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On the evening of June 6, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Joel McHale, the American comedian, actor, writer, television host, and television producer, was the host for the evening. The awards took place in collaboration with Swarovski for the 15th consecutive year. The evening’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Marc Jacobs, presented by Claire Danes. The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented to Thom Browne by Alexander Skarsgård. See the full release to learn who else won awards and who attended and presented.
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California’s Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the nation’s highest per capita vehicle theft rate in 2015, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) latest Hot Spots report. Moreover, California owned eight of the top 10 Hot Spots for vehicle theft in 2015. NICB’s Hot Spots report examines vehicle theft data obtained from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) for each of the nation’s MSAs. MSAs are designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and often include areas much larger than the cities for which they are named. For example, the number one spot, the Modesto, Calif. MSA, includes all thefts within the entire county of Stanislaus, not just the city of Modesto. See the full release to see where you’re most likely to have your car stolen.
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Netflix members around the world are making their own rules when it comes to watching TV. Instead of one episode per week, Netflix members choose to binge watch their way through a series — that is, on average, finishing an entire season in one week. Though binge watching is clearly the new normal, not all series are enjoyed the same way. On June 8, Netflix unveiled The Binge Scale, revealing which shows we devour and which we savor. See the full release to see more about The Binge Scale.
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Prepare to be entertained on Delta flights – free of charge. Delta Studio, the airline’s industry-leading suite of onboard entertainment, will be free for all customers on two-class aircraft by July 1. This includes nearly 90% of Delta’s fleet. Customers on nearly all domestic and international flights will feel at home in the air with access to free entertainment through Delta Studio. Delta operates the world’s largest in-flight entertainment-equipped fleet, with more than 1,000 aircraft offering Delta Studio via streaming through laptops, mobile devices and tablets, in addition to nearly 400 aircraft equipped with seat-back entertainment systems. See the full release to learn more about Delta’s entertainment options.
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On the afternoon of Sunday, June 5 at around 2:30 p.m. EDT, “Freedom,” one of the two young eagles residing in the nest of “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” at the U.S. National Arboretum, fledged the nest! A DC Eagle Cam viewer captured a video of Freedom’s first flight from the American Eagle Foundation’s Internet video feed. “At first glance, the fledge did not look too graceful,” said American Eagle Foundation President Al Cecere. “But as the video is viewed more closely at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen, Freedom can be seen flapping her wings and flying upward onto a branch of a nearby tree.” See the full release to learn about the eagles and see the video of the eagles in their nest.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.