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Netflix raising U.S. streaming prices amid booming growth

Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic.

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

SEATTLE – Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school – though the celebrity couple say they’re not focused on the politically charged school choice issue and undeterred by challenges that have plagued Washington state’s charter sector.

Joe Biden was speaking to George Lopez in widely shared video

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stumbled over a name when he was interviewed during the virtual “I Will Vote” concert, and social media has lit up with claims that he confused President Donald Trump with a previous occupant of the Oval Office.

`The books that help her through’: Winfrey suggests seven

NEW YORK — With Election Day approaching and the pandemic ongoing, Oprah Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites, ranging from James Baldwin's landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver's poetry collection “Devotions.”

Show goes on for Olivier Awards even with U.K. theaters shut

LONDON — Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night — most U.K. theaters remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

WAUKESHA, Wis. – President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at a trio of rallies Saturday that “we’re rounding the turn” on the coronavirus – despite spiking cases – and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic. Meanwhile, Biden bemoaned to a smaller gathering the need to campaign at a distance but said he understood the public health reasons behind it.

Around the Remote: Kidman, Kelley team for another addictive thriller on HBO

Don't Miss: “The Undoing” – Nicole Kidman and writer David E. Kelley, part of the team that brought us “Big Little Lies,” serve up another instantly addictive six-part mystery thriller largely rooted in marriage, wealth, deceit and the blind spots that can develop in relationships over time.

Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19

ROME — Italy’s leader imposed at least a month of new restrictions across the country Sunday to fight rising coronavirus infections, shutting down gyms, pools and movie theaters, putting an early curfew on cafes and restaurants and mandating that people keep wearing masks outdoors.

Fiasco over pope’s cut civil union quote intensifies impact

ROME – The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by a pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis’ glory days traveling the world to bless the oppressed.