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Ken Jennings to be first interim host on ‘Jeopardy!’

“Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next week.

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Singer Bobby Brown’s son found dead at L.A. home

Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. He was 28.

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Malcolm X bio wins National Book Award

Tamara Payne and her late father Les Payne’s Malcolm X biography, “The Dead Are Arising,” has won the National Book Award for nonfiction.

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President Obama’s memoir off to record-setting sales start

Former President Barack Obama’s memoir, “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the United States and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history.

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Pope Francis lauds NBA players

Pope Francis met with NBA players at the Vatican on Monday, lauding them as “champions” and saying he supported their work on social justice.

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Comedian Sinbad recovering from stroke

The family of Sinbad says the comedian-actor is recovering from a recent stroke.

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Affirmative action hits Brazil’s runways

Bold styles are usually the talk of the town for Sao Paulo Fashion Week. This year, cou- ture connoisseurs in Brazil’s most cosmopolitan city have focused on the models—more specifically, the color of their skin.

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Hate crimes reach highest level in more than a decade

Hate crimes in the United States rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to an FBI report released Monday.

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Chesterfield County resumes in-person classes amid pushback

The final cohort of students in Chesterfield County Public Schools began in-person classes Monday amid pushback from teachers and staff about the decision.

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. among inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In a normal year, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class would have hit the stage to perform the well-known songs that made them famous and helped them enter the prestigious organization. Not in 2020.

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