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6:26 PM / Thursday January 20, 2022

Articles by SUN Staff

Influential fashion journalist André Leon Talley dies at 73

January 19, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — André Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73. Talley’s literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley’s death to USA Today late Tuesday, but no additional details were immediately available. Talley was an influential fashion journalist who worked at Women’s Wear Daily…

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Maestro Everett Lee, first African American to lead New York City Opera passes away at 105

January 18, 2022

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA-January 15, 2022):  EVERETT ASTOR LEE, internationally acclaimed symphonic conductor, opera music director, violinist and music scholar, passed away on January 12, 2022 in Malmö, Sweden at the age of 105 years old. Maestro Lee was a brilliant conductor and musician who contributed enormously to classical music. He was the first African American to lead…

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Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

January 14, 2022

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, LISA MASCARO and ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — All but conceding defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s now unsure the Democrats’ major elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced her refusal…

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Outlaw: 757 reported carjackings in Philadelphia in 2021

January 14, 2022

A Message from Police Commissioner Outlaw “There is no single issue that is more important to me, or the members of the Philadelphia Police Department, than fighting the surge of violent crime that continues to plague our city. The onslaught of violence happening in Philadelphia is entirely unacceptable and we remain committed to stemming these…

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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

January 14, 2022

By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job. At the same time, the court is…

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US Mint begins shipping quarters honoring Maya Angelou

January 11, 2022

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Mint said Monday it has begun shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou, the first coins in its American Women Quarters Program. Angelou, an American author, poet and Civil Rights activist, rose to prominence with the publication of “I Know Why the Caged Bird…

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Betty White’s death caused by stroke suffered 6 days earlier

January 11, 2022

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White died from a stroke she had six days before her Dec. 31 death at age 99, according to her death certificate. The beloved “Golden Girls” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” actor died at her home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles as the result of a Dec. 25 cerebrovascular…

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Biden to back Senate rule change to pass voting rights bill

January 11, 2022

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, COLLEEN LONG and JEFF AMY ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden will use a speech in Georgia to endorse changing Senate rules that have stalled voting rights legislation, saying it’s time to choose “democracy over autocracy.” But some civil rights groups won’t be there, in protest of what they say is administration inaction. As he…

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Oscar winner and groundbreaking star Sidney Poitier dies

January 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Sidney Poitier (FeatureFlash/Shutterstock) By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died….

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