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Jewish museum to honour magicians Houdini, David Copperfield

Jewish museum to honour magicians Houdini, David Copperfield

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia-based National Museum of American Jewish History will honour two men who entertained the world with their magic.
Santa Claus won't be coming to Macy's this year

Santa Claus won't be coming to Macy's this year

NEW YORK — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago.
Vatican, China extend bishop agreement over US opposition

Vatican, China extend bishop agreement over US opposition

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican and China extended a controversial accord on bishop nominations Thursday over strong opposition from the White House and conservative Catholics given Beijing's crackdown on religious believers.
Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards

Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE — Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she'll need to make more room on her shelf.
Canadian-born James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92

Canadian-born James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92

James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country’s foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92.
Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

BANGKOK — Thailand’s government on Thursday cancelled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool student-led protests seeking democracy reforms.
EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Thursday awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, for their challenge to President Alexander Lukashenko’s long, hard-line reign.
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Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 5:20 a.m. EDT

AP-AS-CHINA-US-MEDIA China criticizes US media controls as 'political oppression' BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has demanded Washington stop ‘political oppression’ of Chinese media after more were required to register as foreign missions but gave
Mixed Philippine reaction on pope nod on gay civil unions

Mixed Philippine reaction on pope nod on gay civil unions

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions drew mixed reactions Thursday in the Philippines, Asia’s bastion of Catholicism, with a retired bishop saying he was scandalized by it while an LGBT group welcomed the pontiff’s
Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely

Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely

MOSCOW — A trio of space travellers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station.
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