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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 ...
A sign for a tribal council candidate

Voting by Mail Isn’t So Easy on Native American Reservations

MISSION, S.D. (AP) — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business ...
a house during the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco

Halloween in 2020: Some Fun with Death and Fear, Anyone?

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from ...
16 year old study at the family library in Calabar, Nigeria

Foreign Students Show Less Zeal for US Since Trump Took Over

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India's tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the ...
a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, sits for a portrait

400 Years on, Mayflower’s Legacy Includes Pride, Prejudice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America's ...
Santa Claus waves during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Santa Claus Won’t be Coming to Macy’s This Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New ...
bridal models holding hands

Francis Becomes 1st Pope to Endorse Same-Sex Civil Unions

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments ...
xmas Tree farm

Rethinking the Holidays: Traditions, Change Are on the Table

Nina Bryant will cook a feast for Thanksgiving this year, as always ...
A woman dances in the studio

Wave of ‘Nutcracker’ Cancellations Hits Dance Companies Hard

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For many, it's not Christmas without the dance of Clara, Uncle Drosselmeyer, ...
leads a tour group in the empty plaza

With Americans Anxious to Go Out, Walking Tours Pick Up Pace

CINCINNATI (AP) — With an eerily quiet and empty stadium plaza behind him, the tour guide ...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Governor Calls for Protecting 30% of State Land

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to protect nearly a ...
the cast of "Sesame Street."

‘Speak Up!’ — ‘Sesame Street’ Tackles Racism in TV Special

NEW YORK (AP) — "Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Now in the wake of ...
Poster with WDSE logo

INSIGHT: WDSE Promo on Duluth Nonprofits

In this collaboration with WDSE in Duluth, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from  Northeastern Minnesota ...
demonstration of a socially-distanced classroom

S Carolina Teachers Stay Home to Advocate for Pay, Safety

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for ...
Two Terrorists walking in front of peaceful protestors

Lawsuit Asks Court to Force Facebook to Ban Militia Posts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Facebook can't be trusted to enforce its ban on violent rhetoric in ...
worker adjusts a banner

Alabama Archives Faces its Legacy as Confederate ‘Attic’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of memorials glorifying the Confederacy had been erected by the time ...
The Lower Eastside Girls Club

Ginsburg’s Impact on Women Spanned Age Groups, Backgrounds

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, there were the RBG bobbleheads, the Halloween getups, the lace collars, ...
"Lion Attacking a Dromedary"

Dramatic Diorama Raises Ethical Issues for Pittsburgh Museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for ...
firefighters

‘Nothing Left in the Bucket’: Wildfire Resources Run Thin

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days ...
Michele Watley, founder of Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet

States Face Pressure to Ban Race-Based Hairstyle Prejudice

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of states are facing pressure to ban race-based ...
Permafrost Bear

Perfectly Preserved Ice Age Cave Bear Found in Arctic Russia

Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice ...
Ca Fire

Officials Battle Online Misinformation Along with Wildfires

SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting misinformation along with raging wildfires ...
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Team at at KLCS studios

Preview: The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles – Ben Donenberg, Wendy Garen and Chris Anthony

Chris Anthony, Youth and Education Program Consultant of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, discusses uniting ...
activist and rapper Genesis Be

Rapper Genesis Be’s Long Battle Versus the Confederate Flag

NEW YORK (AP) — The path that brought rapper and activist Genesis Be to a New ...
Child poses as Black Panther

Boseman Honored as Hometown Hero in Native South Carolina

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Chadwick Boseman was remembered as a hometown hero who brought a sense ...