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Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Board Diversity for Listed Companies

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) – The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or to explain why they can not. It is the first major exchange to pursue such a requirement. The proposal filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, if approved,…

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New York City’s First Black Mayor, David Dinkins, Dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Few American leaders have faced the battery of urban ills that confronted David Dinkins when he became New York City’s first Black mayor in 1990. AIDS. Crack cocaine. A soaring murder rate. Rampant homelessness. Racial discord. Dinkins was elected with high hopes of turning things around, but he became a lightning…

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NY’s Cuomo to Receive International Emmy for Virus Briefings

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic that killed tens of thousands of New Yorkers this spring. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, whose members include media and entertainment figures from over 60…

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New York City Schools to Close Again as Virus Rate Rises

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The nation’s largest public school system will halt…

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In a Year of Social Distancing, Virus Alters Sept. 11, Too

NEW YORK (AP) — In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World Trade Center, reflecting a divide…

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‘Keep fighting!’ Serena Williams yells herself to Open win

NEW YORK (AP) — Her breathing loud enough to hear in an empty Arthur Ashe Stadium, her third-set deficit a point from growing to 3-1 against someone who beat her less than two weeks earlier, Serena Williams scrambled to extend a 13-stroke exchange until her opponent netted a forehand. “Keep fighting!” Williams exhorted herself. Locked…

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