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  • FILE - This Jan. 18, 2014 file photo shows actor Eric Stonestreet arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The two-time Emmy winner plays Cameron Tucker on the hit ABC series. On the show’s season finale, he married his partner, Mitchell, in the landmark episode. Commemorating same sex marriage. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘Modern Family’ star predicts coming out for gay athletes won’t require act of courage

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it’s not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL. The “Modern Family” star says gay athletes eventually won’t feel they need to keep their sexuality a secret. The two-time Emmy winner’s comments follow announcements

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  • In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo released by PBS, from left, actor Courtney B. Vance, actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, recording artist Nas, actor Khandi Alexander and host/executive producer/writer/presenter Henry Louis Gates Jr. discuss uncovering family histories during PBS’ "Finding Your Roots," 2 session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverley Hills, Calif. In its second season, the 10-part series that traces celebrities' ancestry will focus on, among others, Nas, Ben Affleck, Jessica Alba, Tina Fey, Sting, Stephen King, Derek Jeter and chef Ming Tsai. The show premieres Tuesday, September 23, 2014 and runs through November 26, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). (AP Photo/PBS, Rahoul Ghose)

    Musician Nas traces his family tree to slavery in season 2 of PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” he welcomed the opportunity. But it hit him hard when he saw 1859 documentation of an ancestor being sold as a slave, he said during a panel discussion Wednesday. “First I was

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  • FILE - This March 10, 2005 file photo from CBS News shows newsman Bob Schieffer in New York. CBS News will mark the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The live program moderated by Bob Schieffer features civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, actress Whoopi Goldberg and others.(AP Photo/ CBS,John Paul Filo, File)

    CBS event looks back at civil rights, forward at new business opportunities

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division. The live program, “CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights,” moderated by Bob Schieffer features civil rights activist Harry

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  • Shemar Moore returns to daytime roots with 2-day ‘Young and Restless’ guest appearance

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Shemar Moore is returning to his daytime roots with a two-day guest appearance on “The Young and the Restless.” During his return on Sept. 10-11, Moore will reunite with Kristoff St. John, who plays his on-screen brother Neil Winters. Moore’s character Malcolm Winters returns to Genoa City after leaving two years

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  • In this publicity photo released by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a “Sinister Six” spinoff in 2016, pushing “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” to 2018. Sony’s Columbia Pictures announced its updated schedule for the web-slinger Wednesday, July 23, 2014. By ordering “Sinister Six” ahead of the next “Spider-Man” movie, the studio hopes to expand the franchise with the group of Marvel super villains. Sony had previously pegged “Spider-Man” sequels for 2016 and 2018, but “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” will now be pushed to 2018. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Niko Tavernise)

    ‘Sinister Six’ spinoff scheduled next for Spider-Man franchise, ‘Spider-Man 3′ moved to 2018

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a “Sinister Six” spinoff in 2016, pushing “The Amazing Spider-Man 3″ to 2018. Sony’s Columbia Pictures announced its updated schedule for the web-slinger Wednesday. By ordering “Sinister Six” ahead of the next “Spider-Man” movie, the studio hopes to expand the franchise with the group

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  • Director Mike Cahill (left) and actor Michael Pitt are pictured on the set of "I Origins," in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Fox Searlight

    Michael Pitt and Mike Cahill on science vs. faith in sci-fi flick “I Origins”

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    TORONTO – When Michael Pitt first heard the elaborate science-fiction tale that would become “I Origins,” he was so captivated he believed it was a true story. Pitt had requested a meeting with Mike Cahill, the young director who wowed Sundance audiences with his moody debut feature “Another Earth.” As Cahill discussed his concept for

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  • FILE - This May 23, 2013 file photo shows members of Duran Duran, from left, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and John Taylor arrive at amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit during the 66th international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France. The group known for hits like "Notorious" and "Hungry Like the Wolf" accuses the suburban Chicago-based club of breaching contract by not forwarding promised revenue to the band. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Duran Duran's lawsuit names Glenview-based Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. as the defendant. The suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court this week. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

    Duran Duran files lawsuit accusing Chicago-based fan club of breach of contract

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    CHICAGO – Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club. The group known for hits like “Notorious” and “Hungry Like the Wolf” accuses the suburban Chicago-based club of breaching contract by not paying the band promised revenue. The Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1sRxoJ8 ) reports that Duran Duran’s lawsuit names Glenview-based Worldwide Fan Clubs,

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  • Filmmaker Michael Moore’s divorce from wife, collaborator Kathleen Glynn is finalized

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    BELLAIRE, Mich. – Filmmaker Michael Moore’s divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage. Moore filed a divorce complaint on June 17, 2013, in Michigan’s Antrim County, where the couple has a lakefront home. According to a document posted to the county circuit court’s website, a consent judgment of divorce was entered

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  • Dieppe Circus Festival gets underway today

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    The Dieppe Circus Festival gets underway today with a live performance of Circus Stella.

    It’s a free show tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Place 1604.

  • FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival, Clear Channel announced Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

    Taylor Swift, Coldplay, One Direction, Lorde set for iHeartRadio Music Festival in September

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival. Clear Channel announced Wednesday that Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Ed Sheeran will also perform at the festival, to be held Sept. 19-20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las

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  • FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden. Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers. The Democrat is running to keep the seat he was appointed to in February. Walsh faces Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

    Montana senator says he was being treated for PTSD when he used unattributed work in thesis

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    HELENA, Mont. – U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars’ work in his master’s degree thesis at the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder. The apparent plagiarism first reported by The New York Times was

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  • Technical problems hit US passport, visa issuance at embassies worldwide

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    WASHINGTON – The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around the world, potentially leaving millions of people awaiting U.S. travel documents in the lurch. Spokeswoman Marie Harf says the problem is worldwide and not specific to any country, document or visa

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  • Defence minister to deploy frigate to Mediterranean for ongoing NATO mission

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    HALIFAX – A Royal Canadian Navy ship will head to the Mediterranean to join an ongoing NATO mission in the region. The military said in a statement Wednesday that Defence Minister Rob Nicholson be in Halifax on Thursday to send off HMCS Toronto. The frigate will join NATO Reassurance measures in the Mediterranean. Toronto will

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  • Arctic growth hot topic at Whistler, B.C., economic summit

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    WHISTLER, B.C. – The Arctic may be a hot commodity, but a conference has heard that Canada and the United States are barely out of the ice age when it comes to harnessing the region’s growth potential. Business and political leaders from both countries heard that while Russia is building ice breakers to help transport

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  • FILE - This Jan. 18, 2014 file photo shows actor Eric Stonestreet arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The two-time Emmy winner plays Cameron Tucker on the hit ABC series. On the show’s season finale, he married his partner, Mitchell, in the landmark episode. Commemorating same sex marriage. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘Modern Family’ star predicts coming out for gay athletes won’t require act of courage

    John Carucci, The Associated Press 0


    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it’s not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL. The “Modern Family” star says gay athletes eventually won’t feel they need to keep their sexuality a secret. The two-time Emmy winner’s comments follow announcements

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  • Report says whale, dolphin research would suffer if they’re banned from aquarium

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    VANCOUVER – A new report says research-and-rescue work on dolphins and whales at the Vancouver Aquarium could suffer if the facility ended its captivity program. The report by University of California veterinarians and scientists comes at a time of increased public debate about keeping the animals in captivity and will go to the Vancouver parks

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  • Failure to launch? Auditors say NASA doesn’t have enough money to build big rockets on time

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    WASHINGTON – NASA does not have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say. The Government Accountability Office issued a report Wednesday saying NASA’s Space Launch System is at “high risk of missing” its planned December 2017 initial test flight.

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  • In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo released by PBS, from left, actor Courtney B. Vance, actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, recording artist Nas, actor Khandi Alexander and host/executive producer/writer/presenter Henry Louis Gates Jr. discuss uncovering family histories during PBS’ "Finding Your Roots," 2 session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverley Hills, Calif. In its second season, the 10-part series that traces celebrities' ancestry will focus on, among others, Nas, Ben Affleck, Jessica Alba, Tina Fey, Sting, Stephen King, Derek Jeter and chef Ming Tsai. The show premieres Tuesday, September 23, 2014 and runs through November 26, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). (AP Photo/PBS, Rahoul Ghose)

    Musician Nas traces his family tree to slavery in season 2 of PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’

    The Associated Press 0


    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” he welcomed the opportunity. But it hit him hard when he saw 1859 documentation of an ancestor being sold as a slave, he said during a panel discussion Wednesday. “First I was

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  • File - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 15, 2014, Al-Jazeera's Egyptian journalist Abdullah Elshamy, center, appears in a defendants' cage along with several other defendants in a courthouse during a trial on terror charges in Cairo, Egypt. On Wednesday, July 23, an Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together “by the devil” to fake news reports with the aim of destabilizing the country. (AP Photo/Hamada Elrasam, File)

    Canadian-Egyptian journalist, Al-Jazeera colleagues did the ‘devil’s’ job:judge

    Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press 0


    CAIRO – An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, including an Egyptian-Canadian, saying they were brought together “by the devil” to destabilize the country. The main evidence cited in the 57-page document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday was footage produced by the journalists that included voices

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  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navi Pillay, addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Pillay opened an emergency debate in the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council with an assessment that around three-quarters of the 650 Palestinians and 31 Israelis killed in the conflict were civilians, and thousands more have been injured. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

    UN rights chief: Strong possibility of Gaza war crimes in latest Israeli-Hamas conflict

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    GENEVA – The U.N.’s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes. The warning by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay came at a special meeting of the U.N.’s top

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