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Past and present meet ‘Last Night in Soho’

Edgar Wright melds past and present in his stylish new film “Last Night in Soho,” which opens Friday in North American theaters
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This image released by Focus Features shows director Edgar Wright, left, and writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns on the set of their film "Last Night in Soho." (Parisa Taghizadeh/Focus Features via AP)
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EXCERPT: 'Bye, dear': Sexism during Brazil impeachment

The following excerpt is from the chapter, “Bye, dear” in the book “Dilma’s Downfall: The Impeachment of Brazil’s First Woman President and the Pathway to Power for Jair Bolsonaro’s Far-Right,” written by Associated Press journalists Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese. The book, published by AP Books, takes an in-depth look at the 2016 impeachment fight that threatened democracy in Latin America’s most populous country and deepened visions in ways being felt to this day. ——— “Mixed up in all this is a degree of prejudice against women,” Rousseff told foreign journalists on April 19, 2016, a few days after Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies impeached her. “There are attitudes towards me that would not exist with a male president.” In the months leading up to that vote, Rousseff and supporters had often noted that men — that is, male former presidents — did some of the same accounting maneuvers Rousseff was accused of and faced no consequences. In the weeks between the Chamber...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2016, file photo, many lawmakers in favor of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff are seen holding signs saying "Tchau, Querida," or "Bye, Dear," during proceedings in the capital of Brasília on April 16, 2016. For many supporters of Rousseff, Brazil's first woman president, the use of the phrase "Bye, Dear" was emblematic of the sexism that the president faced during the process that ultimately led to her removal from office. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
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Review: 'Last Night in Soho' squanders a smashing premise

The set-up of “Last Night in Soho” is smashing but gets squandered by the film’s second half, which takes a promising premise and drives it into a muddled murder mystery that stretches the supernatural concept too far to bear
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This image released by Focus Features shows Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith in Edgar Wright's "Last Night in Soho." (Parisa Taghizadeh/Focus Features via AP)
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How it happened: Inside movie set where Baldwin's gun fired

Accounts and images from court documents, interviews and social media postings have revealed much of what happened when actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on an Old West movie set in New Mexico
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Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza, front, speaks Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies, rear, listens during a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. New Mexico authorities said Wednesday they have recovered a lead projectile believed to have been fired from the gun used in the fatal movie-set shooting. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
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Teen pop star Olivia Rodrigo leads AMA nominees in her debut

Olivia Rodrigo is having a sweet year as the leading nominee at the American Music Awards in her first year to be eligible
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FILE - Olivia Rodrigo performs "Good 4 U" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. The Disney actress and singer-songwriter broke out with hits from her 2021 debut record “Sour,” which led to seven nominations at the AMAs, including artist of the year and new artist of the year. The nominations were announced Thursday for the fan-voted awards show that will air from Los Angeles on ABC on Nov. 21. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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Bollywood superstar's son gets bail in drugs case

Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s son has been granted bail in a high-profile drug case that led to the actor finding himself at the center of a boycott campaign
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FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2021 file photo, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, center, is escorted by law enforcement officials from Narcotics Control Bureau for a medical check up, in Mumbai, India. An Indian court on Thursday granted bail to the megastar’s son in a high-profile drug case that saw the actor finding himself at the center of a hate campaign on social media. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
October 27

California high court won't hear Brad Pitt divorce appeal

The California Supreme Court has refused to consider Brad Pitt’s appeal of a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie
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FILE - This file photo combination shows Angelina Jolie at a premiere in Los Angeles on Sept. 30, 2019, left, and Brad Pitt at a special screening on Sept. 18, 2019. The California Supreme Court has refused to consider Pitt's appeal of a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle with Jolie. The court on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, denied review of a June appeals court decision that said the private judge hearing the case should be disqualified for failing to sufficiently disclose his business relationships with Pitt's attorneys. (AP Photo/File)
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World Series opener viewers up 17.5% over last year's low

Atlanta’s 6-2 victory over Houston in World Series Game 1 drew an average of 10,811,000 viewers on Fox, up 17.5% from the record low of 9,195,000 for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ opening 8-3 win over Tampa Bay last year
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A fan waits for a fly ball during batting practice before Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
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Sheriff: Movie set showed 'some complacency' with weapons

Investigators say there was “some complacency” in how weapons were handled on a movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person
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A bouquet of flowers is left to honor cinematographer Halyna Hutchins outside the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Hutchins died after actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 27

Painting of Yale namesake and enslaved child back on display

An early 18th-century painting depicting Yale University’s namesake with an enslaved Black child has been returned to public display at one of the college’s museums
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This image provided by the Yale Center for British Art, on Oct. 27, 2021, shows of an early 18th century oil on canvas painting titled "Elihu Yale with Members of his Family and an Enslaved Child." The depiction of Yale University's namesake with relatives and an enslaved Black child, that startled some viewers, has been returned to public display at one of the college's museums, amid an investigation into its origins by art experts and campus discussions about the school's ties to slavery. (Yale Center for British Art via AP)
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A new book on faith from popular author who died in 2019

Christian author Rachel Held Evans left behind a legion of loyal readers when she died in May 2019, at the age of 37
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In 'The Souvenir Part II,' a human-scaled epic concludes

Joanna Hogg first had the instinct to make a film about her then unfolding relationship to her heroin-addicted first love in 1979
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This image release A24 shows Honor Swinton Byrne in a scene from "The Souvenir Part II." (Joss Barratt/A24 via AP)
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Colonial art: Cambridge hands over looted bronze to Nigeria

A Cambridge University college is handing over a bronze cockerel looted from Africa in the 19th century to Nigerian authorities
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Master of Jesus College Sonita Alleyne, left and Director General of Nigeria's National Commission for Museums and Monuments Professor Abba Isa Tijani pose for a photo ahead of a ceremony at Jesus College Cambridge, where the looted bronze cockerel, known as the Okukur, will be returned to Nigeria, in Cambridge, England, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Jesus College announced in 2019 that it would return the Okukor, a statue that was taken from the Court of Benin in what is now Nigeria by British colonial forces in 1897. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
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Caissie Levy gets uncomfortable in 'Caroline, Or Change'

Caissie Levy has vacated her palace on Broadway for a modest Louisiana home
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This image released by Polk & Co. shows Caissie Levy, left, and Sharon D Clarke during a performance of Roundabout Theatre Company's "Caroline, or Change." (Joan Marcus/Polk & Co. via AP)
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Review: Horror movie ‘Antlers’ is too dull and dreary

An ancient native myth becomes a reality in a blighted Oregon town in director and co-writer Scott Cooper's moody horror “Antlers."
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This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Keri Russell in a scene from "Antlers." (Searchlight Pictures via AP)
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Young women boycott UK nightclubs over 'spiking' concerns

Young women across the U.K. are boycotting nightclubs and pubs as university cities join in a national “girls night in” protest after increasing reports of drink spiking and students being drugged by needle injections
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Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Combs to play CMA stage

The CMA Awards will be a night of all-star collaborations between Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, Kane Brown and Chris Young, and Mickey Guyton with Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards
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Carrie Underwood performs at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on May 5, 2021, left, and Jason Aldean performs at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. Underwood and Aldean will perform together at the CMA Awards on Nov. 10. (AP Photo)
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New Mexico authorities say they have recovered lead projectile believed to have been fired from the gun used on film set

New Mexico authorities say they have recovered lead projectile believed to have been fired from the gun used on film set
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'Greatest Show On Earth' circus may return without animals

Four years after the “Greatest Show On Earth" shut down, officials are planning to bring back the Ringling Bros
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FILE - A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown does a somersault during a performance Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Four years after the “Greatest Show On Earth" shut down, officials are planning to bring back the The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. But animals will no longer be featured in their shows. A spokesperson for Florida-based Feld Entertainment says an announcement is expected sometime next year. The three-ring circus shut down in May 2017 after a 146-year run. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file)
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William Jackson Harper's 'Love Life' drives show's season 2

In the second season of HBO Max’s “Love Life," William Jackson Harper takes over the lead role from Anna Kendrick
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William Jackson Harper poses for a portrait in New York on Monday Oct. 25, 2021. In the second season of HBO Max’s “Love Life," Harper takes over the lead role as Marcus Watkins, a man who must pick up the pieces after his marriage falls apart. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
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Fleming, Nézet-Séguin release recording on climate change

Their travel and performances were limited during the pandemic
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This cover image released by Decca shows “Voice of Nature — The Anthropocene," an album by soprano Renée Fleming and conductor and pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin. (Decca via AP)
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Chappelle special spurs Netflix walkout and counter protests

Netflix employees walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle’s special and its anti-transgender comments
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People protest outside the Netflix building on Vine Street in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Chappelle special spurs Netflix walkout and counter protests

Netflix employees walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle’s special and its anti-transgender comments
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People protest outside the Netflix building on Vine Street in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
October 27

'Save your species': UN uses dinosaur in fossil fuel message

The United Nations is summoning an unusual “witness” to testify to the dangers of burning fossil fuels that stoke global warming
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Criminal charges 'on the table' in deadly shooting on 'Rust' set: District attorney

Filming has been paused as investigators probe Thursday's fatal accident.
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A security guard manning the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Ranch film set locks the gate after turning away workers who came to pick up equipment in Santa Fe, N.M., Oct. 25, 2021.
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TV's 'Ghosts,' 'Wonder Years' are long-view ratings winners

At first glance, broadcast newcomers “Ghosts” and “The Wonder Years” have barely had a chance to prove themselves in the ratings
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This image released by CBS shows Utkarsh Ambudkar, foreground left, and Rose McIver in a scene from the comedy series "Ghosts." (Cliff Lipson/CBS via AP)
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Potential legal woes mount after 'Rust' shooting tragedy

Experts predict a tremendous legal fallout after Alec Baldwin pulled the trigger on a prop gun while filming “Rust” in New Mexico and unwittingly killed a cinematographer and injured a director
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters. Experts predict a tremendous legal fallout after Baldwin pulled the trigger on a prop gun while filming “Rust” in New Mexico and unwittingly killed a cinematographer and injured a director. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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Mort Sahl, comedian who satirized politics, dies at 94

Comedian Mort Sahl has died
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FILE - Comedian Mort Sahl poses for photographs at the 80th Birthday "Sahl-ute" honoring him, in Los Angeles on June 28, 2007. Sahl, who helped revolutionize stand-up comedy during the Cold War with his running commentary on politicians and current events died Tuesday, Oct. 26. 2021. He was 94. His friend Lucy Mercer said that he died "peacefully" at his home in Mill Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ann Johansson, File)
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Stars stunned by 'mismanaged set' in fatal prop-gun shooting

Professionals say they’re baffled by the circumstances of a movie-set shooting.
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A bouquet of flowers is left to honor cinematographer Halyna Hutchins outside the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Hutchins died after actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 26

Outtakes: Grammys CEO on R. Kelly, Wallen, cancel culture

Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy was interviewed by The Associated Press on efforts to make the Grammys more inclusive
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On-set prop gun supervisor walks through safety procedures, industry standards

Questions remain after a prop gun held by Alec Baldwin discharged on Oct. 21.
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The Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., where actor Alec Baldwin pulled the trigger on a prop gun while filming "Rust" and unwittingly killed a cinematographer and injured a director, is pictured on Oct. 23, 2021.
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Review: Oddball safecracker charms in 'Army of Thieves'

One of the unlikeliest heroes to emerge from Zack Snyder’s horror-action flick “Army of the Dead” earlier this year was an oddball safecracker named Dieter
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This image released by Netflix shows Matthias Schweighöfer in "Army of Thieves." (Stanislav Honzik/Netflix via AP)
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Jake Burton alive and bristling in 'Dear Rider' documentary

A new documentary on the late snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton is more than a glossy retrospective of his life
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FILE - Jake Burton, the creator of Burton Snowboards, center, and his wife Donna Carpenter, right, applaud Gov. Peter Shumlin after he signed a bill in Stowe, Vt., making skiing and snowboarding the official sports of Vermont, in this March 8, 2012, file photo. A new documentary on the late snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton is more than a glossy retrospective of his life. Jake Burton had been approached about a movie of his life story and had started planning to make it. His wife, Donna, let the project move forward after Burton's death. One of her instructions to director Fernando Villena was that there was no subject that would be out of bounds.(AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
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Review: Obama, Springsteen’s 'Renegades' is smart, beautiful

“Renegades: Born in the USA” is a curated transcript of former President Barack Obama’s and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen’s conversations
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This cover image released by Crown shows "Renegades: Born in the USA" by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen. (Crown via AP)
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UK monarch holds 1st virtual audience since rest period

Doctors ordered the Queen to rest last week.
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Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via videolink from Windsor Castle, where she is in residence, during a virtual audience to receive the Ambassador from the Republic of Korea, Gunn Kim at Buckingham Palace, London, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (Victoria Jones/Pool via AP)
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Jason Momoa, from left, Timothee Chalamet, and Zendaya pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Dune' on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
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Review: Hayes Carll tackles serious topics with droll humor

Troubadour Hayes Carll’s humor wears well, and droll observations fill his new album, “You Get It All,” serving as a counterweight to the serious topics he tackles
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This cover image released by Dualtone Music shows "You Get It All," a release by Hayes Carll. (Dualtone Music via AP)
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Buckingham Palace: Queen Elizabeth II won't attend COP26 climate conference in person following advice to rest

Buckingham Palace: Queen Elizabeth II won't attend COP26 climate conference in person following advice to rest
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After years of 'hiding,' Klimt work is a star in Rome show

Mystery still swirls around Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady” nearly a quarter-century after the painting was stolen from an Italian museum
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People admire Gustav Klimt's oil on canvas painting "Portrait of a Lady" (1916/17) on display at the exhibition "Klimt. The Secession and Italy" at the Museum of Rome, in Palazzo Braschi, Rome, during a press preview, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. The exhibition, that explores Klimt's period in Italy, will be open to visitors from Oct.27, 2021 to March 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending October 22nd:
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The top 10 books on the Apple Store for week ending10/24/2021
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The top 10 movies on the Apple Store for week ending 10/24/21
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Grammys CEO on a mission to regain music community's trust

Harvey Mason jr. knew there would be an uphill climb after taking over as the Recording Academy’s CEO
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Caetano Veloso on his new album, social media and aging

Caetano Veloso had written so many songs that he truly believed he was done creating music almost a decade ago
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FILE - Caetano Veloso performs at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 15, 2012. Veloso's latest album "Meu Coco," releases on Friday. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)
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Tuskegee band members threaten strike, demand more support

Members of the Tuskegee University marching band are threatening to quit performing at school events to protest what they say is a lack of resources and support
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Dutch court: Crimean treasures must be sent to Ukraine

Treasures in a Dutch museum must be given to Ukraine.
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FILE - In this Friday April 4, 2014 file photo, a Scythian gold helmet from the fourth century B.C. is displayed as part of the exhibit called The Crimea - Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea, at Allard Pierson historical museum in Amsterdam. A Dutch appeals court rules Tuesday Oct. 26, 2021, on ownership of a trove of Crimean historical artifacts that were loaned to an Amsterdam museum shortly before Russia annexed the region. A lower court ruled in 2016 that the treasures should be handed to the Ukrainian government. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, file)
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Jedediah Bila shares how 'The View' helped her feel comfortable discussing race

She joins co-host Sunny Hostin in the special podcast series "Behind The Table."
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Jedediah Bila on ABC's "The View" Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.
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'Behind the Table': A special podcast series from 'The View'

New episodes are available every Tuesday starting on Sept. 14.
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Former and current co-hosts of "The View" participate in the new special podcast series, "Behind The Table" premiering on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.
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In fatal shooting, some political foes take aim at Baldwin

Details are still emerging about how Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set
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