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Trump vetoes defence bill, setting up possible override vote

Trump vetoes defence bill, setting up possible override vote

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the annual defence policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has broad bipartisan support in Congress and potentially setting up the first override vote of his presidency.
British model, fashion muse Stella Tennant dies at 50

British model, fashion muse Stella Tennant dies at 50

LONDON — Stella Tennant, the aristocratic British model who was a muse to designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, died suddenly at the age of 50, her family said Wednesday.
Virus-linked isolation of UK eases but backlog persists

Virus-linked isolation of UK eases but backlog persists

DOVER, England — Gridlock at an English port kept thousands of truckers and travellers stranded Wednesday despite a deal with France to lift a two-day blockade imposed because of a new variant of the coronavirus that had isolated Britain and raised f
Q&A: Clooney on 'Midnight Sky' and his twilight as an actor

Q&A: Clooney on 'Midnight Sky' and his twilight as an actor

NEW YORK — How has George Clooney been handling isolation? Aside from spending time with his wife, Amal Clooney, and their 3-year-old twins, and editing his new film “The Midnight Sky,” he's relied on, like many others, a text chain with pals and Zoo
Rage, reckoning come to forefront in ‘Promising Young Woman’

Rage, reckoning come to forefront in ‘Promising Young Woman’

Emerald Fennell wanted to write about female rage. Before #MeToo became ubiquitous, she had been thinking about complacency and the teen movies of her youth where consent was often little more than a throwaway joke.
Gunman kills 3 French police in domestic abuse standoff

Gunman kills 3 French police in domestic abuse standoff

PARIS — A heavily armed gunman in southern France killed three police officers responding to a domestic violence call at his house and then fled, and he was found dead nearby Wednesday after an apparent suicide, the regional prosecutor said.
Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

TOKYO — Yu Miri, who won this year’s National Book Award for translated literature, says Tokyo’s Ueno Park, where a homeless man kills himself in her award-winning story, looks very clean ahead of next summer's Olympics.
'Cheer' star pleads not guilty to child porn, sex charges

'Cheer' star pleads not guilty to child porn, sex charges

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US layoffs remain elevated as 803,000 seek jobless aid

US layoffs remain elevated as 803,000 seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 89,000 last week to a still-elevated 803,000, evidence that the job market remains under stress nine months after the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S.
Consumer spending drops 0.4%, first decline since April

Consumer spending drops 0.4%, first decline since April

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending fell 0.4% in November, the first decline since April, as Americans confronted a newly resurgent virus. The decline followed a 0.