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Japan-based advertising firm wins Olympic TV rights in Asia

The International Olympic Committee has awarded exclusive Olympic broadcast rights in 22 Asia-Pacific countries to Japan-based advertising agency Dentsu Inc. Read more

Humanities endowment gives $36M in grants for 212 projects

The National Endowment for the Humanities is giving more than $36 million in grants for projects, including funds to help publish 36 nonfiction books to support popular scholarly writing. Read more

'The Book of Mormon' gets rousing reception in Utah

Book of Mormon Utah

Joan Marcus

The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormon country, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater. Read more

Tokyo Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium change

Malaysia IOC Meetings

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Japanese organizers apologized to the IOC on Wednesday over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium and delivered assurances that the new venue will be ready in time for the 2020 Games. Read more

TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees

Colombia Telenovela Controversy

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For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation. Read more

Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'

Film-Virtual Reality-Henry

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Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. Read more

All over now? Bolts open possibly last camp in San Diego

Chargers Preview Football

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The San Diego Chargers resemble a circus as they prepare to open what could be their final training camp in San Diego. Read more

Jason Pierre-Paul injury hangs over Giants' training camp

Giants Preview Football

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If this was a normal training camp. Tom Coughlin's mission to get the New York Giants back to the playoffs after three sub-par seasons would be the focal point for everyone. Read more

NBC cancels Poehler comedy project 'Welcome to Sweden'

TV-Welcome to Sweden

Alexandra Aristarhova

U.S. viewers aren't going to see the love story on TV's "Welcome to Sweden" play out. Read more

Nielsen's top programs for July 20-26

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 20-26. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. Read more

'Celebrity Family Feud' a summertime hit

The survey says: ABC's version of "Celebrity Family Feud" ended its run on Sunday as an unexpected summertime hit. Read more

13-year-old theater impresario pulls off backyard production

Backyard Musical

Ted Kirk

Theater impresario Dylan Lawrence pulled off his first production at a new theater this weekend, directing, performing in and helping build sets for a 21-member cast production of "Shrek: The Musical." Dylan is also 13. Read more

Autopsy: Artist's 1959 death may have followed fall or push

A forensic pathologist says the mysterious 1959 death of a Connecticut artist was the result of hypothermia but he may have been assaulted or pushed to the ground. Read more

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth ready to be a normal couple

TV-Bachelorette

Rick Rowell

Now that they're finally engaged, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are ready to go on their first real-world date. Read more

Trump dominates nightly news on election, study shows

TV Trump News

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Since the beginning of June, Donald Trump has received more coverage on the broadcast network evening newscasts than all of the other candidates for president combined, with his estranged former partners at NBC giving him the most attention. Read more

Dr. Seuss book explores what came before 'One Fish Two Fish'

Books Dr Seuss

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Move over mockingbirds and watchmen. There's a new Yent in a tent in town. Read more

Matthew Broderick joins Broadway's 'Sylvia'

Theater-Matthew Broderick

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Two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick has joined the upcoming cast of A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia" on Broadway. Read more

Fugitive's role in horror film leads to his arrest

ODD--Fugitive-Turned-Actor Arrest

Tony Overman, The Olympian via AP

A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about a low-budget horror movie. Read more

Reports: Ukraine bans Depardieu for 5 years

Local news reports say Ukraine has banned actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years. Read more

Judge nixes suit by Zimmerman parents against Roseanne Barr

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman's parents against Roseanne Barr after the comedian and actress put their address on her Twitter feed. Read more

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