Author: The Associated Press


Muhammad Ali beat Jean-Pierre Coopman to defend his world heavyweight title Feb. 20, 1976, at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Puerto Rico.
This Date in Sports History: Feb. 20
February 20, 2021
1887 — The International Association, the first minor league baseball association, is organized in Pittsburgh.

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Southern Cal forward Evan Mobley shoots against Washington on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Seattle.
Explainer: A trickier NCAA bracket in this unusual season
February 19, 2021
There’s no need to worry about geography in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

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Students arrive for in-person classes outside a school, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in New York.
Covid-19 cases rising among U.S. children as schools reopen
September 29, 2020
After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities.

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Appalachian League leads off in minor league contraction
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball started the process of contracting minor league affiliates Tuesday, with the Appalachian League converted to a college summer circuit for rising freshmen and sophomores.

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People rally for gun rights on the rainy steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Harrisburg.
Rally brings gun rights advocates to Pennsylvania Capitol
HARRISBURG — A smaller than usual crowd of a few hundred people rallied for gun rights on the steps of Pennsylvania’s Capitol on Tuesday, an annual event that also was attended by a few dozen state lawmakers.

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A statue of Stephen Douglas stands in front of the east entrance to the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill.
Douglas statue coming down in Illinois, but Lincoln had racist views, too
September 20, 2020
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With the nation racing to come to grips with centuries of racial sins, officials plan to remove the Capitol lawn statue of Stephen A. Douglas, whose forceful 19th century politics helped forge modern-day Illinois but who also profited from slavery.

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Rochester police look over the area of a home after a fatal shooting at a backyard house party, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y.
Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester’s grief
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Already roiled by this month’s revelation of Daniel Prude’s police suffocation death, the city of Rochester, N.Y., was further traumatized Saturday when gunfire at a backyard party killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others.

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A Corpus Christi police office places a barricade to close Laguna Shores Boulevard due to flooding on Sunday in Corpus Christi, Texas. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Beta is slowly churning through the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas and Louisiana, stirring worries that it could bring heavy rain, flooding and storm surge to a storm-weary stretch of the Gulf Coast.
Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana
HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more rain, wind and stress to a part of the country that has already been drenched and battered during this year’s unusually busy hurricane season.

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Mail delivery vehicles are parked outside a post office in Boys Town, Neb, on Aug. 18, 2020.
U.S. judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail
September 17, 2020
SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.

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Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail.
Nurse questions medical care at immigration jail in Georgia
September 15, 2020
OCILLA, Ga. — An immigration detention center in Georgia performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for covid-19 and shredded medical records, according to a nurse quoted in a complaint filed Monday.

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Bishop Edward C. Malesic conducts a farewell mass on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg.
Former Greensburg Bishop Edward Malesic installed in Cleveland’s Catholic Diocese
September 14, 2020
CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s nearly 700,000 Roman Catholics on Monday were welcoming a new bishop from Pennsylvania during an installation Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay yells out instructions during a game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif.
NFL reminds teams to follow sideline rules on face coverings
The NFL on Monday reminded team personnel on the sidelines about the covid-19 requirements for wearing face coverings, saying such carelessness or disregard could put the season “at risk.”

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden
Trump, Biden facing off on wildfires, climate change
WILMINGTON, Del. — President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden are focusing the presidential campaign on the wildfire-scorched West Coast, with Trump meeting fire officials in California on Monday while Biden declares the fires underscore an urgent need to address climate change.

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This May 2016 photo provided by researcher Jane Greaves shows the planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Akatsuki probe.
Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’ clouds
Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.

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A policeman handcuffs Paul Rusesabagina, right, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda”, before leading him out of the Kicukiro Primary Court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.
‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court
KIGALI, Rwanda — A Rwandan court on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group.

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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills is swarmed by teammates after throwing a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Milwaukee.
Cubs’ Mills throws MLB’s 2nd no-hitter in 12-0 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE — From college walk-on to major league starter, Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got.

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Louisiana-Lafayette linebacker Tyler Guidry celebrates on the sideline during the second half against Iowa State, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Ames, Iowa.
La.-Lafayette leads 10 new teams in AP Top 25 rankings
September 13, 2020
Louisiana-Lafayette and Appalachian State were among 10 new teams ranked Sunday in first regular-season Associated Press college football poll, which was stripped of the teams not yet scheduled to play a fall season.

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Kay Orzechowicz poses Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, for a portrait at her Griffith, Ind., home. After 35 years of teaching, Orzechowicz said covid-19 “pushed her over the edge” to retire from northwest Indiana’s Griffith High School at the end of July.
Teacher departures leave schools scrambling for substitutes
INDIANAPOLIS — With many teachers opting out of returning to the classroom because of the coronavirus, schools around the U.S. are scrambling to find replacements and in some places lowering certification requirements to help get substitutes in the door.

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In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, the Tribute in Light illuminates in the sky above the Lower Manhattan area of New York, as seen from across the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J.
In a year of social distancing, coronavirus alters Sept. 11 remembrances
September 10, 2020
NEW YORK — In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged.

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Actress Diana Rigg poses for photographers during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel, London on Nov. 8, 1967.
‘Avengers,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ star Diana Rigg dies at 82
LONDON — Diana Rigg, a commanding British actress whose career stretched from iconic 1960s spy series “The Avengers” to fantasy juggernaut “Game of Thrones,” has died. She was 82.

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Ohio mother gets 25-year term for leaving her 2 dead babies in cars
TOLEDO, Ohio — The mother of two infants whose remains were left in separate abandoned cars was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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EA Sports announced that they have partnered with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and are including him in the latest version of “Madden 21.”
EA Sports adds Kaepernick to latest version of ‘Madden 21’
September 8, 2020
LOS ANGELES — Madden NFL players will have the opportunity to see how Colin Kaepernick might fare if he was back on the field.

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This undated photo provided by the Woodson family shows Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr.
Bill would give Black WWII medic posthumous Medal of Honor
Waverly B. Woodson Jr., a Black army medic who saved dozens of wounded troops on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day despite being severely wounded himself, deserves the Medal of Honor, said members of Congress on Tuesday as they announced legislation to posthumously award it to him.

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Michael Cohen in 2019
Michael Cohen’s memoir casts him as ‘star witness’ against Trump
September 5, 2020
NEW YORK — Michael Cohen’s tell-all memoir makes the case that President Donald Trump is “guilty of the same crimes” that landed his former fixer in federal prison, offering a blow-by-blow account of Trump’s alleged role in a hush money scandal that once overshadowed his presidency.

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Fort Cherry lineman hit the sled during workouts earlier this month.
GOP bill that would leave sports decisions to school districts clears state House committee
August 20, 2020
Republican-sponsored legislation that would give Pennsylvania school districts the final say over whether to hold sports and other activities during the pandemic cleared a House committee Thursday, one day before the governing body for interscholastic sports was to decide the fate of the fall season.

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Edwin Encarnacion leads the American League with 21 home runs. He was traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Slugger Edwin Encarnacion to join Yankees on Monday
June 16, 2019
CHICAGO — Edwin Encarnacion will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the New York Yankees on Monday.

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Lambeau Field is seen during the first half of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Cincinnati Bengals, in Green Bay, Wis. Opened in 1957 and eventually named for the famed franchise’s first head coach, Lambeau Field was considered the NFL’s first football-specific facility. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
NFL stadiums come long way from Lambeau Field
May 31, 2019
Next summer, the Raiders are slated to relocate to Las Vegas and begin playing in a sleek $1.8 billion dome with a transparent roof, a black glass exterior to match their boldest uniform color and retractable doors to frame an 80-foot-tall by 215-foot wide view of the casinos on the strip.

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Michigan’s Juwan Howard latest NBA player to coach college
Michigan had a multitude of options to replace longtime coach John Beilein.

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Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
Another close call for Naomi Osaka at French Open
May 30, 2019
PARIS — Naomi Osaka screamed “Oh, my God!” after one shanked shot. Mouthed something and clasped her hands together, as if praying, after another. There were plenty of deep sighs and exaggerated eyerolls, too.

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Mamiko Higa of Japan, hits out of the bunker for a birdie on the 9th green during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Lowest debut at U.S. Women’s Open for Mamika Higa
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Looks like experience might not matter at the U.S. Women’s Open, at least not in Thursday’s opening round.

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Tiger Woods hits from the sand on the 13th hole during the first round of the Memorial golf tournament Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Ryan Moore leads strong Memorial field; shaky start for Tiger Woods
DUBLIN, Ohio — Tiger Woods got off to a slower start than he would have liked Thursday at the Memorial.

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Tottenham Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino arrives at his hotel in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool.
Champions League finalists on opposite ends of financial, success spectrums
MADRID — Familiar territory for Liverpool. So very unfamiliar for Tottenham.

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FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows part of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.
Consumer goods companies lead modest rebound in U.S. stocks
February 19, 2019
U.S. stock indexes turned modestly higher in early afternoon trading Tuesday as solid earnings from Walmart encouraged investors to bid up other retailers and consumer goods companies.

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West Virginia House tables bill that prompted teacher strike
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This time the teachers’ strike was only hours old when lawmakers acted.

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Muhammad Ali beat Jean-Pierre Coopman to defend his world heavyweight title Feb. 20, 1976, at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Puerto Rico.
This Date in Sports History: Feb. 20
February 20, 2021
1887 — The International Association, the first minor league baseball association, is organized in Pittsburgh.

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Southern Cal forward Evan Mobley shoots against Washington on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Seattle.
Explainer: A trickier NCAA bracket in this unusual season
February 19, 2021
There’s no need to worry about geography in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

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Students arrive for in-person classes outside a school, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in New York.
Covid-19 cases rising among U.S. children as schools reopen
September 29, 2020
After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities.

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Appalachian League leads off in minor league contraction
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball started the process of contracting minor league affiliates Tuesday, with the Appalachian League converted to a college summer circuit for rising freshmen and sophomores.

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People rally for gun rights on the rainy steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Harrisburg.
Rally brings gun rights advocates to Pennsylvania Capitol
HARRISBURG — A smaller than usual crowd of a few hundred people rallied for gun rights on the steps of Pennsylvania’s Capitol on Tuesday, an annual event that also was attended by a few dozen state lawmakers.

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A statue of Stephen Douglas stands in front of the east entrance to the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill.
Douglas statue coming down in Illinois, but Lincoln had racist views, too
September 20, 2020
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With the nation racing to come to grips with centuries of racial sins, officials plan to remove the Capitol lawn statue of Stephen A. Douglas, whose forceful 19th century politics helped forge modern-day Illinois but who also profited from slavery.

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Rochester police look over the area of a home after a fatal shooting at a backyard house party, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y.
Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester’s grief
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Already roiled by this month’s revelation of Daniel Prude’s police suffocation death, the city of Rochester, N.Y., was further traumatized Saturday when gunfire at a backyard party killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others.

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A Corpus Christi police office places a barricade to close Laguna Shores Boulevard due to flooding on Sunday in Corpus Christi, Texas. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Beta is slowly churning through the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas and Louisiana, stirring worries that it could bring heavy rain, flooding and storm surge to a storm-weary stretch of the Gulf Coast.
Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana
HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more rain, wind and stress to a part of the country that has already been drenched and battered during this year’s unusually busy hurricane season.

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Mail delivery vehicles are parked outside a post office in Boys Town, Neb, on Aug. 18, 2020.
U.S. judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail
September 17, 2020
SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.

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Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail.
Nurse questions medical care at immigration jail in Georgia
September 15, 2020
OCILLA, Ga. — An immigration detention center in Georgia performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for covid-19 and shredded medical records, according to a nurse quoted in a complaint filed Monday.

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Bishop Edward C. Malesic conducts a farewell mass on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg.
Former Greensburg Bishop Edward Malesic installed in Cleveland’s Catholic Diocese
September 14, 2020
CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s nearly 700,000 Roman Catholics on Monday were welcoming a new bishop from Pennsylvania during an installation Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay yells out instructions during a game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif.
NFL reminds teams to follow sideline rules on face coverings
The NFL on Monday reminded team personnel on the sidelines about the covid-19 requirements for wearing face coverings, saying such carelessness or disregard could put the season “at risk.”

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden
Trump, Biden facing off on wildfires, climate change
WILMINGTON, Del. — President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden are focusing the presidential campaign on the wildfire-scorched West Coast, with Trump meeting fire officials in California on Monday while Biden declares the fires underscore an urgent need to address climate change.

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This May 2016 photo provided by researcher Jane Greaves shows the planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Akatsuki probe.
Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’ clouds
Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.

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A policeman handcuffs Paul Rusesabagina, right, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda”, before leading him out of the Kicukiro Primary Court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.
‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court
KIGALI, Rwanda — A Rwandan court on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group.

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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills is swarmed by teammates after throwing a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Milwaukee.
Cubs’ Mills throws MLB’s 2nd no-hitter in 12-0 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE — From college walk-on to major league starter, Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got.

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Louisiana-Lafayette linebacker Tyler Guidry celebrates on the sideline during the second half against Iowa State, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Ames, Iowa.
La.-Lafayette leads 10 new teams in AP Top 25 rankings
September 13, 2020
Louisiana-Lafayette and Appalachian State were among 10 new teams ranked Sunday in first regular-season Associated Press college football poll, which was stripped of the teams not yet scheduled to play a fall season.

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Kay Orzechowicz poses Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, for a portrait at her Griffith, Ind., home. After 35 years of teaching, Orzechowicz said covid-19 “pushed her over the edge” to retire from northwest Indiana’s Griffith High School at the end of July.
Teacher departures leave schools scrambling for substitutes
INDIANAPOLIS — With many teachers opting out of returning to the classroom because of the coronavirus, schools around the U.S. are scrambling to find replacements and in some places lowering certification requirements to help get substitutes in the door.

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In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, the Tribute in Light illuminates in the sky above the Lower Manhattan area of New York, as seen from across the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J.
In a year of social distancing, coronavirus alters Sept. 11 remembrances
September 10, 2020
NEW YORK — In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged.

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Actress Diana Rigg poses for photographers during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel, London on Nov. 8, 1967.
‘Avengers,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ star Diana Rigg dies at 82
LONDON — Diana Rigg, a commanding British actress whose career stretched from iconic 1960s spy series “The Avengers” to fantasy juggernaut “Game of Thrones,” has died. She was 82.

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Ohio mother gets 25-year term for leaving her 2 dead babies in cars
TOLEDO, Ohio — The mother of two infants whose remains were left in separate abandoned cars was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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EA Sports announced that they have partnered with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and are including him in the latest version of “Madden 21.”
EA Sports adds Kaepernick to latest version of ‘Madden 21’
September 8, 2020
LOS ANGELES — Madden NFL players will have the opportunity to see how Colin Kaepernick might fare if he was back on the field.

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This undated photo provided by the Woodson family shows Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr.
Bill would give Black WWII medic posthumous Medal of Honor
Waverly B. Woodson Jr., a Black army medic who saved dozens of wounded troops on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day despite being severely wounded himself, deserves the Medal of Honor, said members of Congress on Tuesday as they announced legislation to posthumously award it to him.

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Michael Cohen in 2019
Michael Cohen’s memoir casts him as ‘star witness’ against Trump
September 5, 2020
NEW YORK — Michael Cohen’s tell-all memoir makes the case that President Donald Trump is “guilty of the same crimes” that landed his former fixer in federal prison, offering a blow-by-blow account of Trump’s alleged role in a hush money scandal that once overshadowed his presidency.

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Fort Cherry lineman hit the sled during workouts earlier this month.
GOP bill that would leave sports decisions to school districts clears state House committee
August 20, 2020
Republican-sponsored legislation that would give Pennsylvania school districts the final say over whether to hold sports and other activities during the pandemic cleared a House committee Thursday, one day before the governing body for interscholastic sports was to decide the fate of the fall season.

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Edwin Encarnacion leads the American League with 21 home runs. He was traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Slugger Edwin Encarnacion to join Yankees on Monday
June 16, 2019
CHICAGO — Edwin Encarnacion will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the New York Yankees on Monday.

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Lambeau Field is seen during the first half of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Cincinnati Bengals, in Green Bay, Wis. Opened in 1957 and eventually named for the famed franchise’s first head coach, Lambeau Field was considered the NFL’s first football-specific facility. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
NFL stadiums come long way from Lambeau Field
May 31, 2019
Next summer, the Raiders are slated to relocate to Las Vegas and begin playing in a sleek $1.8 billion dome with a transparent roof, a black glass exterior to match their boldest uniform color and retractable doors to frame an 80-foot-tall by 215-foot wide view of the casinos on the strip.

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Michigan’s Juwan Howard latest NBA player to coach college
Michigan had a multitude of options to replace longtime coach John Beilein.

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Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
Another close call for Naomi Osaka at French Open
May 30, 2019
PARIS — Naomi Osaka screamed “Oh, my God!” after one shanked shot. Mouthed something and clasped her hands together, as if praying, after another. There were plenty of deep sighs and exaggerated eyerolls, too.

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Mamiko Higa of Japan, hits out of the bunker for a birdie on the 9th green during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Lowest debut at U.S. Women’s Open for Mamika Higa
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Looks like experience might not matter at the U.S. Women’s Open, at least not in Thursday’s opening round.

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Tiger Woods hits from the sand on the 13th hole during the first round of the Memorial golf tournament Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Ryan Moore leads strong Memorial field; shaky start for Tiger Woods
DUBLIN, Ohio — Tiger Woods got off to a slower start than he would have liked Thursday at the Memorial.

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Tottenham Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino arrives at his hotel in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool.
Champions League finalists on opposite ends of financial, success spectrums
MADRID — Familiar territory for Liverpool. So very unfamiliar for Tottenham.

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FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows part of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.
Consumer goods companies lead modest rebound in U.S. stocks
February 19, 2019
U.S. stock indexes turned modestly higher in early afternoon trading Tuesday as solid earnings from Walmart encouraged investors to bid up other retailers and consumer goods companies.

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West Virginia House tables bill that prompted teacher strike
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This time the teachers’ strike was only hours old when lawmakers acted.

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