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    Hall of Famer Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Barack Obama on tax evasion charges from 1995.It was one of the president's 64 pardons granted Tuesday.Through the Giants, McCovey said: "I want...

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    Adams' 'Girls of the Golden West' to premiere on Nov 21.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Composer John Adams' "Girls of the Golden West" will be given its world premiere by the San Francisco Opera on Nov. 21.The work, with a libretto by Peter Sellars, portrays stories of the California Gold Rush in the 1850s and...

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    Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend

    NEW YORK (AP) "Hidden Figures," the uplifting film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the North American box office for the second straight week, selling $27.5 million in tickets over the Martin...

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    Lin-Manuel Miranda to play 'Hamilton' for Oscar Lopez Rivera

    CHICAGO (AP) "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says he will play Alexander Hamilton at a Chicago performance in honor of the commutation of Oscar Lopez Rivera's sentence by President Obama.Lopez Rivera, who grew up in Chicago, was convicted...

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    The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

    Audible.com best-sellers for week ending January 13:Fiction1. The Bette Davis Club by Jane Lotter, narrated by Sue Pitkin and Tessa Marts (Brilliance Audio)2. The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer, narrated by Ellen Archer (Hachette Audio)3. Red Queen...

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    Chicago, LA, Hamburg join in John Neumeier's 'Orphee'

    NEW YORK (AP) The Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and Germany's Staatsoper Hamburg are collaborating with the Joffrey Ballet for the first time on a new production of Gluck's "Orphee et Eurydice" by choreographer John Neumeier.The companies...

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    Police: Man posed as Bieber online to extort nude photos

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A Massachusetts man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a 9-year-old California girl while posing online as Justin Bieber, authorities said Tuesday.Bryan Asrary was taken into custody Dec. 18 near Boston...

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    Hip-hop podcast host charged in fatal NYC concert shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) A hip-hop podcast host has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a popular New York City concert venue last year that left a rapper's bodyguard dead and two people wounded.Thirty-one-year-old Daryl Campbell, also known as...

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    Academy of Country Music Awards moves to T-Mobile Arena

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Academy of Country Music Awards is moving its annual show to the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.The 52nd annual awards show will be held April 2 and will air on CBS, the Encino, California-based group announced...

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    Conservative talk radio host mulls Senate run in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham says she's considering a 2018 challenge to Democrat Tim Kaine for a U.S. Senate representing Virginia.Ingraham said on Fox News Tuesday that she's not yet made up her mind whether...

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