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Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns 04/13/2021 03:13pm • LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — Sikhs across the United States are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations this week, joining people of other faiths in observing major holidays cautiously this spring as COVID-19 keeps an uneven hold on the country. Vaisakhi, which falls April 13 or 14 depending on whic Jimmie Johnson ditches vanilla label during IndyCar debut Jimmie Johnson ditches vanilla label during IndyCar debut 04/13/2021 12:46pm • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson, with wisps of gray in his beard, is a 45-year-old rookie in the IndyCar Series ready to reintroduce himself. He's a windbag, a craft-o-maniac, a guy who goes, is really into eggs and keeps things fresh. Those are just some of the labels Carvana has tagged J Jimmie Johnson ditches vanilla label during IndyCar debut Jimmie Johnson ditches vanilla label during IndyCar debut 04/13/2021 12:15pm • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson, with wisps of gray in his beard, is a 45-year-old rookie in the IndyCar Series ready to reintroduce himself. He's a windbag, a craft-o-maniac, a guy who goes, is really into eggs and keeps things fresh. Those are just some of the labels Carvana has tagged J Column: Matsuyama goes from inspiration to Masters champion Column: Matsuyama goes from inspiration to Masters champion 04/13/2021 11:54am • AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The idea was to create golfing heroes, not necessarily a Masters champion. Hideki Matsuyama is now both. “I owe a deep debt of gratitude to the members of Augusta National,” Matsuyama said on the night before he became Japan's first Masters champion. “Because I wouldn't b Turkey imposes partial Ramadan lockdown amid record cases Turkey imposes partial Ramadan lockdown amid record cases 04/13/2021 09:49am • ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president announced a partial lockdown Tuesday during the first two weeks of the Muslim month of Ramadan to curb COVID-19 infections as the number of infections hit a record. In a televised address following a Cabinet meeting, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Artist gives nature a `cosmic' twist in big NY garden show Artist gives nature a `cosmic' twist in big NY garden show 04/13/2021 06:54am • An expansive new show featuring works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, famous for mesmerizing polka dots, speckled pumpkins and fascination with the natural world, has opened at The New York Botanical Garden. Ticket sales have been brisk in a pandemic-weary city hungry for more outdoor cultural even Got a movie idea? Chesapeake Film Fest hosts virtual Hollywood speaker series Got a movie idea? Chesapeake Film Fest hosts virtual Hollywood speaker series 04/12/2021 10:30pm • Do you have a creative movie idea but no idea how to actually get it made? Check out "The Journey of a Hollywood Idea," a virtual speaker series by the Chesapeake Film Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We are trying to find really creative wa AP Photos: Things starting to stir at Tokyo Olympic venues AP Photos: Things starting to stir at Tokyo Olympic venues 04/12/2021 06:05pm • TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are getting closer and things are starting to stir around the venues, though not as much as you might expect. Many preparations are still up in the air as organizers try to figure out how to hold the postponed games in the middle of a pandemic. Much of the city will Haley says she'll back Trump, stand down if he runs in 2024 Haley says she'll back Trump, stand down if he runs in 2024 04/12/2021 01:48pm • ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender, said Monday that she would not seek her party's nomination if former President Donald Trump opts to run a second time. “Yes,” Haley said, when aske 'Thought that was it': Runner recalls Boulder store shooting 'Thought that was it': Runner recalls Boulder store shooting 04/12/2021 11:02am • BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Inside a small room where she and four others were hiding from a gunman just steps away from their locked door, Olympic hopeful Maggie Montoya made a quiet and emotional phone call to her parents. Just to tell them one last time that she loved them. “Because I honestly thou Time to party? Events industry still uncertain about COVID Time to party? Events industry still uncertain about COVID 04/12/2021 07:10am • NEW YORK (AP) — Although weddings and other big celebrations are going back on the calendar in the U.S., business owners who make those events happen expect a slow recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Lauren Schaefer is getting more inquiries about her wedding coordination services now that Pr Virginia State Fair plans comeback this fall Virginia State Fair plans comeback this fall 04/12/2021 05:41am • Don't worry about being too short to ride. The Virginia State Fair — which was sidelined in 2020 because of the pandemic — plans to be back this year on a run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 3 at the Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. Ticket prices for the 2021 event will be posted in late spring Trump tightens grip on GOP while Biden bets on expanding federal power Trump tightens grip on GOP while Biden bets on expanding federal power 04/11/2021 08:07pm • Prominent Republicans rededicated themselves to Donald Trump's creed of grievance, lies and demagoguery this weekend as President Joe Biden bolstered his counter bet on the use of expansive federal power to ease America's crises.The dueling approaches reflect a nation torn not only by ideological di Virginia officer accused of force in stop of Black Army officer fired Virginia officer accused of force in stop of Black Army officer fired 04/11/2021 06:48pm • RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer during a traffic stop has since been fired, a Virginia town announced late Sunday, hours after the governor called for an independent investigation into the case. The town Massive DC Memorial Day motorcycle ride aims to raise awareness of veteran issues Massive DC Memorial Day motorcycle ride aims to raise awareness of veteran issues 04/11/2021 02:26pm • Tens of thousands of people are expected in D.C. this Memorial Day for a massive motorcycle demonstration to raise awareness of issues facing veterans nationwide. The annual Rolling Thunder ride ended two years ago and American Veterans, or AMVETS, swept it up, creating the new Rolling to Remembe
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