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Monday July 6th, 2020 day edition

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Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who had been hospitalized for three months and had his leg amputated after contracting the coronavirus, has died, his wife, Amanda Kloots, said Sunday.

"He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.".

She described to Gayle King how hard it was for her that she couldn't do more than hold his hand.

Kloots, a former Broadway dancer who is now a celebrity trainer, has been using her Instagram account to post updates on Cordero's condition.

Cordero starred in the musical adaptation of the Woody Allen film "Bullets Over Broadway" in 2014, for which he earned a Tony nomination.

He had also appeared previously on Broadway in "Rock of Ages," "Waitress" and "A Bronx Tale: The Musical.".

Throughout his battle with COVID-19, Kloots encouraged fans to sing Cordero's song "Live Your Life" daily at 3 p.m. »

Why China's Race For AI Dominance Depends On Math

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Forget about “AI” itself: it’s all about the math, and America is failing to train enough citizens in the right kinds of mathematics to remain dominant.

The race for AI supremacy has become perhaps the most visible aspect of the great power competition between America and China.

It’s all about the math, and America is failing to train enough citizens in the right kinds of mathematics to remain dominant. »

Nick Cordero, Standout Actor in Broadway Musicals, Dies of COVID-19 Complications at 41

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Nick Cordero, the charming Tony-nominated actor known for his work in Bullets Over Broadway, Waitress and A Bronx Tale the Musical, died Sunday after a grueling battle with the coronavirus, his wife announced.

He had played the role years ago in a national tour and on Broadway, and the new version of the musical opened in January.

Survivors include his wife, fitness instructor and former Broadway dancer Amanda Kloots, who chronicled his health struggles on social media, and their son, Elvis, born in June 2019. »

Axl Rose Defends His Political Outspokenness in July 4th Message

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Surgeon General, the Guns N’ Roses singer penned a July 4th message defending his political outspokenness.

The singer had previously taken aim at Steven Mnuchin, stating that the Treasury Secretary is “officially an asshole.”

Rose and Mnuchin then engaged in a brief Twitter feud, with Rose silencing Mnuchin by noting “unlike this admin I’m not responsible for 70k+ deaths.”. »

Local girl raises funds to donate multicultural Crayons to schools

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Madison Wilson, a Santa Ynez Valley elementary school student, is raising money to donate multicultural crayons and books to local schools.

Wilson learned that Crayola will be releasing a 24-pack of multicultural crayons called 'Colors of the World' in July and asked her mom if she could raise the funds to donate these crayons to her school.

She also wants to use the money she raises to purchase multicultural books from local book stores and donate them as well. »