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‘West Side Story’ reimagines the original in Steven Spielberg’s vibrant showcase for its stars
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‘West Side Story’ reimagines the original in Steven Spielberg’s vibrant showcase for its stars

The new “West Side Story” doesn’t entirely answer the most obvious question, which is why essentially remake a 60-year-old classic. Director Steven Spielberg nevertheless justifies the effort as a dazzling showcase for this generation’s talent, in a film whose ties to lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died last month, adds to its emotional resonance. Adapted by…MORE

Biden administration shipping 9 million vaccine doses to Africa and another 2 million worldwide
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Biden administration shipping 9 million vaccine doses to Africa and another 2 million worldwide

White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeffrey Zients is set to announce the Biden administration is shipping 11 million vaccines doses abroad on Friday, with 9 million going to Africa and another 2 million to other countries around the world, according to remarks obtained by CNN. The move follows President Joe Biden’s announcement Thursday that the…MORE

Fact-checking 4 Biden claims about the economy
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Fact-checking 4 Biden claims about the economy

President Joe Biden has spoken regularly about the economy in the past month — trying at once to reassure Americans about inflation, draw attention to job growth and earn support for his signature infrastructure and social spending proposals. But some of Biden’s economic claims aren’t true. And some of them are missing important context. Let’s…MORE

International Space Station swerves to avoid space junk, Russia says
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International Space Station swerves to avoid space junk, Russia says

The International Space Station had to adjust its orbit to avoid collision with a piece of debris from a US rocket, the head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said on Friday, according to state news agency TASS. “Five minutes ago, the ISS avoided a conjunction with the US space debris, the Pegasus carrier…MORE

High school shooting suspect might have had gun during meeting with school officials and parents before violence began, prosecutor says
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High school shooting suspect might have had gun during meeting with school officials and parents before violence began, prosecutor says

There is a “strong possibility” the 15-year-old sophomore accused of killing four fellow students this week at a Michigan high school had the gun in his backpack when he met shortly before the shooting with administrators and his parents over his concerning behavior that day, the prosecutor in the case told CNN on Thursday night.…MORE

Didi’s delisting could spell the end for Chinese stocks on Wall Street
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Didi’s delisting could spell the end for Chinese stocks on Wall Street

The era of big Chinese companies heading to the United States to raise money may have just come to an end. What’s happening: China’s Didi announced Friday that it will “immediately” start the process of delisting from the New York Stock Exchange and pivot to Hong Kong. Coming just months after the ride-hailing giant’s Wall…MORE