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2015 calendar has 3 Friday the 13ths

Superstition times 3

Get ready for superstition — times three. Today is the first of three Friday the 13ths this year.

‘Birth of a Nation’ — 100 years on, debate on film endures

One hundred years ago this spring, Hollywood came of age in a blaze of wonder and fury.

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Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

The world's biggest online social network said Thursday that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log in.

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Movie Review: Fifty Shades of dissatisfaction

Whether or not you're one of the 100 million who bought, and presumably read, E L James' kinky book, the buzz alone surrounding this "Twilight" fan fiction turned international phenomenon is enough to pique the interest of a rock. "Fifty Shades of Grey" is inherently spectacle.

Special Learning Center celebrates with Moments of Magic

In celebration of the lives touched by the Special Learning Center in its 30-year history, the annual Moments of Magic fundraiser will feature the performances of current and former students.

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‘SNL’ celebrates 4 decades of being ‘Live, from New York!’

“Saturday Night Live,” which has never shied from self-congratulation with countless best-of, holiday and anniversary shindigs, is doing it again, big-time.

NBC's 'The Slap' raises more than a hand, it raises issues

As full disclosure in discussing NBC's new miniseries "The Slap," I must say that, as a youngster, I got the occasional whack for misbehaving. From my wonderful parents. From a loving uncle or grandmother. From grade-school teachers. From who-knows-who-else I may have since forgotten.

Oscar nominees get winning bags of gifts

None of this year’s Oscar nominees can safely say a win is in the bag. But swag is surely in the bag for all of the nominees, who’ll receive dozens of lovely parting gifts — from Dove antiperspirant ($5.49) to a $20,000 astrological reading — worth more than $125,000.

Book Review: Addario reveals vulnerability in memoir 'It's What I Do'

"It's What I Do" (Penguin Press), by Lynsey Addario

Photojournalists, particularly the ones who repeatedly cover war zones, have a reputation for being tough, fearless, sometimes cavalier and repeatedly lucky in a way that defies logic. So, it's striking the number of times Lynsey Addario writes in her memoir, "It's What I Do," how often she was scared or had had enough of the misery she was assigned to cover.

Dish’s online TV package debuts with addition of AMC

Dish Network’s online television service, Sling TV, debuted Monday with AMC, sports and other additions to its previously announced lineup.

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NBC suspends Brian Williams for 6 months without pay

NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as "Nightly News" anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War.

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Eavesdropping concerns in Samsung smart TVs

Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing. At least that's what you'd conclude in reading Samsung's privacy policy for smart TVs. Voice recognition technology in Samsung's Internet-connected TVs captures and transmits nearby conversations.

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Comedy Central says Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central says that Jon Stewart will leave "The Daily Show" as host later this year.

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Flipboard magazines not just for mobile anymore

Smartphones and tablets have been pushing the personal computer aside, thanks in part to popular apps made by mobile-first entrepreneurs like Flipboard CEO Mike McCue. Just don't tell McCue the desktop is dead.

Book Review: 'Opposite of Spoiled' offers ways to establish family values

"The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money" (Harper), by Ron Lieber

Money can be a touchy subject for people of all income levels, but a new book on the importance of teaching kids to handle their finances suggests parents stop avoiding the topic and start talking turkey.

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