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White House Confirms Joe Biden to Personally Address United Nations

U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to New York next week and personally deliver an address to world leaders at the United Nations, the White House confirmed Monday, as the administration seeks to draw a line under the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

US Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks at Ledra palace in the UN-patrolled Buffer Zone in Nicosia on May 22, 2014. Biden met Cyprus leaders Thursday to spur talks on ending the island's 40-year division and seek support for threatened sanctions against Russia despite the economic cost. AFP …

Nicole Kidman Stars in AMC Theatres $25M Ad Campaign to Lure COVID Weary Moviegoers

Time to leave the sofa, forget about the coronavirus, and get back to the cinema. That’s the message from the largest movie theater chain in the world, AMC Theatres, as it launches its first $25 million multi-media ad campaign “AMC Theatres. We Make Movies Better” with Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman at the forefront.


End of History: Virginia’s Robert E. Lee Statue Coming Down

A 130-year-old statue of Civil War General Robert E. Lee that dominates a traffic circle in Richmond, Virginia, will fall Wednesday. The end of the largest extant Confederate monument in the United States draws to a close a series of protracted legal challenges that began more than a year ago when Gov. Ralph Northam ordered its removal.

July 4, 2020; Richmond, Virginia, United States; The full moon rises behind the Robert E. Lee Monument. Mandatory Credit: Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via USA TODAY NETWORK

Joe Biden to Honor Fallen U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

President Joe Biden began a solemn journey Sunday to honor the 13 U.S. troops who paid with their lives in the suicide attack near Kabul airport as their remains are repatriated from Afghanistan to U.S. soil.