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Win or not, Tony-nominee Brian d'Arcy James feels victorious

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Brian d'Arcy James throws some serious shade at William Shakespeare in the Tony-nominated musical "Something Rotten." And it has paid off, nicely. Read more

Lawyer: Tracy Morgan happy Wal-Mart crash lawsuit behind him

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Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was very emotional after settling his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Read more

Businessman donates $20K to replace 'Scary Lucy' statue

A Massachusetts businessman has donated $20,000 to replace an infamous statue of comedian Lucille Ball that's located in her western New York hometown. Read more

'Serial' plans for 2 more seasons, beginning this fall

"Serial" junkies, get out your sleuthing kits again. The wildly popular podcast is coming back with two new series. Read more

Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign

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When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved. Read more

Dalai Lama urges Aung San Suu Kyi to help Rohingya Muslims

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The Dalai Lama has urged Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's pro-democracy icon and a fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, to speak out to protect her country's persecuted Rohingya Muslims amid a human trafficking crisis, a newspaper reported Thursday. Read more

Missouri school moves contentious statue of Native Americans

A controversial statue has been relocated by Saint Louis University after complaints from faculty and students that it symbolizes white supremacy. Read more

Lutheran pastor also a Scotch whisky reviewer

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Gillis Benedict

A Livingston County reverend wrote a book, and its subject matter might surprise you. "The Angels' Portion: A Clergyman's Whisky Narrative" is a collection of Scotch whisky reviews that reads more like a collection of creative short stories. Read more

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UAW rival at VW represented by 'union avoidance' expert Read more

China detains artist who posted humorous photo of president

Authorities have detained an obscure Chinese artist after he posted a humorous portrait of President Xi Jinping online, his wife said Thursday. Read more

Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations

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In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats — crammed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and imp... Read more

Judge closes book on last Lindsay Lohan criminal case in LA

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For the first time in nearly eight years, Lindsay Lohan is not on probation. Read more

Medical examiner says food critic drowned during seizure

The Cook County medical examiner's office says food critic Josh Ozersky, who was found dead in a Chicago hotel room earlier this month, drowned in a shower while suffering a seizure. Read more

Louis Vuitton returns to America's Cup in expanded role

Louis Vuitton is returning to the America's Cup, this time as presenting sponsor of the match as well as title sponsor of the America's Cup World Series and the challenger eliminations. Read more

NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

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NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. Read more

Kanye West to perform at Birthday Bash 20 concert in Atlanta

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Kanye West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows. Read more

Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissed

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A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled. Read more

TNT has 7 percent rise in viewers from '14 conference finals

Cleveland's four-game sweep of Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals averaged 6.8 million viewers on TNT, a 7 percent increase from last season's coverage. Read more

US, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship

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Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problems of censorship and intimidation. Read more

New official James Bond novel to be called 'Trigger Mortis'

James Bond will be reunited with Pussy Galore in a new novel to be published this year. Read more

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