November 27th, 2020

World News

Biden certified as winner of Pennsylvania presidential vote

By Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Democrat Joe Biden was certified Tuesday as winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf first disclosed in a tweet that the Department of State had certified the vote count for president ... Read More »

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Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

By The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, the governor said Tuesday. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, tweeted that the Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice-president of the United States. “As required by federal ... Read More »

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Netflix to expand production hub in New Mexico

By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Netflix plans to establish one of the largest production hubs in North America with an expansion of its existing studio complex in New Mexico and a commitment to an additional $1 billion in production spending, government and corporate leaders announced Monday. Ten new stages, post-production services, offices, mills, backlots and other infrastructure ... Read More »

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The show must go on: Students put a spin on ‘Romeo & Juliet’

By Philip Marcelo, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

WESTWOOD, Mass. – “Parting is such sweet sorrow” – especially for a theatre troupe hoping to stage a live performance of “Romeo & Juliet” in the middle of a pandemic that has closed schools and required social distancing. The solution, at least for high school students in the Boston suburb of Westwood? Make a movie ... Read More »

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Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Chris Columbus save Christmas

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

They may be one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples, but Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have never felt the pressure to use that unmatched chemistry for the big screen time and time again. Since 1987’s “Overboard,” they’ve received hundreds of opportunities to reunite in a film. Although none seemed quite right until another longtime, A-list ... Read More »

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Egyptian celeb faces backlash over photo with Israeli singer

By Samy Magdy, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

CAIRO – An Egyptian celebrity has sparked an uproar after a photo of him with an Israeli pop star was posted online, prompting angry rants from newscasters and Ramadan’s suspension from a stage and film professionals’ union. The outcry over Egyptian actor-singer Mohamed Ramadan’s photograph with Israeli crooner Omer Adam highlights anti-Israel sentiment among most ... Read More »

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Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

By Zeke Miller, David Eggert And Colleen Long, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

WASHINGTON – The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn ... Read More »

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Biden’s transition gets green light as Trump at last relents

By Zeke Miller, David Eggert And Colleen Long, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

WASHINGTON – The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn ... Read More »

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Feds agree to help Biden transition after more Trump defeats

By David Eggert, Zeke Miller And Colleen Long, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

LANSING, Mich. – After weeks of delay, the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday and cleared the way for co-operation on a transition of power. The move came after President Donald Trump suffered yet more legal and procedural defeats in his futile effort to ... Read More »

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Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim ‘Jeopardy!’ host

By The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

NEW YORK – “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday. Producers announced Monday that Jennings, who won 74 games in a row and claimed the show’s “Greatest of All Time” title in a competition last year, will host ... Read More »

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