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AP PHOTOS: A look at Greece's Macedonian legacy

Greece Macedonian Legacy Photo Gallery

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They were the ancient world's ultimate social climbers. Read more

Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record

A Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon has sold for $32.6 million. It's an auction record for any blue diamond. Read more

Alison Krauss to perform at Emmylou Harris tribute

Music-Emmylou Harris

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Alison Krauss is set to pay tribute to Emmylou Harris at a concert in January. Read more

Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

Amusement Parks Crossroads

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Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. Read more

Spanish singer goes to jail for money laundering

Spain Singer’s Jailing

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Popular Spanish folk singer Isabel Pantoja has begun serving a two-year sentence for money laundering after her court appeals were rejected. Read more

Film about Cherokee language opens at museum

A film about the effort to save the Cherokee language is making its premiere at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Read more

Islamic art on display at Art Institute of Chicago

Art from across the Islamic world is on display in newly transformed galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Read more

Hitler's art: Painting by future Fuehrer for sale

Germany Hitler Painting

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A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler. Read more

Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV

Digital Life-Gift Guide-Streaming TV Players

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Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. Read more

Hauser writes book about boxing in 2013

The University of Arkansas Press has published the latest book from sports writer Thomas Hauser featuring stories that capture boxing in 2013. Read more

New Egypt comic artists push limits of expression

Mideast Egypt Comics

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A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak. Read more

Afghanistan's first fun park brings joy amid war

Afghanistan Amusement Park

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Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire security fence outside Afghanistan's first amusement park as children in bright clothes clutch their parents' hands and hop from foot to foot in anticipation of the pleasures waiting behind the high concrete blast walls. Read more

Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery

Obit Mike Nichols

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The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from his actors. Read more

Narco culture surrounded slain Miss Honduras

Honduras Beauty Queen

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Maria Jose Alvarado expected some difficult questions about her country at the Miss World pageant in London, so the 19-year-old beauty queen enlisted a teacher to help her prepare. Read more

Met Opera ends season with $22 million deficit

New York City's Metropolitan Opera says it has ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $22 million shortfall in its budget. Read more

Cosby takes show to Bahamas amid trouble at home

APTOPIX Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby took his comedy show on the road Thursday in the Bahamas as controversy surrounds him at home. Read more

Review: 'A Delicate Balance' still a bracing brew

Theater Review A Delicate Balance

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Whoever has to restock and refill the onstage bar at the new Broadway revival of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" has their work cut out for them. Read more

Kelsey Grammer's daughter is Miss Golden Globe

Miss Golden Globe 2015 Revealed In Celebration of the 2015 Award Season - Arrivals

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Kelsey Grammer's daughter Greer is the new Miss Golden Globe. Read more

Cosby removed as advisor at High Point University

High Point University has removed Bill Cosby's name from its board of advisors amid of allegations of sexual assault made against him by four women. Read more

Judge: Monroe letter belongs to auction buyer

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that a letter by Marilyn Monroe in which she described the difficulties of performing belongs to a buyer who purchased it at auction for $130,000. Read more

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