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Champion Ken Jennings Will be First Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host

Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
"Jeopardy!" record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

NYC's First African American Mayor, David Dinkins, has Died

By Deepti Hajela | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City's first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93.

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

By Michael Rubinkam | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

By Matthew Daly, Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick | Monday Nov 23, 2020
The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Trump's administration.

Beppe Modenese, Creator of Milan Fashion System, Dies at 90

By Colleen Barry | Monday Nov 23, 2020
Beppe Modenese, the force behind the coalescence of Italian ready-to-wear fashion in the northern city of Milan, has died. He was 90.

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Corrections Officials Again

Monday Nov 23, 2020
A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequate medical treatment.

Gun-Toting Congresswoman-Elect May Carry Glock at Capitol

By Alan Fram | Monday Nov 23, 2020
A firearms-toting congresswoman-elect who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon on Capitol grounds, her office has acknowledged. If she does so, she apparently won't be alone.

Court Puts Halt on Local Conversion Therapy Bans in Florida

By Brendan Farrington | Monday Nov 23, 2020
A federal appeals court is blocking the enforcement of local ordinances in Florida that ban therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation of LGBTQ minors. The ruling issued Friday could put similar prohibitions at risk.

Taylor Swift Wins Top Prize at AMAs, Says She's Re-Recording Music

By Mesfin Fekadu | Monday Nov 23, 2020
Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold.

Will Social Distancing Weaken Your Immune System?

Monday Nov 23, 2020
Some worry a lack of contact with others will weaken their immune system by reducing its active contact with germs.

US Rhodes Scholars Chosen Virtually for the 1st Time

By Stephen Groves | Monday Nov 23, 2020
The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, though that didn't extinguish enthusiasm among the 32 students who won scholarships to Oxford University.

Biden Expected to Nominate Blinken as Secretary of State

By Matthew Lee | Monday Nov 23, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning.

Inequality 'Baked Into' Virus Testing Access as Cases Surge

By Christine Fernando, Carolyn Thompson | Monday Nov 23, 2020
Lines for free COVID-19 tests stretch for blocks and hours in cities where people feel the dual strain of the coronavirus surge and the approaching holidays.

Many Americans Flying for Holiday Despite CDC Pleas

Monday Nov 23, 2020
Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday.

AstraZeneca: COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be 'Highly Effective'

By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless | Monday Nov 23, 2020
AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals.

Trump's Legal Team Cried Vote Fraud, but Courts Found None

By Maryclaire Dale | Sunday Nov 22, 2020
As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump's failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania.

Jan Morris, Author and Transgender Pioneer, Dies at 94

By Hillel Italie | Sunday Nov 22, 2020
Jan Morris, the celebrated journalist, historian, world traveler and fiction writer who in middle age became a pioneer of the transgender movement, has died at 94.

The Weeknd, Kenny G to Join Forces at American Music Awards

Sunday Nov 22, 2020
Get ready to listen to the smooth sounds of Kenny G and ... the Weeknd.

Trump Election Challenges Sound Alarm Among Voters of Color

By Aaron Morrison, Kat Stafford and Christine Fernando | Sunday Nov 22, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden was in part powered to victory in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia by Black voters, many of them concentrated in cities such as Detroit, Philadelphia and Atlanta where he received a significant share of their support

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

By Tom Krisher | Sunday Nov 22, 2020
General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years.

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