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REUTERS: Olympics-Japan win softball opener as Games ‘of hope’ begin

Japan’s women’s softball team got the Tokyo 2020 Olympics off to a winning start for the hosts on Wednesday, a boost for...

BBC: Super Mario 64 game sells for record-breaking $1.5m at auction

The 1996 cartridge was a launch title for the Nintendo 64 console, and was one of the most influential early 3D platformers.

NPR: The Summer Reader Poll Returns: Tell Us Your Favorite New Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books

Ten years is a long time! In 10 light-years, you could get from Earth to a whole new solar system, Epsilon Eridani. And in...

BBC: Ten films to watch in July

Nicholas Barber picks the films not to miss this month – including the latest Marvel, a drama from the director of Spotlight...

NPR: What’s Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Sexy Beasts is described as "a new dating show where real life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind date...

NPR: Harlem Globetrotters To The NBA: ‘Don’t Get It Twisted,’ Make Us A Pro Franchise Now

The Harlem Globetrotters say it's high time for the NBA to make them a part of the highest professional basketball league as...

REUTERS: Tokyo vaccination centre to offer shots to younger people as Olympics loom

The main coronavirus vaccination centre in the Japanese capital of Tokyo will begin booking shots for people under 65 from Saturday, media...

NPR: Japan Aims To Convince A Wary Public The Olympics Will Be Safe

Olympic organizers and Japan's government are ramping up vaccinations, inside and outside the Olympic Village. It remains to be seen whether the push...

CNN: See what’s streaming in June

Set in New York City and one of the most eagerly awaited summer films, this movie fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda's kinetic music and...

CNN: Matt LeBlanc in the ‘Friends’ reunion has Irish Twitter going mad

Irish Twitter is going nuts over a particular image of Matt LeBlanc during the "Friends: The Reunion" special, saying the actor looks everyone's favorite Irish...

BBC: Ten films to watch this June

Including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, Dream Horse and Peter Rabbit 2, these are the films not to miss this month.

reuters: Tycoon’s art trove unveiled in Paris, home to billionaires’ culture contest

The reopening of Paris museums this week finally gives billionaire tycoon Francois Pinault the chance to showcase his vast contemporary art collection...

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Chicago In Tune music festival is Aug. 19 – Sept. 19

Make plans to experience Chicago In Tune, a new citywide festival (Aug. 19 – Sept. 19) that celebrates music in the key...

[Champaign] Immigrant Back-to-School Resource Fair

Local immigrant-serving organizations hosting back-to-school resource fair with free food, school supplies, and COVID-19 vaccination clinic CHAMPAIGN, IL --...

[Champaign] Campustown Pub Tour

Thursday, July 22 at 5:30 PM at Murphy's Pub Grab some friends and explore Campustown pubs on the 13...

[Urbana] Run the Power of Parks 5k during July

Run a 5k race at your own pace during the month of July at the Urbana Park District Power of Parks 5k.