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Poles hold more protests over abortion; activist released

Poles hold more protests over abortion; activist released

WARSAW, Poland — Poles took to the streets of Warsaw, Gdansk and other cities for a third night of protests Friday, after a near-total abortion ban took effect that gives Poland one of the most restrictive laws in Europe.
More interviews didn’t equal more minority hirings in NFL

More interviews didn’t equal more minority hirings in NFL

The NFL expanded the Rooney Rule to give more minority candidates opportunities to become a head coach and reward teams who develop them. More interviews didn’t equal more hirings this off-season .

Rod Stewart reaches plea deal for Florida altercation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rock icon Rod Stewart and his son have reached a plea deal to settle misdemeanour battery charges stemming from an altercation with a security guard at a posh Florida hotel.
Biden warns of growing cost of delay on $1.9T econ aid plan

Biden warns of growing cost of delay on $1.9T econ aid plan

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden warned Friday of a steep and growing “cost of inaction” on his $1.

Cicely Tyson, her memoir just out, was active to the end

NEW YORK — Cicely Tyson was active to the end, in the middle of promoting her memoir “Just As I Am” when she died at age 96. Published earlier this week, “Just As I Am” was No. 1 on Amazon.
Fire at Romanian hospital treating virus patients kills 5

Fire at Romanian hospital treating virus patients kills 5

BUCHAREST, Romania — A fire early Friday at a key hospital in Bucharest that also treats COVID-19 patients killed at least five people, authorities said. The fire broke out around 5a.m.
Questlove uncovers 'Black Woodstock' in his hit Sundance doc

Questlove uncovers 'Black Woodstock' in his hit Sundance doc

NEW YORK — Questlove responded with incredulous disbelief when he was first told about the footage. A landmark 1969 Harlem concert series that he hadn't heard of? With Stevie Wonder? With Nina Simone? With Sly and the Family Stone, B.B.

Putin signs extension of last Russia-US nuclear arms treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a bill extending the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States a week before the pact was due to expire.
China finance official executed in bribery case

China finance official executed in bribery case

BEIJING — The former head of a Chinese state-owned asset management company was executed Friday on charges of taking bribes in an unusually severe penalty for a recent corruption case. Lai Xiaomin of China Huarong Asset Management Co.
German financial oversight head out after Wirecard scandal

German financial oversight head out after Wirecard scandal

BERLIN — The head of Germany's financial supervisory authority will leave the job as the agency is reorganized in the aftermath of the accounting scandal at payment systems provider Wirecard, the finance ministry said Friday.
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