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Stephen Sondheim, master of musical theater, dead at 91, NY Times reports
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Stephen Sondheim, master of musical theater, dead at 91, NY Times reports

Stephen Sondheim, the renowned composer of “Into the Woods,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Gypsy,” “Sunday in the Park with George” and other essential works of musical theater, died early Friday morning at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to the New York Times. He was 91. He died suddenly, the Times reported, citing his lawyer and friend…MORE

Black Friday bounces back from 2020. Shoppers hit stores again
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Black Friday bounces back from 2020. Shoppers hit stores again

Black Friday doesn’t carry the significance it once did for many US shoppers — blame the rise of online shopping holiday “Cyber Monday” and then Covid-19’s impact on retail. But customers are still dishing out more money for clothing, electronics and other items this Black Friday as they return to visit stores in person and…MORE

A gunshot victim finally got to thank the medical student who saved him 25 years ago

A gunshot victim finally got to thank the medical student who saved him 25 years ago

A Maryland medical student who took a wrong turn after getting lost answered a young gunshot victim’s prayer. Now, 25 years later, Baltimore resident Damon Walker reunited earlier this month with the medical student who drove toward the chaos instead of running from it. “I constantly think about that moment of being in the gutter…MORE

Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Rep. Ilhan Omar was terrorist in anti-Muslim remarks at event
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Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Rep. Ilhan Omar was terrorist in anti-Muslim remarks at event

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado apologized to “anyone in the Muslim community I offended” on Twitter Friday after video surfaced of her making anti-Muslim comments last weekend about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. In the video, posted last Saturday on Facebook from an event that day, Boebert implied Omar had been mistaken for…MORE

At least three people wounded in shooting at Durham, North Carolina, shopping mall

At least three people wounded in shooting at Durham, North Carolina, shopping mall

Three people were shot and three more injured during a shooting Friday at a packed shopping mall, police in Durham, North Carolina, said. Off-duty Durham police officers were working Friday afternoon inside The Streets at Southpoint mall heard shots coming from within the mall, and called for backup, Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews said. Responding…MORE

Seth Meyers reveals he’s now a father of three
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Seth Meyers reveals he’s now a father of three

Seth Meyers is a dad again! The late-night host has welcomed his third child, a daughter, with his wife Alexi Ashe. But the best part is that he managed to keep it a secret for the past two months, Meyers revealed on Thursday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that he and his wife welcomed their…MORE

Feds are sending doctors and nurses to Michigan as Covid-19 cases rise
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Feds are sending doctors and nurses to Michigan as Covid-19 cases rise

With Michigan’s Covid-19 case and hospitalization numbers hovering near all-time highs, the federal government will send doctors, nurses and others to support certain hospitals, the state health department said Wednesday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had asked for help, and the federal government agreed to “send two medical teams to local hospitals to relieve doctors and nurses…MORE

Charles Moose, the face of the DC sniper investigation, dies at 68
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Charles Moose, the face of the DC sniper investigation, dies at 68

Charles Moose, who helmed the Montgomery County Police Department when authorities arrested the DC snipers, has died, according to a department Facebook post. The 68-year-old passed on Thanksgiving, the department said, citing his wife. “He was a great leader and led our department through the DC Sniper investigation, one of the most difficult crime sprees…MORE

Biden restricts travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday
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Biden restricts travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday

President Joe Biden announced Friday the US will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday as a new coronavirus variant has emerged. Acting on advice from the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Biden administration will restrict travel from…MORE

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