Seventh Avenue is mostly empty during what would normally be a Times Square packed with people, late Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in New York, as celebrations have been truncated this New Year's Eve due to the ongoing pandemic. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Bomb-Sniffing Dogs? Check. Times Square Crowd? Not This Year
  • 1 January 2021
Would-be partygoers were urged to watch the ball drop on television.
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, confetti falls at midnight on the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York. If ever a year's end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might be it. Yet the coronavirus scourge that dominated the year is also looming over New Year's festivities and forcing officials worldwide to tone them down. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)
After a Year Like This, Expect a Strange New Year’s Eve
  • 30 December 2020
Annual celebrations will be different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin acknowledges applause after a show to mark 70 years of his creations, in Paris. France's Academy of Fine Arts says famed fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at 98. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
Famed French Designer Pierre Cardin Dies at 98
  • 29 December 2020
Cardin’s name embossed thousands of products from wristwatches to bed sheets.
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A Palestinian National security unit is deployed in Manger Square, adjacent to the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, ahead of Christmas, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Coronavirus Dampens Christmas Joy in Bethlehem and Elsewhere
  • 24 December 2020
A stream of marching bands joyously paraded through Bethlehem, but few people were there to...
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FILE - James Watson, left, protests before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians are changing their name _ they just don't know to what or when. Expressing that “it's time," team owner Paul Dolan said that after months of internal discussions and meetings with groups, including Native Americans who have sought to have the team stop using a moniker many deem racist, the American League franchise is dropping the name it has been known by since 1915. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, Dolan said: “The name is no longer acceptable in our world.”(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
Teams Say Indian Names Show Respect, History Says Otherwise
  • 16 December 2020
By now, because of pressure from activists, the public or their corporate sponsors, most sports...
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Report: Cleveland Indians Changing Name After 105 Years
  • 13 December 2020
The baseball team is moving away from a name considered racist for decades
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Banksy's latest mural titled “Aachoo!!” that has appeared on a wall in Bristol, England, Thursday Dec. 10, 2020. Banksy's latest mural has delayed - but not thwarted - a homeowner's plans to sell in Bristol after it recently appeared on the house's exterior wall. (Claire Hayhurst/PA via AP)
UK Homeowner Delays Sale of Home After Banksy Mural Appears
  • 12 December 2020
The elusive British street artist's piece — titled “Aachoo!!” — depicts an elderly woman sneezing,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2020, file photo, air travelers line up to go through a a security checkpoint at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City. Data from roadways and airports shows millions could not resist the urge to gather on Thanksgiving, even during a pandemic. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Data Shows Americans Couldn’t Resist Thanksgiving Travel
  • 4 December 2020
Airports saw some of their busiest days of the pandemic, though air travel was much...
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Holiday travelers check in at kiosks near an airline counter at Orlando International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Defying Warnings, Millions in the US Travel for Thanksgiving
  • 25 November 2020
Many were tired of more than eight months of social distancing and determined to spend...
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Montana Advanced Caregivers owner Richard Abromeit talks about different strains of marijuana stored in a refrigerator at the Billings, Mont., medical marijuana dispensary on Nov. 11, 2020. Recreational marijuana initiatives passed in four states this year, from liberal New Jersey to conservative Montana and South Dakota. The results prove how broadly accepted marijuana has become throughout the country and across party lines. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
Americans Across Party Lines, Regions Embrace Marijuana
  • 16 November 2020
The 2020 election helped prove how broadly accepted marijuana has become throughout the United States.
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Why Do the Media Call Races in US Elections?
  • 11 November 2020
The Associated Press explains the history of the media's involvement in calling elections — and...
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Halloween in the Pandemic: Costumes and Candy, at a Distance
  • 31 October 2020
Ghosts, skeletons, princesses and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they...
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