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Seaside Heights to host music festival

One of the Jersey shore towns hit hard by Superstorm Sandy is hosting a music festival. Read more

Paula Deen reaches book distribution deal with Hachette

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Paula Deen has found a new publishing home. Read more

Brokaw memoir about his battle with cancer coming in May

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Tom Brokaw is sharing the news about his battle with cancer. Read more

Ravens cornerback Victor Hampton arrested, cut by team

The Baltimore Ravens waived cornerback Victor Hampton after his weekend arrest in Charlotte on a charge of driving while impaired and speeding. Read more

Veronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017

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Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown. Read more

Oscar-winning director: Poles should see 'Ida" not debate it

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The director of "Ida," the Polish movie that won this year's Oscar for best foreign film, said Monday that Poles should see it before calling it anti-Polish. Read more

Thousands mourn Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal

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Political leaders and fellow writers are among thousands who gathered for the funeral of Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists. Read more

Pollution documentary attracts huge interest in China

China Pollution Documentary

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A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution. Read more

Court hearing set in crash that killed Savannah jazz bassist

A Texas man charged in a car crash that killed Savannah jazz musician Ben Tucker nearly two years ago is scheduled to appear in court. Read more

UT to give honorary degrees to Edelman, Dickey

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville will award honorary degrees to social activist Marian Wright Edelman and actress Dale Dickey. Read more

Vanna White back in SC to present check to hospital

Vanna White from "The Wheel of Fortune" game show is back in her native South Carolina to present a check to the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital. Read more

Valley City hosting North Dakota Winter Show this week

The annual North Dakota Winter Show begins its six-day run in Valley City on Tuesday. Read more

Winona artist to try sleeping on bed of nails for 24 hours

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This March, Winona artist Billy X. Curmano will take a nap. Read more

New round of snow could push Boston to season record

Winter Weather Pennsylvania

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After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England entered March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record. Read more

Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

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Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend's shooting in Florida, saying it directly contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not shoo... Read more

Former Washington basketball star Christian Welp dies at 51

Christian Welp, the 7-foot German center who holds the University of Washington's career scoring record and played three seasons in the NBA, has died. He was 51. Read more

Theater Review: 'Abundance' is a tragicomic look at Old West

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In sagas about the American Wild West, pioneers were brave and true-hearted cowboys and homesteaders tamed the savage land while their womenfolk happily tended hearth and family. Read more

Houma artist helps make Mardi Gras, commuting to New Orleans

Carnival parades will roll for two weeks starting Feb. 6, but the season is constantly on the mind of one Houma artist. Read more

Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan

Italy Fashion Missoni

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Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection dedicated to moms. Read more

Broadcasters propose FIFA election debate to Blatter, rivals

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Sepp Blatter and his three FIFA presidential election rivals have been invited to participate in a television debate by the BBC and Sky. Read more

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