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Vivian Gornick, 7 others win Windham-Campbell Prizes

NEW YORK — Playwright Michael R.
Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases rise

Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases rise

BERLIN — Germany has extended its lockdown measures by another month and imposed several new restrictions, including largely shutting down public life over Easter, in an effort to drive down the rate of coronavirus infections.
Ex-Missouri Gov. Greitens announces 2022 US Senate bid

Ex-Missouri Gov. Greitens announces 2022 US Senate bid

O'FALLON, Mo.
Janey becomes 1st woman, person of colour to be Boston mayor

Janey becomes 1st woman, person of colour to be Boston mayor

Boston has a new mayor in Kim Janey, who became the city’s first female and first person of colour to take the office Monday. Marty Walsh resigned Monday evening to become President Joe Biden’s labour secretary.
14th juror seated for ex-officer's trial in Floyd's death

14th juror seated for ex-officer's trial in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS — A 14th juror was seated Monday for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, leaving just one more to be selected before the proceedings against Derek Chauvin can begin.

Arkansas lawmakers send transgender sports ban to governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86

Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES — Elgin Baylor soared through the 1960s with a high-scoring, high-flying artistry that that became the model for the modern basketball player.
EU targets 11 Myanmar officials over coup, crackdown

EU targets 11 Myanmar officials over coup, crackdown

BRUSSELS — The European Union and the United States imposed sanctions Monday on a number of Myanmar officials accused of involvement in the country's military coup and the ensuing crackdown on protesters.

Niger govt confirms 137 dead in village attacks near Mali

NIAMEY, Niger — Gunmen aboard motorcycles have attacked a series of villages near Niger's troubled border with Mali, leaving at least 137 people dead in the deadliest violence to strike the African country in recent memory, the government announced M

France: Female sports journalists cite sexism, harassment

PARIS — More than 150 female sports journalists in France denounced sexism, harassment and discrimination they said they routinely face from colleagues and people commenting on social media.
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