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The first hints that this was Italy’s year came when Italian band Maneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest in May. Then came the epic European Championship soccer title in July. Then on August 1, Marcell Jacobs won the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics.

South Korea says it’ll keep pushing to improve ties and resume talks with rival North Korea, despite the North’s threat to rekindle animosities if Seoul continues with its upcoming military drills with the United States.

“Struggling renters are now facing a health crisis and an eviction crisis.” Housing courts around the country are expected to get busy starting Monday after the federal eviction moratorium lifted over the weekend.

Millions of refugees living in crowded camps are waiting for their COVID-19 vaccines. For months, the World Health Organization urged countries to prioritize immunizing refugees. Experts warn that outbreaks in refugee camps could spell disaster.

BREAKING: Chinese authorities announce large jump in death toll in recent floods to more than 300 people.

After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority.


JOE BIDEN DEFEATS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP The Associated Press declares Joe Biden the winner of a grueling campaign for the American presidency. He will lead a polarized nation through a historic collision of health, economic and social crises. #APracecall 

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BREAKING: DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)" and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and “What!” as an ad-lib, has died. He was 50.

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications. He was 81.

BREAKING: Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias under landmark civil rights law.

BREAKING: 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after 4-year fight with colon cancer, representative tells AP. Find updates here: