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Philanthropist and New York Public Library revivalist Vartan Gregorian dies at 87

Vartan Gregorian, the philanthropist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient whose work revitalized the New York Public Library, died Thursday at age 87 while hospitalized for “testing related to stomach pain,” according to a statement by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Gregorian served as the Carnegie Corporation’s president in New York City and the…MORE

Mars didn’t lose all of its water at once, based on Curiosity rover find

Mars was a warm, wet planet that was likely capable of supporting life billions of years ago. Something caused the planet to lose its atmosphere and turn into the harsh, frozen desert it is today. The Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012, has been exploring different aspects of Gale Crater on Mars to…MORE

Minnesota governor expresses regret for mistreatment of journalists during Daunte Wright demonstrations

Minnesota’s governor expressed regret Saturday after the alleged mistreatment of journalists covering demonstrations in Brooklyn Center by law enforcement, as attorneys representing news organizations released a letter calling out several examples throughout the week — including the arrest of a CNN producer. At least 100 demonstrators have been arrested during protests over the death of…MORE

ACM Awards 2021: See who’s nominated at Sunday’s show

The Academy of Country Music Awards, which celebrate some of the best songs and performances in country music of the year, will be presented Sunday. Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton lead in nominations with six each. Keith Urban and “Black Like Me Singer” Mickey Guyton will co-host the event. Multiple performances are planned for the…MORE

YouTube star Jake Paul wins latest boxing match in first round against Ben Askren

YouTube star Jake Paul wins latest boxing match in first round against Ben Askren

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul defeated former MMA fighter Ben Askren in a much-anticipated boxing match with a first-round TKO, as the two squared off Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Paul, 24, entered the match with a professional record of 2-0, previously defeating fellow YouTube personality AnEsonGib and former NBA star Nate Robinson. Askren, 36,…MORE

US and China agree to cooperate on climate change after talks in Shanghai

The US and China have agreed to cooperate on climate change after two days of high-profile meetings in Shanghai, despite rising tensions between the two countries. In a joint statement released on Sunday, Washington and Beijing said the climate crisis “must be addressed with seriousness and urgency” and agreed to work together to “strengthen” the…MORE