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Will Smith Opening Up, Releasing Memoir 'Will' in November

Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Smith said he is "finally ready" to release the memoir after working on the book for two years. His book will be published by Penguin Press.

'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' Hits Top Mark at Box Office

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
The Lionsgate's film starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek brought in $11.6 million domestically to claim the No. 1 spot in its debut.

Transgender Weightlifter Hubbard Selected for Tokyo Olympics

By Steve McMorran | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Laurel Hubbard's efforts have made her a flashpoint in the debate around the fairness of trans athletes competing in women's events.

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

By Kelli Kennedy | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Paul Rolli and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said the early investigation of a vehicle's having slammed into Pride parade participants shows it was an accident.

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

By Jeff Amy | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.

Millennial Money: It's Time for Better Employee Benefits

By Kelsey Sheehy, NerdWallet | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
As the world fo work gets back on track, some employees may want a new normal — one that includes flexible scheduling and benefits that align with their needs and values.

Australia Accused of 'Excessive and Unnecessary' Secrecy

By Rod McGuirk | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Australia's suppression of information seen as pivotal to a free and open media is at the center of accusations that the country has become one of the world's most secretive democracies.

Southwest U.S. States Bake, Wildfire Threatens Arizona Towns

By Ken Ritter | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas, at least through the weekend.

Women's College Sports Get Boost in TV Ratings, Visibility

By Cliff Brunt | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
ESPN's has been experimenting in recent years with showing more women's sports on its various platforms, and good numbers have led the network to become more aggressive.

'It Lessens My Bills': $500 Payments Tested in Upstate NY

By Michael Hill | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Places from Compton, California, to Richmond, Virginia, are trying out guaranteed income programs, which gained more attention after the pandemic idled millions of workers.

Munich Wants Rainbow-Colored Stadium for Game with Hungary

By Ciarán Fahey | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Hungary may play its final group game at the European Championship in a stadium lit up in rainbow colors as a sign against that country's homophobia and intolerance.

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

By Marcia Dunn | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station.

As Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Protests Against President

By Marcelo Silva de Sousa | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million.

15 Months Later, Radio City Reopens with Dave Chappelle

By Jake Coyle | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York's Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary.

Brothers Set Record Crossing Large Gap in Park on a Highline

Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Two brothers from San Francisco say they have set a record for the longest highline ever walked in both Yosemite National Park and California, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

By Alexandra Jaffe | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

By Ed White | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S.

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

Saturday Jun 19, 2021
A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one man and seriously injuring another, authorities said.

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

By Alexandra Jaffe | Saturday Jun 19, 2021
President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Champ, the older of the family's two dogs, had died "peacefully at home." The German shepherd was 13.

Dolce&Gabbana's 'Light Therapy'' Collection Celebrates Life

By Colleen Barry | Saturday Jun 19, 2021
Dolce & Gabbana are coaxing men off their sofas and back into the world with a resplendent collection inspired by the extravagant lighting installations of southern Italian street festivals.

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