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FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The move of the Triple Crown’s first leg to Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic will mark the first time the Derby won’t run on the first Saturday in May since 1945. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 23, 2020 - 4:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The governor of North Carolina is still considering a request to allow NASCAR to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday extended the state’s stay-at-home order because of the...
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High school junior, Will Olsen, 17, of Kensington, Md., picks up bags holding pieces for medical face shields that were printed using personal 3D printers, in Kensington, Md., Sunday, April 19, 2020. He then delivered the bags to the Eaton Hotel in downtown Washington for assembly. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 23, 2020 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It started in late March with a self-professed high school “news junkie” and a lone 3D printer. Georgetown Day School senior Jonah Docter-Loeb was transfixed by television footage of the “suffering on such a large scale” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. After learning that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pauses as she testifies during a hearing of a House Appropriations Sub-Committee on the fiscal year 2021 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is barring most international students and all students who entered the U.S. illegally from receiving emergency college grants approved by Congress as part of a $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package. DeVos issued the restriction in new guidelines released Tuesday, April 21, 2020, telling colleges how to distribute more than $6 billion in grants meant to help students cover unexpected costs triggered by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 23, 2020 - 3:15 am
The Trump administration is barring most international students and all students who entered the U.S. illegally from receiving emergency college grants approved by Congress as part of a $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued the restriction in new...
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In this April 15, 2020, photo, Sara Herlevsen, right, tutors nine-year-old Corban Music on topics from Vikings to ghosts over a Zoom video conference call in Calgary, Alberta. Herlevsen offers free online lessons to help parents and their children during the coronavirus pandemic. (Jessie Wardarski/Zoom via AP)
April 22, 2020 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — “Tell us about Vikings; tell us about shipwrecks; tells us about pirates and ancient myths.” Sara Herlevsen nods, smiles and answers these questions from students via video conferencing. Or this 31-year-old massage therapist and tutor from Calgary helps them with their math homework...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, Shourav Dasari, 14, from Spring, Texas, correctly spells his word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md. With the 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee canceled because the coronavirus pandemic, an online spelling bee launched by two Texas teenagers is offering a consolation prize of sorts, with competitors nationwide including many of the kids who were considered favorites for the Scripps title.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 22, 2020 - 6:48 am
With this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee canceled because the coronavirus pandemic, an online spelling bee launched by two Texas teenagers is offering a consolation prize of sorts, with competitors nationwide including many of the kids who were considered favorites for the Scripps title. The...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 20, 2020 - 1:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Kentucky coach John Calipari’s foundation helping charities provide COVID-19 pandemic relief has received a $1 million donation. The Hall of Fame coach recently began his “Coffee With Cal” video series on Facebook...
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This cover image released by Chronicle Books shows "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," written by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller. The book was among the top 10 challenged books in 2019, according to the American Library Association. (Chronicle Books via AP)
April 20, 2020 - 6:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stories with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood were among the books that received the most objections last year at schools and libraries. On Monday, the American Library...
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The class of 2020 toss their caps into the air as the Thunderbirds fly over Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the conclusion of the Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colo. Nearly 1,000 cadets graduated in a scaled-down ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. Saturday's commencement was attended by Vice President Mike Pence and capped a difficult final semester in which the cadets attended virtual classes and ate their meals alone in dorm rooms. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)
April 19, 2020 - 3:47 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — In a symbolic nod to normalcy, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a commencement address to the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduating class on Saturday, telling the cadets that by setting off on their mission to defend the nation they “inspire confidence that we will...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian wears a hat and a face mask on Sunset Blvd., in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
April 19, 2020 - 10:02 am
With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. Virtually all leagues talk publicly about their desire to return before summer. But behind...
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In this image taken in June 2018, Dr. Poorna Gunasekera, second right, poses with a group of medical students from Plymouth University who had just completed training in ophthalmoscopy. At his darkest moment in his struggle with the coronavirus, Dr. Poorna Gunasekera glimpsed the first rays of light when three of his former students came to help. Having endured a severe deterioration in his COVID-19 symptoms after around 12 days of contracting the virus, Gunasekera was rushed to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, in the early hours of March 30. "It was wonderful that during that time, two of my former students, who are doctors, and another who was a nurse, actually came and they identified themselves," he told The Associated Press over several interviews following his release from hospital on April 9. (Poorna Gunasekera via AP)
April 19, 2020 - 12:18 am
LONDON (AP) — At his darkest moment with the coronavirus, Dr. Poorna Gunasekera glimpsed three rays of light. Following a severe deterioration in his COVID-19 symptoms, Gunasekera was rushed to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, southwest England, in the early hours of March 30, and three former...
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