Composer Alan Menken's secrets to modernizing 'Aladdin' tunes

Composer Alan Menken's secrets to modernizing 'Aladdin' tunes

Composer Alan Menken says he's "very protective" of his work on "Aladdin" and other classic Disney movies -- but also knows knows he can't be too protective.
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New York stores targeted during night of violence

New York stores targeted during night of violence

New York City imposed a late-night curfew Monday that failed to prevent another night of destruction, including arrests after a break-in at the iconic Macy's store on 34th Street, following protests over George Floyd’s death.
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On This Day: 2 June 2002

On This Day: 2 June 2002

Critically acclaimed drama "The Wire" premiered on HBO.
AP Top Stories June 2

AP Top Stories June 2

Here's the latest for Tuesday June 2nd: Violence follows protests in New York; Protests continue in cities across United States; President Trump wants stronger action against protesters; WHO says there have been 150,000 coronavirus cases in Africa.
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Today in History for June 2nd

Today in History for June 2nd

Highlights of this day in history: Timothy McVeigh convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing; Coronation day for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II; Pope John Paul II visits Poland; Baseball's Lou Gehrig dies.
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Owner returns to find store vandalized in protest

Owner returns to find store vandalized in protest

Looters broke in and damaged a number of stores and businesses in Santa Monica, California, during protests on Sunday. One of the businesses was Powr.TV, owned by John Lemp, who returned Monday to survey the damage.
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Owner returns to find store vandalized in protest

Owner returns to find store vandalized in protest

Looters broke in and damaged a number of stores and businesses in Santa Monica, California, during protests on Sunday. One of the businesses was Power.TV, owned by John Lemp, who returned Monday to survey the damage.
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Ferrets offer needed clues in COVID-19 vaccine race

Ferrets offer needed clues in COVID-19 vaccine race

The first animal studies trickling out show no sign of a side effect that has worried researchers. But it's still not clear exactly how much of an immune reaction possible vaccines need to spark for real protection.
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Jamie Foxx protests with faith leaders, activists

Jamie Foxx protests with faith leaders, activists

Actor and activist Jamie Foxx was in San Francisco Monday with community and religious leaders to protest police violence and racism.
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Trump threatens to use military to stop protests

Trump threatens to use military to stop protests

Amid racial unrest across the nation, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself “the president of law and order” and threatened to deploy the U.S. military to American cities to quell a rise of violent protests.
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Protesters near White House dispersed with tear gas

Protesters near White House dispersed with tear gas

Law enforcement personnel dressed in riot gear used tear gas to disperse protesters near the White House as a curfew neared in the nation's capital.
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Astronauts speak from International Space Station

Astronauts speak from International Space Station

Newly arrived NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, joined by astronaut Chris Cassidy, participated in a press conference on the International Space Station Monday.
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AP Debrief: Trump takes 'law and order' approach

AP Debrief: Trump takes 'law and order' approach

AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace says President Donald Trump is likely to step up his law and order approach, rather than try to soothe the nation amid a week of protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
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NYPD officer seen pointing gun at crowd

NYPD officer seen pointing gun at crowd

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea says about six incidents were being investigated by the department's internal affairs bureau, including one where an officer pointed a gun at protesters.
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AP Top Stories June 1

AP Top Stories June 1

Here's the latest for Monday June 1st: Autopsy commissioned by Floyd's family shows asphyxiation by sustained pressure; Floyd's brother appeals for peace; Trump tells governor's they are 'weak;' Biden meets with community leaders.
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Cleanup begins after weekend protests in Chicago

Cleanup begins after weekend protests in Chicago

Chicago business owner Brian Heath, who is black, said he's upset that his consignment boutique was vandalized on Sunday. But he’s even more upset about George Floyd's death, which triggered the unrest.
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Media critic on Floyd coverage: limit your intake of cable news

Media critic on Floyd coverage: limit your intake of cable news

Media critic Eric Deggans recommends cutting back on cable news viewing amid coverage of the death of George Floyd and the protests surrounding it. Deggans, author of “Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation,” also dis...
Senate Leaders speak out against racial inequity

Senate Leaders speak out against racial inequity

The Senate opened on Monday with leaders condemning the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, black Americans, by police in Minnesota and Kentucky and the shooting death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia by two white men.
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Boston cleaning up after looting, violence

Boston cleaning up after looting, violence

Downtown Boston is cleaning up a day after mostly peaceful protests devolved into violence and looting. Nationwide street protests were triggered by the killing of a black man by a white police officer in Minneapolis
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WH: Trump to 'dominate' streets with Nat'l Guard

WH: Trump to 'dominate' streets with Nat'l Guard

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says violence, looting and lawlessness won't "be tolerated" in U.S. cities and President Donald Trump wants to "dominate the streets" with the National Guard to stop violent and destructive protests.
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Biden meets with community leaders at DE church

Biden meets with community leaders at DE church

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden met with community leaders at a predominantly African American church in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware on Monday.
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Brother of George Floyd: let's do this another way

Brother of George Floyd: let's do this another way

George Floyd's brother called for calm on Monday in the wake of widespread unrest after his sibling's death. Terrence Floyd pleaded with a crowd in Minneapolis, urging them to "do this another way."
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Protest leads to vandalism, arrests in Birmingham

Protest leads to vandalism, arrests in Birmingham

Demonstrators smashed windows, set fires and tried to topple a Confederate monument in downtown Birmingham on Sunday night as unrest erupted around the country in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
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NYC mayor eyeing curfew after violence flares

NYC mayor eyeing curfew after violence flares

New York's mayor said Monday he was considering putting the nation's biggest city under curfew after nights of destruction followed three days of largely peaceful protests over George Floyd's death.
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Gov. Cuomo concerned protests will spread virus

Gov. Cuomo concerned protests will spread virus

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he was concerned that mass protests over George Floyd's death in New York City could imperil the long, hard fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic in a worldwide hotspot.
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