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'Orange is the New Black' actress denies quitting show

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"Orange Is The New Black" star Taryn Manning and Netflix are shooting down a report that the actress quit the show. Read more

Sundance directors, actors find reteaming a winning formula

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Whether muse or friend or both, actors and directors choosing to work together again is a tale as old as cinema. Read more

The Latest: Woman charged in infant kidnapping denied bail

The Latest on the 18-year-old woman who was abducted as a newborn and raised as her captor's daughter (all times local): Read more

Octavia Spencer is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

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Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar and several other awards for best supporting actress in "The Help," was named Woman of the Year on Wednesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Read more

Fox hires British broadcast Kate Abdo as a soccer host

After working for Fox Sports during the 2015 Women's World Cup, British broadcaster Kate Abdo is joining the network full-time as a soccer host. Read more

Florida city settles with 2 men injured in Zombicon shooting

The city of Fort Myers, Florida, has settled lawsuits with two people who were wounded during a shooting at a Zombicon festival. Read more

A look at events and attractions surrounding Super Bowl LI

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Houston is the nation's fourth largest city, a sprawling metropolis larger than some small states. But the good news for those visiting for Super Bowl LI is that most of the events surrounding the game will be concentrated downtown, making it easy to visit a number of attractions. Read more

Tower of Power band members recovering after train accident

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Authorities say two musicians with the band Tower of Power remain hospitalized after being hit last week by an Amtrak train in Oakland. Read more

Steelers WR Antonio Brown apologizes for livestreaming video

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Antonio Brown insists he didn't mean to disrespect his coach or create a distraction when the All-Pro wide receiver livestreamed the raucous aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week. Read more

How Ray Kroc movie 'The Founder' replicated suburban sites

In John Lee Hancock's bio-drama "The Founder," Northwest suburban businessman Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton, beholds an empty tract of land on Lee Street in Des Plaines that will become the site for the first franchised McDonald's restaurant. Read more

Kevin O'Leary to run for Conservative leadership in Canada

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Canada is getting its own reality show politician. Read more

Temple to rename communication school in honor of Lew Klein

Temple University has announced it will rename its School of Media and Communication to honor Philadelphia broadcast pioneer Lew Klein. Read more

John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Metallica set to play Grammys

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John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Metallica are set to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next month. Read more

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

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Miss USA hopes Trump can unify Americans after divisive vote

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The U.S. candidate in the Miss Universe pageant said Wednesday she did not vote for Donald Trump but she hopes the president-elect can unify Americans at a "nerve-wracking" point in U.S. history. Read more

Jerry Seinfeld series, specials coming to Netflix under deal

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Jerry Seinfeld and Netflix have announced a deal that will bring the star's interview show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" to the streaming service later this year. Read more

Teen abducted as newborn still loves only mom she's known

An 18-year-old woman abducted as a newborn from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, says she still loves the only mother she has known. Read more

Final Ringling Bros. show at Nassau Coliseum sells out

Officials with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey say the iconic traveling circus' final show at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island is sold out. Read more

Colson Whitehead is a finalist for $75,000 PEN America award

Colson Whitehead, winner of the National Book Award for his novel "The Underground Railroad," is a finalist for a new $75,000 prize given by the literary and human rights organization PEN America. Read more

Ex-UMass worker found liable for harassing co-worker

A former maintenance supervisor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been found liable for sexually harassing a female subordinate. Read more

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