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A U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation that would, if enacted, require young women to register for Selective Service alongside men, and in the rare event of a war or other national emergency, be drafted for the first time in the nation’s history. During the Vietnam War -- between 1964 and 1973 -- nearly 2 million men were drafted in the U.S., according to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Just afterward, in 1973, facing a tide of opposition to the controversial draft, President Richard Nixon officially ended military conscription, and the U.S. established an all-volunteer force.
Josh Smith, a quadriplegic, has been unable to walk or perform most activities after an accident seven years ago. Smith was able to do so using an exoskeleton suit. "I had this huge idea, and I didn't know if it was even possible because I don't think I've ever seen anybody do it before," Smith said.
Senate Democrats are demanding answers after the FBI revealed just recently that it received more than 4,500 tips about Brett Kavanaugh when he was a Supreme Court nominee in 2018 and that only ones the agency deemed most "relevant" were referred to then-President Donald Trump's White House. The Democrats want to know how the information from the supplemental background check was handled and whether any of it was investigated, details they say were never passed on to the senators considering Kavanaugh's nomination. "If the FBI was not authorized to or did not follow up on any of the tips that it received from the tip line, it is difficult to understand the point of having a tip line at all," they said in a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray.
Following decades of backlash from the Native American community, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team announced that the franchise will change its name from the Indians to the Guardians. The team initially announced its intention to change its name in December 2020, but the new name was shared on the team's official Twitter account Friday morning in a video narrated by actor Tom Hanks, a longtime fan. The new name is a nod to the Guardians of Traffic, the city’s iconic statues on the Hope Memorial Bridge and is set to take effect at the end of the 2020 season.
While the pair have been spotted together several times since reportedly rekindling their 2000s-era romance in April, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have kept their coupling off Instagram -- until now. Thanks to a snap from a slideshow on Lopez's friend Leah Remini's Instagram page, the couple have been captured together on the social media platform for the first time. Remini shared a series of black-and-white pictures from a photo booth that had been set up for her recent 51st birthday party.
Foodies on TikTok and Instagram are raving about an unexpectedly tasty new snack -- pasta chips. With so many recipes that utilize the swirling convection heat of an air fryer, this quick-and-easy one that transforms cooked, seasoned pasta into a crispy, dunkable bite has exploded in popularity. Pasta Chips should be illegal but they taste so good!
Dozens of children tested positive for COVID-19 at an upstate New York summer camp, health officials confirmed to ABC News on Thursday. The site of the outbreak was Camp Pontiac, a 550-person sleep-away camp located in Columbia County, about 2 1/2 hours north of New York City. Thirty-one children ages of 7 to 11 contracted the virus, according to Jack Mabb, the county health director.
Dierks Bentley thinks his latest hit, "Gone," is quite "special." Bentley, 45, said he wished there was a sure-fire method to making a hit song, adding that "there's some intangible thing about music ... I guess that's what we love about it." Over his nearly two decades in the industry, Bentley said he has learned that it's often the songs that are most personal to an artist that make it more universal among fans.
Camila Cabello is back with a brand new single, "Don't Go Yet," and the promise of a new album. Right before the Grammy nominee dropped "Don't Go Yet" and its accompanying music video, she announced her third studio album, "Familia," but did not disclose a release date. The singer explained that "Familia" will show a different side of her, following her previous two albums: her eponymous debut album and her 2019 effort "Romance."
A former sales representative for a Kentucky company that marketed a performance-enhancing drug used with racehorses pleaded guilty Friday to a criminal charge stemming from what federal prosecutors in New York called a "widespread, corrupt" doping scheme. Michael Kegley conspired with trainers, veterinarians and others to make misbranded drugs, secretly administer them to racehorses and cheat bettors in the $100 billion global racehorse industry, prosecutors said. According to the indictment, Kegley marketed SGF-1000, the same adulterated and misbranded performance-enhancing drug that Maximum Security was given when he briefly placed first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby before being disqualified for interference.
The man charged with multiple murder counts after an alleged shooting spree at three Atlanta-area spas in March is scheduled to be arraigned next week. Robert Aaron Long is accused of killing eight people, including six Asian woman, on March 16. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday that she believes a plea deal has been reached in the case ahead of the Cherokee County arraignment.
Kanye West debuted his tenth studio album, "Donda," during a listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday. Travis Scott, Pusha T, Roddy Ricch, Don Toliver, Lil Baby and late rapper Pop Smoke are just a few of the artists who are reportedly featured on the album. West's ex, Kim Kardashian, and their children were reportedly in attendance during the event.
Lil Nas X has a few words for his younger self. Before releasing of his new track, "Industry Baby," the 22-year-old rapper, born Montero Lamar Hill, shared a heartfelt note he wrote to his younger self titled "dear 20 year old montero."
Chef Mario Batali and his former partner Joe Bastianich violated state and city human rights laws with a culture of sexual harassment and discrimination at restaurants they owned, the New York attorney general said Friday announcing a settlement. The company, formerly known as the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, agreed to pay $600,000 to at least 20 former employees who were sexually harassed while they worked at the famed restaurants Babbo, Lupa or Del Posto. This agreement comes after a four-year investigation, the attorney general's office said, looking at allegations between 2016 and 2019 that included unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate touching and sexually explicit comments from managers and coworkers, in addition to forcible groping, hugging and kissing by male colleagues.
Skateboarding has always been as much about culture as competition. The sport is ready to make its Olympic debut in Tokyo with two different disciplines: street and park. "What's exciting for me is that there's this chance on a global stage to share what makes skateboarding special," Friedberg told ABC News.
Everlane is having a huge sale full of lots of deals on summer fashion staples and more. As retailers continue to release deals left and right, the brand, best known for its modern essentials is also offering deep discounts with up to 60% off. Everlane’s super sale features great dresses, amazing athleisure wear and even stylish face masks to keep you protected.
Morgan Wallen is speaking out to address using a racial slur in a video that was leaked in February and the fallout that ensued. In an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America" co-host Michael Strahan that aired Friday, the country singer, 28, reflected on using the vulgar language in the footage released by TMZ on Feb. 2. When Strahan asked Wallen to take him back to the night the footage was captured, Wallen said he had been partying with some of his longtime friends the weekend the footage was taken and "it just happened."
All seven students were symptomatic, according to the school. "As you have seen in the national news, cases of COVID-19 have been ticking upward," Stanford University officials said in a letter to students on Thursday. "We are seeing some of this in our own community, where we are experiencing an increase in the number of student COVID cases, including among fully vaccinated individuals."
The Texas Senate has passed Senate Bill 3 in a continued effort to proscribe education on racial inequality in K-12 education. It removes several Texas Education Code lesson requirements that were proposed by Democrats in prior education legislation to be implemented in the upcoming school year.
While extreme heat waves, wildfires and devastating flooding bring attention to the impacts of climate change, some parts of the country are fighting more pernicious effects that threaten both protected ecosystems and important landmarks of American history. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a wetland in the outer banks of Maryland established in 1933 as a protected area for bald eagles, osprey and several species of migratory birds. The government officials working to protect it say they can see the impacts of climate change in the refuge every day.