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Graham urges older judges to retire so GOP can fill openings

Graham urges older judges to retire so GOP can fill openings

WASHINGTON — Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is publicly urging federal judges in their mid-60s or older to step aside so President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans can fill the vacancies with conservative jurists.
With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

NEW YORK — In Steven Clay Hunter’s 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, “Out.
In lockdown easing, UK's Johnson says groups of 6 can meet

In lockdown easing, UK's Johnson says groups of 6 can meet

LONDON — Up to six people from different households will be allowed to meet outdoors next week as part of another modest easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday.
New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'

New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'

NEW YORK — The author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be publishing his first new work of fiction in nearly 20 years.

Boston Marathon cancelled for 1st time in 124-year history

BOSTON — The Boston Marathon has been cancelled for the first time in its 124-year history. Organizers said Thursday that they instead will have a “virtual event” in which participants who verify that they ran 26.
Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

NEW YORK — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honour essential workers across America.
Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp as new CEO

Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp as new CEO

NEW YORK — Jonathan Karp, who has worked with authors ranging from Sen. Edward Kennedy to Susan Orlean, has been named the new CEO of Simon & Schuster. He replaces Carolyn Reidy, who died two weeks ago.
Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic

Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic

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Moscow updates coronavirus statistics to show more deaths

Moscow updates coronavirus statistics to show more deaths

MOSCOW — Health officials in Moscow updated their figures on coronavirus deaths Thursday, seeking to dispel doubts about Russia's comparatively low COVID-19 death toll.
Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

BEIJING — China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory.