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Newspaper front pages show struggles to control the virus

All you have to do is look at the front pages of local newspapers to know COVID-19 is spiraling out of control across the United States.

News organizations are telling stories of hospitals overwhelmed by an influx of infected patients, new mask mandates and scaled back Thanksgiving gatherings to curb transmission. These front pages show the struggles communities are facing to control the virus.

Case in point: The words “Scary as hell” are emblazoned across the Nov. 24 front page of the Leader-Telegram published in Wisconsin. In the headline story, a nurse “reveals the stress and fear associated with caring for flo0d of COVID-19 patients.”

San Francisco-based journalist Scott Austin spotted this trend and shared a smattering of front pages on Twitter and wrote, “Sense a pattern in the headlines?”

Austin shared an image of the Nov. 22 front page of the Kansas City Star with a headline reading: “‘They

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Interview: Johnny Flynn: ‘Stardust’ shows David Bowie’s struggles

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) — For five decades of music, David Bowie cultivated an enigmatic persona, employing gender fluidity and flamboyant performances. The new film, Stardust, starring Johnny Flynn as Bowie, focuses on a near disastrous tour Bowie embarked on in the United States in 1971.

“He really hasn’t figured himself out yet,” Flynn told UPI in a recent Zoom interview from his music studio in Hackney, East London. “It’s very far from the David that we know.”

In the film, Bowie’s publicist, Ron Oberman (Marc Maron), complains that the singer’s 1970 album, The Man Who Sold the World, only launched one hit single, the title track. With other singles bombing, Oberman struggled to book Bowie gigs and felt Bowie needed to prove himself a successful live performer to make up for lagging record sales.

Flynn said he read several biographies of Bowie, including Paul Morley’s The

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AC/DC on overcoming loss, health struggles for new album ‘Power Up’

AC/DC is back and fighting off the black with new album

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AC/DC have been on the highway to hell and back. 

In 2016, longtime vocalist Brian Johnson was forced to leave the band mid-tour after suffering severe hearing loss, which doctors warned could lead to total deafness. Then bassist Cliff Williams announced he was quitting, citing a much-needed break. This was all after drummer Phil Rudd bowed out in 2015 due to myriad legal problems, and founding member Malcolm Young retired in 2014 due to a dementia diagnosis. He died from effects of the disease in 2017 at age 64. 

After so much sadness and strife, lead guitarist Angus Young had doubts AC/DC would ever reunite. 

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“The world’s always an unknown thing. We never know what comes tomorrow,” Young tells

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Singer Sam Smith opens up about lockdown struggles

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Another Fort Hood Soldier Has Been Arrested for Murder: Authorities

A Fort Hood soldier has been arrested for the murder of a 32-year-old woman found dead inside a Days Inn motel room last July, authorities said.Cory Gafton, 20, was arrested and charged Tuesday afternoon with the July 2019 murder of Chelsea Cheatham, ending an exhaustive year-long investigation. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, one of Gafton’s co-workers told authorities the 20-year-old soldier confessed to killing Cheatham. Grafton is currently being held in Killeen City Jail.Dead Suspect in Disappearance of Fort Hood Soldier Sexually Harassed Her: Lawyer“Through the investigation, Detectives with the Homicide Unit received information from a witness that 20-year-old Cory Grafton was at the scene at the time Chelsea Cheatham was murdered,” Killeen Police Department said in a Wednesday statement.A spokesperson for Fort Hood confirmed to The Daily Beast that Grafton is “an active

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TV networks left in limbo as America struggles to decide who won election

“This is why elections are fun,” said CNN’s John King, relentlessly jabbing at one of his two giant iPads as the lead in Florida lurched back and forth. Then he said it again. Absolutely no one agreed with him.



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About an hour and an epoch earlier, the networks and news channels had seemed as interested in their own redemption story as they were in the election itself. They hoped for a do-over of 2016, where every glib presumption would be replaced with a cautionary note, and a radical plan to wait, no matter how long it took, to see what would actually happen.

That was temporarily good for democracy, but possibly difficult for television executives, whose solemn duty was to make their product as opaque as reality. “There is no telling when we are going to have a winner,” said Martha MacCallum,

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‘It’s Going Away’: A Small Movie Theater Struggles to Survive

On a rainy day last week, 72 moviegoers visited the Park Plaza Cinema in Hilton Head Island, S.C., to see Liam Neeson in “Honest Thief.” It was the largest single-day attendance the independently owned five-screen theater had seen since reopening in August after a five-month shutdown. The feeling of celebration was short-lived. The next day, only 22 people showed.

Park Plaza, like movie theaters big and small around the country, has been decimated by the pandemic. After its long closure, it has established social-distancing protocols and installed new air filtration systems. It has tried initiatives like curbside popcorn sales. But the efforts have not been enough to offset the larger trends upending moviegoing, namely that many people still don’t seem inclined to return to theaters in large numbers and that Hollywood, with no audience to speak of, has pushed off most major releases until next year.

“We are an industry

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Vivendi Revenues Up Despite French TV Struggles

In today’s Global Bulletin Vivendi’s 2020 finances are up 2.4%, the Young Artist Academy announces this year’s award recipients, All3Media picks up “A World of Calm,” West End Films sells “Rams” in key territories and Fremantle promotes Seb Shorr.

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In a year marked by the coronavirus pandemic, Vivendi saw its consolidated revenues go up by 2.4% to €11.6 billion ($13.7 billion) during the first nine months of 2020, and up 1.3 % during the third quarter.

The group’s subscription-based activities, especially at Universal Music Group and to a lesser extent Canal Plus Group, have bolstered Vivendi’s revenues. Canal Plus Group’s revenues were up 6.6% for the first nine months of 2020 and up 7.3% for the third quarter of 2020. The company’s international activities grew a strong pace with revenues from international operations rising by 27.4%. The addition of 1.2 million subscribers around the world, and the integration

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Lloyd Stevenson’s death shocked Portland; 35 years later, his family still struggles with what happened

“Just let me show you my I.D.,” Lloyd D. Stevenson said as three Portland police officers grabbed him outside a 7-Eleven.

Witnesses called out to the officers that they had the “wrong guy,” that the large Black man they were wrestling to the ground had been trying to keep the peace when a confrontation in the store escalated into a scuffle.

A few minutes later, shortly after 11:30 p.m. on April 20, 1985, Stevenson was dead.

The 31-year-old former U.S. Marine, who friends and family called Tony, had his breathing cut off when Officer Gary Barbour used a “sleeper hold” on him.

The tragic incident, and the reaction of some local cops in the days that followed, shocked Portlanders, leading to peaceful protests and a rare public inquest. People across the city began to consider, many for the first time, the possibility that something was wrong — fundamentally wrong —

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