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'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

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Poet Nikky Finney wins $100,000 lifetime achievement prize

NEW YORK — Nikky Finney has won the Wallace Stevens Award, a $100,000 lifetime achievement honour presented by the Academy of American Poets.
Lebanese teen from Beirut joins global pop band

Lebanese teen from Beirut joins global pop band

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A teenage singer from Lebanon this week became the latest to join a global pop band formed by Simon Fuller, the man behind the Spice Girls and “American Idol,” which aims to transform young unknowns into internet superst
Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days

Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days

BERLIN — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from a Berlin hospital after more than a month's treatment for poisoning, with doctors now believing that a “complete recovery” from the nerve agent is possible, the facility said We
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar plans new government

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar plans new government

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he has secured a majority in Parliament to form a new government, but parties in the ruling coalition called it a “cheap publicity" stunt.
White House lawyer Kate Todd in running for high court seat

White House lawyer Kate Todd in running for high court seat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump didn't have to look very far for one of the contenders on his short list to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court: he's been considering one of his own lawyers.
Court papers: Woman wrote 'give up' in ricin note to Trump

Court papers: Woman wrote 'give up' in ricin note to Trump

WASHINGTON — A Canadian woman accused of mailing a package containing ricin to the White House included a threatening letter in which she told President Donald Trump to “give up and remove your application for this election,” according to court paper
State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “ favours to donors, family, and friends," according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more q
Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions

Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Grappling with a weakened economy and the Middle East's worst coronavirus outbreak, Iran's president delivered a defiant and fiery speech Tuesday to the U.N.
Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

LOS ANGELES — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven