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Kendrick Lamar performing. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

"With two of Harvey Weinstein's accusers watching from the audience, journalists whose work led to the Hollywood mogul's downfall and arrest received their Pulitzer Prize awards," AP's Deepti Hajela writes.

Why it matters: "The stories by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of The [N.Y. Times] and Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker [who together won the Public Service prize] were a catalyst for a reckoning on powerful men and the way some have been accused of misusing that power that has since spread as the #MeToo movement."

  • "Joining the luncheon at Columbia University ... were Rosanna Arquette and Annabella Sciorra. The actresses are among those who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct."

Citation ... 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music, to rapper-songwriter Kendrick Lamar for "DAMN.":

  • "Recording released on April 14, 2017, a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."

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Alphabet is shutting down Loon, one of its "moonshots," which aimed to deliver internet service via high-altitude balloons.

Why it matters: The effort was one of several approaches designed to get high-speed connectivity to some of the world's most remote spots and proved useful in the aftermath of disasters that shut down traditional infrastructure.

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President Biden swiftly recommitted the U.S. to the Paris climate pact and the World Health Organization, but America's broader foreign policy is in a state of flux between the Trump and Biden eras.

Driving the news: One of the most striking moves from the Biden administration thus far was a show of continuity — concurring with the Trump administration's last-minute determination that China had committed "genocide" against Uyghur Muslims.

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  4. World: Biden will order U.S. to rejoin World Health OrganizationBiden to bring U.S. into global COVAX initiative for equitable vaccine access.

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