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Netflix sends fans a thank you after 'Bridgerton' officially becomes its biggest original series ever
Netflix (LOS ANGELES) -- It has already been reported that Bridgerton had the biggest ever debut for a Netflix original series when it dropped late last year, but now that the numbers are officially in, the bodice-ripping romantic drama has become the biggest show in the streaming service's history. Its launch was bigger than even Netflix projected: the company says the series was watched by 82 million people -- or a whopping 41% of Netflix's global audience of 200 million -- in its first 28 days online, Deadline reports. Based on Julia Quinn's beloved book series, the latest hit from ...
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COVID live updates: US death and transmission rates going down
Ovidiu Dugulan/iStock By MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 100.4 million people worldwide and killed over 2.1 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Here's how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Jan 27, 1:49 pmOregon health officials administer leftover vaccines on side of roadWhen Oregon health officials found themselves trapped on a road in a snowstorm, they walked car to car to administer leftover vaccine doses.The staff...
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Biden's first 100 days live updates: Biden turns to climate change at one-week mark
Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images By LIBBY CATHEY, JACK ARNHOLZ and LAUREN KING, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- This is Day 8 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Here is how events are unfolding. All times Eastern: Jan 27, 1:43 pmJohn Kerry argues it will cost country 'a lot more' to ignore climate changeFormer Secretary of State John Kerry -- the nation's first ever special presidential envoy for climate -- discussed the climate plan and the impact it will have on jobs in a press briefing with reporters Wednesday ahead of Biden signing climate-focused executive actions.In response to...
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How Reddit users sent GameStop stock soaring, upending the market
RiverNorthPhotography/iStock By TAYLOR DUNN, REBECCA JARVIS and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An army of amateur traders loosely organizing on Reddit have shaken up all preconceived notions about the stock market as they fueled the meteoric rise of GameStop stock.Shares for GameStop, the electronics retailer that has largely struggled in recent years, have skyrocketed by nearly 2,000% since the beginning of the year. Shares were trading at around $350 on Wednesday, compared to less than $18 a share earlier this month -- essentially creating billions of dollars in value for shareholders.On Wednesday alone, the hot stock jumped by more...
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2021's 'Doomsday Clock' stuck at 100 seconds to midnight, scientists say
Daniel Heighton/iStock By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- We may not be any closer to the apocalypse this year, but things aren't looking up either, according to scientists.The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said its 2021 "Doomsday Clock" remains at 100 seconds to midnight.This year, COVID-19 is to blame for humanity remaining scarily close to a global meltdown, according to the group, which is comprised of world leaders and Nobel Laureates."The pandemic revealed just how unprepared and unwilling countries and the international system are to handle global emergencies properly," scientists said in a statement. "In this time of genuine...
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Ricki Lake reflects on 'debilitating' hair loss, reveals she's found pandemic love
ABC News By NICOLE PELLETIER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Ricki Lake said she feels the best she's ever have one year after revealing a 30-year battle with hair loss.The former talk show host and actress appeared live on Good Morning America Wednesday, sporting a new look."It was such a right of passage last year taking the leap of faith to shave my head, and my hair, thankfully, has grown back," Lake said. "And I learned so much through the process of really letting go of something that had been really bothering me for decades."On Jan. 3, 2020, Lake opened up...
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Washington Football Team makes NFL history with first full-time Black woman coach
ABC News By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The Washington Football Team made NFL history Tuesday when they added Jennifer King to their roster as assistant running backs coach.King, who has been a trailblazer on and off the gridiron, is the first Black woman to coach full time in the league. She follows the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive line coach Lori Locust as the second female coach to hold a full-time coaching position.King joined ABC News' Good Morning America on Wednesday and described the moment she got the big news from head coach Ron Rivera, and how she...
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