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Lummi Nation lead carver Jewell James works on the final details of a nearly 25-foot totem pole to be gifted to the Biden administration

Lummi Nation Totem Pole Making Journey to Biden

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A totem pole carved at the Lummi Nation from a 400-year-old red ...
Dav Pilkey arrives at the premiere of "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie"

‘Captain Underpants’ Spin-Off Pulled for ‘Passive Racism’

NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic novel for children that was a spin-off of the wildly ...
people walk past the Olympic rings in Tokyo

Some Medical Experts Unconvinced About Holding Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics open in under four months, and the torch relay has ...
photograph taken in front of the artwork painted

Banksy Painting Raises $23 Million for UK Health Charities

LONDON (AP) — A Banksy painting honoring Britain's health workers in the pandemic has sold for ...
George Washington High School stands in San Francisco

California Adopts First Statewide Ethnic Studies Curriculum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As America reels from its latest spate of deadly hate crimes and ...
Photo by dusan jovic on Unsplash

Calming Us Down or Revving Us Up, Music Can be Good for the Heart

Stuck in traffic, with a nasty storm making a stressful commute even worse, Joanne Loewy reached ...
"If I Ran the Zoo," By Dr. Seuss

6 Dr. Seuss Books Won’t Be Published for Racist Images

BOSTON (AP) — Six Dr. Seuss books — including "And to Think That I Saw It ...
the new Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head Drops the Mister, Sort of

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? ...
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton asks Tennessee Not to Put her Statue at Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is asking Tennessee lawmakers to withdraw a bill that would ...
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Ancient Shell Horn Can Still Play a Tune After 18,000 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A large conch shell overlooked in a museum for decades is now thought ...
Amanda Gorman delivers a poem after Joe Biden was sworn in

Amanda Gorman, in a First, Brings Poetry to Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of ...
Scott Sixkiller Sinquah, who is Gila River Pima, Hopi, Cherokee and Choctaw, performs

Celebrated Hoop Dance Contest in Arizona Will Go Virtual

PHOENIX (AP) — Hoop dancing has rarely ever been about competition for Scott Sixkiller Sinquah ...
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton on Super Bowl Commercial and COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working "9 to ...
NFL football game

Super Bowl Week Helps ‘Shine a Light’ on Human Trafficking

One night when Kirk Cousins was 16, as he listened to a presentation at his family's ...
scene from the Edgar Wright film

Edgar Wright Explores ‘Glam Rock Anomaly’ Sparks in Doc

Ever heard of the band Sparks? If you haven't, you're not alone. If you have, it's ...
Eileen Grubba

NBCUniversal Vows Auditions for Actors with Disabilities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors with disabilities will be included in auditions for each new film ...
Woman looks at decorated house

No Mardi Gras Parades, So Thousands Make ‘House Floats’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — You just can't keep a good city down, especially when Mardi Gras ...
U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Indian Village Cheers for Harris During Swearing-in As US VP

THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AP) — Residents of a tiny Indian village surrounded by rice paddies flocked to ...
Greta Thunberg appears on a postal stamp

Climate Activist Thunberg to Appear on Swedish Postal Stamp

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg will appear on a postal stamp that ...
Vogue with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Harris Team Says it Was Blindsided by VP-Elect’s Vogue Cover

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February ...
President Donald Trump

Social Platforms Flex Their Power, Lock Down Trump Accounts

After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram ...
parade in New Orleans

Pandemic-Era Mardi Gras: No Big Crowds, But Plenty of Cake

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A subdued Carnival season begins Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic put an ...
confetti falls at midnight on the Times Square New Year's Eve

After a Year Like This, Expect a Strange New Year’s Eve

NEW YORK (AP) — If ever a year's end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might ...
Jefferson Mays performs

Theater Uses Its Creativity to Defy Pandemic and Stage shows

NEW YORK (AP) — There's theater on Broadway. You just have to adjust your sights ...
Gal Gadot and Yifei Liu

The Pandemic is Changing Hollywood, Maybe Forever

NEW YORK (AP) — "No New 'Movies' Till Influenza Ends" blared a New York Times headline ...
John Boyega

John Boyega Isn’t Going to ‘Take the Money and Shush’

NEW YORK (AP) — John Boyega is only 28, but being a professional actor of 10 ...
a scene from the production of Keenan Scott II's play “Thoughts of a Colored Man,”

Play ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ to Get a Broadway Run

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Keenan Scott II's play "Thoughts of a Colored Man," a work ...
Nintendo Switch

Study Suggests Video Games Can Help Mental Health

LONDON (AP) — Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to ...
students sit outside Thompson Librar

Pandemic Pushes Steep Drop in Foreign College Students

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just two semesters short of earning a cybersecurity master's degree in the ...
People look at a newly installed sculpture

Massive Simone Leigh Sculpture Now Greets Penn Students

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is trying to deport several women who allege they were ...
a garden

Colder Months Can be Perfect Time to Photograph Gardens

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has led more people to spend time outdoors, and many ...
La Tanya Autry poses outside of the museum in Cleveland

Museums Face Calls to Better Represent People of Color

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As young as 5 years old, La Tanya Autry loved visiting local museums ...
Voters line up

US Voters Mark End of Election Like No Other at the Polls

Voters marked the end of an election like no other at the polls on Tuesday, casting ...
statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson

VMI to Remove Statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Military Institute's board voted Thursday to remove a statue of ...
Camden City School District Superintendent Katrina McCombs

On Pandemic ‘Learning Loss,’ Schools Look Forward, Not Back

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A complete picture has yet to emerge of how much learning was ...
President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett

Girl Scouts Tweet, Then Delete Post About Amy Coney Barrett

A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such ...
Christina Aguilera, George Lopez, and Jack Black

US Vetted Stars’ Politics to Showcase Trump Virus Response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted ...
A cemetery worker digs a grave

Coronavirus Dims Mexico’s Bright Day of the Dead Celebration

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There's a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August ...
A boy stands in front of two paintings of Chadwick Boseman

Art Exhibit in Chadwick Boseman’s Hometown Honors Legacy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There's a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August ...
Supporters of restoring Florida felons' voting rights

Black Men’s Votes Courted, as Some Search for Political Home

NEW YORK (AP) — For Phillip Agnew, engaging Black male voters ahead of the general election ...