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New York’s Met Opera to host virtual concert series

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New York (AFP) – Several of opera’s biggest stars beamed in from around the world on Saturday to announce the Metropolitan Opera’s latest virtual initiative amid the coronavirus outbreak.The New York opera house, which suspended live performances in March, plans a dozen pay-per-view concerts through mid-December featuring leading singers from around the world. Tickets will cost $20.The series kicks off on July 18 with German tenor Jonas Kaufmann at the Polling Abbey outside Munich performing some of opera’s greatest hits including “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s “Turandot” and popular arias from…

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Oprah erects 26 billboards around Louisville — demanding the cops who killed Breonna Taylor get arrested

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey continues to keep people talking about the killing of Breonna Taylor by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

"For the first time ever, just last week, Oprah Winfrey dedicated the cover of her magazine to someone other than herself -- Breonna Taylor. Now, that cover will be all over Louisville in the form of billboards big and small," WLKY-TV reported Thursday.

"She and the O Magazine team say they are amplifying Taylor's story and the fight for justice by erecting 26 billboards across the city. That's one for every year of her life," the station reported.

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Trump ignores stalled COVID stimulus negotiations — as he starts three-day vacation at golf course

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President Donald Trump arrived in New Jersey on Thursday evening to begin a three-day vacation at his Bedminister golf course.

Reporters shouted questions about the stalled stimulus negotiations, but AP White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire reports that Trump ignored the question.

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate adjourned on Thursday, allowing members a three-day weekend.

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Here are ‘the very worst abuses’ alleged against the National Rifle Association

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New York State Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association.

Igor Volsky, the executive director of the gun safety organization Guns Down America, analyzed the lawsuit in a thread posted on Twitter.

Here are his observations:

1/ I just finished reading @NewYorkStateAG’s 169 page lawsuit against @NRA and I’m shocked beyond belief at the level of corruption, lawlessness, and self-dealing.

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