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Kelly Preston, Actor and Wife of John Travolta, Dies at 57

Kelly Preston, Actor and Wife of John Travolta, Dies at 57

NEWS | Jul 13
Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire" to Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins," died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.

Russian Constitution Change Ends Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage

Russian Constitution Change Ends Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage

NEWS | Jul 13
The possibility for Russian same-sex couples to one day marry vanished on July 1 when voters approved a package of constitutional amendments, one of them stipulating that marriage is only between a man and a woman.

Conservative Polish President Wins 2nd Term After Tight Race

Conservative Polish President Wins 2nd Term After Tight Race

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera | Jul 13
Polish President Andrzej Duda, a conservative who ran a campaign with homophobic and anti-Semitic overtones, narrowly won a second five-year term in a bitterly fought weekend election, defeating the liberal Warsaw mayor.

2020 Watch: How Many More Americans Will Die from COVID-19?

2020 Watch: How Many More Americans Will Die from COVID-19?

NEWS | By Steve Peoples | Jul 13
Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign.

Activists Seek to Decriminalize 'Magic' Mushrooms in DC

Activists Seek to Decriminalize 'Magic' Mushrooms in DC

NEWS | By Ashraf Khalil | Jul 13
Voters in the nation's capital might face a November ballot initiative that would decriminalize psilocybin "magic" mushrooms and other natural psychedelics like mescaline.

Exit Poll: Duda Leads Poland's Tight Presidential Runoff

Exit Poll: Duda Leads Poland's Tight Presidential Runoff

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska | Jul 13
A late exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff Sunday showed the conservative, populist incumbent, Andrzej Duda, leading against the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw.

Joe Biden Wins Democratic Primary in Puerto Rico

Joe Biden Wins Democratic Primary in Puerto Rico

NEWS | Jul 13
Joe Biden won the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico on Sunday.

Grandson of Elvis Presley Has Died at Age 27, Agent Says

Grandson of Elvis Presley Has Died at Age 27, Agent Says

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 13
The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died. He was 27.

Coronavirus Surge in Eastern Europe Prompts New Restrictions

Coronavirus Surge in Eastern Europe Prompts New Restrictions

NEWS | By Pablo Gorondi | Jul 12
Countries in Eastern Europe are facing rising waves of coronavirus infections, leading to riots in Serbia, mandatory face masks in Croatia and travel bans or quarantines imposed by Hungary.

Maryland Governor Says GOP Needs 'Bigger tent' After Trump

Maryland Governor Says GOP Needs 'Bigger tent' After Trump

NEWS | Jul 12
A Republican governor rumored to be eyeing a run for the White House in 2024 said Sunday that the GOP needs to be a "bigger tent party" after President Donald Trump leaves office.


News

Florida Reports Largest, Single-Day Increase in COVID Cases

Florida Reports Largest, Single-Day Increase in COVID Cases

NATIONAL | By Tamara Lush and Terry Spencer | Jul 12
Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases.


Entertainment

Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series Livestreams on Sunday with Audra McDonald

Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series Livestreams on Sunday with Audra McDonald

MUSIC | Jul 12
Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series, premiering on Sunday with Audra McDonald.


Business

Games Maker Ubisoft Shakes Up Staff Amid Misconduct Probe

Games Maker Ubisoft Shakes Up Staff Amid Misconduct Probe

CORPORATE | Jul 12
French gaming giant Ubisoft is parting ways with its creative director and two other executives and promising zero tolerance for "toxic" staff behavior following an internal investigation of misconduct.


Technology

Look Out, Mars: Here We Come with A Fleet of Spacecraft

Look Out, Mars: Here We Come with A Fleet of Spacecraft

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jul 13
Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession beginning this week.


Finance

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

HEALTH | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Jul 10
A COVID-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it could well be budget breaking, perhaps making it unavailable to many.


Cars

Edmunds: Now Is Time to Shop for Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Edmunds: Now Is Time to Shop for Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya | Jul 11
Used cars have historically been a smart alternative during an economic downturn. They don't depreciate as much as new cars and are less likely to overburden a buyer with a large loan.


Style

Watch: 9 Menswear Shows From Paris Fashion Week

Watch: 9 Menswear Shows From Paris Fashion Week

FASHION | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 10
Nobody could have dreamt months ago that the entire fashion industry would need to completely pivot to share their collections with the world. But that's precisely what they did.


Health/Fitness

Pandemic, Racism Compound Worries About Black Suicide Rate

Pandemic, Racism Compound Worries About Black Suicide Rate

NATIONAL | By Sophia Tareen | Jul 12
Counselors focusing on Black trauma are offering free help, and Black churches are finding new ways to address suicide as social distancing has eroded how people connect.