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Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

NEW YORK — Backed by an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious campaign to help medical workers in the world’s poorest countries quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines.

Two books based on '1619 Project' coming out in November

NEW YORK — Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” will be released this fall, with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, and dozens of others authors and journalists.
Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

LONDON — Born into an age of revolutions in the wake of a pandemic, Prince Philip lived through a tumultuous century and worked to make the British monarchy a rock of stability in changing times.
Business-seeking singer Akon draws political fire in Uganda

Business-seeking singer Akon draws political fire in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda — The American rap artist and singer Akon is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda's president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country.
Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

TOKYO — Japan's government announced Tuesday it would start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years.
Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.
California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic.
Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of 'reasonable officer'

Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of 'reasonable officer'

MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors’ case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd’s younger brother, along with another look at the harrowing video and testimony from a use-of-force expert who said
Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise that this is an i
Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID, sidelined from 'Idol'

Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID, sidelined from 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES — Luke Bryan says he's tested positive for COVID-19, which sidelined him from the season's first live “American Idol” episode on ABC.