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First Female Secretary of State Dies at 84

Our first female Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, who served under the leadership of Bill Clinton from 1997 until 2001, has passed away at the age of 84. Albright has since been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and has been a dedicated board member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Madeleine Albright, 1st female US secretary of state, dies: AP News

 

Madeleine Albright dies; first female secretary of state was 84: The Washington Post

 

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Disney is being accused of being intolerant towards LGTBQ people by unapologetically funding organizations who have opposed Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay Bill”, which encourages censorship of potentially “inappropriate” words relating to sexuality in education and entertainment. Many Disney employees are even threatening to back out of the company, with some hosting protests, waving LGBTQ flags and holding signs such as “Trans Rights are Human Rights”. To publicly oppose the bill would be to lose money and shut out the demographic of conservative families.

 

Disney finds itself in balancing act with walkout threat: AP News

Time to Smile 🙂

Tom Hanks just photobombed a bride and groom at their wedding party. “Hi, I’m Tom Hanks, I would love to get a photo with you,” the acclaimed actor reportedly said to bride Grace Gwaltney. Hanks’ wife, Rita Wilson, also stepped in for the celebration. Gwaltney later reported on “thinking of Toy Story” as Hanks opened his mouth to speak. The bride then posed for a hilarious photo with Hanks (one of which you can see for yourself online).

 

‘We All Lost It’: Good News Network

#ThisDayInHistory

One of the worst oil spills in the history of this nation occurred today, March 24th, of the year 1989. The oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed into a coral reef and spilled over 11 million gallons of oil into the water, permanently damaging the marine habitat and killing wildlife in the process.

 

https://www.history.com/topics/1980s/exxon-valdez-oil-spill#:~:text=The%20Exxon%20Valdez%20oil%20spill,Horizon%20oil%20spill%20in%202010: History.com

Latest Media

PIXAR’s twenty-fifth feature film Turning Red is available to stream on Disney+. The critically-acclaimed Spider-Man: No Way Home is now available on digital, and will be released for DVD and Blu-Ray on April 12th. Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo’s feature-length documentary Driving Home 2 U will be available to stream on March 25th. This news comes with the expansion of the platform to include more adult-oriented content, including MARVEL’s Luke Cage, Daredevil, and Jessica Jones.