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Teacher departures leave schools scrambling for substitutes

Teacher departures leave schools scrambling for substitutes

INDIANAPOLIS — With many teachers opting out of returning to the classroom because of the coronavirus, schools around the U.S.
With TIFF facing a tough year, Netflix makes a swift exit from festival season

With TIFF facing a tough year, Netflix makes a swift exit from festival season

TORONTO — Netflix and the Toronto International Film Festival have been an inseparable power couple for years, mastering the ways to get moviegoers talking, but during the pandemic their storied Hollywood relationship is on a break.
Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
Anthony Hopkins knows one thing: 'None of us know a damn thing.'

Anthony Hopkins knows one thing: 'None of us know a damn thing.'

TORONTO — Anthony Hopkins is faring pretty well, all things considered. From the comfort of his Los Angeles home, Hopkins says life under lockdown is healthier than ever. He's eating well, resting properly. He reads his books, calls his friends.
Uninvited Pigeon invades author Mo Willems' TV special

Uninvited Pigeon invades author Mo Willems' TV special

LOS ANGELES — Mo Willems is very serious about the importance of being silly. That’s apparent to the children and adults tickled by “There Is a Bird on Your Head!” or “We Are in a Book!” or any of the author and illustrator's other much-loved works.
Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77

Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77

NEW YORK — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure Drop,” “Monkey Man” and "Funky Kingston," has died. He was 77.
Autopsy report: Naya Rivera called for help as she drowned

Autopsy report: Naya Rivera called for help as she drowned

LOS ANGELES — An autopsy report released Friday says “Glee” actor Naya Rivera raised her arm and called for help as she accidentally drowned while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake.
Pope teams up with Slow Food founder for environment appeal

Pope teams up with Slow Food founder for environment appeal

ROME — Pope Francis has formed an unusual partnership with the agnostic Italian founder of the Slow Food movement while doubling down on calls to protect the environment from profit-driven development that he says harms the world's poorest the most.
Pioneering British designer Terence Conran dies at age of 88

Pioneering British designer Terence Conran dies at age of 88

LONDON — Terence Conran, the pioneering British designer, retailer and restaurateur, has died. He was 88. His family said in a statement that Conran died peacefully at his home on Saturday.
'The New Corporation' looks at false corporate claims of social responsibility

'The New Corporation' looks at false corporate claims of social responsibility

TORONTO — For many filmmakers, COVID-19 has derailed their projects.
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