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‘CODA’ has loud message even when there’s silence

‘CODA’ has loud message even when there’s silence

NEW YORK — The breakout hit of this year’s Sundance Film Festival is set to expand the conversation about diversity in Hollywood.
McKinsey agrees to pay nearly $600M over opioid crisis

McKinsey agrees to pay nearly $600M over opioid crisis

The global consulting firm McKinsey & Company agreed to pay nearly $600 million for its role in advising businesses on how to sell more prescription opioid painkillers amid a nationwide overdose crisis.
Virus expert says she's exploring bid for US Senate in Ohio

Virus expert says she's exploring bid for US Senate in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dr. Amy Acton, the former state health director who became the face of Ohio's early pandemic response, has stepped down from her non-profit position to “carefully explore” running as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate, she said Thursday.
Biden delays Trump rule that weakened wild bird protections

Biden delays Trump rule that weakened wild bird protections

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Under the sea, humans have changed ocean sounds

Under the sea, humans have changed ocean sounds

WASHINGTON — Not only are humans changing the surface and temperature of the planet, but also its sounds – and those shifts are detectable even in the open ocean, according to research published Thursday.
'Schitt's Creek' follows Golden Globe noms with five SAG nominations

'Schitt's Creek' follows Golden Globe noms with five SAG nominations

NEW YORK — Canadian sitcom "Schitt’s Creek" continues to storm the awards circuit. The Ontario-shot riches-to-rags tale was nominated for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series by the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Thursday.

Not child's play: Chucky doll featured in errant Amber Alert

SAN ANTONIO — Rest assured, “Chucky” is not on the loose.

Yellen warns of 'tough months' ahead, urges congress to act

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned of “tough months ahead” with COVID-19 continuing to flare, making it critical that Congress pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package.
'Dateline NBC' trying its first multi-part crime drama

'Dateline NBC' trying its first multi-part crime drama

NEW YORK — After the format worked for HBO and Netflix, “Dateline NBC” is trying its own version of a multi-part true crime drama this month.
Iranian diplomat convicted of planning attack on opposition

Iranian diplomat convicted of planning attack on opposition

ANTWERP, Belgium — An Iranian diplomat identified as an undercover secret agent was convicted Thursday in Belgium of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in France and sentenced to 20 years in prison, a lega