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EXPLAINER: What are current COVID-19 guidelines for schools?

EXPLAINER: What are current COVID-19 guidelines for schools?

ATLANTA (AP) — It's a back to school season like no other for students, teachers and parents across the U.S. Schools have opened nationwide this fall only to find thousands of students and their teachers sickened by the coronavirus.

Three Iranian dissidents to be honored by PEN America

NEW YORK (AP) — Three imprisoned Iranian dissidents will be honored next month at Pen America's annual gala.
Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study

Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study

Research suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in U.S. kids.
Judge orders Philip's will sealed to protect royal 'dignity'

Judge orders Philip's will sealed to protect royal 'dignity'

LONDON (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain’s head of state.
Cancel culture dominates season 2 of 'The Morning Show'

Cancel culture dominates season 2 of 'The Morning Show'

NEW YORK (AP) — Season two of “ The Morning Show, ” starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, had filmed just 13 days when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production in March 2020.
Canada at the Emmys: Five things to know about Canucks at this year's awards show

Canada at the Emmys: Five things to know about Canucks at this year's awards show

TORONTO — The fate of many of this year's Canadian Emmy nominees has already been decided going into Sunday's big show on CTV and CBS but there are still plenty of reasons to wave the Maple Leaf.
Actor L. Steven Taylor is the king behind 'The Lion King'

Actor L. Steven Taylor is the king behind 'The Lion King'

NEW YORK (AP) — L. Steven Taylor got the call that would change his life in 2005: Would he like to make his Broadway debut in “The Lion King”? It was just a six-month contract but he took it, uprooting his family and moving to New York.
Author Colleen Hoover's word-of-mouth success

Author Colleen Hoover's word-of-mouth success

NEW YORK (AP) — Colleen Hoover's years as a published — and self-published — novelist have been one long, pleasant surprise. The Texas-based writer broke through in 2012 when, through an Amazon.
'New' Van Gogh drawing to go on display in Amsterdam museum

'New' Van Gogh drawing to go on display in Amsterdam museum

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A drawing newly attributed to Vincent van Gogh that has never been displayed publicly before is going on show at the Amsterdam museum that bears the Dutch master's name.
Blowers, mowers and more: American yards quietly go electric

Blowers, mowers and more: American yards quietly go electric

For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer. “I’m concerned about climate change and wanted tools that are more eco-friendly, and also quieter.