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University of Michigan acquires Hayden's papers

Michigan Hayden Papers

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The University of Michigan has acquired the papers of Tom Hayden, an alumnus and founding member of Students for a Democratic Society, the school announced Tuesday. Read more

Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

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Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Read more

Celeb birthdays for the week of Sept. 7-13

Sept. 7: Jazz musician Sonny Rollins is 84. Singer Alfa Anderson (Chic) is 68. Actress Susan Blakely is 66. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 65. Rock singer Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) is 63. Actress Julie Kavner is 63. Rock musician Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 61. Actor Corbin Be... Read more

New Sioux Falls center attracts tourism dollars

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The $117 million Denny Sanford Premier Center is bringing top-notch entertainers to Sioux Falls — and it's also attracting tourism dollars. Read more

Children's poems by Nick Cannon due in March

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Nick Cannon has been keeping a notebook for much of his life, and next year we'll get to see some of the entries. Read more

Police: Iowa man threatened murder over music

An Iowa City man has been charged with assault after police say he threatened to kill his neighbor over music. Read more

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

Myanmar Runaway Beauty Queen

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A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief. Read more

Sometimes even Richard Sherman needs an escape

Sherman Escape Football

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The places and ways to escape were simpler not that long ago. Read more

Chris Brown back in DC court for plea hearing

Chris Brown Assault

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Singer Chris Brown has appeared in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case. Read more

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy Read more

9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

Joe Frazier Statue

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Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone. Read more

US OPEN SCENE: Azarenka's 'Happy Birthday' wish

US Open Tennis

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As a singer, Victoria Azarenka makes for a really good tennis player. Read more

Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000

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The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Read more

Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy

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Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child. Read more

Austin airport to feature new art project

A $1.66 million art project consisting of several hundred geometric sculptures along a walkway will open at the Austin airport in fall 2015. Read more

President of Staten Island Museum dies

The president and CEO of the Staten Island Museum for the past 12 years has died. Read more

Ga. film studio delivers high drama, few results

Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah. Read more

Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show. Read more

Upstate strip club owner charged with prostitution

Authorities say the owner of a strip club in Spartanburg County has been charged with prostitution after dancers offered to perform sex acts for money on undercover officers. Read more

VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

Italy Venice Film Festival Olive Kitteridge Red Carpet

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The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: Read more

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