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Gail Cogdill of Detroit Lions, NFL's top rookie in '60, dies

Gail Cogdill, a star receiver for the Detroit Lions and the NFL rookie of the year in 1960, has died. He was 79. Read more

The Frick names architects for NY museum expansion plan

The Frick Collection has selected an architectural firm to design a plan that creates more space for the New York City museum within its footprint. Read more

Obama nixes twerking at final White House musical event


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President Barack Obama said he's sad that one of his and the first lady's favorite traditions, musical night at the White House, ended Friday. Read more

Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

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The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and les... Read more

Drew Sharp, longtime Detroit sports columnist, dies at 56

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The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56. Read more

NFL puts Giants' Brown on 'exempt' list pending abuse probe

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The NFL placed Josh Brown on paid leave Friday hours after coach Ben McAdoo struggled to answer questions about how the New York Giants might discipline the kicker for abusing his wife. Read more

Giant pages from ancient Quran on display in Washington, DC

Enormous Quran

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Books come in all sizes, but one 15th century Quran was so enormous, it's said that a wheelbarrow was needed to carry it. Read more

Met Gala, exhibit to honor designer Rei Kawakubo

The annual Met Gala, one of the most anticipated events in the fashion world, will honor designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons. Read more

Cuban zoologist, education head to get honorary NY degrees

A Cuban zoologist and the U.S. secretary of education are being recognized with honorary Ph.D.s from New York City's American Museum of Natural History. Read more

UK-born fashion designer Richard Nicoll dies at 39

Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has died of a suspected heart attack, his family said. He was 39. Read more

Warner Bros. promises previously unreleased Prince music

Warner Bros. Records is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince that include previously unreleased material. Read more

Money rolls in to rescue Smithsonian's ruby red slippers

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People are pledging lots of green to restore a pair of famous red slippers. Read more

TV legend Carol Burnett signed to ABC sitcom project

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Carol Burnett fans: You'd be glad to have some more time together with this comedy legend, and she's likely headed back to series TV in a project Amy Poehler will executive produce. Read more

Kevin James couldn't wait: Long Island is his sitcom home

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With "Kevin Can Wait," Kevin James has come home. Read more

Documentarian Ken Burns working on film about Mayo Clinic

Emmy Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns is working on a film about the Mayo Clinic. Read more

Tom Hanks sees US election warning in thriller 'Inferno'

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Embedded within the manic action of "Inferno," the latest big-screen adaptation of a Dan Brown thriller, is a warning about the dangers of seeking simple solutions to complex problems. Star Tom Hanks says it's a theme with echoes in the current U.S. presidential race. Read more

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Read more

Child porn accuser drops lawsuit against ex-Subway pitchman

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The family of one of Jared Fogle's victims in the child pornography case that led to the former Subway pitchman's imprisonment is dropping their lawsuit against him. Read more

Foundation to build special home for injured officer

A nonprofit organization founded by actor Gary Sinise plans to build a specially adapted "smart home" for a suburban St. Louis police officer who was paralyzed after being shot during a traffic stop. Read more

British reporter 'Fake Sheikh' jailed for 15 months

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A judge sentenced a British journalist who often posed as a Middle Eastern tycoon in sting operations to 15 months in prison on Friday, after the tabloid reporter was convicted of perverting the course of justice in an effort to get scoops. Read more

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