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Flags with the logo of the Communist Party of China fly in the breeze near a launch pad at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan province, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Chinese technicians were making final preparations Monday for a mission to bring back material from the moon's surface for the first time in nearly half a century -- an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally.

China launches mission to bring back material from moon

Flags with the logo of the Communist Party of China fly in the breeze near a launch pad at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan province, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Chinese technicians were making final preparations Monday for a mission to bring back material from the moon's surface for the first time in nearly half a century -- an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally.

November 23, 2020, 12:54pm Latest News

WENCHANG, China (AP) — China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back material from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 years — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally. Read story

This handout photo released by the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows a panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji in Washington. More than three months after his birth, the National Zoo's new panda cub finally has a name. Officials at the Smithsonian, which runs the zoo, announced Monday, Nov.

National Zoo panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji or ‘Little Miracle’

This handout photo released by the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows a panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji in Washington. More than three months after his birth, the National Zoo's new panda cub finally has a name. Officials at the Smithsonian, which runs the zoo, announced Monday, Nov.

November 23, 2020, 9:49am Life

WASHINGTON — More than three months after his birth, the National Zoo's new panda cub finally has a name. Read story

In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she’s re-recording music

In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

November 23, 2020, 8:03am Entertainment

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she’s busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. Read story

FILE - In this Thursday, April 21, 2016, file photo, singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo poses at the opening of the new photography exhibit "REFUGEE" at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Kidjo uses her artistry and her activism to connect beyond language and skin color. Kidjo and other international musicians are performing social justice anthems for an online fundraising concert called Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice.

Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary

FILE - In this Thursday, April 21, 2016, file photo, singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo poses at the opening of the new photography exhibit "REFUGEE" at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Kidjo uses her artistry and her activism to connect beyond language and skin color. Kidjo and other international musicians are performing social justice anthems for an online fundraising concert called Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice.

November 23, 2020, 7:47am Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For Grammy-winning international star Angelique Kidjo, her artistry and her activism inform each other because music has the power to connect beyond skin color, language or countries. Read story

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn in a scene from "Freaky." (Brian Douglas/Universal Pictures via AP)

Vaughn is scary good in ‘Freaky’ slasher comedy

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn in a scene from "Freaky." (Brian Douglas/Universal Pictures via AP)

November 23, 2020, 6:02am Entertainment

Critics are raving about Vince Vaughn’s “career-best” performance as a timid high school girl trapped in the body of a towering, sociopathic serial killer. Read story

An unlikely bond: Miami cop becomes mentor to teen who attacked him during BLM protest

November 23, 2020, 6:02am Life

MIAMI — The moment seemed to capture the super-heated emotions of a summer of national protest: A young Black teenager whacked a Miami police officer over the head with a skateboard during a chaotic demonstration. Read story

How hard has COVID hit American museums? A new survey predicts a grim future

November 23, 2020, 6:02am Life

LOS ANGELES — Eight months into the pandemic, the American Alliance of Museums on Tuesday released its second survey exploring the consequences of COVID-19, and predictions for the future are bleak. Read story

"A Promised Land" by former President Barack Obama is displayed in the window of a New York bookstore, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

Why do we love books about presidents? Obama’s ‘Promised Land’ is next and there’s a stack about Trump

"A Promised Land" by former President Barack Obama is displayed in the window of a New York bookstore, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

November 23, 2020, 6:00am Entertainment

CHICAGO — In the early 1930s, Ralph Newman was walking through the Near North Side when he noticed a bookstore going out of business. He had left Northwestern University after a semester to play minor league baseball in the Southwest — only to be injured and leave baseball. He was… Read story

Food, books, looks with a Pacific Northwest flavor

November 22, 2020, 6:05am Life

Are Amazon boxes filled with uninspired products creating a barrier to your creativity this gift-giving season? The new, Built Oregon Marketplace makes it easy to shop local. Oregonian makers have invented food, books and looks with a Pacific Northwest flavor that can be picked up at their shop or delivered. Read story

Check It Out: Take a distracted-brain, no-itinerary ride with us

November 22, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

I have distracted brain. I’ll start something, then think of something else that needs attention, which leads to yet another thing, and some hours later realize that the first thing is still waiting to be finished. Sigh. Read story