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Source: Fox News

We're in a partial government shutdown, so what's it like to visit Grand Canyon right now Let me tell you…

Today 13:35 GMT

Whether park operations will continue now depends partly on the weather, said Alysa Ojeda, a spokesman for the Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC), the park’s non-profit partner which raises money for the park, operates some retail shops inside it, and provides guided educational programs about the park’s history, geology and culture.

Because the park’s $35 per car entrance fee has been waived, the Grand Canyon has actually attracted more visitors than usual during the past Christmas winter season, concessionaire employees said.

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Source: Fox News

'Made in Staten Island' stars insist the show doesn't glorify the mob after viewer backlash

Today 13:35 GMT

“Made in Staten Island,” which premiered on MTV Monday night, explores how a group of young adults, some with ties to mob families, attempt to stay out of trouble as they go about their lives in the New York City borough. Its star is Seabrook, 19, whose grandfather is Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, a former Gambino crime family hit man who famously testified against mob boss John Gotti.

While “Made in Staten Island” attempts to show how these young adults are trying to escape “the street life,” there are many who aren’t convinced. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is one of them, and not long ago he took to Twitter and accused the show of “peddling stereotypes in a shameless ratings grab.”

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Source: Common Domain

Kanye West Donates $10 Million to Art Project

Today 04:14 GMT

Kanye West embarked on an art pilgrimage last month to the ethereal, glowing light installations of artist James Turrell.

On Monday, the rap star said he’s donating $10 million to the Turrell Art Foundation to help fund Roden Crater Project—an extinct volcano in northern Arizona where Mr. Turrell has been embedding works for more than four decades. Mr. West, who champions contemporary artists like Takashi Murakami and Vanessa Beecroft, visited Roden Crater with Mr. Turrell on Dec. 11.

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Source: The Guradian

Phoenix facility where woman in coma gave birth faced criminal inquiry

Monday 20:54 GMT

Regulators wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth there, Arizona’s largest newspaper reported on Sunday.

The Arizona Republic reported that Hacienda HealthCare faced a 2016 criminal investigation for allegedly billing the state more than $4m for bogus 2014 charges for wages, transportation, housekeeping, maintenance and supplies.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte