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As ‘Force Awakens’ winds down, ‘Avatar’ remains supreme

Two months after opening to unprecedented fanfare, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally winding down in theaters, leaving behind arsenals of plastic lightsabers and a trail of box-office records.

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Twitter tweaks timeline in pursuit of more users

Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users’ timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.

Key things to know about Twitter timeline changes

Twitter’s tweaking its timeline to emphasize certain tweets from people you follow, but don’t expect dramatic changes from the chronological feed you’re used to.

Sheryl Crow donates $21,600 to Kennett teachers

Musician Sheryl Crow has surprised teachers at her former southeast Missouri high school with a $21,600 donation.

Target sponsors 4-minute video during Grammys

Target has its bullseye on the “Hollaback Girl” singer.

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With restraint, YouTube rolls out original programming

Michael “Burnie” Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, “Lazer Team.”

Red Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyonce song

Red Lobster says it’s feeling the “Beyonce Bounce.”

Paltrow describes years of messages from stalking suspect

Letters addressed to Gwyneth Paltrow came for years, often with unsolicited items ranging from pornography and sex toys to religious books, earrings and clothes.

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From the Stacks: Cosmic powers clash in ‘Leviathan Wakes’

Mankind has moved beyond Earth, colonizing Mars and the asteroid belt.

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Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans

The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says timeline will stay in real time

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Saturday the social media website's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, disputing a media report that a change was in the works.

Super Bowl ads go for the safety

Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday.

New concert venue planned on Delmar Loop

The Delmar Loop in suburban St. Louis is getting another new attraction, with plans for a concert venue expected to open this fall.

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Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

OJ Simpson not happy with portrayal of lawyer on TV show ads

O.J. Simpson isn’t happy with ads and interviews he’s seen about a cable TV series focusing on his 1995 murder acquittal, his attorney said, but he’s not upset about the way he’s depicted.


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