John Prine's wife urges Tennessee to expand absentee voting
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John Prine's wife urges Tennessee to expand absentee voting

The wife of singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, is urging lawmakers to expand absentee voting so Tennesseans would not have to put their health at risk exercising their right to vote

Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than talk
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Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than talk

It has become an unusual ritual for the late-night comedy show hosts

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Creator fires 'Law & Order' spin-off writer for online posts

A TV writer was fired from an upcoming “Law & Order” spin-off because of online posts about social unrest in Los Angeles

Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday
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Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S. Instagram and Twitter accounts, from record labels to everyday people, were full of black squares posted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor

Review: Documentary about electric racing holds little spark
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Review: Documentary about electric racing holds little spark

The green motor sport equivalent to Formula One is called Formula E and it gets a spotlight with the new documentary “And We Go Green.”

'Just Mercy,' drama of racial injustice, to be free in June
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'Just Mercy,' drama of racial injustice, to be free in June

The 2019 film “Just Mercy,” which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass incarceration, will be made free on digital platforms in the wake of George Floyd’s death

Cartoonists to thank frontline workers playfully this Sunday
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Cartoonists to thank frontline workers playfully this Sunday

The funny papers this Sunday will have more than laughs

Spike Lee on what's different about these protests
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Spike Lee on what's different about these protests

It’s not the first time that Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee’s 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George Floyd’s death

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Las Vegas coroner: Drugs killed 'Twilight' actor, girlfriend

Authorities in Las Vegas say drug use led to the deaths of an actor from the film “Twilight” and his girlfriend in May

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest
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Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings of other black people

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