AJ Willingham, CNN

AJ Willingham

CNN

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by AJ:

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The most infamous balloon mishaps from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since the Thanksgiving Day Parade started marching balloons around Manhattan in 1927, the massive floating figures have occasionally come untethered, blown clear away or been punctured. → Read More

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Britney's battle was an enduring consequence of the cruelest celebrity gossip era

Britney Spears was placed at the center of the celebrity gossip culture of the early 2000s. Now that her conservatorship battle is over, she's reclaimed control of her life and deserves to chose to tell her story -- or not -- on her own terms. → Read More

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'WitchTok': Amid uncertainty, a new fascination with astrology and the occult bubbles up

People turn to spiritualism in times of turmoil, and practices of witchcraft, astrology, Tarot have become more popular thanks to social media. → Read More

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5 things to know for July 5: Surfside, Covid-19, Afghanistan, the Pope, golf shooting

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. → Read More

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More screen time is linked to binge eating in children, US study finds

Children in the US who have more screen time are more likely to develop binge eating disorder one year later, a new study found. → Read More

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Why Women's History Month is in March

March is National Women's History Month, but since women are pretty historic year-round, it begs the question: Why March? Is this month significant to women's history, or is it just an arbitrary month on the calendar? → Read More

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Netflix's 'Bridgerton' is leading a romance novel renaissance

The romance industry is poised for a 'Bridgerton effect.' But what it changes, and who it helps, remains to be seen. → Read More

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Sea shanties are your soundtrack of 2021. Seriously

The earthy vocals, easy harmonies and addictive beat of such songs just make people want to get together and belt 'em out. → Read More

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The First Amendment doesn't guarantee you the rights you think it does

Let's look at some common First Amendment arguments, illuminated and debunked by constitutional experts. → Read More

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21 things to look forward to in 2021 ... if everything works out

Fingers crossed. → Read More

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She was demoted, doubted and rejected. Now, her work is the basis of the Covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19 vaccines are starting to roll out in several countries, a momentous breakthrough that hopefully signals a light at the end of this dark pandemic. For Katalin Karikó, the moment is particularly special. → Read More

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The Atlanta Braves want to help preserve the native Cherokee language

It's the latest step from a sports team to address the use of Native American culture in their names and imagery. → Read More

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5 things to know for December 9: Pandemic, transition, defense deals, Iraq, data scientist

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. → Read More

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Postal service honors Japanese American vets and a Chinese American scientist with new stamps

The US Postal Service is releasing three new stamps next year inspired by Asian Americans. The stamps honor Japanese Americans who fought in World War II, Chinese American nuclear physicist Chien-Shiung Wu and the Lunar New Year. → Read More

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5 things to know for October 27: SCOTUS, coronavirus, election, China, NASA

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. → Read More

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Is that video real?

Deepfakes, cheapfakes and other manipulated media: How to spot them → Read More

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5 things to know for September 30: Debate, coronavirus, shutdown, economy, Amnesty

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. → Read More

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5 things to know for September 29: Covid-19, debate, stimulus, Breonna Taylor, wildfires

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. → Read More

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5 things to know for September 28: Tax returns, Supreme Court, coronavirus, police violence, China

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. → Read More

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5 things to know for September 21: Ginsburg, Covid-19, Trump, UN, China

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. → Read More