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The Latest: Zach LaVine takes flight, wins 2nd dunk contest

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The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local): Read more

Czech designer, architect Borek Sipek dies at age 66

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Borek Sipek, Czech architect and designer best known in his country for his work for late President Vaclav Havel has died. He was 66. Read more

Ai Weiwei art project in Berlin features refugee life vests

Germany Ai Weiwei Refugees Life Vests

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An art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Berlin showcases thousands of used life vests by refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos. Read more

Rock band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris carnage

Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater in Paris was stormed by Islamic extremist suicide bombers killing 89 people, says "my friends died very beautifully, they died very well, with great courage." Read more

Documentary "Fire at Sea" opens at Berlin Film Festival

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The director of "Fire at Sea" — a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers have been arriving from lawless Libya — says he wanted "to show the tragedy that's playing out in front of our eyes ... We're all responsible." Read more

'Project Runway' finalist LeBlanc to speak at NC museum

Fashion designer and "Project Runway" finalist Justin LeBlanc will discuss how his ties to North Carolina influence his work in a program at the North Carolina Museum of History. Read more

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: Read more

Mexico warden, 2 other prison officers charged over riot

Mexico Prison

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The warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 49 people, state prosecutors said Saturday. Read more

Evansville artisan builds high-end guitars in garage

Time spent in his garage carving and shaping wood reminds local guitar luthier Todd Hubbard of his father who died days before Christmas. Read more

The Coming Revitalization of Colfax Avenue in Aurora

Anyone who has spent any time in Colorado can crack a quick joke about the folks who "work" on Colfax — whether it's the lawmakers at the intersection with Broadway or the seedier denizens on the eastern and western stretches. Read more

Rihanna hits the runway _ this time, as designer

Fashion FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Fall 2016

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Rihanna is certainly used to stopping the show, whether as a performer or as a fashion figure whose daring choices can make headlines. Read more

Canada tops US in All-Star celebrity game, 74-63

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Drake outcoached Kevin Hart, and Win Butler was aptly named in the NBA All-Star celebrity game Friday night. Read more

The Latest: Pope briefly emerges to speak with well-wishers

Mexico Pope

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The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local): Read more

Alabama Shakes ready to rock at Grammy Awards

58th Annual Grammy Awards - Rehearsals

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Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes remembers being a nervous, fresh-faced, first-time nominee at the Grammys back in 2013. Read more

Mom of boy found dead in septic tank guilty of neglect

The mother of a Virginia boy found dead in a septic tank has been convicted of neglect and abuse. Read more

Beckley students perform in 'High School Musical'

Bright and early on the morning of Feb. 4 inside Stephen Wilson's classroom at Woodrow Wilson High School, more than a dozen students of all grade levels and all social cliques stood on a wooden platform dancing and singing, "We're All in This Together." Read more

Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

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Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom. Read more

Eric Foner wins $50,000 American History Book Prize

The latest honor for Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner is a $50,000 award from the New-York Historical Society. Read more

Cain finally healthy and ready to rejoin Giants' rotation

If the San Francisco Giants had any lingering concerns about Matt Cain's health, the veteran pitcher helped ease their minds with one impressive swing — on the golf course. Read more

Shaq, Iverson finalists, Yao could join them in Hall of Fame

Hall Of Fame Basketball

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Shaquille O'Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Read more

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