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Explainer: Trio Guilty of Killing Ahmaud Arbery. What Now?

By Kate Brumback | Thursday Nov 25, 2021
The killing was captured on video and shared around the world: Ahmaud Arbery running toward and then around an idling pickup truck before its driver blasted him at close range with a shotgun.

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

By David Koenig | Thursday Nov 25, 2021
Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.

Americans Are Spending but Inflation Casts Pall Over Economy

Thursday Nov 25, 2021
Americans are doing the main thing that drives the U.S. economy — spending — but accelerating inflation is casting a pall.

Justice Dept. to Prioritize Prosecuting Violence on Flights

By Michael Balsamo | Thursday Nov 25, 2021
Attorney General Merrick Garland directed U.S. attorneys across the country to swiftly prioritize prosecution of federal crimes that happen on commercial flights.

Collecting $26M Award Vs. White Nationalists May Be Tough

Thursday Nov 25, 2021
Nine people who sued white nationalist leaders and organizations over the violence at a deadly rally in Charlottesville in 2017 won a $26 million judgment for the injuries and trauma they endured.

Performers Gear Up for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Mark Kennedy | Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade — the 95th annual — will snap back to form after bowing to pandemic restrictions last year.

Review: Disney's Animated 'Encanto' Effortlessly Enchants

By Mark Kennedy | Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
Disney's absolutely charming new animated musical flips the typical children's movie script: Instead of few magical people amid a sea of ordinary, here the ordinary is, well, weird.

Virginia School System Returns Books it Pulled after Outcry

Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
A northern Virginia school system said Tuesday it was returning two books to library shelves, two months after they were pulled for a formal review prompted by complaints that they contained obscene sexual material.

Chile Congress Approves Same-Sex Marriage, Adoptions

By Eva Vergara | Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already passed the Senate.

Vaccines Make Thanksgiving Easier, But Hot Spots Remain

By Ed White | Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
The U.S. faces its second Thanksgiving amid the pandemic as COVID-19 infections surge through some regions.

Grammy Facts: Blurred Genre Lines and a Retiree Revolution

By Kristin M. Hall | Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
With new rules in place this year and a promise to regain trust among its members, the Recording Academy released its nominations on Tuesday for its 64th Grammy Awards. Here are some facts about this year's nominees.

Helen Mirren Makes Regal Bow as Harry Potter Quiz Show Host

By Lynn Elber | Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
Helen Mirren is oddly absent from the Harry Potter film franchise that proved close to a full-employment act for Britain's acting greats. But she's found her own path into its magical world.

Jury Holds Pharmacies Responsible for Role in Opioid Crisis

By John Seewer | Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury has ruled.

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

By David Koenig | Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
Millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family this Thanksgiving.

Want to Sit on Santa's Lap? Maybe Next Year

By Leanne Italie | Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
Santa is back this year, but he pleads caution as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic.

Musician Jon Batiste Leads Grammy Award Nominations with 11

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Tuesday Nov 23, 2021
Jon Batiste might be the Grammys biggest surprise: The multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner made such an impression on voters that he scored the most nominations with 11 on Tuesday.

'Queens' Hopes to Earn the TV Respect Meant for Royalty

By Gary Gerard Hamilton | Tuesday Nov 23, 2021
Dramas starring four female leads of color on any major U.S. broadcast network is rare — especially one where three of the four stars are at past their 40s.

Judge: Iowa Medicaid Denial of Sex Change Surgery Unlawful

By David Pitt | Tuesday Nov 23, 2021
An Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents violates state law and the state constitution, a judge ruled in a decision made public Monday.

Peter Aykroyd, Emmy Nominated 'SNL' Actor-Writer, Dead at 66

Tuesday Nov 23, 2021
Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated actor and writer on "Saturday Night Live" for the 1979-80 season who later worked with older brother Dan, has died at age 66.

Conflict over Abortion Laws Won't Abate if Roe v. Wade Falls

By David Crary | Tuesday Nov 23, 2021
No matter how the current conservative-dominated court handles pending high-profile abortion cases there will be no monolithic, nationwide change. Fractious state-by-state battles will continue.

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