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Kennedy Center honorees still relish slimmed-down tribute

Kennedy Center honorees still relish slimmed-down tribute

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s Kennedy Center Honors may be a slimmed-down affair as the nation emerges from the coronavirus pandemic — but honoree Dick Van Dyke still says it's “the capper on my career.
County tells Arizona Senate to keep files, threatens lawsuit

County tells Arizona Senate to keep files, threatens lawsuit

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County officials on Friday directed the Arizona Senate and the auditors it hired to review the county's 2020 election count to preserve documents for a possible lawsuit.
Biden won't allow Justice Dept. to seize reporters' records

Biden won't allow Justice Dept. to seize reporters' records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says he won’t allow the Department of Justice to seize journalists’ phone records and emails, calling the practice “wrong” in a significant departure from his predecessors. “Absolutely, positively, it’s wrong.
Biden, South Korea's Moon 'deeply concerned' about NKorea

Biden, South Korea's Moon 'deeply concerned' about NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in remain “deeply concerned” about the situation with North Korea, and announced he will deploy a new special envoy to the region to help refocus efforts on p
Tribune shareholders approve hedge fund Alden's bid

Tribune shareholders approve hedge fund Alden's bid

Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, one of the country’s largest newspaper chains, approved a $630 million takeover bid by hedge fund Alden Global Capital on Friday, the company said in a brief statement .
AP's firing of journalist following tweets prompts outcry

AP's firing of journalist following tweets prompts outcry

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is being criticized for firing a young journalist over her social media activity, with some suggesting the news agency bowed to a political pressure campaign over her pro-Palestinian views from when she was in col
Apple CEO faces tough questions about app store competition

Apple CEO faces tough questions about app store competition

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Telecom CEO gives graduates $1,000, says to give half away

Telecom CEO gives graduates $1,000, says to give half away

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts businessman and philanthropist handed out more than just sage advice during his commencement address at a local college on Friday — he gave each of the 490 graduating students a $1,000 cash gift.
Germany lifts more restrictions, Merkel urges caution

Germany lifts more restrictions, Merkel urges caution

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to behave responsibly as large parts of the country relaxed more pandemic restrictions Friday at the start of the Pentecost weekend, telling them that caution is needed to avoid further shutdowns.
Whimsical new NYC waterfront park floats over Hudson River

Whimsical new NYC waterfront park floats over Hudson River

NEW YORK (AP) — A whimsical new park that appears to float on pilings above the Hudson River opened to the public just off the Manhattan shoreline Friday, four years after a fight between media mogul Barry Diller and a billionaire real estate develop
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