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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, candidates for Miss America 2020 pose for a group photo during the official Arrival Ceremony for the Miss America 2.0 competition at Mohegan Sun. Miss America will be crowned for the first time at a tribal casino in Connecticut on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
December 19, 2019 - 7:53 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The final night of the 99th Miss America competition kicked off with a glamorous red carpet photo shoot Thursday, but organizers hoped to make it clear this isn't your grandmother's beauty pageant. No longer called contestants, the 51 women “candidates,” who hail from all...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, candidates for Miss America 2020 pose for a group photo during the official Arrival Ceremony for the Miss America 2.0 competition at Mohegan Sun. Miss America will be crowned for the first time at a tribal casino in Connecticut on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
December 19, 2019 - 6:04 am
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Miss America will be crowned Thursday night for the first time at a Connecticut casino, marking the latest change to the nearly century-old contest that has recently undergone new leadership and a new direction. The competition, now dubbed “Miss America 2.0" and no longer...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, sit before a working session with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 in Paris. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's president are meeting for the first time at a summit in Paris to find a way to end the five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
December 09, 2019 - 3:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — President Vladimir Putin of Russia met with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Moscow-backed separatists. Both sat down at the French presidential palace along with the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, sit before a working session with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 in Paris. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's president are meeting for the first time at a summit in Paris to find a way to end the five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
December 09, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — President Vladimir Putin of Russia met with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Moscow-backed separatists. Both sat down at the French presidential palace along with the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, sit before a working session with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 in Paris. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's president are meeting for the first time at a summit in Paris to find a way to end the five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
December 09, 2019 - 11:58 am
PARIS (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists. Both leaders sat down at the French presidential palace along with...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin walks past Republican guards as he arrives at the Elysee Palace Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 in Paris. A long-awaited summit in Paris is aiming to find a way to end the war in Ukraine, after five years and 14,000 lives lost in a conflict that has emboldened the Kremlin and reshaped European geopolitics. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 09, 2019 - 11:32 am
PARIS (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy are meeting for the first time at a summit in Paris to find a way to end the five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine. Both of the leaders are sitting down in the French capital on Monday along with the...
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December 02, 2019 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” has cast a black dancer to play Marie for the first time. The New York Times reports Charlotte Nebres will star in this year’s rendition of the company’s production, which started in 1954 Nebres is a student at the School of...
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South Africa's Brandon Grace lines up a shot during play in the European Tour in Malelane, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Players have been allowed to wear shorts for the first time during tournament play because temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius over the next few days. (AP Photo)
November 28, 2019 - 7:29 am
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. The decision to relax rules at the 2020 season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa was made after discussions between...
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November 28, 2019 - 4:44 am
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. The decision to relax rules at the 2020 season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa was made after discussions between...
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FILE - This Jan. 15, 2018 file photo shows Anthony Anderson hosting the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET. NAACP and the cable network announced Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that the 51th awards ceremony will be televised at a venue in Pasadena, California on Feb. 22. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 25, 2019 - 5:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET. NAACP and the cable network announced Monday that the 51st awards ceremony will be held in Pasadena, California, on Feb. 22. The event will spotlight the contributions of the NAACP and its impact on the community...
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