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8:18 PM / Wednesday September 18, 2019

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Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

September 17, 2019

Photo: Cokie Roberts/Shutterstock By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death…

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‘I was stupid’: Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison for college scam

September 13, 2019

By COLLIN BINKLEY BOSTON (AP) — “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own. “I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong,”…

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Antonio Brown faces rape accusations by former trainer

September 11, 2019

Photo: Screengrab YouTube channel Antonio Brown By Jay Cohen Associated Press–New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. Brown has denied the allegations. Darren Heitner,…

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18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11

September 11, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attacks on American soil. A crowd of victims’ relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began Wednesday with a moment of silence and tolling bells at 8:46 a.m. — the moment when…

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Congress marks 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in US

September 11, 2019

By LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress observed the 400th anniversary Tuesday of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America at a time of renewed interest over the history of slavery and its continued impact on contemporary society. “We must tell the unvarnished truth,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during the ceremony…

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Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music

September 10, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel, then spit verses from Cardi B and sang lines from Queen Latifah’s “U.N.I.T.Y.”; a spoken word artist who reminded the audience that rock ‘n’ roll was born because of a black, queer woman Rosetta Tharpe ; and a stunning collection…

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Toronto Film Fest pays tribute to Streep, Phoenix

September 9, 2019

TORONTO (AP) — In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival’s unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger Deakins. With the city teaming with stars in town for the festival, TIFF this year added a star-studded fundraising dinner that coincided with…

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Dorian floods homes on North Carolina coast

September 6, 2019

Photo: Shutterstock By Jeffrey Collins WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian howled over North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday — a much weaker but still dangerous version of the storm that wreaked havoc in the Bahamas — flooding homes in the low-lying ribbon of islands and throwing a scare into year-round residents who chose to…

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Tamron Hall’s faith in herself pays off with new show, life

September 6, 2019

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY NEW YORK (AP) — When Tamron Hall decided to leave NBC after the network gave her prime “Today” co-hosting slot to Megyn Kelly, the journalist threw herself a party — a pity party. That included plenty of tears and a bit of feeling sorry for herself— to the point that “my…

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