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Natural History Museum Will Not Host Gala for Brazil’s President

The museum said that it was “deeply concerned” about renting the space for an event to honor someone whose environmental policies had been widely criticized.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball's color barrier during Robinson's centennial birthday celebration Monday night. Scully greeted 96-year-old Rachel Robinson with a kiss after being introduced to the crowd, with Scully drawing the...

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LOS ANGELES — Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70. Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey, said her friend and executor, John Quilty. The cause of ...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70. Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey, said her friend and executor, John Quilty. The cause ...

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Too soon? While warm sparks were still spilling down from the ceilings at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, a Democratic lawmaker was using the blaze to describe President Trump. Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee Democrat, appeared Monday evening on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" show to tout...

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SHANGHAI (AP) - Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers in their biggest market as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand. Communist leaders wanting China to lead in...

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NEW YORK (AP) - Notre Dame, a survivor of wars and revolutions, has stood for centuries as not merely the greatest of the Gothic cathedrals and a towering jewel of Western architecture. It has stood, in the words of one shell-shocked art expert, as "one of the great monuments to ...

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Critic’s Notebook: Toxic Men Get All the Attention. But Not in These Plays.

Theater encourages empathy, yet it sometimes seems women on stage get very little of it. That’s changing.

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Filling out taxes this year wasn't as simple as filling out a postcard, undercutting one Republican promise — but the typical taxpayer did have a much easier time of it, saving hours of time thanks to the 2017 overhaul, according to a study released Monday. A higher standard deduction meant ...

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NEW YORK (AP) - The American Museum of Natural History in New York will not be hosting a scheduled gala dinner honoring the president of Brazil. The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce had rented space at the museum to honor President Jair Bolsonaro (zhah-EER'-bohl-soh-NAH'-roh) at its annual...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig was late arriving to Dodger Stadium Monday in his first game since being traded to Cincinnati. He turned up with a bang once the game began. Puig hammered a two-run homer in the first inning off Clayton Kershaw, who was making his season debut ...

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill requiring doctors and nurses to protect and care for children born alive during a failed late-term abortion cleared the North Carolina Senate on Monday, handing social conservatives a victory that could ultimately be undone by the Democratic governor. The Republican-drafted...

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan State University Museum is staging an exhibit created in collaboration with the sexual assault victims of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. "Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak" opens Tuesday. The exhibit incorporates and is inspired by...

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David Brion Davis, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar who documented slavery, dead at 92

David Brion Davis died at age 92 of natural causes, Yale University announced. Davis was a professor emeritus there, and a Pulitzer Prize winner.         

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NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An indoor performing arts center is set to open this summer in a southern Indiana tourist mecca a decade after an arson fire destroyed its longtime music venue. Brown County Music Center officials said Monday that country singer Vince Gill will perform Aug. 24 in the ...

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis hospitals are lifting temporary visitor restrictions with a decline in flu activity. The restrictions began in early January at the recommendation of Marion County Public Health Department to protect patients, hospital staff and others during a time of high flu...

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In New York, it's easier than ever to obtain an abortion up until the moment of birth. Not so in Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio, which enacted legislation this year banning most abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks. The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision ...

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After a 14-year-old boy falls into freezing water and his pulse stops, prayers and medical workers both seem to play a role in his recovery.

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NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T has sold its 9.5% share in Hulu back to the streaming TV company, leaving Disney and Comcast as its sole owners. Hulu said Monday that AT&T sold its stake for $1.43 billion, valuing Hulu at $15 billion. AT&T came by its stake after buying Time ...

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