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Denver woman died during shooting at Mexico music festival

A Denver woman is among five people who died during a shooting at a Caribbean resort town, her brother said Tuesday. Read more

Police: Man posed as Bieber online to extort nude photos

Bieber Impostor

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP

A Massachusetts man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a 9-year-old California girl while posing online as Justin Bieber, authorities said Tuesday. Read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda to play 'Hamilton' for Oscar Lopez Rivera

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says he will play Alexander Hamilton at a Chicago performance in honor of the commutation of Oscar Lopez Rivera's sentence by President Obama. Read more

The Latest: Florida Rep. Rutherford still in hospital

Trump Budget Chief Taxes

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The Latest on Congress (all times EST): Read more

Martin Luther King to be honored at Empire State Plaza

The state's official Martin Luther King Day observance is being held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center adjacent to the Capitol. Read more

Springsteen cover band changes tune, won't play at gala

A Bruce Springsteen cover band has changed its tune about performing at a Washington gala the day before Republican Donald Trump's inauguration. Read more

Piano Guys say inaugural performance isn't Trump endorsement

The Piano Guys are saying their decision to perform at an event marking the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump is not a political endorsement. Read more

Actress: 'Macho' persecution followed 'El Chapo' meeting

AP Interview Kate del Castillo

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Mexican actress Kate del Castillo said Monday that her involvement in actor Sean Penn's interview with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has cost her acting jobs and a "macho" Mexican government is persecuting her only because she's a woman. Read more

Free speech clash: Justices considering offensive trademarks

Supreme Court Offensive Trademarks

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The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. Read more

Louisville activists use rap to spread message of justice

Rap music pumped through speakers in a dimly lit ballroom as performers paced in front of a crowd, microphones in hand. Audience members, the majority under age 25, held up their phones to record the rappers. The scene might have been typical of a basement concert or youth group dance, but the pu... Read more

NYPD arrests 2nd man in connection to fatal concert shooting

Police have arrested a second man in connection with a fatal shooting at a popular Manhattan concert venue. Read more

Library brings Beatlemania to Hattiesburg

The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County is rocking in the new year with a set list of events featuring The Beatles. Read more

Ivanka Trump lays groundwork for policy role in Washington

Trump Ivanka

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She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn't mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics. Read more

Bieito's manager: Met decision 'cruel and disappointing'

The manager for Spanish director Calixto Bieito says the Metropolitan Opera's decision to cancel his production of Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" is "cruel and disappointing." Read more

The Latest: Springsteen cover band will skip inaugural event

The Latest on a Bruce Springsteen tribute band that had been scheduled to perform at a gala ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration (all times local): Read more

Sioux Falls resident brings creativity to city

He wanted a light above his daughter's desk. Read more

Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers

APTOPIX Mexico Shooting

Por Esto de Quintana Roo, via AP

Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort. Read more

Singer Nina Simone's birthplace in Tryon for sale for $95K

The small wooden cottage that was the birthplace of singer, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone is for sale in Tryon, North Carolina. Read more

Massachusetts honors Livingston Taylor with special day

Massachusetts has dubbed this Wednesday "Livingston Taylor Day" in honor of the singer-songwriter. Read more

Repaired and ready: Venue where a young Dylan played reopens

Dylan Coffeehouse Renovations

Joseph Deuel via AP, File

Bob Dylan would surely still recognize the low-ceilinged room in Caffe Lena where he played a couple of gigs almost 60 years ago. Read more

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