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Thursday August 12nd, 2021 night edition

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Stevie Nicks has cancelled her solo concerts for 2021, citing her fear of catching Covid-19.

She added: “These are challenging times with challenging decisions that have to be made.

I want everyone to be safe and healthy and the rising Covid cases should be of concern to all of us.”.

Nicks had been due to perform at festivals in California, Colorado, Texas and Louisiana.

Louisiana has one of the lowest rates of vaccine uptake in the US, and experienced 16,000 new cases last weekend.

Other artists cancelling US concerts this week due to the pandemic include Limp Bizkit, who cancelled their August tour.

Earlier this week, Michael Bublé postponed his US tour until October, and dates in Argentina, Brazil and Chile will also be rescheduled. »

John Waters Named to Board of Baltimore Museum of Art

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Cultural icon and Baltimore native John Waters was named to the board alongside Michael Ealy, Nupur Parekh Flynn, Lori N. Johnson, and Anne L. Stone.

The five join a thirty-six-member board led by board chair Clair Zamoiski Segal and the BMA’s director, Christopher Bedford.

Waters, an ardent champion of his hometown, late last year bequeathed 375 artworks and objects from his fine-art collection to the museum, receivable upon his death, with the stipulation that the museum name its east lobby bathrooms after him. »

Ron DeSantis Is The Nation’s Worst COVID Governor

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To be sure, DeSantis isn’t the only governor with a dismal COVID-19 track record.

“Whatever variants there are around the world, they’re coming across that Southern border,” DeSantis said last week.

Until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you,” he added, referring to Biden. »

Scotland could pursue a money-laundering investigation into Trump's golf courses, a judge ruled after lawyers cited the Trump Organization criminal cases in New York

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Scotland could pursue a so-called McMafia investigation into former President Donald Trump's Scottish golf courses after a judge heard that there were "real and substantial concerns" about the Trump Organization and its finances.

In February, the Scottish government decided not to pursue an unexplained wealth order, also known as a "McMafia" order, against the Trump Organization.

The Scottish government and the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment. »