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Hugh Grant stays cool under pressure


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:16:11 -0400

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Actor Hugh Grant has starred in countless films. In his latest, he plays a suave character alongside Meryl Streep in "Florence Foster Jenkins." So it was a big surprise when he told our Tracy Smith he was a nervous wreck before stepping in front of the camera.

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Broadway maestro Andrew Lloyd Webber returns


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:12:11 -0400

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Over more than four decades Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber has penned some of the most memorable music ever to be performed on the Great White Way. He's showcased on the Broadway stage once again in the hit musical, "School of Rock." With a revival of his mega-hit "Cats" and the "Phantom of the Opera" still going strong, Webber now has three of his works on stage in New York City. He talks to our Mo Rocca. (Originally aired December 13, 2015.)

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Photographer Edward Mapplethorpe reclaims his famous name


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:11:12 -0400

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In the 1980s, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe became a prominent figure in New York City's sub-culture of artists and performers. His younger sibling, Edward, a budding photographer himself, grew up idolizing his mysterious and exciting older brother. But the two parted ways in a nasty split, which sent Edward into a downward spiral motored by drug addiction. He rebounded, and is now creating his own artistic legacy. Serena Altschul reports.

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A tale of two statues honoring Lucille Ball


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:04:11 -0400

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A statue of Lucille Ball in her hometown of Celoron, New York, caused many to gasp when it was unveiled in 2009. Locals dubbed the bronze sculpture "Scary Lucy." A new statue was unveiled on what would have been Ball's 105th birthday, as seen on Buffalo.com. Vinita Nair has more.

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Dozens injured at Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa concert


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:01:11 -0400

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In New Jersey, dozens of people were hurt when a railing collapsed during a concert by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. Forty-two people were injured during the accident, but everyone has been released from the hospital. DeMarco Morgan has more on the show-stopping incident.

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Aaron Neville's grand music career and 75th birthday celebration


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:50:11 -0400

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Aaron Neville has been crooning for 50 years. The New Orleans native turned 75 in January, but just got around to celebrating his birthday Thursday in New York. Anthony Mason spoke with Neville about his music career.

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New Lucille Ball statue created after "Scary Lucy" outcry


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:42:12 -0400

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A statue of Lucille Ball in her hometown of Celeron, New York caused many to gasp when it was first unveiled in 2009. After an online outcry, Celereon's mayor launched a nationwide search to build a new likeness of Lucy. The new statue by artist Carolyn Palmer will be revealed Saturday afternoon on what would have been Lucille Ball's 105th birthday. Vinita Nair reports.

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European travel guide Rick Steves, stuck at home


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:36:00 -0400

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After four decades of introducing many to the pleasures of international travel via TV and guidebooks, the man who has canvassed Europe's best- and least-known tourist sites has learned the simple pleasures gained in an unfamiliar destination: his own kitchen.

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Singer Leona Lewis on joining Broadway's "Cats"


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:15:19 -0400

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Leona Lewis's career started in 2006 when she took the crown on the third season of the U.K.'s "The X Factor." Her worldwide best-selling hit, "Bleeding Love," earned her two Grammy nominations. She became the first British female solo artist to top the U.S. Billboard 200 chart in more than 20 years with her debut album, "Spirit." Now, she is stepping onto a Broadway stage for the first time in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-winning classic, "Cats." Lewis joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her latest feline role.

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Anton Yelchin's parents sue Fiat Chrysler over son's death


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:09:10 -0400

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The parents of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin are breaking their silence about his sudden death. They held an emotional news conference Tuesday and announced a "wrongful death" lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, the parent company of Jeep. Yelchin was killed after his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward and pinned him in his driveway. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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Harry Potter fans celebrate new book based on play


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 08:20:11 -0400

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The book "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" debuted hours after its play version in London. Some fans in New York City waited after midnight Sunday for a chance to get a copy. The play, which lasts more than five hours, is sold out through May. Author J. K. Rowling described how she felt being there opening night.

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Fans rejoice as Harry Potter returns


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:48:12 -0400

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It's been almost a decade since J.K. Rowling released the last Harry Potter novel. Now, a new script of a Harry Potter play running in London will hit the shelves. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has the details.

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Remembering Marni Nixon, Hollywood's unsung performer


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:22:10 -0400

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Marni Nixon was known as a incredible performer who mainly worked and sang behind the scenes. She was the voice behind songs in many iconic films, including My Fair Lady and was considered America's most unsung singer.

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12 European soccer clubs announce new breakaway Super League


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:17:57 -0400

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UEFA warned clubs that joining the "cynical project" based on self-interest would see them banned from playing in any other competition — domestic, European or global.

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Bradley Cooper's DNC blowback


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 06:40:11 -0400

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Some people were not happy about seeing Bradley Cooper at the Democratic convention. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has more on the backlash online.

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Sigourney Weaver on climate change and Clinton support


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 04:26:11 -0400

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Actress Sigourney Weaver spoke passionately about the issue of climate change at the DNC on Wednesday and voiced her support for Clinton. Weaver joined CBSN to discuss her speech, environmental outlook and political views.

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Marni Nixon: Singing voice of the stars


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 04:13:11 -0400

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One of the great unsung stars of Hollywood was Marni Nixon, a voice double whose singing stood in for such actresses as Deborah Kerr in "The King and I," Natalie Wood in "West Side Story," and Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady." Nixon, who passed away this week at age 86, was interviewed by Charles Osgood for a story originally aired on "Sunday Morning" on July 27, 2008.

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Trevor Noah on "Daily Show," conventions and politics


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 01:48:11 -0400

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"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" is the only late night comedy show originating from the convention cities. In Cleveland last week, Noah picked apart Donald Trump's acceptance speech. This week, "The Daily Show" is taking on the Democrats in Philadelphia. Noah joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his perspective of U.S. politics as a South African comedian.

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"Real World" star says a lot has changed in 30 years, but this hasn't


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:28:45 -0400

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"Our show was Rodney King, L.A. riots, rebellion — our show now, we literally had the insurrection of January 6 and we have this Derek Chauvin trial​ happening," Kevin Powell said Monday on CBSN.

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Female superheroes take center stage at Comic-Con


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:24:10 -0400

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Fans got the first look at the "Wonder Woman" movie trailer at Comic-Con over the weekend. Gal Gadot stars in the film, but she's not the only one making history as a stand-alone superheroine lead.

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Kristen Bell: Stardom on her terms


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:30:12 -0400

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She turned heads as tough teen detective Veronica Mars, starred in movies as a Disney princess and a bad mom, and will soon be landing in "The Good Place." Actress Kristen Bell has managed to create a successful career while keeping close to her family. Tracy Smith reports.

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Calendar: Week of July 25


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:27:12 -0400

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"Sunday Morning" looks at some of this week's highlights, from the 73rd birthday of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, to National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day and the Democratic National Convention. Jane Pauley reports.

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Saturday Sessions: Middle Kids perform "Stacking Chairs"


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:14:03 -0400

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Middle Kids return to Saturday Sessions after releasing their latest album, "Today We're The Greatest." The indie band from Australia came together in 2016 to rave reviews and even a shoutout from Elton John. The band joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to perform their song "Stacking Chairs."

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Saturday Sessions: Middle Kids perform "Cellophane"


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:14:03 -0400

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Middle Kids return to Saturday Sessions after releasing their latest album, "Today We're The Greatest." The indie band from Australia came together in 2016 to rave reviews and even a shoutout from Elton John. The band joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to perform their song "Cellophane."

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Saturday Sessions: Middle Kids perform "Questions"


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:14:02 -0400

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Middle Kids return to Saturday Sessions after releasing their latest album, "Today We're The Greatest." The indie band from Australia came together in 2016 to rave reviews and even a shoutout from Elton John. The band joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to perform their song "Questions."

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Stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia goes on the big screen


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:55:12 -0400

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Mike Birbiglia has long been called a rising star in comedy, as he prowled stages across America over the past decade. Now, a string of successful movies has given the star some extra sparkle. Jamie Wax reports.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter performs "Something Tamed Something Wild"


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:53:11 -0400

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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter struck it big in 1987 with the release of her debut album, "Hometown Girl." Since then, the Princeton, New Jersey native has won five Grammy Awards and sold more than 14 million albums, including four number one singles. Her 14th and latest album, "The Things That We Are Made Of" is just out. She performs her new single, "Something Tamed Something Wild."

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It's Prince George's birthday and the internet loves it


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:07:12 -0400

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Prince George's 3rd birthday is getting plenty of buzz on the internet.

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European travel guide Rick Steves, stuck at home


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:53:46 -0400

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For four decades Rick Steves has introduced many to the pleasures of international travel, through his popular PBS series, specials and guidebooks. During the pandemic, correspondent Conor Knighton learns, the man who has canvassed Europe's best- and least-known tourist sites has learned the simple pleasures gained in an unfamiliar destination: his own kitchen.

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Top basketball recruit Chet Holmgren heading to Gonzaga Bulldogs


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:33:05 -0400

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The 7-foot, 190-pound center is also considered a favorite to be the first overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft.

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Aspiring singers live their dreams at Carnegie Hall


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:48:12 -0400

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In an event to promote the new film "Florence Foster Jenkins," about the real-life talentless soprano, a group of singers was invited to perform on stage at New York's Carnegie Hall, to show off their very real talent.

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Cleveland's celebrated very-Off-Broadway theater


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:33:12 -0400

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Founded in 1915, the Cleveland Play House was the country's first professional regional theater, and has witnessed the birth of hit plays and remarkable acting careers ever since. Scott Simon of NPR pays a visit.

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Teaching your kids to love Shakespeare


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:30:12 -0400

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In this web exclusive, award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, author of the book "How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare," talks to NPR's Scott Simon about helping shape a lifelong love of the Bard.

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Pokemon Go players running into real-life trouble


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:25:12 -0400

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Pokemon Go has swept the nation, but it's also caused headaches for players who don't do a good job paying attention to their surroundings. Carter Evans has more. (Click here to watch the YouTube video featured in this story.)

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The real original "Ghost Busters"


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:11:12 -0400

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The remake of the 1984 blockbuster, "Ghostbusters," is expected to dominate the box office in its debut weekend. But it turns out the 1984 original wasn't so "original" after all. Back in 1975, a Saturday morning television series called "The Ghost Busters" aired right here on CBS. Anthony Mason reports.

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Preview: Chicago, a "rock band with horns"


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:24:11 -0400

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On "Sunday Morning" July 17, John Blackstone interviews Lee Loughnane, Robert Lamm and Jimmy Pankow, three of the original members of the brassy rock band that's been making hits for nearly 50 years.

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Stephen Colbert on terror attacks and comedy


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:20:11 -0400

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Stephen Colbert, host of "The Late Show," discusses the challenges of doing comedy amid recent terror attacks and tragedies. Colbert also discussed his plans to cover Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention with live shows next week as well as Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton in an interview with CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers.

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Stephen Colbert on live "Late Show" during political conventions


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:12:11 -0400

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"Late Show" host, writer and executive producer Stephen Colbert is gearing up for two weeks of live broadcasts during the political conventions, starting next week. Colbert joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his convention plans and the presidential race.

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Joel Grey on how a Cleveland theatre changed his life


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:24:12 -0400

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The Cleveland Play House - one of the most venerated performance spaces beyond Broadway - has helped launch many careers on the stage, including Tony- and Oscar-winner Joel Grey. In this preview, Grey explains to correspondent Scott Simon how the acting bug first bit him.

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Highlights of the 2016 Emmy nominations


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:19:12 -0400

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Vulture's TV columnist Jen Chaney joins CBSN to discuss the nominees for this year's Emmy Awards.

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How MoviePass is offering unlimited theater tickets


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:11:11 -0400

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America's theater chains hope summer blockbusters will give business a jolt. Attendance has dropped 16 percent since 2002. MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe, who was part of the founding team at Netflix, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why his company is offering an unlimited monthly subscription to catch theater showings.

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You're not going to jail for sharing your Netflix password


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:56:12 -0400

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Despite a court ruling and several headlines early Tuesday that claimed sharing Netflix passwords would now be a crime, the punishment is not so severe. CNET senior editor Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with more.

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Viggo Mortensen on going off the grid with "Captain Fantastic"


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:19:11 -0400

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Viggo Mortensen, best-known for his role as Aragorn in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, is out with a new movie, "Captain Fantastic." It may look like an action flick, but he's not your typical superhero. Mortensen joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his latest project.

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Country music duo Brothers Osborne on overcoming personal struggles


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:12:20 -0400

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Anthony Mason talks to country music duo TJ and John Osborne of Brothers Osborne about their decision to take a break after John reached a breaking point with his mental health, and how they banded together as TJ decided to come out as gay in February.

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Bill Nye at the head of the class


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:36:10 -0400

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"Bill Nye the Science Guy" has gone from changing the way kids look at science to trying to change the way some adults deal with climate change. It's a campaign that's driven by pure passion, as he explains to Rita Braver.

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Is it time for Hollywood to face up to a divisive issue?


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:35:10 -0400

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A recent op-ed has dragged an Academy Award-winner into a debate about beauty, cosmetic surgery, and the battles women face to rise above double standards in Tinsel Town. Critic David Edelstein takes on the issue.

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Dispensing with words


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:32:11 -0400

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Don't have time to read any more? Residents in a town in southern France don't have that problem. Thanks to the startup website short-editions-dot-com 10,000 short story authors have been matched with a community of 150,000 regular readers with time to kill while waiting on line. David Turecamo explains an innovative technology.

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Alma Wahlberg, mother of Mark and Donnie, dead at 78


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:27:02 -0400

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"My mom Alma's joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am," Donnie Wahlberg said.

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Brothers Osborne on their long journey, of music and identity


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:55:47 -0400

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The country music stars talk about their collaboration; how John Osborne overcame a crippling anxiety that caused the duo to cancel shows; and the effects of TJ Osborne coming out as gay, on the family and their fan base.

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Fox News anchor files harassment suit against Roger Ailes


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:12:11 -0400

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Gretchen Carlson is suing Roger Ailes, the man who hired her and fired her from Fox News, for sexual harassment. Carlson also claims she was not the only woman sexually harassed by her former boss. Vinita Nair has more.

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