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Born in Toronto, Christopher Plummer made his name as a classical actor — performing Shakespeare at the Stratford Festival in Canada and the Royal Shakespeare Company in England. He began acting in films in the 1950s. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Christopher Plummer, Star Of Stage, Screen, 'Sound Of Music,' Dies At 91

The Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor began acting in films in the 1950s. He said he felt like he was "starting over" in acting every decade — "you never stop learning how to act," he said.

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, says expanding vaccination priority groups to food and agricultural workers is just the first step in a big challenge to inoculate the country's hardest-hit communities. Paul Morigi/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Ruiz: Vaccinating Food And Farm Workers Requires An 'Active, Concerted Effort'

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The Quiet At Night Mary Lattimore

Born in Toronto, Christopher Plummer made his name as a classical actor — performing Shakespeare at the Stratford Festival in Canada and the Royal Shakespeare Company in England. He began acting in films in the 1950s. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Christopher Plummer, Star Of Stage, Screen, 'Sound Of Music,' Dies At 91

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Imagining Buffalo Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto and Bryce Dessner
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An illustration of the variant found in the United Kingdom. To infect a cell, the virus's spike protein (red) has to bind to a receptor on the cell's surface (blue). Mutations help the virus bind more tightly. Science Source hide caption

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Extraordinary Patient Offers Surprising Clues To Origins Of Coronavirus Variants

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Arlo Parks' album Collapsed in Sunbeams is a collage of joy, pain and heartbreak. Alex Kurunis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Collapsed In Sunbeams,' Arlo Parks Welcomes Endings And Change

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Hurt Arlo Parks
Ocean Drive Miami Nights 1984

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