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Emmy nominations: Black actors matter; ‘Games of Thrones’ leads with 23 nods

Black performers matter. Nineteen African-American actors received Emmy nominations Thursday morning, a record-breaking tally thanks in large part to the huge response to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and the better-than-expected showing of “Black-ish,” which in addition to being nominated as best comedy series also scored nods for stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
 

Blueberry producers buoyed by bumper crop

Washington’s blueberry producers are expecting to send 115 million pounds of fresh blueberries to market this season. The large harvest is expected to meet ballooning market demand that has been driven by increasing consumer awareness of the many health benefits associated with consuming blueberries.