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Gymnast Olga Korbut's gold medal from 1972 Games nets $66K

How much is a 1972 gold medal won by Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut worth? According to a recent auction, $66,000. Read more

Texas seeks to ban insurance policies from covering abortion

An effort to prohibit coverage of abortion by many health insurance plans in Texas is back, despite stalling in previous years. Read more

From prison to the Oscars: The story of 'Gary from Chicago'

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"Gary from Chicago," the everyman catapulted to fame when he walked into the Oscars and onto the world's biggest stage, had just been released from prison days earlier. Read more

Beatty urges academy president to clarify Oscar fiasco

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Warren Beatty says Academy of Motion Pictures President Cheryl Boone Isaacs should "publicly clarify" what happened during Sunday night's best picture presentation "as soon as possible." Read more

From prison to the Oscars: The story of 'Gary from Chicago'

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Photo by Chris Pizzello

"Gary from Chicago," the everyman catapulted to fame when he walked into the Oscars and onto the world's biggest stage, had just been released from prison days earlier. Read more

Guilty plea in NY college basketball transcript scandal

A former New York community college basketball coach accused of scheming to get star players into NCAA Division I schools with forged transcripts has pleaded guilty. Read more

AP's global coverage of Ali's death wins story of the year

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AP sports columnist Tim Dahlberg and a global team of reporters won story of the year honors for coverage of Muhammad Ali's death and funeral in the annual contest for AP staffers judged by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Read more

Bush promotes new book, reflects on painting and the press

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Former President George W. Bush says he didn't intend to criticize President Donald Trump when he said recently that a free press is essential to democracy Read more

Netflix CEO: co-workers were affected by Trump travel ban

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Netflix employees were personally affected by U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt to ban people entering from seven Muslim countries, the company's CEO said Tuesday. Read more

FX to follow 'Bette and Joan' with 'Feud: Charles and Diana'

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Producer Ryan Murphy's first edition of "Feud," which tells the story of film legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, won't premiere until this weekend. Read more

Nelly scolds Mike Piazza for dissing St. Louis restaurants

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Nelly has promised to bring baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza back to eat in the rapper's hometown of St. Louis after Piazza spoke ill of the city's restaurant scene. Read more

Comedy Central to laugh it up with a 3-day festival in June

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No joke! Comedy Central is leaping off the screen this summer with a comedy cavalcade in the heart of San Francisco. Read more

Police: Colts' David Parry arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona

Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry has been arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, on suspicion of assaulting the driver of a motorized cart and then stealing and crashing the vehicle. Read more

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in short Showtime series

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Benedict Cumberbatch will play an aristocratic playboy, the title character in a five-part Showtime series "Melrose" that begins production this summer. Read more

'Gossip Girl' star Penn Badgley gets married in New York

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Former "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley has married Domino Kirke, the sister of "Girls" star Jemima Kirke. Read more

2 men arrested in fatal shooting of DC rapper Swipey

Two District of Columbia men have been arrested in connection with the slaying of the up-and-coming rapper known as Swipey. Read more

The full statements from PwC and the academy on Oscars flub

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The full text of Monday's statement from accounting firm PwC on the best picture debacle of Sunday's Oscars: Read more

Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

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When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides' cell phones to check for communication with reporters. The crackdown quickly leaked. Read more

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 5-11

March 5: Actor James B. Sikking ("Hill Street Blues," "Doogie Howser, M.D.") is 83. Actor Dean Stockwell ("JAG," "Quantum Leap") is 81. Football player-turned-actor Fred Williamson is 79. Actress Samantha Eggar ("The Molly Maguires," "Dr. Doolittle") is 78. Actor Michael Warren ("Soul Food," "Hil... Read more

Authorities: Bamberg teller admits to stealing almost $300K

Federal authorities say a teller has admitted to stealing almost $300,000 from the Bamberg bank where she worked. Read more

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