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Broadway’s “Phantom” To Close After Record 35 Years

The New York Times reports: “The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show in Broadway history and, for many, a symbol of musical theater, will drop its famous chandelier for the last time in February, becoming the latest show to fall victim to the drop-off in audiences since the pandemic hit. The closing is at once long-expected — no show …

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WHO Declares “End Is In Sight” For COVID Pandemic

Reuters reports: The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis which has killed over six million people. “We are not there yet. But the end is in sight,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told …

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House Reps Intro Bipartisan Electoral Count Reform Bill

NBC News reports: A pair of centrist House lawmakers on Wednesday is rolling out a bill aimed at preventing stolen elections in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack, mirroring bipartisan legislation in the Senate, NBC News has learned. Moderate Reps. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Fred Upton, R-Mich., are co-sponsoring the House legislation, known as the Electoral Count Reform and …

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Man Injured When Package Explodes At Northeastern

The New York Times reports: A package exploded inside a campus building at Northeastern University on Tuesday night, injuring an employee and spreading fear among Boston’s many college campuses, the police said. Officers were called just after 7:15 p.m. to Holmes Hall at 39 Leon Street, which houses the writing center on the private university’s campus, for a suspicious package …

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FL Man Destroys At Least 11 Cars In NFL Tailgating Fire

SB Nation reports: A fan, who Smokey the Bear would beat the hell out of if he had the chance, decided to leave an unattended grill in the parking lot of Hard Rock Stadium following a tailgate party. The result was the complete destruction of at least eleven vehicles, with others in close proximity damaged when a nearby car caught …

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King Addresses Parliament For First Time As Monarch

Reuters reports: King Charles called Britain’s parliament the “living and breathing instrument of our democracy” and pledged to follow his late mother Queen Elizabeth’s example in maintaining its independence in an address to both chambers on Monday. Charles arrived at Westminster Hall in London to a fanfare of trumpets with his wife Camilla, Queen Consort, for the address – part …

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Captain Of Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Dies At Age 75

The Washington Post reports: Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the tanker Exxon Valdez when it ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound in March 1989, leaking 10.8 million gallons of crude oil in a massive environmental catastrophe that ravaged maritime habitats and brought sweeping inquests into who was to blame, died on July 21. He was 75. The toll to the …

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Queen’s Corgis To Go To Duke And Duchess Of York

CNN reports: Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis will live with the Duke and Duchess of York, Andrew and Sarah, a source close to the Duke of York told CNN on Sunday. The pair, who divorced in 1996, both reside at the Royal Lodge on the Windsor estate. The source told CNN that the Duchess bonded with the monarch over a shared …

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Scottish Crowds Line Streets As Glass-Topped Hearse Carries Queen’s Coffin From Balmoral To Edinburgh

The Hill reports: Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin left Balmoral Castle early Sunday, traveling through Scotland on the first leg of a journey that will culminate in her funeral in London next week. The royal family said the queen’s coffin was accompanied by Princess Anne, Elizabeth’s daughter, and Anne’s husband, Sir Tim Laurence. “The wreath on the coffin features Dhalias, Sweet …

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Palace Announces Queen’s Funeral Will Be Sept. 19th

The BBC reports: The Queen will lie in state for four days before her funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday, 19 September. The public will be allowed to view the coffin during that time. Before this, the Queen will be at rest in St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, for 24 hours from Monday 12 September, with people able to pay their …

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King Charles Formally Proclaimed Monarch By Council

The BBC reports: Charles III has praised the Queen’s “unequalled reign” after being proclaimed king at a ceremony at St James’s Palace. King Charles became the monarch after the death of his mother, but a meeting formally confirmed it on Saturday. He also approved the day of the Queen’s funeral being a bank holiday, though it is not known what …

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Live Video: King Charles Gives First Speech As Monarch

Reuters reports: King Charles was greeted by cheering crowds outside Buckingham Palace on Friday as he returned to London ahead of a televised address to a nation mourning the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth after seven decades on the throne. Charles, who raced to be by the side of the queen at her Scottish home on Thursday, headed back …

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King Charles Greets Crowds Outside Palace [VIDEO]

Sky News reports: The King stopped to greet crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace as he arrived in London for the first time as monarch following the death of his mother. Tearful and overwhelmed with emotion, people applauded and cheered the King during his 12-minute walkabout outside the palace gates, with several shouting “God bless you, Charles” and “God save the …

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King Charles Announces Period Of Royal Mourning, Queen’s Funeral Likely To Take Place September 19th

The Guardian reports: The first full day of the reign of King Charles III has begun, with the new monarch travelling to London to meet the prime minister and prepare for a national address on Friday evening. After staying at Balmoral overnight, the King will travel with Camilla, now Queen Consort, to the capital. He has declared that a period …

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Gorsuch: Report Coming On Leak Of Roe Draft Opinion

The Wall Street Journal reports: Justice Neil Gorsuch said Thursday that the Supreme Court’s investigation of the May leak of the draft opinion overruling Roe v. Wade was continuing, and that a report on the incident is coming. “The chief justice appointed an internal committee to oversee the investigation,” Justice Gorsuch told the 10th Circuit Bench and Bar Conference here …

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Abortion Rights To Appear On Michigan 2022 Ballot

Click On Detroit reports: The Michigan Supreme Court announced Thursday that the abortion rights ballot proposal that acquired and submitted more than 700,000 signatures will appear before voters in November, a decision made after a state board declined to certify the proposal. The court voted 5-2 to place the proposal on the ballot for the 2022 Michigan General Election. The …

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POLL: Independent Evan McMullin +1 Over Mike Lee

Salt Lake City’s NBC affiliate reports: Utah independent Evan McMullin portrayed himself as the true conservative in the U.S. Senate race against Republican Sen. Mike Lee in a speech Wednesday in which he called the incumbent a “constitutional conman.” Speaking to supporters at Salt City Spaces in downtown Salt Lake City, McMullin repeatedly said Lee has “betrayed” Utahns and Americans, …

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King Charles Mourns Britain’s “Cherished Sovereign”

Via press release from King Charles III: The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and much loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the …

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LIVE VIDEO: PM Liz Truss Speaks On Death Of Queen

The Independent reports: Little more than 48 hours after her arrival at 10 Downing Street, the death of the Queen has thrust Liz Truss into the heart of a momentous national event almost before she has had time to find her feet as prime minister. Ms Truss has the task of representing the nation as it pays its respects to …

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BBC Hosts Don Black After Report On Queen’s Health

Deadline reports: The BBC has now suspended flagship network BBC One’s schedule as coverage of the Queen’s medical condition continues. BBC Two is now playing BBC One’s planned schedule and the other main UK terrestrial channels — ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 — have all run special reports on the Queen’s condition. The Royal Family, including the U.S.-based Duke …

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