Start Your Day Here: Takeaways From The German Election, Tony Award Highlights And More

Published September 27, 2021 at 7:34 AM EDT
Two voters sit in voting booths as one person stands waiting in line during the German elections on Sunday.
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Voters stand in line and cast their ballots in federal parliamentary elections on Sunday in Berlin.

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Here are some of the top stories we're following today:

German election: Angela Merkel's bloc narrowly lost to the center-left Social Democrats on Sunday, but she'll have to stay on until a coalition government is formed and Germany has a new leader.

Tony Awards: Last night's show was a celebration of Broadway's reopening but also included forceful calls for racial justice in theater.

Cheney's regret: Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney says she was wrong to oppose same-sex marriage, which she did in 2013 despite the public rift it caused in her own family.

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