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"The Handmaid's Tale," "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "SNL," "The Good Place" among 2018 Peabody nominees

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By Andrea Dresdale

George KraychykSome of TV’s most buzzed-about and acclaimed series have received nominations for the 77th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards — the Peabody Awards, for short. The prestigious awards honor “the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media during 2017.”
Among the nominees in the Entertainment category are AMC’s Better Call Saul, HBO’s Insecure and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, NBC’s Saturday Night Live and The Good Place, CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and the Netflix reboot of One Day At a Time.

The winners in the Entertainment category will be announced April 19, and winners in all categories — which include Children’s & Youth, Documentary and News/Radio/Public Service programming — will be celebrated May 19 at a gala in New York City.

Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj, who’s Peabody-nominated this year for his Netflix special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, will host the event.

Here are all the Peabody nominees in the Entertainment category:

Alias Grace
American Vandal
Bala Loca
Better Call Saul
Halt and Catch Fire
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
Jazz Night in America
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
One Day at a Time
Saturday Night Live: Political Satire 2017
Star Trek: Discovery
The Good Place
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Ashley McBryde is hangin' with Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton on the album chart

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ABC/Randy HolmesHow hot is Ashley McBryde these days? Well, for starters, she’s sandwiched right between Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton on Billboard‘s Hot Country Albums chart this week.

In fact, Ashley’s debut album for Warner Nashville, Girl Going Nowhere, is the biggest debut from a solo country artist so far this year, according to her label.

Girl makes its initial appearance at #7 this week, right between Luke’s What Makes You Country and the first volume of Stapleton’s From A Room recordings.

“It feels incredible to have this album out in the world,” Ashley says. “It may not seem like it, but I’ve always been a shy person, so to hear stories of how other folks relate to these stories, these lyrics and our songs reaffirms this unconventional path we took creating and releasing it.”

Ashley’s debut single, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega,” is hovering near country’s top 30. Her major label debut — from heavyweight producer Jay Joyce — was already finished before she landed at Warner.

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Father who allegedly killed 5-year-old son hit him repeatedly, put body in trunk, left in rural area: Affidavit

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TBI(DICKSON, Tenn.) — The Tennessee father accused of killing his 5-year-old son allegedly told authorities that he had hit his son repeatedly until the little boy was dead at their Dickson home, according to court documents.

Joseph Daniels admitted last week to repeatedly striking Joe Clyde Daniels on or about April 4 with a closed fist in the body, upper torso, head and face, according to an affidavit of complaint.

Daniels then allegedly put the body in the trunk of his car and disposed of it in a remote, rural area, the document said.

The boy, who had autism and was nonverbal, was reported missing by his parents last Wednesday, prompting an endangered child alert and an extensive search, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said.

Joseph Daniels, 28, was arrested Saturday and charged with criminal homicide, the TBI said.

The search for the boy’s body is ongoing, authorities said Tuesday.

The little boy’s mother, 27-year-old Krystal Daniels, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of aggravated child neglect or endangerment, the TBI said.

Krystal Daniels allegedly told authorities Monday that she was at the home when Joseph Daniels allegedly killed their son, the court documents state.

She “failed to report the abuse and resulting homicide … while she was aware of the injury inflicted to Joe Clyde Daniels at the hands of Joseph Daniels and was aware that Joseph Daniels disposed” of the body, the court document said.

She also allegedly took steps to obscure the abuse and homicide, the document said, which added that they are both unemployed.

Joseph Daniels’ initial court appearance is April 13 while his wife’s initial appearance is scheduled for April 16.

Neither one has an attorney.

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California only border state yet to announce National Guard deployment

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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — California is the only border state that has not announced a deployment of its National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Texas, New Mexico and Arizona have announced a combined 1,588 Guardsmen to support President Donald Trump’s new border security mission. Nearly 700 of those troops have already deployed to the border, with the remainder expected to arrive later this month.

California Gov. Jerry Brown is the lone Democrat governing a U.S.-Mexico border state. His office has routinely been at odds with the Trump administration, particularly on immigration laws.

In March, the Trump administration sued California over its sanctuary city laws that the state says protect undocumented immigrants. Brown responded forcefully, saying the administration was making up “lies.”

Most recently, Trump attacked Brown on Twitter for his pardon of five men facing deportation.

A spokesperson for the California National Guard told ABC News on Tuesday that Brown is still considering the president’s request.

There are already around 55 California Guardsmen providing support on the state’s southern border.

“These personnel perform a variety of missions, including surveillance support at the San Diego Harbor, horizontal engineering in an effort to repair roads, fences and culverts, and criminal analysis with state and federal law enforcement personnel in support of counter-narcotics and counter-narcoterrorism operations,” the California National Guard said in an email.

During a radio interview with KTSA on Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that, across all border states, “the goal is to have at least 4,000 deployed here in about a month or two,” with Texas bringing its total troop deployment to “more than 1,000.”

Texas will increase its number of Guardsmen by about 300 per week until they are “fully staffed up,” he said. There are currently 250 Texas National Guardsmen on the border right now.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was present to send off 225 Guardsmen from his state on Monday. An additional 113 troops will deploy on Tuesday.

Last Friday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signed a memo that authorized the federal government to pay for the potential deployment of up to 4,000 National Guard troops for Trump’s border mission through September.

“The National Guard’s efforts will include aviation, engineer, surveillance, communications, vehicle maintenance and logistics support,” Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said in a statement last week. “These National Guard members will act in support of Border Patrol agents who are performing law enforcement duties.”

The Department of Defense has established a Border Security Support Cell led by Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security. The 24/7 cell, comprised of Department of Defense officials, is designed to coordinate the department’s efforts with the Department of Homeland Security, White said.

Last week, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) released data showing the number of border apprehensions in March had risen 203 percent compared to March 2017 and risen 37 percent from February 2018.

However, CBP data shows 2017 produced the lowest recorded number of illegal border crossings apprehensions since 1972. A year-to-date comparison between Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Year 2018 showed apprehensions are down nearly 13 percent.

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Amal Clooney opens up to "Vogue" about family life with George and the twins

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Annie Leibovitz(LONDON) — In a new Vogue cover story, Amal Clooney is giving us a glimpse into her family life with husband George Clooney and their twins, Alexander and Ella.

She says the twins are already starting to say their first words.

“We’ve had some ‘Mamas’ and ‘Dadas,'” she tells the mag. “George was very careful to ensure that ‘Mama’ was the first word.”

The accomplished human rights lawyer says her mornings are dedicated to spending “quality time” with the babies. She makes sure not to schedule any calls until after 8 a.m.

And as for whom the twins resemble, Vogue reports that Alexander takes after his dad, while Ella looks like Amal.

Amal also opens up about finding love with George, and reveals how she knew that relationship was something special.

“It felt like the most natural thing in the world,” she says. “Before that experience, I always hoped there could be love that was overwhelming and didn’t require any weighing or decision-making.”

George says he was “taken with her from the moment I saw her.”

“Of course she was beautiful,” he tells Vogue. “But I also thought she was fascinating, and I thought she was brilliant. Her life was incredibly exciting — the clients she was taking on and the superhuman work that she was doing.”

He admits, “She’s the professional, and I’m the amateur.”

Next month, Amal will co-chair the Met Gala along with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, singer Rihanna, and fashion designer Donatella Versace.

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