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'Heroes' welcome for Sweden's Eurovision winner

Hundreds of elated fans welcomed Eurovision Song Contest winner Mans Zelmerlow upon his return Sunday to Sweden, a mini-superpower in the world of pop music and six-time champion of the glitzy song fest. Read more

Redford to college graduates: World needs you; be fearless

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford is encouraging college graduates to be fearless in a world of challenges and to become collaborators with others and the environment to overcome life's daunting difficulties. Read more

Music museum to offer free admission to military personnel

The National Music Museum in Vermillion is offering free admission this summer to active duty military personnel and their families. Read more

Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia

Indonesia Boat People Kids At Sea

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It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ach... Read more

60th birthday for Cannes' Palme d'Or top film trophy

France Cannes Palme Award

Photo by Vianney Le Caer

As the Palme d'Or sits in its cushioned box awaiting Sunday's Cannes winner, the film festival's top prize might be taking stock of its own lifetime of achievements — on this, its 60th birthday. Read more

Susan Sarandon urges tourists to visit earthquake-hit Nepal

Nepal Earthquakes Susan Sarandon

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Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to come to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the last month killed thousands of people and raised concerns that the nation's vital tourism industry could be seriously hurt. Read more

The Latest: Carl Edwards wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

NASCAR Charlotte Auto Racing

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The Associated Press covers the biggest day in motorsports, from Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix to the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. The latest from the tracks: Read more

Cannes celebrities protected by seagull-deterrent falcons

As Mary J. Blige walked outside with her entourage and Mads Mikklesen sipped his chilled glass of wine, the VIP guests of Cannes' Grand Hyatt Martinez appeared blissfully unaware of the dangers circling above their heads. Read more

American Idol winner to sing National Anthem at concert

"American Idol's" newly crowned winner will sing the National Anthem at the National Memorial Day concert. Read more

Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale

APTOPIX France Cannes Awards Show

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The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or. Read more

Concert planned to help victims of Ohio botulism outbreak

Community members plan to hold a concert to raise money for those sickened in a botulism outbreak at an Ohio church potluck. Read more

At Cannes, Michel Franco's 'Chronic' looks death in the face

France Cannes Chronic Photo Call

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Death is something we'd all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy. Read more

Haitian Caribbean Book Fair showcases culture in Miami

Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat says a book fair in Miami's Little Haiti helps the community hold onto its culture as the neighborhood becomes gentrified. Read more

Suburban Dallas students learn filmmaking by making them

Exchange-Student Filmmakers

Nathan Hunsinger

Growing up, Justin Baylor's claim to fame was a segment on the 1990s game show "Masters of the Maze." Read more

EXCHANGE: Radio show teaches English to Spanish speakers

Exchange Radio Lessons

David Zalaznik

The language lesson starts in a boxy radio studio padded with black cone-shaped foam, where it's uncomfortably hot, small and dark. Read more

Artist captures Bakken's life, landscape in 25 paintings

Bakken Paintings

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More than two dozen paintings that depict life and landscape during different seasons in the heart of North Dakota's oil boom, including workers operating machinery, a train loaded with shale crude and pickup trucks lined up outside a church, will be showcased for the first time next month. Read more

New improv group aims to put smiles on people's faces

Exchange Student Improv

Kristine Jacobson

On a typical day after the bell rings, the halls of Holdrege High School are quiet. Read more

The Latest on flooding: Music festival evacuated in Oklahoma

Texas Flooding

Michael Schumacher

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Rockies snap Giants' 8-game winning streak with 5-3 victory

Giants Rockies Baseball

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It wasn't a dominant pitcher or a burly slugger who put an end to San Francisco's eight-game winning streak, but a 5-foot-10 backup shortstop with what Colorado manager Walt Weiss describes as "sneaky power." Read more

Longtime Oscars director Marty Pasetta dies in car accident

Marty Pasetta, a television veteran who directed Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and 80s, has died. Read more

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