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Rock Hall induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next April

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland. Read more

Oops! Serena Williams made pregnancy public by accident

Serena Williams

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Serena Williams says she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public. Read more

Ella Fitzgerald mural comes to singer's Virginia hometown

A Virginia town plans to unveil a mobile mural of its native daughter, singer Ella Fitzgerald. Read more

Hospital drama returns to New Mexico for fourth season

NBC's hospital drama "The Night Shift" will be returning to New Mexico to film its fourth season. Read more

Syrian-born artist shares images of civil war

An exhibit in the heart of Terre Haute is the latest effort by a Syrian-born artist to bring the suffering of that nation's civil war into focus in the American Midwest. Read more

EXCHANGE: Bourbonnais comic book store finds new popularity

Exchange Comic Books

Mike Voss

Tucked between a dog trainer shop and a dog groomer shop sits Dragon's Refuge, one of the area's only comic book and table top game stores. Read more

Martin Short strips down at environmental comedy benefit

"STAND UP! for the Planet" Benefit

Photo by Richard Shotwell

Martin Short stripped down to a nude bodysuit to perform a musical number and became a human bagpipe in the hands of a large, kilt-wearing man — all for the sake of the environment. Read more

Saudi novelist wins prestigious prize for Arab fiction

Emirates International Prize for Arabic Fiction

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A Saudi novelist won what is considered to be the region's top literary award for Arab fiction for a book about the trials and tribulations of a man on a journey of self-revelation through Andalusia in the 12th century during a turbulent period of history. Read more

Nashville considers cheaper downtown parking for musicians

A Nashville music executive and metro councilman is proposing cheaper parking rates for musicians who play their music in Lower Broadway honky-tonk bars and elsewhere downtown. Read more

Angry debate in Egypt over reforms in Islam against radicals

Egypt Speaking For Islam

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It was a startling collision of religion and politics. Egypt's president proposed a new law that would prevent Muslim men from ending their marriages simply by saying "divorce" three times. The country's top institution of Islamic clerics, Al-Azhar, bluntly rejected the idea, saying Islam gives m... Read more

JFK diary written in post-WWII Europe sells for $718,000

JFKs Diary

Sarina Carlos

A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler and the weakness of the United Nations sold for more than $700,000 on Wednesday. Read more

Felix Hernandez has 'dead arm,' will be checked by doctors

Mariners star Felix Hernandez was set to return to Seattle to have a stiff right shoulder checked by team doctors after he lasted only two innings in his start at Detroit on Tuesday night. Read more

Sondheim an honoree, Trump a target at annual PEN gala

Stephen Sondheim, whose fellow honorees at Tuesday night's gala for PEN America included an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker and the organizers of the women's marches in January, was in a humble mood. Read more

Actor Nick Offerman to give Illinois' commencement address

Nick Offerman of the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation" will be the University of Illinois' commencement speaker. Read more

NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies

Cecilia Alvear Obit

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Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday. Read more

1960s pop artist Marisol's estate is donated to art gallery

The entire estate of 1960s pop artist Marisol has been donated to a New York museum. Read more

Madonna expresses her displeasure about planned biopic

People Madonna

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Madonna isn't happy with a new biopic planned on her pre-fame life. Read more

Right-wing radio host Alex Jones responds to Chobani lawsuit

Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he's not backing down in response to a defamation lawsuit filed by Greek yogurt giant Chobani. Read more

Penalties in golf start with the player, not the TV viewer

Rules Video Evidence Golf

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Television viewers who call in a rules violation have never cost anyone a golf tournament. Read more

Man charged in death of Florida State football star's father

Authorities say the man who fatally shot the father of former Florida State football star Travis Rudolph while working in a strip club storage room has been charged with manslaughter. Read more

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