Philly Teen Entrepreneur Wins Prestigious Gates Scholarship and Over $2 Million in Presidential Scholarships

Bodine High School student Akayla Brown was selected as a Gates Scholar. She will receive a full scholarship to the university of her choice.

The 18-year-old was one of 300 seniors selected for this scholarship. There were over 34,000 students who applied for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation scholarship nationwide.

Brown plans to major in international business. The Philly resident has received more than 18 college acceptance letters. She hasn’t announced her top school yet but she revealed that her top three choices were Howard, Temple, and Villanova.

“I want to be an example to my peers and to

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China private jet use soars as economy hits pre-pandemic levels

Companies and wealthy individuals in China have sharply increased their use of private jets this year, with total flights almost doubling compared to pre-pandemic levels as the country’s economic recovery prompts a shift in business travel.

Domestic use of jets either hired privately or flown exclusively for their owners are up 87 per cent this year compared to the same period two years earlier, according to data from WingX Advance GmbH, a data company.

The rise comes alongside China’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Although the global pandemic began in China in late 2019, the ruling Communist Party managed

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Austin FC make history with “momentous” first MLS win

Wolff said the change from the first to the second half had a lot to do with the philosophies of ball movement and space creation that the team’s been working on since coming together for the first time two months ago. But he also acknowledged Cecilio Dominguez, Austin FC’s first-ever Designated Player, who scored the go-ahead goal in the 67th minute and then repeated the feat four minutes later.

“In the second half, I told Cecilio to get down, get in pockets [of space], get in between the lines” rather than playing out wide as he did for parts

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GVK Director Jokes Kong Can Flip the Bird Since He Knows Sign Language


In a conversation with fans, Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard, jokingly confirms that King Kong is canonically capable of flipping the bird.

Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard entertained the possibility that Kong could very well know how to flip the bird given his knowledge of sign language in the film. The latest MonsterVerse film pits the two poster children of the franchise against one another. Not since 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla has their clash been the main event, and fans were eager to see who would win. So eager, in fact, that the film has already outstripped

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C) often talks about his grandfather and cotton. There’s more to that tale.

“At today’s equivalent of first grade, Artis dropped out of elementary school to help on the farm and pick cotton.”

“Like many other black children at the time, he dropped out of elementary school to work in the fields and pick cotton.”

— Scott, in his book “Unified,” written with Trey Gowdy, published 2019

As regular readers know, we’re often interested in the “origin stories” of politicians — regular lines that they use over and over to explain their political motivations.

For Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, it’s the story of

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MissoulianUM yields trio of Montana-native Truman Scholarship finalistsThree University of Montana seniors were named as national finalists for the prestigious Truman Scholarship, the nation's premier graduate …20 hours ago

MissoulianUM yields trio of Montana-native Truman Scholarship finalistsThree University of Montana seniors were named as national finalists for
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U.S. economy to have its own form of the ‘roaring twenties’: Morgan Stanley

Kathy Entwistle, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous to discuss outlook on the economy and the future of sustainable investing.

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ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS: I want to get back to the broader market now. We saw that all three major stock indexes bouncing back nicely from the sell-off we saw yesterday. I want to bring in Kathy Entwistle now, managing director at Morgan Stanley. So Kathy, if you look at the economic data out just this morning, US private sector output growth hitting a fresh series high. You’ve got March single home sales up 20%. Is

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8 of the most notorious Ponzi schemes in US history

But in this particular case, his name isn’t Bernie Madoff. It’s Ian Bick.

By 2013, Bick was an 18-year-old event promoter with multiple businesses in Danbury, Connecticut. On the outside, they seemed to be the successful ventures of an entrepreneurial prodigy. But behind the scenes, “it was a free-for-all s**tshow,” Bick says in “Generation Hustle,” HBO Max’s new anthology series about the young, ambitious and fraudulent.

While Bick says he wasn’t trying to run a Ponzi scheme — “I looked at it as taking one loan to pay off another loan,” Bick explains in the series — the feds disagreed.
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Proposed Social Justice Resources to support WCSD English Language Arts

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -Textbooks for kindergarten through fifth grade may soon have updated content.

Washoe County School District plans to provide teachers and students with a lens into past and current events to help create a deeper understanding of society. Dr. Kristen Mcneill, Washoe County School District superintendent, said this would expand student’s cultural knowledge. It uses personal experiences and history to analyze text.

“It is really based around concerns, what is happening in our communities, and how can I be a better community member,” said Mcneill.

The district would have to introduce materials in an age-appropriate way. Educators would

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