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Six degrees: The career of actor Kevin Bacon

Do you feel old yet? Actor, director and musician Kevin Bacon – the kid who couldn’t be stopped dancing in “Footloose,” the man who got “Apollo 13” home from space and who was so deliciously evil in “X-Men: First Class” – turns 62 today. It’ll take more than six degrees to get your head around his major Hollywood credits, though:
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Would-be travelers in Taiwan live out dreams of flying again

UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Like almost every region, Taiwan has been hit hard by restrictions on international travel imposed because of the coronavirus. Some residents have found comfort in boarding a flight that didn’t take off, just to revisit some memories and plan for the day when they can fly again.
News >  Nation

Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

WASHINGTON – At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest government programs in U.S. history.
News >  Nation

In risky bid, Trump stokes racial rancor to motivate voters

UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump is wielding America’s racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking white resentment and aiming to drive his supporters to the polls.
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Federal charges filed for 7 protesters in Portland, Oregon

UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

PORTLAND — The U.S. Attorney in Oregon announced federal charges Tuesday against seven protesters who are accused in court papers of defacing a federal courthouse and assaulting federal officers during protests in Portland, Oregon against racial injustice and police brutality.
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Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons.