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Kamala Harris’ husband rebranded as ‘Douglas’ instead of ‘Doug’

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Kamala Harris’ husband rebranded as 'Douglas' instead of 'Doug'

Doug out!

The White House changed the name of Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband from “Doug” to “Douglas” Emhoff  in an apparent attempt to rebrand him as a more serious guy, according to a report.

The 56-year-old lawyer — known by some for his goofy dad jokes and casual blazers-and-T-shirts style — underwent the moniker makeover in Biden team press releases before becoming Second Gentleman, Politico reported Wednesday.

Emhoff goes by Doug on Twitter and used the more casual name during his wife’s primary and the general election. The webpage for his most recent law firm DLA Piper also currently lists him as Doug.

But a week before the inauguration, the Biden team ditched Doug for Douglas in press releases and advisories and haven’t gone back, according to the outlet.

The name switch surprised some former Harris staffers — including fans who follow him via #Doughive — who say the more formal name doesn’t suit him, the outlet reported. Others said they knew him occasionally as the even-less-formal nickname “Dougie.”

But a spokesman for Emhoff on Wednesday called the name change a non-story.

“Safe to say like most people, his full and abbreviated names have always been used interchangeably,” the rep told Politico.

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Afghanistan bombing kills 30 people

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A bombing near an Afghanistan school killed at least 30 people, many of them students.

Fifty-two other people were also injured in the Kabul attack, NPR reports.

Many of the victims were girls, who are taught at the Sayed Ul-Shuhada high school separately from boys in the afternoon, when the bombing occurred, according to the article.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani blamed the Taliban for the terror, as it opposes education for women and girls, according to the report. However, the group reportedly condemned the blast and said it was not behind it. No organization has claimed responsibility.

The violence comes as the US and NATO begin removing troops from the country.

President Biden has pledged to pull the military completely out of Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was among those warning of “huge consequences” of the pullout, including a Taliban-controlled government.

Last week, The Taliban threatened new attacks on US troops, after Washington failed to meet former President Trump’s May 1 deadline to leave the country.

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Dogecoin took a dive during Elon Musk’s ‘SNL’ hosting gig

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Dogecoin took a dive during Elon Musk's 'SNL' hosting gig

Elon Musk’s “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig did not send Dogecoin to the moon — instead, it slid by 21 percent during the broadcast, despite multiple mentions of the SpaceX founder’s favorite cryptocurrency.

The meme currency started the day at a high of $0.73, and sold off to $0.63 as SNL went live from NBC’s Studio 8H at 11:30 p.m., according to Coindesk’s price history.

After Musk mentioned the currency as a Mother’s Day present for his own mom, who was on hand during his monologue, the asset slid by six cents.

“I’m excited for my Mother’s Day gift,” Musk’s mother said. “I just hope it’s not Dogecoin.”

By 12:29 a.m., the currency plummeted to $0.50. before rebounding to $0.56 as the show went off the air, according to the site.

Musk also revealed to the audience he has Asperger’s syndrome during the opening speech.

The Tesla CEO also did a Q and A about the currency on the Weekend Update segment, which poked fun at the esoteric nature of coin.

A sketch at the end of the comedy show also poked fun at early currencies.

The day before the show, Musk warned investors to be careful when trading Dogecoin and other currencies.

“Cryptocurrency is promising, but please invest with caution!,” he tweeted.

Saturday’s volatility came after crypto CEO Barry Silbert took to Twitter to announce he was betting against Doge, which started as a joke.

“Okay $DOGE peeps, it’s been fun. Welcome to crypto! But the time has come for you to convert your DOGE to BTC, Silbert wrote.

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Two seriously hurt in Malibu balcony collapse

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Two people were critically hurt when a balcony collapsed in Malibu, according to reports.

The collapse, which happened along the Pacific Coast Highway, sent at least four others to the hospital.

While it’s unclear how many people were on the balcony or why it collapsed, everyone who fell was rescued from the beach, the Los Angeles Daily News said.

Officials were expected to examine the building on Monday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

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