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3 days in Nashville _ with your mom
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- I've always wanted to have a mini-reunion in Nashville with my college girlfriends....

For Stephanie J. Block, motherhood fuels new Broadway role
NEW YORK (AP) -- She may hit a Broadway stage, as she always does, focused and ready eight times a week, but there's a tiny part of Stephanie J. Block's heart that's missing these days....

Actress Woodley faces January trial in pipeline protest
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) -- Actress Shailene Woodley is to stand trial in North Dakota early next year on charges related to her protest against the Dakota Access pipeline....

Negan's victim revealed in 'Walking Dead' premiere
'The Walking Dead' has returned with a bloody bang as the victim of bat-wielding bad guy Negan was revealed in the seventh season's premiere....

Bill Murray honored as he accepts Mark Twain prize for humor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy....

Sting to perform, receive honor at American Music Awards
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sting will hit the stage at the American Music Awards next month, and the icon will receive a special honor for his successful career....

Hayden a symbol of when youth took history into own hands
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Tom Hayden was long past his heyday of political rebellion and the Chicago 7 trial when he died on Sunday at age 76. But in American culture, he remained an enduring symbol of a time when young people took history into their own hands....

Japan animation auteur Hosoda sees beasts in child's growth
TOKYO (AP) -- Time warps, half-bestial children and parallel worlds are, for Mamoru Hosoda, a natural way to pursue the universal coming-of-age story that has driven all his movies....

Ohio museum's sale of antiquities from Egypt draws criticism
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's Toledo Museum of Art is selling 68 antiquities from its collection, a move drawing criticism from a nationally known archaeologist and Egyptian officials....

Poet and novelist Lucia Perillo dies at 58
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58....

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