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Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact

Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact

ROME — The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by a pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis’ glory days travelling the world to bless the oppressed.

Berklee appoints first woman to lead music college

The Berklee College of Music has chosen Erica Muhl to serve as the school's next president, making her the first woman to lead the institution in its 75-year history, officials at the Boston school announced this week.
Trial of Russian in alleged bitcoin fraud to wrap in Paris

Trial of Russian in alleged bitcoin fraud to wrap in Paris

PARIS — French prosecutors requested on Friday a 10-year jail term and a fine of 750,000 euros ($888,634) against Alexander Vinnik, who is accused of being behind a 135 million-euro ($160 million) fraud campaign that used ransomware and the cryptocur
Veggie burgers are still burgers, EU lawmakers rule

Veggie burgers are still burgers, EU lawmakers rule

BRUSSELS — Plant-based products that do not contain meat can continue to be labeled “sausages” or “burgers,” European lawmakers said Friday, when they rejected a proposal back by the meat industry to ban the terms.

Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

NASHVILLE — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign's closing debate, largely shelving the rancour that overshadowed their previous face-off in favour of a more sub
NBC's Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator

NBC's Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator

NEW YORK — Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate over leadership that had been missing so far during the 2020 presidential campaign.
Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts

Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts

NEW YORK — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote.
Dancing through quarantine and Harlem - in a bubble

Dancing through quarantine and Harlem - in a bubble

NEW YORK — Living and breathing dance is par for the course at the Dance Theater of Harlem. It's just never looked like this.
Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

LOS ANGELES — In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find solace in training canines for adoption, and pigs strut their stuff in a “body positivity" celebration.
Debate Takeaways: Round 2 highlights policy over petulance

Debate Takeaways: Round 2 highlights policy over petulance

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met for the second and last time on a debate stage after a previously scheduled town hall debate was scrapped after the Republican incumbent became one of the millions of America
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