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Ken Shepherd

Ken Shepherd is a universal-desk editor and digital writer covering entertainment and social-media news developments. An alumnus of the University of Maryland, he previously served as managing editor for and as a staff writer for the Business & Media Institute. You can reach him at

Articles by Ken Shepherd

In this March 2015 photo, Judi Dench and daughter Finty Williams arrive at Westminster Abbey in London for the memorial service of film legend Richard Attenborough. In June 2016, Ms. Dench told an English magazine that she got a tattoo for her 81st birthday, courtesy of her daughter. (AP Photo/PA, Stefan Rousseau) *FILE*

Judi Dench seizes the day with birthday tattoo

Dame Judi Dench celebrated her 81st birthday last December with a trip to the tattoo parlor, courtesy of her daughter, the Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Published June 30, 2016

In this undated photo, cookie dough clings to the beaters of a standing mixer. The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning on June 28, 2016, that people shouldn't eat raw dough due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some batches of flour.  (AP Photo/Larry Crowe, File) **FILE**

FDA to America: 'Raw dough's a raw deal'

The federal Food and Drug Administration cautioned Americans to just say no to raw cookie dough, according to a consumer update published Tuesday. Published June 30, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. smiles during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

CNN to host town hall with House Speaker Paul Ryan prior to GOP convention

CNN will host a town hall with House Speaker Paul Ryan a week before the Republican convention kicks off, seemingly another sign that he is looking to appeal to general-election voters on behalf of congressional Republicans independent of his party's presumptive presidential nominee. Published June 30, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he addresses students during his visit to German Embassy school in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  Putin has offered his condolences to Turkey which was hit by suicide attacks on Tuesday, killing dozens at Istanbul's airport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

Proposed law in Russia would ban proselytizing

Legislation which passed the Russian legislature and awaits President Vladimir Putin's signature could ban private citizens from sharing their faith with others, Christianity Today reported on Wednesday. Published June 29, 2016