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Rent's due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Rent's due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1. Many left jobless by the crisis are already behind on payments.
Review: Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is supreme Black art

Review: Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is supreme Black art

King Beyoncé’s new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young man in search of his crown, matched to epic songs she created while inspired by “The Lion K

Hall-of-Fame country DJ Bill Mack dies of COVID-19 at age 88

FORT WORTH, Texas — Longtime country music disc jockey Bill Mack, whose “Blue” became a hit for LeAnn Rimes and won a 1996 Grammy Award for Country Music Song of the Year, died Friday at age 88, his son said.
Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

NEW YORK — A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.
Ryan Reynolds launches training program to boost inclusivity on his next film

Ryan Reynolds launches training program to boost inclusivity on his next film

TORONTO — Ryan Reynolds is using his Hollywood star power to launch an on-set film production diversity program for marginalized communities.
Robert Durst murder trial to resume in 2021 because of virus

Robert Durst murder trial to resume in 2021 because of virus

LOS ANGELES — The California murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst is scheduled to resume before a jury in April after the multimillionaire rejected an offer Friday to let a judge decide his fate sooner.

RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island mistakenly sent more than 175 tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, rather than the state treasurer and controller.
Jay Baruchel examines portrayal of killers in 'Random Acts of Violence'

Jay Baruchel examines portrayal of killers in 'Random Acts of Violence'

TORONTO — As a lifelong horror fan, Jay Baruchel used be "a pure escapist spectator.
Japan funds save Lithuania museum on diplomat who saved Jews

Japan funds save Lithuania museum on diplomat who saved Jews

VILNIUS, Lithuania — A museum in Lithuania dedicated to a Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jews flee Europe in the early years of World War II has been extended an economic lifeline by people in Japan, officials said Friday.
'Into the Wild' bus likely lands a home at Fairbanks museum

'Into the Wild' bus likely lands a home at Fairbanks museum

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An infamous bus appears headed to a new home at a museum in Fairbanks after being removed from Alaska’s backcountry to deter people from making dangerous, sometimes deadly treks to visit the site where a young man documented his d