“I was really trying to answer the question: How did he get them [to join the cult] and get them to do these horrible things?” said Turner. “I started reading about human trafficking and sex trafficking. This one guy, a human trafficker, said the most profound thing that has stuck with me [and I used in] the script. He said: ‘I go to a mall. I see a bunch of teenage girls hanging out. I insinuate myself in the conversation. I tell a girl she has pretty eyes. She says,”‘Thank you.” I move on to the next one. Finally, when I find the girl and say, “You have pretty eyes” and she says, “No. I don’t,” that’s my target.’ Isn’t that bone-chilling?”
The two-time Pro Bowler seems to be on a mission to generate positive headlines this offseason — comforting a young Dallas Stars fan hit by a puck, playing ping-pong with members of the Dallas Fire Department and taking part in a charity event hosted by legendary Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith.
Community immunity, the shield that protects babies and others who cannot be vaccinated, requires that the people surrounding them at school and in their communities are vaccinated. Although the state-wide vaccination rate is improving, there are too many schools without this so-called herd immunity, because of vaccination rates below 90% and even below 50%.
Newsom, who will submit a revised state budget to the Legislature on Thursday, said he will also double the size of his earlier proposal to create a new income tax credit for low-income parents. And he said he will seek to expand an array of child care services, some of which would be funded by taxes collected on the sale of legalized marijuana.
The musical comedy, based on a brand of toys of the same name, features the voices of Janelle Monae, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas, among others. It earned mixed reviews with a B+ CinemaScore and a 34% “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The headstones — cracked, chipped, crumbled — rise sporadically across eight acres of dried grass. Mold and wind have eaten away at the slabs of stone, but if you kneel close enough, maybe wipe a palm across the faded inscriptions, family names emerge.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said the ringleader, Yury Chernega of Studio City, referred patients to one of 14 Southern California chiropractors in exchange for a referral fee. During a three-year period, Chernega collected roughly $6 million, according to prosecutors. Charges include fraud and embezzlement allegations in which Chernega took more than $500,000 from roughly 30 insurance companies.
One night in August of that year, Tricia Pacaccio, 18, was celebrating her high school graduation with friends before they each headed off to college. She was bound for Purdue University, where she’d earned an engineering scholarship. She dropped a peer off about 1 a.m. before heading home. She walked up to her door carrying her house key, but never made it inside.
“We all kind of felt that there was a magic … when we’re together that we missed,” Nick Jonas said in March on SiriusXM, discussing the group’s recent decision to reunite. They’d gotten together to work on a documentary a year and a half ago and found themselves drawn together again, he said.
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