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Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 846,000 people worldwide. Over 25.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering […]

To fully feel the beauty and grace of jazz at its highest level, you must savor the sadness that comes with the joy and the poetry that’s baked into the music’s history. They are one, like two sides of the same coin. Most exceptional jazz musicians had tragic sides, making one wonder whether greatness was […]

To fully feel the beauty and grace of jazz at its highest level, you must appreciate the sadness that comes with the joy and the poetry that’s baked into the music’s history. They are one, like two sides of a coin. Virtually all of the exceptional jazz musicians had tragic sides, making one wonder whether […]

Hennepin County Jail BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS     (MINNEAPOLIS) — A defense attorney for the fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in connection with the death of George Floyd is asking a judge to drop all charges, arguing the 46-year-old man’s death was allegedly from a drug overdose and not caused by the […]

Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesBY: MORGAN WINSOR, ABC NEWS     (PORTLAND) — One person was shot and killed in downtown Portland on Saturday night, as protests in Oregon’s largest city entered their fourth month. Portland police officers located the individual with a gunshot wound to the chest, after hearing gunfire in the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue […]

sonreir es gratis/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (TUSCALOOSA, Al.) — As of Saturday, more than 1,200 students and 166 employees and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at the University of Alabama. Positive tests among students have more than doubled since the university unveiled its COVID-19 tracking dashboard early this week. The dashboard, which includes […]

z1b/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (KENOSHA, Wisc.) — The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for Kenosha’s top law enforcement leaders to resign after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was paralyzed after being shot in the back by a white Kenosha officer, and resulting protests turned deadly. Two days after Blake was shot, a counter-protester […]

Oleksii Liskonih/iStockBy KIARA BRANTLEY-JONES, ABC News Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an order on Friday obtained by ABC News, activating up to 1,000 National Guard members in the state. The Republican governor did not cite a specific reason for signing the order. The activation began on Friday and will continue until “further order” of the […]

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Bettye LaVette for my “House Call” column in the Mansion section (go here). Bettye is a marvelous soul singer who began recording at 16, in 1962. She talked about growing up in Detroit and her biggest mistake—breaking with Atlantic records after her first hit single. Her […]

nito100/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (ELIZABETH, N.J.) — New Jersey officials approved a piece of land to build a monument dedicated to transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson in her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey. The monument would be the first in the country to honor a transgender person, according to Union County officials. City and […]


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