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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 4 Teaser: June Joins the Resistance

Welcome to the resistance, June Osborne. When last we were in Gilead, audiences saw a bloodied but not broken June (Elisabeth Moss) suffering from a gunshot wound after successfully secreting more than 50 of the restrictive republic’s children onto a plane for transport to safety in Canada. Carried to safety by her fellow handmaids, June recites Exodus 3: 7-8 to herself, which speaks of the Lord seeing the suffering of his people and delivering them to a land of milk and honey. And so a freedom fighter was born. On Thursday, Hulu released a teaser for the upcoming season of the critically-acclaimed series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which returns to the streamer on April 28. Its fourth season adopts a more lean and mean model, returning to 10-episode seasons, three of which will be available t

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Staying or going: Predicting what Broncos will do with Shelby Harris, their other nine free agents

RJ Sangosti, The Denver PostElijah Wilkinson (68) of the Denver Broncos is all smiles during the forth quarter as the Broncos beat the Detroit Lions 27-17 at Empower Field at Mile High on Dec. 22, 2019 in Denver.Position: Right tackle. Age as of Sept. 1: 26. 2020 season: The beneficiary of James’ opt-out decision, Wilkinson went from a projected left tackle competition against Garett Bolles to starting at right tackle. A Week 3 leg injury cost Wilkinson six games. He played 502 snaps in nine games (seven starts) and was booked for 10 pass-protection disruptions (three sacks), five “bad” run blocks and one penalty. Staying or going? Newman: Staying. Wilkinson rode a learning curve in 2020, partly due to the early-season injury and partly due to his continued acclimation to being a starter.

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Tua Tagovailoa Fires a Warning at Future NFL Foes: ‘Expect More From Me’

Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins looks to throw a pass against the Buffalo Bills | Timothy T. Ludwig/Getty ImagesRELATED: Tua Tagovailoa’s rookie season as quarterback of the Miami Dolphins was a mixed bag. On one hand, he won six of his nine starts and nearly led the Dolphins to the playoffs. On the other hand, some anonymous teammates have gone on record criticizing his play while openly saying they preferred the other Dolphin quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick. While there have been far worse seasons for a rookie quarterback, Tagovailoa will be the first one to admit he could have done a better job. Evaluating Tagovailoa’s rookie effort Work pic.twitter.com/lZwElQTIy1— Tua. T (@Tua) February 20, 2021 RELATED: Tua Tagovailoa Throws Left-Handed for a Weird Reason When Tagovail

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After half a century, Vacaville road-trip restaurant the Black Oak closes for good

For many families, a drive between the Bay Area and Sacramento/Tahoe over the decades often meant a stop at one of the three legendary road-trip restaurants with gift shops off Interstate 80 in Vacaville. But the original Nut Tree shut down years ago. Then the Coffee Tree closed, leaving the Black Oak as the restaurant of choice for fans of large, homestyle breakfasts and lunches served with a side of nostalgia. Now the last of the trio is gone. The owners announced this week that the restaurant won’t reopen when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. “It is with a very heavy heart and a saddened spirit that we must inform you that the Black Oak Restaurant will be closing permanently,” the owners posted in a farewell note on the Facebook page. “There have been so many wonderful memories and fri

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Emergency monthly checks for parents could turn permanent under Senate Democrats’ push

Summary List PlacementSenate Democrats said on Thursday they would seek later this year to turn a proposed emergency federal check program for parents into a permanent piece of the American social safety net. "As soon as we pass the Recovery Act, we will fight to make it permanent and to make sure they can get the checks monthly if they choose," Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio told reporters on a press call. Brown was referring to a plan to dramatically revamp the child tax credit, a top Democratic priority in the $1.9 trillion stimulus package. It aims to provide $3,600 over the year to families with young children aged 5 and under, and send $3,000 to those with kids between 6 and 17.  Under the House proposal, families could either receive a monthly check of $250 or $300 per child starting...

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Three East Bay men sentenced to federal prison in counterfeit pill manufacturing case

OAKLAND — Shortly after they pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges at the same court hearing, three men who ran a counterfeit prescription pill out of Richmond were sentenced to two years and six months in federal prison. The 30-month sentences for Eshai Delacruz, Dominick Wong, and Rohan Kumar are far below the 57-70-month sentences requested by prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who handed down the sentence, also rejected defense requests to give the three no jail time at all, saying it was “unbelievable” how many people they put at risk by making pills laced with methamphetamine and passing them off as party drugs. “It’s a non-starter,” Gonzalez Rogers said, referring to the requests to not hand down a prison term. “Everybody’s going to get custodial time. … The num

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The best mattresses for side sleepers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead StickySummary List Placement The perfect mattress for side sleepers includes features that are unique to this sleeping position.  We've done some research and testing to bring you the best mattresses for side sleepers. The fully customizable Helix mattress is our top pick because you can design it to suit your specific needs. Side sleepers, it's a tough life we've chosen. Or rather, a tough life that's chosen us. Finding a mattress that allows us to attain that ever-elusive good night's sleep may be difficult, but it's certainly necessary. After all, if back sleepers and even stomach sleepers can find a way to catch some z's, why can't we? Perhaps the biggest challenge that I've faced in my side sleeping days is finding a mattress that is firm enough to support

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The Bearaby Napper is one of the most attractive weighted blankets I tested, and it’s got plenty of heft to go with it

  Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead Sticky Weighted blankets are a useful sleep aid but are often limited in their design sensibilities. The Bearaby Napper uses organic cotton to weave the most attractive weighted blanket I've tested. The Napper you receive may be heavier than advertised; the 15-pound I ordered actually weighed 24 pounds. Cotton Napper (small)Recent studies have shown promising results that weighted blankets can help aid in sleep and reduce anxiety. But often brands prioritize the functional weightiness of the blanket over the aesthetic. Many traditional weighted blankets get their extra weight from small glass beads sewn into the filling, so keeping those in place and secure is priority number one. Often, weighted blankets are limited in colors and styles

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I was tempted to spend a $10,000 raise, but doing the opposite helped me reach my savings goals in record time

Summary List PlacementMy parents couldn't be more different when it comes to habits around money. My mom is incredibly generous, even when she can't afford to be. She is the kind of person who, if she could, would give you the clothes off her back. My dad, on the other hand, is the ultimate penny-pincher. Although they've always been pretty different, they share one belief about money: it's hard to come by. When I started working and bringing in my own income, I shared their belief that a penny saved was a penny earned. So anytime I received a raise or bonus at work, I followed their example and didn't let my living expenses didn't go up. Instead, I changed nothing about my lifestyle and put every extra dollar I earned towards my savings goals, helping me reach my goals even faster. Kee...

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BlackRock’s bond chief Rick Rieder breaks down why he’s not worried rising yields will hurt the stock market

Summary List Placement BlackRock's Rick Rieder told CNBC he's not worried about stocks against the backdrop of rising yields.  He anticipates a little uncertainty but said stocks will then "recalibrate." Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. The recent rise in bond yields has left some investors worried about what it means for the stock market, but Rick Rieder told CNBC he's not that worried.  As the 10-year Treasury yield rose to its highest point in over a year Thursday, the CIO of global fixed income explained that the rise in yields should be taken into historical perspective."We started from negative 1%. The history of real rates, on average the last 25 years, the average has been about 1.5% positive and usually, when you get this sort of e...

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Patriots Fans Should Be Scared Straight by the Official Betting Odds for the Team’s Next Starting Quarterback

New England Patriots fans went from watching Tom Brady completely dominate defenses to seeing Cam Newton struggle to make simple throws on a routine basis. Because Bill Belichick did not invest wisely at the most important position in sports, Robert Kraft’s franchise suddenly seems like just another NFL team rather than an organization that won six Super Bowl titles with TB12 under center. With Jarrett Stidham as the only quarterback currently under contract, that leaves the Patriots perilously thin at the position. Unfortunately for New England fans, the betting odds for who will begin the 2021 season atop the depth chart lean in a scary direction. Because based on the candidates oddsmakers have pegged as having QB1 potential in Foxborough, Patriot Nation should prepare for another

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20 Signs You’ve Lost Interest In Your Partner, According To Experts

The early days of a relationship are an exciting mix of texting sprees, fun dates, and the thrill of getting to know a new person. And while, for many couples, that can settle into a steady relationship that lasts for years, it's OK if you lose interest in your partner and decide to break up. It might happen as the honeymoon period starts to fade and you realize you don't want to invest long-term. But it's also possible to lose interest in a partner at an unforeseeable time for an unforeseeable reason. And you know what's even weirder? It doesn't even necessarily mean you "fell out of love." It's totally possible to love someone, but not no longer feel a spark. It's also possible to love someone, but come to the conclusion you aren't a good match. "Ultimately, it can feel really scary to l

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MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor says he’ll consider stock or debt financing in order to buy more bitcoin

Summary List PlacementMicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor said the company is considering issuing more debt in order to buy addtional bitcoin.  "We've been pretty clear that we'll consider equity and debt financings," Saylor said, speaking as part of a panel for the Bloomberg Crypto Summit Thursday. "It makes sense to buy as much of that asset class as we can," he said. The software technology company was the first corporation to directly purchase bitcoin, driven by Saylor's view of the digital asset as a hedge against a potential devaluation of the US dollar.  Saylor on February 24 announced on Twitter that his company purchased an additional 19,452 bitcoins for an estimated $1.026 billion in cash at an average price of $52,765 per bitcoin. MicroStrategy owns 90,531 bitcoins as of Februar...

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Pixar’s ‘Luca’ Teaser Is Getting Compared To ‘Call Me By Your Name’

An upcoming Disney film has sparked comparisons to one of director Luca Guadagnino's best-known works. Pixar's Luca teaser is giving major Call Me by Your Name vibes, despite being at very opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of content and kid-friendliness. Soon after the first Luca teaser trailer premiered on Thursday, Feb. 25, Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer's romantic drama started trending on Twitter instead, as viewers started pointing out the surprising similarities between it and the new animated flick. Luca follows best friends Luca Paguro and Alberto Scorfano, voiced by Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer, who spend a summer in an idyllic seaside town on the Italian Riviera, riding mopeds, eating gelato, and hanging out on scenic rooftops. Sound familiar? It's almost the ex

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