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Oscar and Emmy-winning actor Cloris Leachman dies at 94

LOS ANGELES — Cloris Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the “The Last Picture Show” and Emmys for her comedic work in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and other TV series, has died. She was 94.
In duel with small investors over GameStop, big funds blink

In duel with small investors over GameStop, big funds blink

Across most of America, GameStop is just a place to buy a video game. On Wall Street, though, it's become a battleground where swarms of smaller investors see themselves making an epic stand against the 1%.
Fed stresses its commitment to low rates as economy stumbles

Fed stresses its commitment to low rates as economy stumbles

WASHINGTON — Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Federal Reserve will keep pursuing its low-interest rate policies until an economic recovery is well underway, acknowledging that the economy has faltered in recent months.
Stocks have their worst day since October as Big Tech sinks

Stocks have their worst day since October as Big Tech sinks

Technology companies led a broad sell-off in stocks Wednesday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average and handing the market its worst day in nearly three months. The S&P 500 fell 2.
US House data not ready until April, states' data after July

US House data not ready until April, states' data after July

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Man pleads guilty in conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor

Man pleads guilty in conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor

DETROIT — One of six men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov.
US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence

US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the potential for lingering violence from people motivated by anti-government sentiment after President Joe Biden's election, suggesting the Ja
Tensions rise as AstraZeneca, EU spar over vaccine delays

Tensions rise as AstraZeneca, EU spar over vaccine delays

BRUSSELS — The European Union and drugmaker AstraZeneca sparred Wednesday over a delay in coronavirus vaccine deliveries amid a deepening dispute that raises concerns about international competition for limited supplies of the shots needed to end the
Racial profiling by French police challenged in class action

Racial profiling by French police challenged in class action

PARIS — Three leading rights organizations joined with grassroots groups Wednesday to launch France’s first class action suit targeting the country’s massive police machine, contending that it lawfully propagates a culture leading to systemic discrim
Cannes Film Festival, cancelled in 2020, is postponed to July

Cannes Film Festival, cancelled in 2020, is postponed to July

NEW YORK — The Cannes Film Festival, cancelled altogether last year by the pandemic, is postponing this year's edition from May to July in hopes of having an in-person festival.
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