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WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Obit Roddy Piper

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"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. Read more

Longtime NPR literary critic Alan Cheuse dies at 75

Alan Cheuse, a longtime literary critic whose reviews and commentary were featured on National Public Radio for more than 25 years, has died at age 75. Read more

Judge orders Goodell, Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19

Patriots Camp Football

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The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. Read more

Chizik returns to coaching to fix Tar Heels' woeful defense

North Carolina Chizik Return Football

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Gene Chizik built one of the nation's top defenses as an Auburn assistant, worked as defensive coordinator during Texas' national-championship run then returned to the Tigers to win another title as head coach. Read more

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Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday — physically 'fit to serve as president' Read more

Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts

George Washington University is honoring singer Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president's medal for their commitment to the arts. Read more

Nashville studio once set to be razed named historic place

A storied recording studio on Nashville's Music Row that was once slated to be demolished to make way for a luxury condo development has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Read more

Actress Valerie Harper out of hospital, resting with family

Harper Hospitalized

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Officials at a Maine playhouse say Valerie Harper is resting with her family after falling ill before a performance. Read more

Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts

George Washington University is honoring Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president's medal for their commitment to the arts. Read more

3-day Newport Jazz Festival kicks off; Miles Davis honored

Rhode Island's Newport Jazz Festival has kicked off its three-day celebration of all things jazz, including a tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis. Read more

Antonio Banderas to star in Starz series 'Cuban Quartet'

TV Critics-Antonio Banderas

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Starz is developing "Cuban Quartet," a series starring Antonio Banderas. Read more

Titans receiver Hunter leaving legal questions to attorney

Titans Camp Football

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Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter says he's focusing only on football during training camp, referring questions about his arrest for a fight to his attorney. Read more

Maisie Williams has 'significant role' on 'Doctor Who'

TV Critics Maisie Williams

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When viewers see Maisie Williams on the new season of "Doctor Who," she'll be a brand-new character, not someone from the Doctor's past. Read more

Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

Obit-Lynn Anderson

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Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. Read more

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: Read more

Orem family shares Native American cultures in Utah Valley

If you've witnessed the elaborate feathered costumes and traditional jingle dresses in local Native American cultural presentations, you've likely seen a performance by Gary Fields and his family. Read more

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 30, 2015: Read more

Fancy Farm looks to sports talk radio host as its 2015 emcee

Fancy Farm Matt Jones

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If the goal of last year's Fancy Farm picnic was to tone down the crowd, this year's version promises to turn up the volume. Read more

Live TED talks this fall in New York to be broadcast on PBS

Books-Sebastian Junger

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PBS and the nonprofit group TED are teaming up to offer a six-night live event in New York this November with speakers including actor Adam Driver, musician Rufus Wainwright and author Sebastian Junger. Read more

Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts

George Washington University is honoring Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president's medal for their commitment to the arts. Read more

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