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Mandela's lawyer, anti-apartheid activist George Bizos dies

Mandela's lawyer, anti-apartheid activist George Bizos dies

JOHANNESBURG — Anti-apartheid campaigner and Nelson Mandela's personal lawyer George Bizos has died at 92, his family said Wednesday. He died peacefully at his home of natural causes, the family said.
McBride, Wilkerson among nominees for Kirkus Prize

McBride, Wilkerson among nominees for Kirkus Prize

NEW YORK — Elena Ferrante, James McBride and Isabel Wilkerson are among the nominees for the Kirkus Prize, a $50,000 honour for the best fiction, nonfiction and children's books.

Voter bares arms, and more, after anti-Trump shirt is nixed

EXETER, N.H. — A voter who was told she couldn’t wear an anti-Trump shirt at a polling place because it violated electioneering rules simply whipped it off and did her civic duty topless.
On new album, Chick Corea plays with a piano and his fans

On new album, Chick Corea plays with a piano and his fans

NEW YORK — If you're very lucky, one day Chick Corea will make your portrait. And because he's a formidable musician, it will be a portrait entirely in musical notes.

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts announces reopening plans

BOSTON — The Museum of Fine Arts, one of Boston's most popular attractions, plans to reopen at the end of September after being closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, museum management said in a statement Wednesday. The Sept.
Oscars set inclusion standards for best picture category

Oscars set inclusion standards for best picture category

In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024.

Documentary on Denmark submarine killing airs

COPENHAGEN — A self-taught Danish engineer, who was convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine in 2017 before dismembering her body and dumping it at sea, said “it's all my fault she died” in a documentary tha

Rene re-strengthens to a tropical storm over the Atlantic

MIAMI — Rene has re-strengthened to a tropical storm far out over the Atlantic. The storm's maximum sustained winds increased to near 40 mph (65 kph) Wednesday morning with additional strengthening expected over the next few days, the U.S.
U.S. job postings rise to 6.6 million in July

U.S. job postings rise to 6.6 million in July

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised more jobs but hired fewer workers in July, sending mixed signals about the job market in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the number of U.S.
Iranian director calls Venice premiere 'like a new life'

Iranian director calls Venice premiere 'like a new life'

VENICE, Italy — Restricted travel, quarantine and positive COVID-19 tests meant that Majid Majidi’s appearance at the Venice Film Festival for Iranian drama “Sun Children” (Khorshid) was an achievement in itself.
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