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Gaga’s Masks, Weeknd’s Advocacy and More Top Vmas Moments

The MTV Video Music Awards got a little creative trying to put on a somewhat live awards show from New York City in the middle of a pandemic. Sunday's show included performances with mask-wearing artists and fans and artists dancing in front the backdrop of th...

Coronavirus Cases Hit 2 Largest US Cities Differently

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles recorded its first case of coronavirus five weeks before New York City, yet it's New York that is now the U.S. epicenter of the disease. “I would love to be able to say with all certainty that's where we're not going. We would be f...
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50 Years After Stonewall, LGBT Rights Are a Work in Progress

NEW YORK — They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. "Mobs of gays and lesbians were running around angry and confused, but we all knew that something had sparked a change in our world. We've come...
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Suspect Arrested in Murder of Reputed Mob Boss

This 2008 photo shows Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali. "Franky Boy," the reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was shot to death Wednesday night in front of his home in Staten Island, New York, by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him ...