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Bette Midler, Berry Gordy among new Kennedy Center honorees

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The Kennedy Center Honors is returning in December. The honorees will be Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels, opera singer Justino Diaz, folk music legend Joni Mitchell and actress-singer Bette Midler. All will be honored on Dec. 5 with a program that includes personalized tributes and performances that are kept secret from the honorees until the event. Organizers expect to operate at full capacity. Last year’s Honors ceremony was delayed for months and later conducted under intense COVID-19 restrictions.

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Delaware could get more than $100M in opioid settlement

State officials say Delaware could receive more than $100 million under a proposed $26 billion nationwide settlement with producers and distributors of opioid painkillers. The proposed settlement stems from efforts by state and local governments to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay the costs of opioid addiction. The deal announced earlier this week involves the nation’s three biggest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson. Delaware lawmakers […]

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