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On Broadway, ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ and ‘Lackawanna Blues’ deliver stories that defy stereotypes

Individual perspectives are at the heart of crowd-pleasing works by Keenan Scott II and Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
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Knicks season preview, prediction: Tom Thibodeau tries to run it back in improved East
Expectations are all over the map for the Knicks, who stunned the NBA last season with a 41-31 record and finishing with the fourth seed in the East.
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DK Metcalf gets into explosive Twitter feud with Shannon Sharpe
DK Metcalf doesn't want your questions, or Shannon Sharpe's.
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GOP group’s apparent influence on Virginia redistricting map stirs mistrust on commission
The National Republican Redistricting Trust helped draw a congressional map for former Congressman Tom Davis, who submitted it to the Virginia Redistricting Commission. The map under debate closely resembles his proposal.
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SEC Says "Meme-Stock" Surge Earlier This Year Didn't Broadly Affect Hedge Funds
Report on "meme-stock" surge has suggested the extreme trading in GameStop this year won't require system changes.
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Powell to journalist Bob Woodward on his health struggles: 'Don't feel sorry for me'
Colin Powell opened up to journalist Bob Woodward about his health struggles in what may have been his last interview before his death.
Dick Vitale reveals second cancer diagnosis
ESPN college basketball commentator Dick Vitale has been diagnosed with lymphoma, just months after he was diagnosed with melanoma.
‘We’ve been babysitting them’: MTA pins bus ‘war room’ delays on contractor
MTA officials claimed the $90 million "bus command center" has gone unused because of the failures of the company hired to set up the building's radio system.
Biden aides making the economic case for his legislative agenda in memo to lawmakers
President Joe Biden's aides are ramping up their sales pitch to congressional Democrats as talks on his economic agenda reach a critical stage.
Jeff Luhnow a risky potential Mets option after whiffing elsewhere: Sherman
Steve Cohen is looking at a chessboard similar to last offseason. His preferred candidates are beyond his reach. He has no president of baseball ops, no GM and no manager.
State Department watchdog opens new reviews into US exit from Afghanistan
The State Department's watchdog has opened a number of reviews related to the US exit from Afghanistan, according to a letter from the acting inspector general obtained by CNN.
Police charge man in fatal stabbing of woman in Southeast Washington
Police also said that a man shot Oct. 3 in the District had died of his injuries.
Mark Ridley-Thomas will 'step back' from council duties, but not resign
Indicted L.A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas said he will "immediately step back" from council duties, but not resign his post.
F.D.A. to Allow ‘Mix and Match’ Approach for Covid Booster Shots
The agency may act this week, when it is expected to authorize booster shots for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Cam Newton adamant about playing in NFL, Seahawks' Pete Carroll says team has 'talked' to quarterback
Cam Newton is adamant about playing in the NFL, and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed his team was among those that engaged in talks with the former New England Patriots quarterback.
Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker make out on train tracks after engagement
Barker got down on one knee Sunday to propose to Kardashian after about nine months of dating, popping on the beaches of the Rosewood Miramar Beach hotel in Montecito, Calif.
Man Used Wheelchair, Hatchet to 'Bulldoze' Into Estranged Wife's Home, Police Say
Juan Munguia claimed he brought the hatchet because it was a "family heirloom that belonged to her and he wanted to show it to her."
‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Season 1 Episode 3 Recap: “A Gorilla Head Will Not Do”
"Stop saying chopped his head off!"
Airplane ‘Karen’ goes viral for mid-flight, microphoned pandemic rant
Mike check 1, 2, 1, 2 — she’s an unruly passenger terrorizing the flight attendant crew.  Armed with a microphone headset and an inflated ego, an unnamed woman is going viral with over 1.9 million social media views for disrupting a commercial flight with her unsolicited COVID-19 musings over the weekend.  “I brought my microphone,...
Key takeaways from trial of 3 men in Ahmaud Arbery killing: Day 1
Ahmaud Arbery, murder trial, white defendants, jogger, Glynn County, Georgia, shotgun, tracked down, jury selection, court
Proposed China law would punish parents for their kids' bad behavior
A draft bill in China would allow for parents to be punished for their children's criminal or bad behavior.
Biden to participate in CNN town hall in Baltimore on Thursday
President Joe Biden will take participate in a CNN town hall on Thursday in Baltimore, where he'll take questions as his administration continues to sell his ambitious legislative agenda to members of Congress and the nation.
‘You won’t be able to get the jacket in 15 colors,’ WH snarks amid supply crisis
Boiling down the concerns of Americans about shortages due to a supply chain crisis, a White House official insisted that the biggest impact will be a lack of choice.
76-Year-Old Arrested Over Alleged Death Threat to UK Lawmaker Days After 1 Fatally Stabbed
Though the amount of online and in-person abuse against U.K. politicians has risen, British lawmakers are guarded by armed police only when in Parliament.
Zillow slams the brakes on home buying as it struggles to manage its backlog of inventory
Zillow will stop buying homes through Zillow Offers for the rest of the year, as the company's iBuying program goes from full speed to full stop.
Judge approves Kanye West's request to change name to "Ye"
The rapper is now legally known as Ye, his longtime nickname.
Haiti abductions: US missionary group says Christians must 'overcome evil with good'
The missionary group whose members were abducted by a violent gang in Haiti over the weekend issued a call to prayer Monday asking that those being held hostage could “find the strength to demonstrate God’s love.”
Maryland state treasurer Nancy Kopp to retire at the end of the year
Kopp has served as treasurer nearly two decades, one of the longest serving treasurers in the state’s history.
Kyrie Irving Owes It to Black People to Set a Good Example—and Trust the Science | Opinion
Kyrie owes it to the Black people who have made him rich and famous to ask better questions and trust the science.
ESPN's Dick Vitale reveals second cancer diagnosis
Legendary college basketball announcer Dick Vitale revealed on Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma after he had multiple surgeries over the summer for melanoma.
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Here's the latest for Monday, Oct. 18: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died; Biden wants Supreme Court to overturn Texas abortion law; Missionaries pray for Haiti captives; Jury selection begins in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.
CDC releases COVID travel guidance for holiday season
The CDC released a new guidance ahead of the holidays that encouraged people to get their COVID-19 shot before gathering and wear a mask in some cases.
Sean Taylor jersey ceremony was Washington Football Team’s latest mess
The Washington Football Team honored the late Sean Taylor on Sunday, though it didn't go over as planned.
Internet Backs Woman Who Refuses to Be Best Friend's MOH Over Fiancé Invite Snub
The woman wrote that she has been with her partner for 10 years, but the bride did not view their relationship as "valid."
Chuck Liddell, wife have 'cross-complaint' charges dropped due to 'lack of sufficient evidence'
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell won't be prosecuted after he was recently arrested on domestic violence charges involving his wife.       Related StoriesChuck Liddell, wife have 'cross-complaint' charges dropped due to 'lack of sufficient evidence' - EnclosureUFC Fight Night 196: Make your predictions for Paulo Costa vs. Marvin VettoriDanaa Batgerel calls out Frankie Edgar after first-round KO at UFC Fight Night 195
'I have concerns': Mother of Ahmaud Arbery as jury selection begins in murder trial
The jury selection has begun for the three men accused of chasing down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man out for a jog in Georgia. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.
Alabama men arrested on murder charges after allegedly killing 13-year-old boy in drive-by shooting
Two Alabama men were arrested on murder charges for their alleged roles in a drive-by shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy while he played on an iPad in his room on Friday night.
D.C. police shoot person during domestic dispute call in Southeast Washington, authorities say
The incident occurred in the Congress Heights neighborhood.
Thomas Jefferson statue to be removed from New York City Chambers, commission rules
The New York City Public Design Commission voted to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States, from the New York City Council's chambers at City Hall.
New York Police Watchdog Recommends Discipline for Dozens of Cops Connected to BLM Protests
Videos taken last summer captured police using excessive force by punching, kicking, shoving and pepper-spraying individuals during protests.
California records driest water year since 1924
Experts have compared the past year to California's massive drought of 1977.
Huma Abedin recalls moment Anthony Weiner came clean over sex pic
Huma Abedin reveals in her new memoir how she lovingly consoled hubby Anthony Weiner after he claimed hackers posted a crotch shot on his Twitter account -- and then her disgust when he came clean to her.
Larry King Live: Colin Powell looks back on his career (2010)
Gen. Colin Powell, the first Black secretary of state, joins Larry King in 2010 to look back on his storied career.
Trump sues to block release of Jan. 6 documents to select committee
Trump seeks to block records of his communications around the insurrection.
Trump Sues to Block Release of White House Papers to Jan. 6 Inquiry
The case raises novel constitutional questions about the scope of an ex-president’s executive privilege powers if the current president disagrees.
State Department IG launches probe of Biden’s botched Afghan withdrawal: report
The State Department's acting inspector general informed lawmakers Monday that her office is investigating several aspects of the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Florida Man Arrested for Pleasuring Himself With Ice Pack in Front of First Responders: Police
Terry Majors was recently released from jail after serving time on felony drug charges for selling crack cocaine to an undercover cop.
'One of the greatest Americans': Colin Powell blazed trails for Blacks, left lasting legacy
Colin Powel broke new ground as the first Black national security advisor, chairman of joint chiefs of staff and secretary of state.
CDC places ultramodern city-state at highest travel risk for Covid-19
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added one new location to its list of "very high" risk travel destinations this week.