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Veteran “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson will host next month’s Emmy Awards. Thompson calls it “ridiculously exciting” to be part of the ceremony honoring TV's best. Thompson has been with NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” since 2003, earning a trio of Emmy supporting acting nods. He won a trophy in 2018 as co-writer of the lyrics for “Come Back, Barack,” featured on “SNL.” Last year, Thompson earned a lead acting nomination for his sitcom “Kenan,” which NBC canceled in May after two seasons. The Emmy ceremony will air live on NBC on Sept. 12.  Top nominees include “Succession,” “Squid Game” and “Ted Lasso.”

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FILE - Actor-comedian Kenan Thompson appears at the American Museum of Natural History's 2019 Museum Gala on Nov. 21, 2019, in New York. Thompson will host the 74th Emmy® Awards scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley says he is leaving the Boston Red Sox broadcasts at the end of the season. It's his 50th in Major League Baseball. Eckersley was drafted by Cleveland as a California high schooler in 1972. He went on to pitch 24 seasons as both a 20-win starter and a 50-save reliever for Cleveland, Boston, the Cubs, Oakland and the Cardinals. He won the AL Cy Young and MVP awards in 1992 while playing for the Athletics. He joined NESN in 2003 and stood out for his outspoken and colorful analysis on the Red Sox broadcasts.

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FILE - Baseball Hall of Famer and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis Eckersley applauds during pregame ceremonies before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley said Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, that he will be leaving the Boston Red Sox broadcasts at the end of the season, his 50th in Major League Baseball.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

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This combination of images shows Alyssa Farah Griffin, left, and Ana Navarro, newly named co-hosts for "The View." (Jeff Lipsky/ABC via AP)

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FILE - In this combination of images shows Ken Jennings, left, as he appears at the 2020 ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 8, 2020, and actress Mayim Bialik as she appears at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Jan. 11, 2018. On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, it was announced that “Jeopardy!” closed and signed deals with Bialik and Jennings to be co-hosts of the popular game show moving forward. (AP Photos, File)

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Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot are saying unequivocally that Donald Trump is to blame for the violence and they’re saying lawmakers will recommend ways to prevent another Jan. 6. As the committee wrapped up its prime-time hearing Thursday, Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia said “President Trump did not then and does not now have the character or courage to say to the American people what his own people know to be true. He is responsible for the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6.” And fellow committee member Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman from Illinois, said Trump's conduct "is a stain on our history.”