Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious vote


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is vowing to make the U.S. territory the 51st state after statehood won in a non-binding referendum hit by a boycott and low turnout that raised questions about the vote's legitimacy.


  • Written by By DANICA COTO , Associated Press

Scores gather outside Pulse to honor massacre victims


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Scores of people gathered outside the perimeter of the Pulse nightclub Monday to pay their respects while inside the site's fences, the names of the 49 victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history were read out loud in a private service.

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  • Written by By MIKE SCHNEIDER , Associated Press

Intimate, wrenching 'Evan Hansen' takes top honors at Tonys


NEW YORK (AP) — An intimate, heart-wrenching musical about loneliness, teen angst and suicide in the age of hyperconnectivity capped its unlikely journey to Broadway smash by winning top honors at the Tonys.

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  • Written by By JOCELYN NOVECK , AP National Writer