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St. Paul artist plans half-mile community banquet

A St. Paul visual artist is planning a banquet for 2,000 to educate people and foster conversations about healthier food options in a neighborhood where choices are limited. Read more

3 new inductees to Scandinavian-American Hall

Scandinavian Hall

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Legendary Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen is among three people being inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame this year. Read more

Making a change: Drug court convention kicks off

Talk of growth and rehabilitation can be heard this week at the Natchez Convention Center. Read more

Bring on the screams: 5 MTV VMA boy band moments

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Get ready for another potential OMG boy band moment: 5 Seconds of Summer is about to make its debut on the MTV Video Music Awards. Read more

Vandal splashes red substance on NYC museum wall

A vandal has splashed a red substance on a wall inside New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art. Read more

'Walking Dead' star part of traffic safety push

Illinois officials will trot out a TV star to emphasize holiday traffic safety. Read more

Amy Winehouse to be commemorated with statue

Britain Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked. Read more

UNC's Southern Folklife Collection marks 25 years

Festivities to mark the 25th anniversary of the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC Chapel Hill will culminate with a concert by Merle Haggard and Tift Merritt. Read more

Column: Time for these child stars to get paid?

LLWS Las Vegas Philadelphia Baseball

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Like just about every other organized youth sports program, the Little League World Series is being played mostly for the benefit of grown-ups. Only it's way more organized than anything you're likely to find at the end of your block and the grown-ups who benefit the most aren't family and friend... Read more

168th New York State Fair opens

The New York State Fair has kicked off its 12-day run that features national touring acts and a new operator for the rides on the midway. Read more

Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story

Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment — including a recent Emmy nomination — and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others. Read more

Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

Delta Open Mic With Serena Williams

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Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open. Read more

Marijuana supplier named Pot Playboy gets 27 years

A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, prosecutors said. Read more

Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

Bieber-Bodyguard Sued

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A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year. Read more

EXCHANGE: Writers make mark at café meetings

Wander into the tea room of Decatur's Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Café on a Wednesday afternoon, and you're liable to meet some authors. Read more

Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

NASCAR Michigan Auto Racing

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Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. Read more

Titans take challenge for former LB Shaw with ALS

Shaw ALS Football

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Tim Shaw started noticing weakness in his muscles late in 2012 while playing linebacker as a special teams captain for the Tennessee Titans. Team doctors ran test after test on him in 2013 trying to find the sports injury behind his struggles. Read more

7 charged with trespassing at Ray Allen's home

Seven people were charged Wednesday with trespassing at former Miami Heat player Ray Allen's home while his wife and four young children were asleep upstairs. Read more

Teens charged with trespassing at Ray Allen's home

Seven teenagers accused of walking through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat player Ray Allen have been charged with trespassing. Read more

Father of Norway's mass murderer asks: What if?

The father of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who killed 77 people in 2011, has written a book that questions his behavior as a parent. Read more

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