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Week In Review

By Donyale Y. Reavis Edited by Elissa D. Hecker

Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News:


R Kelly Trial: Accuser of R Kelly gives searing details as trial begins, charges have changed as have a world's views, and prosecutor's witnesses say that R. Kelly knowingly infected his girlfriends with herpes

National Humanities grants for a range of projects totals $28.4 million and will support 239 projects across the country, 35 projects in New York totaling $3.6 million in grants

Rise in Covid cases forces Garth Brooks to cancel tour

New Jeopardy host lasts one day due to offensive and sexist comments


Theater chief with inflated resumé quits, citing mental illness

Why some in Chinatown are protesting new museum dedicated to their culture

Chuck Close dies at 81; should we put an asterisk next to his name?

What constitutes art sales under duress?

Taliban promises to protect Afghan cultural heritage sites

Denmark now has two little mermaids. The famous one is suing.


Topps loses its licensing deal for baseball cards and tears up its plan to go public

Scientists correct study that limited female runners

Judge rejects restraining order against Trevor Bauer

Nike changes name of building that honored coach for sexual and emotional misconduct

Falcons become the National Football League's first team to achieve full vaccination

Japan grants asylum to soccer player from Myanmar

Female Afghani athlete in confinement pleads for help to get to Tokyo

Seventeen year old teenage member of Afghan soccer club falls from plane


U.S. revives Facebook antitrust suit

In fighting child sex abuse, Apple worries privacy advocates

OnlyFans says it is banning sexually explicit content

Defying bans, Taliban ramps up on social media

Taliban tighten their grip on dissent

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn secure Afghan users' accounts amid Taliban takeover

General News

To protect Afghans, Biden's tough position on antitrust could chill legitimate deal-making

Court blocks vast drilling project in Alaska over climate damages

July was Earth's hottest month on record, NOAA says

Sacklers threaten to withdraw their opioid settlement pledge to pay $4.5 billion, unless they are shielded from lawsuits related to Purdue Pharm

Survivors of Tulsa massacre ask U.S. to take over search for graves

California Superior Court judge rules gig worker law unconstitutional

Taliban captures Kabul, stunning U.S. as 20-year effort unravels in days

Death toll rises past 1900 in Haiti quake as tropical storm ebbs

Competing global needs and past misuse of funds in Haiti may result in far fewer contributions this time


As Delta surges, a realization that Covid Isn't going away

U.S. to recommend booster shots for most Americans after eight months

New York City requires shots at its museums

New York city vaccine mandate will become the first city in the country to require proof of at least one vaccine shot for workers and patrons alike

Texas' Abbott, an opponent of mandates, tests positive

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