Glitz won out over guns as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" made its debut at No. 1 this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like "Mile 22." The studio estimates that "Crazy Rich Asians" earned $25.2 million for the weekend and $34 million since opening Wednesday. It's a surefire win for the film, which cost $30 million to produce and went into the weekend with a 93 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan died Saturday. He was 80.⠀
Annan, from Ghana, started at the UN in 1962, rising through the ranks to secretary-general from 1997 to 2006. He received the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace, which he shared with the organization.⠀
Some parts of the USA struggle to provide a good environment for childhood development. Children in areas with high crime rates, low graduation rates, and low preschool enrollment rates are more likely to struggle later in life in work and health. #children#family#baby#parenting#instakids#school#cities#us#usa
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Meet Aspen, our pet of the week! She’s a rescue pup from CARE of Dutchess County (@care.of.dc) and she lives in New York. Aspen was born in Mississippi to a momma who someone dumped in a parking lot. She’s about 14 weeks old but has a huge personality. Her Great Dane big sister, Bailey, is her best friend.😍 Aspen's mom is currently in her last year of physical therapy school, and Aspen will be trained as a therapy dog. She starts classes next week!
You can follow her at @aspen_coloradog.
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