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DeKalb day planner: Feb. 11

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | February 7, 2023

Come out this Saturday and enjoy some fun activities taking place in Dekalb and at NIU. Farmer’s Market From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dekalb (UUFD), located at 158 N. Fourth St., will be hosting a farmer’s market....

Women Holocaust survivors find joy in fighting poverty

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO | February 24, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Frumie Cisner remembers the first time she witnessed a Holocaust survivor picking through trash — how the woman scavenged a box of baked goods from a dumpster in front of a Brooklyn synagogue.“It was heartbreaking,” Cisner said....

Charity founded by disgraced cyclist announces relaunch plan

By JIM VERTUNO | February 11, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The cancer charity whose yellow wristbands became a global brand under founder Lance Armstrong is seeking to reinvent itself, years after donations and revenues crashed along with the disgraced cyclist's career.Armstrong was nowhere...

Jamie Foxx tricks pre-Super Bowl gala crowd with ‘Beyoncé’

By KELLI KENNEDY | February 2, 2020

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jamie Foxx tricked an A-list crowd at a pre-Super Bowl show Saturday, telling them Beyoncé was about to perform.“I'm going to go ahead and let it out of the bag right now: Beyoncé. Beyoncé," he screamed as the guests at...

Charities steered $65M to Trump lawyer Sekulow and family

By MICHAEL BIESECKER | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s lead attorneys during the impeachment trial, is being paid for his legal work through a rented $80-a-month mailbox a block away from the White House.The Pennsylvania Avenue box appears...

Program with anti-gay schools loses Wells Fargo support

January 30, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Wells Fargo has pulled support and another bank says it will stop donating millions of dollars to Florida's private school voucher program after reports that some schools in the program discriminate against LGBTQ students.Wells...

Greta Thunberg seeks trademarks to prevent commercial misuse

January 29, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg said Wednesday she has applied to trademark her name and that of the international school strike movement she inspired, a move meant to protect the movement from misuse for commercial purposes.In an Instagram...