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One of the stars of "Hamilton" - Christopher Jackson - hopes Broadway will become more inclusive, but only if it nurtures young composers, theater makers, and actors of color.
At least 80 students living in a dozen fraternity houses near the University of Washington campus in Seattle have reported testing positive for COVID-19, with hundreds of results pending, the university says.
Here's the latest for Friday July 3rd: Pelosi, Schumer blast Trump over Russia-Afghanistan allegations; Texas governor makes masks mandatory in public for most of state; Coronavirus outbreak in U. of Washington frat houses; NJ casinos reopen.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp-up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
Highlights of this day in history: Union forces win the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War; George Washington takes charge of the Continental Army; Algeria gains independence; Actor Tom Cruise born; Singer Jim Morrison dies.
City leaders voted Wednesday to slash the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $150 million, reducing the number of officers to a level not seen for more than a decade amid nationwide demands to shift money away from law enforcement agencies.
California took a step back in reopening its economy as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that because of an increase in the rate of COVID-19 infection, starting next week, businesses statewide will not be able to serve customers who don't wear facial coverings.
Teams of painters and artists gathered for a second day on Thursday to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in the middle of a street that passes federal buildings in lower Manhattan.
A Missouri district attorney says he won't retry a man freed from prison, saying he didn't have enough evidence to prove the original charges. WNBA star Maya Moore spent years helping Jonathan Irons fight burglary and assault convictions.
Here are the top stories for Thursday, July 2: Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested; President Trump honors American businesses; Vice President Mike Pence tells 'family story' to naturalized citizens; NJ casinos reopen amid pandemic.
Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins says guard Ja Morant has added some pounds of muscle during the NBA hiatus. Morant is the NBA’s likely rookie of the year after being the No. 2 draft pick behind Zion Williamson.
California is putting up over 400 billboards around the state and releasing new public service announcements to encourage residents to wear masks when they are out in the public, particularly over the July 4th weekend.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi strongly criticized President Donald Trump after U.S. intelligence chiefs conducted classified briefings for congressional leaders about intelligence assessments of Russian bounties to kill American troops in Afghanistan.
A business owner and a labor economist are hesitant to praise the large jobs recovery in June and are pinpointing weaknesses in the US economy as it continues the uphill battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden says the latest jobs report should not be a 'victory to be celebrated' by President Donald Trump while the coronavirus pandemic is on the rise.
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the FBI on Thursday on charges she helped procure underage sex partners for financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Thursday that "we are all optimistic" that the Trump administration's vaccine-acceleration program will produce a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 by year end.
Vice President Mike Pence welcomed 16 new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony Thursday as he recounted a story about his grandfather arriving to America from Ireland in 1923.