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Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar. Now, Arizona is the site of another career milestone for the legendary actor and filmmaker — Arizona State University has named its new film school after him.

Mobile labs take vaccine studies to diverse neighborhoods

NEW YORK – Lani Muller doesn’t have to visit a doctor’s office to help test an experimental COVID-19 vaccine – she just climbs into a bloodmobile-like van that parks on a busy street near her New York City neighborhood.

More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win

WASHINGTON — A growing number of Republican lawmakers are joining President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn the election, pledging to reject the results when Congress meets next week to count the Electoral College votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden's win.

GOP torn over Trump’s Electoral College challenge of Biden

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's extraordinary challenge of his election defeat by President-elect Joe Biden is becoming a defining moment for the Republican Party before next week's joint session of Congress to confirm the Electoral College results.

Mormons add call to eradicate prejudice, racism to handbook

SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added new language to the faith’s handbook Friday imploring members to root out prejudice and racism, adding significance and permanence to recent comments by top leaders on one of the most sensitive topics in the church’s history.

High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.

U.S. Rhodes Scholars chosen virtually for the first time

The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, though that didn’t extinguish enthusiasm among the 32 students who won scholarships to Oxford University.

Microsoft-led housing effort cuts rents in Seattle suburbs

A master's degree and a full-time job as a middle-school counselor weren't enough to help Shanon Baker land an apartment she could afford in Seattle's east-side suburbs. But a $750 million commitment by a local tech giant helped do the trick.

Idaho students have until Friday to seek emergency funds

Idaho education officials say so many people have applied for federal emergency money intended to help children learn during the coronavirus pandemic that they'll stop taking new applications after Friday.

Campus vote undone by virus could tip balance in close election

Closed college campuses, a decline in enrollment, and obstacles for first-time voters could depress the student-age vote in Tuesday’s election, possibly depriving Democrat Joe Biden of votes from shuttered college towns in battleground states.

Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool

BOSTON – Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political ads on the world’s dominant social media platform.