‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’

‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’

Israel’s military says it’s taken control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt. The stars showed out in all their finery at this year’s Met Gala. Exclusive records show Nevada athletics ran afoul of Title IX − while its leaders shrugged.

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Israel takes ‘operational control’ of Rafah crossing

Israel’s military said it took control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt on Tuesday. The crossing is the only gateway for humanitarian aid between Gaza and Egypt. A diplomatic push to reach a new cease-fire seven months into the war is in flux. Israel sent a delegation to Cairo after Hamas leaders on Monday said they would accept a recent proposal for a deal. However, it’s not clear whether that agreement meets Israel’s requirements. Read more

Met Gala: Stars wow in ‘timeless’ floral theme

The celebs of the 2024 Met Gala walked the red, or rather, green and white carpet, for fashion’s biggest night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday. The theme was “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.”

Met Gala sweetheart and co-chair Zendaya embraced her Virgo Earth sign in a show-stopping Maison Margiela gown.

  • Demi Moore turned heads wearing an elaborate heart-shaped dress from Harris Reed. The “Ghost” actress paired the stunning gown with a Cartier necklace.
  • The Kardashian-Jenner clan arrived in full force: Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and matriarch Kris Jenner were all in attendance for the museum’s annual benefit.
  • Who wasn’t there? Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and Lady Gaga have made a big splash with their looks in recent years, but were noticeably absent from this year’s event.

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Multiple tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma

At least four tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma and a number of tornado warnings have been issued in Kansas, Nebraska, and Tennessee as millions faced severe weather risks from an outbreak of storms late Monday. Tornadoes were spotted in northeastern and central Oklahoma. Further east in the state, officials said the roof had been blown off a gymnasium at Welch School. The severe weather came a week after a tornado outbreak killed four people in Oklahoma. Read more

Biden’s Holocaust memorial speech holds key to presidential future

Seven months after Hamas launched its Oct. 7 attack, President Joe Biden will address the Holocaust memorial ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. His remarks also fall seven months from an Election Day where Biden is trying to put together a coalition of young, Black, Muslim and progressive voters that sent him to the White House. With Biden at the ceremony will be Speaker Mike Johnson. Biden’s charge will be two-fold: Assuage the fears of Jewish American voters while acknowledging the sense of betrayal felt by his base as he continues to support Israel with military aid. Read more

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Exclusive: Shipping container locker room? Nevada athletes see Title IX inequity

Many hours they should have spent practicing, Aaliyah Rivas and her teammates roamed the University of Nevada, Reno softball field carrying shovels and buckets instead of bats and balls. The athletic department rarely maintained the field. So plowing snow, pulling weeds and picking rocks, trash and goose poop fell to coaches and players. The team had complained for years about its dilapidated facilities. Its locker room – a 10-foot-wide converted metal shipping container – lacked running water and the doors didn’t lock. Many players changed in their cars. The Nevada baseball team suffered none of those problems. Read more

Photo of the day:  All the best Met Gala looks in one place

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit bash returned and didn’t disappoint. See Zendaya and more celebrities strut the 2024 carpet for the biggest night in fashion.

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