sporting 10 days of beard growth are the most attractive.The results of the study, which were published in the Journal of Evolutionary…

Pancreatic cancer, a silent killer?

Pancreatic cancer, a silent killer?

iStock/ThinkstockBy Dr. Sumir Shah(NEW YORK) — Seven years ago, Matt Wilson went to the emergency room. He had stomach pain, which he assumed was a kidney stone. It was not. His CT scan showed an abnormal spot, later diagnosed as early pancreatic cancer. That chance discovery may have saved his life. Pancreatic cancer usually grows…