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Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, more mourn Stephen Sondheim

Tributes quickly flooded social media following the death of Stephen Sondheim.
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FILE - Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim gestures during a gathering at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., on April 12, 2004. Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died at age 91. Sondheim's death was announced by his Texas-based attorney, Rick Pappas, who told The New York Times the composer died Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at his home in Roxbury, Conn. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

Sondheim influenced several generations of theater songwriters.
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FILE - Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim poses after being awarded the Freedom of the City of London at a ceremony at the Guildhall in London, on Sept. 27, 2018. Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died at age 91. Sondheim's death was announced by his Texas-based attorney, Rick Pappas, who told The New York Times the composer died Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at his home in Roxbury, Conn. Pappas did not return calls and messages to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
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Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That was Stephen Sondheim

In 2010, the year he turned 80, Stephen Sondheim had to endure a public fuss when a Broadway theater was being renamed in his honor
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FILE - Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim gestures during a gathering at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., on April 12, 2004. Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died at age 91. Sondheim's death was announced by his Texas-based attorney, Rick Pappas, who told The New York Times the composer died Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at his home in Roxbury, Conn. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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Stephen Sondheim, groundbreaking composer who won 6 Tony awards and reshaped musicals, dies at 91, according to report

Stephen Sondheim, groundbreaking composer who won 6 Tony awards and reshaped musicals, dies at 91, according to report
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Chris Diamantopoulos builds a hot career, on screen and off

If you get a sense of déjà vu when you see actor Chris Diamantopoulos on screen, but can't place his name, he's OK with that
November 26
Actor and voiceover artist Chris Diamantopoulos poses for a portrait at his home in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2021. Diamantopoulos stars in the Netflix film "Red Notice." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
November 26

Pistol Annies craft holiday album for the not-so-sentimental

Country star Miranda Lambert isn't much of a Christmas caroler, but the only thing that gets her in the spirit was singing with her friends in the Pistol Annies
November 26
FILE - Ashley Monroe, from left, Angaleena Presley and Miranda Lambert of the Pistol Annies pose for a photo at Sony Nashville on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn. The trio released a holiday album“Hell of a Holiday.” (Photos by Donn Jones/Invision/AP, File)
November 25

Art critic Dave Hickey, known for book 'Air Guitar', dies

Dave Hickey, a prominent American critic whose essays covered topics ranging from Liberace to Norman Rockwell, has died
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This May 2008 photo provided by Libby Lumpkin shows Dave Hickey, left with Peter Schjeldahl. Hickey, a prominent American critic whose essays covered topics ranging from Liberace to Norman Rockwell, has died. The brash style and mixing of high- and low-brow culture that characterized his work earned him legions of fans and leaves leave a lasting influence on a generation of artists and critics. He died Nov. 12, 2021, at home in Santa Fe, New M.M., after years of heart disease, his art historian wife Libby Lumpkin said. (Libby Lumpkin via AP)
November 25

Egypt unveils renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

Egyptian authorities are unveiling a renovated ancient promenade.
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FILE - People visit the Luxor Temple in Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Egyptian authorities are poised to unveil a renovated ancient promenade that dates back 3,000 years. The ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, is meant to highlight the country’s archaeological treasures as Egypt struggles to revive its tourism industry, battered by years of political turmoil and more lately, the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
November 25

ICC judges cut Muslim radical's sentence in Timbuktu case

International Criminal Court appeals judges have cut by two years the sentence of an Islamic radical who pleaded guilty to overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu
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Afghan girl from famous cover portrait is evacuated to Italy

National Geographic’s famed green-eyed “Afghan Girl” has arrived in Italy.
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Oct. 26, 2016, Pakistan's Inam Khan, owner of a book shop shows a copy of a magazine with the photograph of Afghan refugee woman Sharbat Gulla, from his rare collection in Islamabad, Pakistan. National Geographic’s famed green-eyed “Afghan Girl” has arrived in Italy as part of the West’s evacuation of Afghans following the Taliban takeover of the country, the Italian government said Thursday. The office of Premier Mario Draghi said Italy had organized the evacuation of Sharbat Gulla after she asked to be helped to leave the country. The Italian government will now help to welcome her and get her integrated into life here, the statement said.(AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
November 24

U2's Edge leading rock memorabilia sale to help musicians

The Edge is using his charity to help New Orleans musicians get back on their feet from the pandemic
November 24
FILE - U2 guitarist The Edge wears a Music First T-shirt as he performs during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 29, 2006. The Edge and his Music Rising charity will host an auction of rock memorabilia on Dec. 11, 2021 to benefit New Orleans musicians hit hard by the pandemic. Items for sale include what Edge calls his “One” guitar and memorabilia from Alice Cooper and Aerosmith to Pink Floyd and Kiss. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 24

Illinois families of 2 killed at concert file lawsuits

The suburban Chicago families of two college students who were among those killed this month at the Astroworld concert in Houston have joined the growing ranks of those who are suing rapper Travis Scott and companies involved with the event
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FILE - Two people who knew an unidentified victim of a fatal incident at the Houston Astroworld concert embrace at a memorial on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. The family of two close friends from suburban Chicago who were killed at the Astroworld concert in Houston this month have filed wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Travis Scott, the Live Nation entertainment company and others. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted, File)
November 24

Performers gear up for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Growing up in Chicago, Broadway star Brittney Mack faithfully watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV after fulfilling her own parade duties
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Brittney Mack portrays Anna of Cleves, center, during a performance of the musical "Six," at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York. Mack is slated to perform a mashup of some of its songs with her castmates and band in front of a televised audience of millions at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
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'Get Back' series dispels, and confirms, some Beatle myths

With a nearly 8-hour documentary series, filmmaker Peter Jackson reexamines the Beatles' ill-fated “Let it Be” recording and film session
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This image released by Disney+ shows, from left, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, with Yoko Ono, seated right, in a scene from the nearly 8-hour Peter Jackson-produced documentary “Get Back,” airing over three days starting Thanksgiving. (Disney+ via AP)
November 24

Helen Mirren makes regal bow as Harry Potter quiz show host

Award-winning actor Helen Mirren somehow missed out on starring in the Harry Potter film franchise
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This image released by Turner Entertainment shows Helen Mirren hosting the quiz show "Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses." The weekly, four-part series debuts 8 p.m. EST Sundays on TBS and Cartoon Network. (Adam Rose/Turner Entertainment via AP)
November 24

Q&A: Alana Haim lives out a Valley dream in ‘Licorice Pizza’

When Paul Thomas Anderson first mentioned to Alana Haim that he wanted to put her in a movie, she assumed it would be as an extra walking through the frame, or something
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This image released by MGM shows Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman in a scene from "Licorice Pizza." (Paul Thomas Anderson/MGM via AP)
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No phones, laptops allowed at Josh Duggar child porn trial

A federal judge says no phones, laptops or recording devices will be allowed at next week’s child pornography trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar
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Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green ready for operatic stardom

This Met Opera season alone has been an impressive run of roles for Ryan Speedo Green, whose bass-baritone voice and charismatic stage presence unfailingly impress critics and audiences
November 24
This image released by The Metropolitan Opera shows bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as Varlaam, center, with Tichina Vaughn as the Hostess of the Inn, left, and Brenton Ryan as Missail. in a scene from Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov" in rehearsal last September in New York. (Marty Soh/The Metropolitan Opera via AP)
November 23

Joanne Shenandoah, celebrated Native American singer, dies

The celebrated Native American singer-songwriter Joanne Shenandoah has died
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FILE - Native American singer Joanne Shenandoah poses at the ancient Oneida Indian village site known as Nichols Pond near Canastota, N.Y., on June 12, 1996. Shenandoah, the celebrated Native American singer-songwriter who performed before world leaders and on high-profile stages, has died. The Native American Music Awards & Association posted on its website that Shenandoah, described as “Native America's musical matriarch," died Monday night, Nov. 22, 2021, in Scottsdale, Ariz., after complications of abdominal bleeding. She was 63. (AP Photo/Michael Okoniewski, File)
November 23

Grammy nominations to be announced after sweeping changes

The academy earlier this year ditched anonymous selection committees.
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FILE - Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Oct. 10, 2017. The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for its 64th Grammy Awards on Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 23

Five million viewers see Carlson's Rittenhouse chat

Just over 5 million viewers tuned in to see Fox opinion host Tucker Carlson talk to Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of murder last Friday in a Wisconsin case that had the nation talking about guns and self-defense
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'Queens' hopes to earn the TV respect meant for royalty

When Naturi Naughton read the script for ABC’s new music-inspired drama “Queens,” a feeling of déjà vu rushed through her
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This image released by ABC shows, from left, Eve, Brandy, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velazquez in a scene from the pilot episode of "Queens." (Kimberly Simms/ABC via AP))
November 23

Conviction overturned in 1981 rape of author Alice Sebold

A 39-year-old rape conviction at the center of a memoir by award-winning author Alice Sebold has been overturned because of what authorities determined were serious flaws with the prosecution
November 23
Anthony Broadwater breaks down crying Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Syracuse, N.Y., when a judge overturned his 40-year-old rape conviction. With him are his lawyers David Hammond (left) and Melissa Swartz. Broadwater, who spent 16 years in prison, was cleared Monday by a judge of raping Sebold when she was a student at Syracuse University, an assault she wrote about in her 1999 memoir, "Lucky." (Katrina Tulloch/The Post-Standard via AP)
November 23

Man arrested after tackling WWE wrestler Seth Rollins

Spectators at a WWE event saw an unexpected bout when a man got past a metal barricade at the Barclays Center and tackled wrestler Seth Rollins to the ground
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Review: The sunny, shaggy 'Licorice Pizza' soaks up the '70s

Paul Thomas Anderson's “Licorice Pizza” never stops pinballing to a sunny, infectious groove
November 23
This image released by MGM shows Cooper Hoffman, left, and Alana Haim in a scene from "Licorice Pizza." (MGM via AP)
November 23

Review: In ‘The Humans,’ a family’s bonds are sorely tested

This year, Thanksgiving stories are about COVID, and how families will navigate inter-generational mingling
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This image released by A24 Films shows, from left, June Squibb, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell and Amy Schumer in a scene from "The Humans." (Linda Kallerus/A24 Films via AP)
November 23

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending November 19th:
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Chile court raises sentence in torture-killing of singer

A Chilean court has increased the prison sentence for six former soldiers convicted in the 1973 kidnapping, torture and murder of folk singer Víctor Jara, as well as that of a government official
November 23
FILE Voters line up in front a mural depicting portrait of Chilean songwriter Victor Jara, tortured and killed during regime of Chile's brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet, outside a polling station during the Constitutional Convention election to select assembly members that will draft a new constitution, in Santiago, Chile, May 15, 2021. A Court of Appeals increased from 18 to 25 years the prison sentences of seven ex-uniformed men who tortured and murdered the well-known folklore artist who was arrested and shot after the military coup of 1973. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
November 23

AstraZeneca opens research center as UK builds science hub

Prince Charles is praising Cambridge as a center of scientific collaboration as the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca opened a 1 billion-pound ($1.34 billion) research center there on Tuesday
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Britain's Prince Charles receives a demonstration of how augmented reality helps with Hololens technology during a visit to AstraZeneca to officially open their new global Research and Development facility at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, England, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (Chris Jackson/PA via AP)
November 23

Grammy facts: Blurred genre lines and a retiree revolution

Retirees are ruling the roost in this year's Grammy nominations in the record of the year category
November 23
This combination of photos shows a portrait of rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed in 2020, left, jazz pianist Chick Corea, who died earlier this year and rapper DMX, who died earlier this year. Pop Smoke earned a posthumous Grammy nomination as a contributor on Kanye West's “Donda,” which is nominated for album of the year. Corea has four nominations this year in the jazz, Latin jazz and classical categories and DMX earned a Grammy nomination for best rap song for “Bath Salts," featuring Jay-Z and Nas, which was released after his death. (Republic Records via AP, left, and AP Photos)
November 23

Grammy nominees in top categories for 64th annual show

This year's Grammy nominations include multiple nods for artists like Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish, Oliva Rodrigo, Lil Nas X and the musical partnership between Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
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In this combination photo, Tony Bennett, left, arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles and Lady Gaga arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bennett, with 18 Grammy wins under his belt, is nominated with Lady Gaga for record of the year for their version of “I Get a Kick Out of You.” (AP Photo)
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Jon Batiste leads all Grammy Award nominees with 11; Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, H.E.R. each receive 8 apiece

Jon Batiste leads all Grammy Award nominees with 11; Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, H.E.R. each receive 8 apiece
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The top 10 books on the Apple Store for week ending 11/21/2021
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The top 10 movies on the Apple Store for week ending 11/21/21
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Trans Netflix workers drop labor complaint but one resigns

The complaints targeted anti-transgender comments on Dave Chappelle’s special.
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FILE - Comedian Dave Chappelle attends a boxing bout Nov. 6, 2021, in Las Vegas. Two former Netflix employees who raised concerns about anti-transgender comments on Dave Chappelle’s TV special are dropping labor complaints and one has resigned from the company. Terra Field, a senior software engineer who is trans, announced a voluntary resignation on Monday, Nov. 22. Field and B. Pagels-Minor also are dropping a National Labor Relations Board complaint that claimed retaliation. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus, File)
November 23

Aucoin's 'Eurydice,' modern retelling of myth, opens at Met

Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice" opens at the Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday night in the first of seven performances running through Dec. 16
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Erin Morley as Eurydice, from left, Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and Jakub Józef Orliński as Orpheus's Double appear during a performance of Matthew Aucoin's "Eurydice" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Aucoin’s “Eurydice" opens at the Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday night in the first seven performances running through Dec. 16 (Marty Sohl/Met Opera via AP)
November 23

NFL defensive great Michael Strahan to be next space tourist

“Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan is going to space next month
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FILE - This Jan. 19, 2020 file photo shows Michael Strahan before the NFL NFC Championship football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif. Strahan will be among the crew on Blue Origin's next flight to space. The company said Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 that the Good Morning America co-host, who just turned 50 on Sunday, will join Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of Alan Shepard, on the flight. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 23

Matt Damon co-writing a book on access to clean water

Matt Damon has some big-name endorsers for a book he'll have out March 1.
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This image shows cover art for the book "The Worth of Water: Our Story of Chasing Solutions to the World's Greatest Challenge" by Gary White and Matt Damon. (Portfolio via AP)
November 23

'West Side Story' star Rita Moreno on the advice she shared with Ariana DeBose

Moreno spoke to ABC News for an upcoming special edition of "20/20."
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Rita Moreno speaks to ABC News in "Something's Coming: West Side Story ? A Special Edition of 20/20."
November 22

Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $31M for 'House of Cards' losses

"House of Cards" suffered due to his firing from the show for sexual misconduct.
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FILE - Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass., to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery. Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the studio behind “House of Cards” more than $30 million because of losses due to his firing from the show for sexual misconduct. That's according to an arbitration decision issued Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 22

Police tie car used in Young Dolph's killing to 2nd shooting

The shooting occurred days before the ambush on the hip-hop artist.
November 22
A memorial to slain rapper Young Dolph sits in front of the boarded windows at Makeda's Cookies on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. Police said Young Dolph was fatally shot inside the popular Memphis bakery on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
November 22

Review: ‘House of Gucci’ is pure, unapologetic decadence

Ridley Scott's new film “House of Gucci,” based on Sara Gay Forden's book, is about the dissolution of the Gucci dynasty and the murder of its third generation heir
November 22
This image released by MGM shows Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani in "House of Gucci." (MGM via AP)
November 22

Two Fox contributors quit, citing 'irresponsible' voices

Two Fox News Channel contributors have quit, saying “irresponsible” voices have drowned out the responsible on the network
November 22
FILE - Images of Fox News personalities, from left, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Maria Bartiromo, Stuart Varney, Neil Cavuto and Charles Payne appear outside News Corporation headquarters in New York on July 31, 2021. Two Fox News Channel contributors have quit, saying irresponsible voices have drowned out the responsible on the network. Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, who put out a newsletter called The Dispatch, have both been occasional analysts at Fox since 2009. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
November 22

Peter Aykroyd, Emmy nominated 'SNL' actor-writer, dead at 66

Peter Aykroyd later worked with his older brother Dan on TV and movies.
November 22
This image released by NBC shows Peter Aykroyd during a sketch on "Saturday Night Live" in New York on Feb. 9, 1980. Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated actor and writer on “Saturday Night Live” for the 1979-80 season who later worked with older brother Dan Aykroyd on everything from a TV show about the paranormal to such films as “Dragnet” and “Coneheads,” has died at age 66. (Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank via AP)
November 22

Prominent poet Robert Bly, author of 'Iron John', dies at 94

Bly, who authored the men’s movement classic “Iron John,” has died.
November 22
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Review: Disney's animated 'Encanto' effortlessly enchants

Mirabel is extraordinary, in that when it comes to her family, she is totally normal
November 22
This image released by Disney shows Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, in a scene from the animated film "Encanto." (Disney via AP)
November 22

Memo: Disney pauses COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Florida

Disney has paused its policy requiring Florida-based employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine following new laws passed by the state’s legislature last week that limit employers’ power to require vaccinations
November 22
The Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is seen at the theme park, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney has paused its policy requiring Florida-based employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine following new laws passed by the state's legislature last week that limit employers' power to require vaccinations, according to a memo sent to employees. The company informed employees in a memo sent Friday that it has paused the requirement due to the state legislature's action during a special session last week, and because of an appeal court's temporary delay of federal vaccination guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Orlando Sentinel reported. (AP Photo/John Raoux, file)
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Robert Bly, prominent American poet and author of men’s movement classic 'Iron John,' has died. He was 95.

Robert Bly, prominent American poet and author of men’s movement classic 'Iron John,' has died. He was 95.
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