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    COVID-19 robbed us of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota’s June 14 concert with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, along with its fall 2020 season. Instead, “in the wake of the loss of George Floyd and much unrest in our beloved Twin Cities,” the esteemed CMSM has created a special presentation that will premiere this...
    According to an email from the Humane Society of the United States, New Jersey will open its bear hunting season on October 12. New Jersey is one of two states that allow hunters to shoot and kill bear cubs. Brian R. Hackett, New Jersey state director for the Humane Society of the United States,  said...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Stormy weather in Texas means some lucky dogs will be finding new homes in Minnesota. On Wednesday, a trailer carrying 30 dogs, including eight puppies, arrived at the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley. The dogs were from shelters around Houston that needed to make room for more strays in the...
    The Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) is funding an activist group that urges reporters to mute and cancel feminists and other people who criticize transgender claims. “We proudly partner with organizations like TJA [Trans Journalists Association] that also serve the needs of journalists,” said a September 22 response from Matthew Hall, the 2020 president of...
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - In Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, rights activist Maryam Durani has found a fresh outlet for her decades of advocacy - a new fitness centre for women. Durani, 36, is a fierce campaigner for women's rights in the conservative stronghold where the Islamist Taliban militant group have major sway and take...
    Pity the royal sibling? TV has long taught us that being an ineffectual HRH, from Princess Margaret to Prince Harry, has its drawbacks. You’re trapped in a stuffy, rules-obsessed institution for life, cowering under a media microscope, and you’ll likely never ascend to the top job. Boo-hoo. All that considered, it’s awfully hard to take...
    Pity the royal sibling? TV has long taught us that being an ineffectual HRH, from Princess Margaret to Prince Harry, has its drawbacks. You’re trapped in a stuffy, rules-obsessed institution for life, cowering under a media microscope, and you’ll likely never ascend to the top job. Boo-hoo. All that considered, it’s awfully hard to take...
    Nicole Karlis September 23, 2020 10:09PM (UTC) It's a conundrum for vaccine researchers and producers alike: what's the best strategy for vaccinating against a deadly virus if the immune system will forget how to protect itself against it a year later? Recent research that suggests that novel coronavirus immunity doesn't last very long have thrown...
    HERAT/KABUL – Afghan woman Laleh Osmany has been campaigning for years for a change to the age-old custom of officially identifying people by the names of their fathers, calling for mothers’ names to be included on identity cards. But her “Where Is My Name?” campaign, which finally brought a change in the law last...
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence. The world’s biggest AI society awarded its top prize Wednesday to Regina Barzilay, a professor at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. MIT says...
    The national Society of Professional Journalists has elected its first-ever Latina president following a contentious race. Rebecca Aguilar, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning TV reporter out of Dallas, is the new president-elect, pulling in 62.3 percent of the vote and defeating Susan Kopen Katcef, a retired journalism lecturer and freelance reporter at Maryland Public Television, who...
    Google senior fellow Jeff Dean speaks at a 2017 event in China.Source: Chris Wong | Google Google's top AI executive, Jeff Dean, told college students they should look to the events of 2020 for inspiration when deciding what they should pursue in their education and careers. "2020 has been an incredibly challenging year with so...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — For the second time in as many months, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed course on a major announcement regarding the coronavirus. On Friday, media outlets noticed a significant change to the CDC’s official website that stated “COVID-19 most commonly spreads through respiratory droplets or small...
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia city of Roanoke plans to give a Confederate memorial that had stood downtown to the owners of a cemetery and historical society. The Roanoke Times reported Monday that the 10-foot granite pillar is being given to the Evergreen Burial Park and the Historical Society of Western Virginia. A new...
    ILKAY GUNDOGAN has been confirmed as one of three positive Covid-19 cases in the Premier League's latest round of testing. The Manchester City midfielder sat out his side's 3-1 win at Wolves on Monday night and is just the latest member of Pep Guardiola's squad to be hit by the illness. 2Ilkay Gundogan was confirmed...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — For the second time in as many months, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed course on a major announcement regarding the coronavirus. On Friday, media outlets noticed a significant change to the CDC’s official website that stated “COVID-19 most commonly spreads through respiratory droplets or small...
    Cake Girl/FacebookOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and local bakery The Cake Girl wants to help in a super sweet way. Throughout the month of October, The Cake Girl will donate $1 from every sale of the bakery’s limited edition Crave’n Cups to The American Cancer Society.  The cups are loaded with pink...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum have reopened to visitors in Frankfort, the Kentucky Historical Society announced. The facilities reopened in accordance with the governor's Healthy at Work guidelines and the American Alliance of Museums' recommendations for reopening museums, the society said. Guidelines include masks requirements, social...
    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An Illinois university has decided to increase faculty numbers in their Africana Studies department, a move that officials said will help students prepare for cross-cultural society after graduation.Southern Illinois University officials plan to double the program's core faculty members from three to six, the Southern Illinoisan reported.Chancellor Austin Lane said the viability...
    Here at the Logan Elm State Memorial, visitors can read the frontier history of the Scioto Valley written in bronze and stone. First conceived in the fall of 1841 by the Logan Historical Society, the Elm and its grounds have become the location of numerous monuments to the Indians and pioneer Americans who conquered and...
    A young member of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society recently won national recognition for his photography. Vayun Tiwari, 16, of Sunnyvale was named the Youth Winner of the National Audubon Society’s 2020 Photography Awards for a shot he took of a Northern Jacana, a marsh bird of the tropics, along the New River in Belize....
    Madrid, Sep 20 . .- The General Chief of the “Alfonso XIII” Brigade of La Legión, Marcos Llago, has assured that the military body created a century ago is “a reflection of society” and has the “affection and appreciation “from the public for being seen as” a useful tool “. Llago,...
    Tatler has cut huge swathes from its online profile of the Duchess of Cambridge after the society bible was accused of publishing a 'string of lies'. The magazine has caved in and removed almost a quarter of the piece – in particular 'cruel' and 'snobby' barbs aimed at Kate's mother Carole Middleton and sister Pippa....
    MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 4: Washington Redskins linebacker Carl Banks (R) tackles Miami Dolphins running back Terry Kirby after Kirby gained a first down in the first quarter of their 04 October 1993 football game. The Dolphins beat the Redskins 17-10. (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP via Getty Images) The Washington Redskins...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Long-time KDKA-TV reporter Ralph Iannotti was honored during the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards by being inducted into the Silver Circle Society. Congrats to my friend Ralph Iannotti on his induction into the @EmmyMidAtlantic #SilverCircle. So great to work with a reporter I grew up watching and admiring. Love...
    A trailblazer for gender equality, whose defense of the rights of women and minorities made her an inspiration to many, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg imparted several words of wisdom before her death Friday at the age of 87. The fierce yet diminutive Brooklyn-born jurist was never afraid to speak her mind, whether on...
    Brooklyn Kindergarten Society, a 129-year-old leader in early childhood education, has named Melisha ‘Mel’ Jackman as its new executive director. Jackman will start at BKS on Tuesday. Jackman is currently a Managing Director at East Harlem Tutorial Program. She will manage BKS’ $10 million annual budget, its seven educational centers, and its teaching staff that...
              FRANKLIN, Tennessee — Members of the Tennessee-based 917 Society celebrated Constitution Day Thursday, and some speakers expressed optimism that more widespread knowledge of the U.S. Constitution can help overcome this country’s current divisions. 917 Society members gathered at the Elks Lodge in Franklin. Nashville businessman Lee Beaman addressed...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha petting zoo will get nine seized animals back after citations against it were dropped. City Prosecutor Matt Kuhse told the Omaha World-Herald that Scatter Joy Acres meets the definition of a zoo, meaning it meets the exemption in city ordinance that allows the housing of non-domesticated animals. The animals...
    One of the most important questions in video games these days is Can You Pet The Dog? After all, even in the bleakest of virtual worlds, you want to show some affection to a good doggo. That’s why Humble has teamed up with the Twitter account of the same name to highlight eight games that...
    Shabana Azmi is one of the brilliant actresses that Indian Cinema has been lucky to be blessed with. The movies she did in her prime mostly spoke about a social cause, or a reality or were highly content-driven. But what many aren’t really aware of is the veteran actress has been heavily inclined towards social...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Donations rolled in Thursday for the 12th annual North Texas Giving Day. In 2019, the event raised more than $50 million for local nonprofits. But this year organizers say there was no goal, instead just a hope to remind people of the joy of giving during hard times. “We want to raise...
    Everyone knows that the best part of a video game is getting to observe, then pet, a dog. The Humble Bundle has a new selection, in partnership with the wonderful Twitter account Can You Pet the Dog?, which is run by Tristan Cooper. With these games, players can cut out the annoying selection of games...
    By Carly Wipf, San Jose Spotlight SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse a measure slated for the November ballot that restores voting rights to formerly incarcerated individuals. If Proposition 17 is passed by the state’s voters, California will follow in the footsteps of 19 other states...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A multimillion-dollar grant will enable the New-York Historical Society to upgrade its storage for documents ranging from John Jay's draft of a Federalist Paper to the archives of author Robert Caro. The $7.5 million contribution comes from longtime Trustee Patricia D. Klingenstein and her family. “For many years we have hoped...
    With a lot being said on the use of drugs in the film industry, actor Pooja Bhatt on Wednesday spoke about the substance addiction that the lower sections of the society go through to overcome their pain triggered by poverty. Bhatt took to Twitter to talk about the prevalent drug use in the poverty-stricken sections...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday threw its support behind a proposition that aims to restore voting rights to Californians on parole with a 4-1 vote with Supervisor Kathryn Barger casting the lone dissenting vote. Proposition 17 would give U.S. citizens living in California and currently on parole —...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Morgan State University has been designated as a historic site by the American Physical Society. On April 28, 1977, Morgan State became the birthplace of the National Society of Black Physicists. It’s now being recognized for its exemplary contributions in the field. Morgan State President David Wilson said this noted distinction acknowledges the...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) is once again working with the ASPCA and Wings of Rescue to evacuate dogs left in the path of a hurricane. This time Wings of Rescue and GreaterGood.org collaborated with the ASPCA to transport dozens of unowned dogs from Louisiana to make room for...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Animal Humane Society is overwhelmed with cats and kittens at three of its shelters across the Twin Cities and is looking for the public’s help in finding them homes. The animals are located at the Woodbury, Golden Valley and Coon Rapids shelters. For more information about adopting, head to the Animal...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A new website from the Brooklyn Historical Society sheds light on the history and experiences of Muslims in Kings County through dozens of oral histories — allowing outsiders to view the borough through a Muslim’s perspective,...
    THE ROYAL astronomical society announced the exciting news on Monday that scientists have detected a gas associated with a sign of life in the acidic clouds of Venus. The discovery of the gas on Earth's closest neighbor could open up a new era of science if the hints of life are confirmed by additional telescopes...
    Jameela Jamil took a shot at Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy shapewear line for SKIMS on Sunday. The “Good Place” star took issue with the brand as well as society, which she said “has failed us immensely” because of the focus on women’s bodies before and after pregnancy. Kardashian, 39, announced the maternity line would hit her website...
    NEW YORK -- For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." She has watched its doctors handle all manner of upheaval inside their put-upon hospital - terrifying diseases, destructive weather, bombs, mass shootings, mental illness, uncertainty, grief.Today, she turns to the emotionally draining show as a salve,...
    CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Police officers and zoo workers have started removing animals from an embattled southern Indiana wildlife center that faces a court order to surrender them following abuse allegations. A caravan of trucks led by police entered Wildlife in Need's property in Charlestown, Indiana, early Friday to help the Indianapolis Zoological Society begin...
    For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” She has watched its doctors handle all manner of upheaval inside their put-upon hospital — terrifying diseases, destructive weather, bombs, mass shootings, mental illness, uncertainty, grief. Today, she turns to the emotionally draining show as a salve, something to...