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Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “The power to choose is yours.”

A man is dead following a drive-by shooting in St. Paul. Police say the victim was gunned down last night while walking near the Earl Street Bridge. It was the second deadly shooting on the city’s East Side during a 24-hour period.

A group of protesters demonstrated at City Hall yesterday, urging council members to support Mayor Hodges’ Working Families Agenda. The proposal would require all employers to provide paid sick time

Minneapolis will be celebrating the Lynx third WNBA championship in five seasons today with a parade. City officials say the parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at 12th Street and Hennepin Avenue and will finish at the Target Center. A celebration inside the arena will follow. Both events are free and open to the public.  The team received a call from President Obama yesterday. This morning they will have breakfast with the Governor before the parade later today.



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T.I. is apologizing once again over recent comments he made about Hillary Clinton, and voting for a female presidential candidate.  During an interview earlier this week, the rapper said he wouldn’t consider voting for a female president as they’re prone to making “rash decisions.”

Drake says he wants to go back to acting.

Soulja Boy is apologizing after making what seemed to be suicidal comments on his Snapchat account.  The rapper took to Instagram Wednesday to issue the apology after posting on Snapchat quote, “I’m going to die soon, I enjoyed my life.”

It’s a “Celebration” along Hollywood Boulevard.  The music group Kool & The Gang is now showing off their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Pitbull and “Empire” star Jussie Smollett’s new track “No Doubt About It” is getting a new video.  The song was recorded for the current series of “Empire,” and will be released in the show’s “Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 2 Volume 1.”  Columbia Records says the soundtrack will be out sometime this year.



Sean “Diddy” Combs is expanding his TV portfolio to include scripted programming. The rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur is teaming with ABC to develop a comedy based on the real-life events of his assistant

Miguel says he would by no means perform on “Saturday Night Live” if Donald Trump were to host.

ABC’s “Good Morning America” welcomes actress Sienna Miller, author Nicholas Sparks and stylist Joe Zee.  Later, “The Meredith Vieira Show” has actress Amy Brenneman and Alfonso Ribeiro.  On late night, a repeat of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has actress Viola Davis, actor Michael Peña, and a performance by Slightly Stoopid.

FOX features the American League Championship Series.


Bridge Of Spies

Hanks is thrown to the epicenter of the Cold War in “Bridge Of Spies.”  The actor says there were several things he wasn’t aware of before heading into this project. The film takes place as the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane.  His only hope is Hanks’ character James Donovan, a New York lawyer who gets recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release after being sentenced to ten years in prison.  “Bridge of Spies” is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan and Alan Alda.


Controversy surrounds CBS’s “60 Minutes” in “Truth.”   After airing journalist Mary Mapes 2005 “60 Minutes” report on then-President George W. Bush’s military service the network is being forced to apologize. The report aired in the months before the 2004 presidential election, and reports that President George W. Bush, then seeking re-election, had received preferential treatment from officials of the Texas Air National Guard in the early 1970s.  The film marks the directorial debut of James Vanderbilt and stars Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss and Robert Redford.


R. L. Stine’s imaginary demons are set free in “Goosebumps.”  The story follows a young boy, who moves into a new town and happens to become neighbors with R. L. Stine’s daughter.  The duo unintentionally opens one of Stine’s books, releasing every single ghost and monster hidden inside.  They’ve now teamed up to put the monsters back where they came from before they take over the town.  The film is directed by Rob Letterman and stars Jack Black, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush.

Crimson Peak

A young author finds out that her charming husband isn’t who he appears to be in “Crimson Peak.”  Taking place in a mountainous region of northern England in the late 19th century, author Edith Cushing finds out her home harbors ghostly, mysterious entities, something her husband and her sister Lady Lucille Sharpe desperately try to hide.  The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro and stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston.


National Boss’s Day is observed annually on October 16. Employees across the United States show appreciation and thankfulness to their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year by celebrating National Boss’s Day.  (If the 16th of October falls on a weekend, then this day is celebrated on the closest working day.)


Show your boss some appreciation and use #NationalBoss’sDay to post on social media.


National Boss’s Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a secular holiday that began in 1958.  Patricia Bays Haroski was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois when she registered “National Boss’s Day” with the United States Chamber of Commerce.    October 16 was chosen as it was her father’s birthday.   Patricia was working for her father at that time, making her father her boss.

It was four years later, in 1962, that Illinois Governor, Otto Kerner, backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed Boss’s day.

In 1979, Hallmark Cards introduced Boss’s Day cards to their inventory.

National Boss’s Day is an “unofficial” national holiday.


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