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Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt join Oscars starry presenting cast

Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt join Oscars starry presenting cast

The Oscars are aiming to be more like a movie than a television show and enlisting A-list stars like Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon to help hand out statuettes.
Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

CAIRO — For Ramadan this year, Magdy Hafez has been longing to reclaim a cherished ritual: performing the nighttime group prayers called taraweeh at the mosque once again.
Sidelined last year, the Met Gala is returning - twice

Sidelined last year, the Met Gala is returning - twice

The Met Gala is coming back. Actually, twice.
Costume Designers Guild to honour Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

Costume Designers Guild to honour Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

LOS ANGELES — From “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Bridgerton,” television producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers have strived to work with costume designers to visually create appealing wardrobes to help tell their character's story.
Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

NEW YORK — Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of their runaway slave drama “Emancipation” from Georgia over the state's recently enacted law restricting voting access.
New Mexico governor set to sign recreational marijuana bill

New Mexico governor set to sign recreational marijuana bill

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was set Monday to sign legislation that will legalize recreational marijuana use and sales in the state, making it the seventh since last November to do so.
Russia puts feminist activist on trial for pornography

Russia puts feminist activist on trial for pornography

MOSCOW — A feminist artist went on trial Monday in Russia on charges of disseminating pornography after she shared artwork online depicting female bodies.
Merkel's bloc spars over who will run for German chancellor

Merkel's bloc spars over who will run for German chancellor

BERLIN — The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, Armin Laschet, on Monday rallied his party's leadership behind his bid to become the centre -right candidate to be Germany's next leader.
Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery.
Paris police hunt for gunman who killed person near hospital

Paris police hunt for gunman who killed person near hospital

Paris police are hunting for a gunman who opened fire Monday near a hospital in the wealthy 16th district of the French capital, killing one person and injuring another.