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'Concrete Cowboy' shows Philadelphia's Black cowboy culture

'Concrete Cowboy' shows Philadelphia's Black cowboy culture

NEW YORK — Historians estimate that 1 in 4 American cowboys were Black but you would be hard pressed to find a movie genre whiter than the Western.

Newsmax keeps most, not all, of post-election samplers

NEW YORK — The trajectory of the conservative network Newsmax is a clear example of how statistics can tell different stories, depending on how you look at them.
Over 4,000 migrants, many kids, crowded into Texas facility

Over 4,000 migrants, many kids, crowded into Texas facility

DONNA, Texas — The Biden administration for the first time Tuesday allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children, revealing a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 people, including children an
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

WASHINGTON — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90 at his daughter's home in Virginia.
Australia to build guided missiles to boost defence capacity

Australia to build guided missiles to boost defence capacity

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australia announced Wednesday it would begin building its own guided missiles in close collaboration with the U.S. as it seeks to boost its defence capabilities.
Myanmar junta deepens violence with new air attacks in east

Myanmar junta deepens violence with new air attacks in east

MAE SAM LAEP, Thailand — The military launched more airstrikes Tuesday in eastern Myanmar after earlier attacks forced thousands of ethnic Karen to flee into Thailand and further escalating violence two months after the junta seized power.
Japan's famous cherry blossoms bloom early as climate warms

Japan's famous cherry blossoms bloom early as climate warms

TOKYO — Japan's famous cherry blossoms have reached their flowery peak in many places earlier this year than at any time since formal records started being kept nearly 70 years ago, with experts saying climate change is the likely cause.
Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake statement on name change

Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake statement on name change

DETROIT — Volkswagen of America issued false statements this week saying it would change its brand name to “Voltswagen,” to stress its commitment to electric vehicles, only to reverse course Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was a joke.
Crews battling Black Hills wildfires gaining control

Crews battling Black Hills wildfires gaining control

NEMO, S.D. — Firefighters on Tuesday began to gain control of wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota that have forced the evacuation of more than 400 homes and closed the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Germany to restrict AstraZeneca use in under-60s over clots

Germany to restrict AstraZeneca use in under-60s over clots

BERLIN — German health officials agreed Tuesday to restrict the use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine in people under 60, amid fresh concern over unusual blood clots reported in a tiny number of those who received the shots.
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