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FILE - Writer-director Chloe Zhao poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 22, 2018. Zhao's latest film, "Nomadland," stars Frances McDormand as a woman living rootlessly across the American West after the Great Recession. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice AwardAfter picking up Venice’s Golden Lion award, Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award
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FILE - In this image taken from police body camera video provided by Roth and Roth LLP on Sept. 2, 2020, a Rochester police officer puts a hood over the head of Daniel Prude, on March 23, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced that top police leaders in the city are retiring en masse amid criticism of the city's handling of Prude's death. (Rochester Police via Roth and Roth LLP via AP)
NY AG moves to expedite release of police body cam footageNew York Attorney General Letitia James is promising to expedite the release of body camera footage in cases of alleged police misconduct that her office investigates
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Vandalism, no arrests, as protests continue in PortlandVandalism but no arrests occurred during a demonstration involving about 200 people in downtown Portland, Oregon
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2020 file photo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council about Iran's alleged non-compliance with a nuclear deal at the United Nation in New York. The Trump administration has declared that all U.N. sanctions against Iran have been restored, a move most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal. (Mike Segar/Pool via AP)
UN chief: No UN support for reimposing Iran sanctions nowU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations will not support reimposing sanctions on Iran as the United States is demanding until he gets a green light from the Security Council
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Elizabeth Debicki, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "Tenet."  As “Tenet” enters its third week in North American cinemas with barely any new blockbusters on the horizon, U.S. exhibitors are put in a tricky spot. (Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theatersAbout three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back to the movies in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new movies coming into the marketplace
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A fire engine is driven through the devastation left behind by the Bobcat Fire on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Juniper Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Southern California wildfire grows, burns nature centerThe destruction wrought by a wind-driven wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles is approaching 156 square miles, burning structures, homes and a nature center in a famed Southern California wildlife sanctuary in foothill desert communities
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Man's Weird Beach Find Left Him 'Freaked Out'A Wisconsin man who stumbled upon a brick-shaped package wrapped in foil on a Racine beach thought he had perhaps come across drugs or cash, reports CNN . The reality was much, much odder. James Senda says he opened the package to find a brain inside, along with flowers and foreign...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020 file photo, a statue of Stephen Douglas stands in front of the east entrance to the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois officials approved the removal of the statue of the 19th century senator from Illinois who owned slaves and espoused the notion that each territory should decide whether slavery would be allowed. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP File)/The State Journal-Register via AP)
Douglas statue comes down, but Lincoln had racist views, tooIllinois officials plan to remove a state Capitol statue of Stephen A
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FILE - In this photo taken by a drone, homes leveled by the Almeda Fire line the Bear Lake Estates in Phoenix, Ore., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.  The Census Bureau is contending with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade headcount. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 censusThe Census Bureau is contending with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade headcount
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Colleges Take Spring Break Off Their Calendars AlreadyThe chaos of 2020 is reaching into 2021 for college students. Worried about the coronavirus being brought back to campus after vacation, schools are starting to remove spring break from their calendars. The University of Michigan and University of Kentucky did that last week, ABC reports, with Kentucky saying it...
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A sign outside of Greenwood Elementary School promotes mask-wearing on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. A dispute between Iowa's governor and the state's largest school district could mean summer school for students and crippling bills for the school system. Des Moines school officials have repeatedly refused to abide by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds' order that districts hold at least half their classes in-person, saying it's not safe. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge)
Des Moines says no to governor's demand for classroom returnA dispute between Iowa's governor and the state's largest school district could mean summer school for students and crippling bills for the school system
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A variety of plants grow in an open grassland area at the May Prairie State Natural Area on Aug. 20, 2020, in Manchester, Tenn.  Grasslands come in various forms — wetland bogs, rocky barrens, lush prairies, even woodlands — anywhere the tree cover is sparse enough to allow grasses, flowers and other small plants to flourish. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Efforts afoot to save South's disappearing grasslandsIn the early 2000s, a harvest of pine trees on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau led to a remarkable discovery
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