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Fallen Stars of 2016

The past year has seen the deaths of icons, innovators, and influencers in every area of our culture. From the worlds of politics to music to sports, The Pace Press shares the losses that affected them the most.  Alan Rickman (1946-2016) Alan Rickman, age 69, died Jan. 14 due

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Rockettes fight Trump inauguration performace

Every four years, at the presidential inauguration, there are several performances from well-known musicians, singers, and dancers. Generally, people are more than willing to perform at the same event where the president gets sworn in, but this year seems to be different. Many artists have publicly

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John Kerry responds to UN resolution on Israeli settlements

In a speech given this morning, Secretary of State John Kerry rebuked the accusation that the United States crafted the United Nations Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements. The controversial resolution is one of the toughest passed during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, demanding that Israel “immediately

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NYC’s Most Glamorous Holiday Tradition

Few places rival New York City around the holiday season. The city is known for classic festivities like the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman department store. Following tradition, Manhattanites walk down 5th Avenue to see

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“Star Wars” star Carrie Fisher passes away at 60

Legendary “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher passed away Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack at age 60. Spokesman for the family, Simon Halls, released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms

Dylann Roof appears via video before a judge in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, June 19, 2015. The 21-year-old accused of killing nine people inside a black church in Charleston made his first court appearance, with the relatives of all the victims making tearful statements. (Centralized Bond Hearing Court, of Charleston, S.C. via AP)

Jury rules Dylann Roof guilty

On June 17, 2016, a radicalized white supremacist walked into the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and took the lives of nine people with the intentions of igniting a race war.  On Dec. 15, 2016, after only two hours of