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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, Rico Rodriguez arrives at the 30th annual Imagen Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The actor who plays Manny on the popular sitcom "Modern Family" said on social media Sunday, March 19, 2017, that he is mourning the death of his father, Roy Rodriguez. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 20, 2017 - 12:10 pm
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — The actor who plays Manny on the popular sitcom "Modern Family" is mourning his father in real life. In a post on his Instagram account, Rico Rodriguez says the week since Roy Rodriguez died at age 52 "has been the toughest week of my life." The actor's Instagram post included a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 file photo, a stone tablet with cuneiform writing in the foreground as UNESCO's Iraq representative Louise Haxthausen documents the damage wreaked by the Islamic State group at the ancient site of Nimrud, Iraq. France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors who gathered Monday March 20, 2017, to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
March 20, 2017 - 11:24 am
PARIS (AP) — World donors pledged more than $75 million Monday to an historic UNESCO-backed alliance to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction carried out by Islamic State group militants. French President Francois Hollande, speaking at a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2016, file photo, basketball Hall of Fame inductee Shaquille O'Neal speaks during induction ceremonies in Springfield, Mass. O'Neal said on the March 20, 2017, edition of his podcast that he believes the world is flat. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 20, 2017 - 11:23 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Count Shaquille O'Neal among the roster of NBA personalities who believe the Earth is flat. The Hall of Famer and TNT analyst says he drives from Florida to California on a regular basis and that "it's flat to me." O'Neal joins Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving in his belief that the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 25, 2013, file photo, Director of Opera, The Royal Opera House, Kasper Holten, speaks during an interview with Associated Press in London. Holten’s Covent Garden tenure had a controversial ending on Sunday, March 19, 2017, moving Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger” to a London men’s club and having the soprano run away horrified when her beloved Walther accepts the male-dominated society of her father. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
March 20, 2017 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Kasper Holten concluded 5 1/2 years as director of opera at Covent Garden with a shocker: Instead of a happy ending to Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg," Eva runs offstage in tears, horrified that her beloved Walther has accepted the male-dominated society of her father...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 file photo, a stone tablet with cuneiform writing in the foreground as UNESCO's Iraq representative Louise Haxthausen documents the damage wreaked by the Islamic State group at the ancient site of Nimrud, Iraq. France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors who gathered Monday March 20, 2017, to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
March 20, 2017 - 9:04 am
PARIS (AP) — World donors pledged more than $75 million Monday to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. French President Francois Hollande, speaking at a donors' conference in the Louvre Museum in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, author Robert Caro attends the East Hampton Library's 12th Annual Authors Night Benefit in East Hampton, N.Y. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian is planning an audio-only release, “On Power,” drawing upon his years as an investigative journalist and his research into the lives of President Lyndon Johnson and municipal builder Robert Moses. The book will be released through the audio producer Audible Inc., on May 9. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
March 20, 2017 - 8:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Caro's next book is for ears only. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian is planning an audio-only release, "On Power," drawing upon his years as an investigative journalist and his research into the lives of President Lyndon Johnson and municipal builder Robert Moses. "On...
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March 20, 2017 - 8:19 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain has taken a nostalgic trip into the past to celebrate the 100th birthday of patriotic songstress Vera Lynn by projecting her image onto the white cliffs of Dover. The unusual tribute Monday is a reference to her World War II classic "(There'll be Bluebirds Over) the White...
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March 20, 2017 - 8:15 am
The Media Insight Project poll on sharing news on social media was conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute Nov. 9-Dec. 6, 2016. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,489 adults who are members of NORC's nationally...
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March 20, 2017 - 5:47 am
PARIS (AP) — France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State group militants. Donors gathered Monday for a conference at the Louvre Museum aimed at building...
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This image released by Sesame Workshop shows Julia, a new autistic muppet character debuting on the 47th Season of "Sesame Street," on April 10, 2017, on both PBS and HBO. (Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 4:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is...
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