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For The People Pow Wow to be held this weekend

The eighth annual For The People Pow Wow will be held at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday.

Singers to honor 70th anniversary of end of WWII

The Monticello Singers are giving a concert to honor the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and those veterans who served the nation in European, African or Pacific theaters of operations in World War II at 3 p.m. Monday in the Capitol Rotunda.

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David Letterman signs off as late-night host

David Letterman was ushered into retirement Wednesday by four presidents declaring "our long national nightmare is over" and a succession of stars delivering a final Top Ten list of things they always wanted to say to the late-night host.

Girl who got call from Taylor Swift dies after cancer battle

A 12-year-old Chicago girl who talked to singer Taylor Swift about music, touring and disease and served as an honorary police officer, has died after a battle with cancer, her family said Tuesday.

Critics slam HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ for rape scene

A U.S. senator is among those condemning a rape scene on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

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National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past.

Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017

Barbra Streisand is set to publish her long-discussed and long-awaited memoir.

Book Review: 'Empire of Deception' con man rivals Madoff, Ponzi

"Empire of Deception" (Algonquin Books), by Dean Jobb

You've heard of Charles Ponzi, the swindler who gave big returns to early investors using money from subsequent clients. And you've heard of Bernie Madoff, imprisoned for one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history.

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Movie Review: Blythe Danner excels in 'I'll See You In My Dreams'

On the page, "I'll See You In My Dreams," a light comedic drama about a widow figuring out what to do with her time, seems like the perfect vehicle for emotional extremes. On screen, it's a quiet, elegant, funny, and entirely engaging portrait of a woman re-entering the dating world in her 70s and the off-beat relationships that guide her path.

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Severely injured vets find healing, hope through sports

As an Air Force crew chief in Afghanistan and Iraq, part of Sgt. Tim McDonough’s dangerous mission was recovering the remains of soldiers killed in combat.

Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity

The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says.

Law journal publishes special issue examining ‘Breaking Bad’

A University of New Mexico School of Law student journal has published a special issue analyzing legal issues related to the story line of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” — and what might have happened if the real-life legal system was imposed on the fictional characters.

Surfer learns not to get between a momma gray whale and baby

A Southern California surfer has learned the hard way not to come between a momma gray whale and her baby.

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UK’s Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein leader in Ireland for 1st time

Prince Charles offered a historic handshake Tuesday to Gerry Adams, longtime leader of the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party and reputedly an Irish Republican Army commander when the outlawed group killed the prince’s great-uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, in 1979.

Anti-Muslim film back up on YouTube after court ruling

An anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors was reposted to YouTube on Tuesday, a day after a federal appeals court ruled the website should not have been forced to take it down.

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