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Macaulay Culkin wows social media with ‘Home Alone’ mask

Macaulay Culkin arrives at the American Music Awards on October 9, 2018. (Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin arrives at the American Music Awards on October 9, 2018. (Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images)

Macaulay Culkin has caused a stir on social media by recreating the iconic poster for his 1990 movie Home Alone, using a unique face mask.

The 40-year-old actor quipped that he was “wearing the flayed skin of my younger self” as he posed next to a Lego model of the Empire State Building.

Culkin is set to make a high-profile return to acting with a role in the upcoming next season of American Horror Story, having only appeared on camera sporadically since his child star heyday in the 1990s.

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He urged his 1.1 million Instagram followers to wear their masks as well, in order to minimise the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The unconventional choice of face covering immediately sparked discussion on

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Fed says Powell has been working from home, observing mask and distance protocols

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has been working from home while also following masking and social distancing protocols when in public, and has not felt it necessary to take a coronavirus test, the Fed said Friday in response to inquiries following the news that President Donald Trump has contracted COVID-19.



a man holding a glass of wine: FILE PHOTO: House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department's and Federal Reserve's coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington


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FILE PHOTO: House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington

A Fed spokesperson said in addition that Powell had not been in contact with anyone known to have tested positive for the virus.

Fed officials have been working remotely since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but Powell has traveled occasionally to Capitol Hill, most recently last week, for hearings on Fed policy and the response to the health crisis.

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Mask ordinance extended through Nov. 8th; Hospital and nursing home restrictions eased

Governor Kay Ivey extended her health order including a statewide mask ordinance through November 8th as part of Alabama’s continued efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We’ve heard from a lot of you and I hear you but I look forward to lifting the mask order as much as you do, if not more and hopefully that can be sooner, not later,” said Ivey acknowledging the frustration among many Alabamians eager to return to a sense of normalcy. 

Ivey’s announcement kept virtually all of Alabama’s Safer At Homer order in place. The new order did ease restrictions on hospitals and nursing homes by allowing patients and residents to  be visited by one caregiver or visitor at a time.

Nursing homes are still subject to a series of federal restrictions issued in September by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The regulations state a facility must go 14 days

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