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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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[OPINION] American Heart, Mind, and Soul

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – I relish the joy and honor of being an American in the face of disease, destruction, and disaster. Like most Americans, I come from a family of immigrants. My great-grandparents first moved to the United States nearly 70 years ago, and I am the third generation to be born here.…

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Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus. Gaga said on Monday that the money was raised in seven days and will benefit The World…

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What Now? Facing Life Without the Entertainment World

NEW YORK (AP) — Overheard as the entertainment world stalled in response to the coronavirus outbreak: “What are we gonna do now, read books?” That’s exactly what Pamela Milam will be doing, and lots of them. Milam is a selection reader for the Women’s National Book Association, a nonprofit established in 1917 to support, well,…

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Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77

NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN SPORTS) – David Stern was the National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner from 1984-2014, turning the NBA into an international powerhouse. During his tenure, he witnessed the likes of Bird-Johnson match-ups in the 1980s; the rise of a young phenom in Michael Jordan who eventually led the Chicago Bills to 6 NBA…

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