Denmark's de Forest wins Eurovision song contest
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest won this year's Eurovision Song Contest Saturday with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune "Only Teardrops," despite tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
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Largest Spoleto season to unfold next week in SC
From comic book art to Shakespeare and Japanese opera, the new season of the Spoleto Festival USA will be the largest ever, offering 160 performances during the 17 days the festival lights up stages across this seaside city.
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Today in History
Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2013. There are 227 days left in the year.
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Flesh-eating disease victim gets prosthetic hands
A metro Atlanta woman who lost both hands, her left leg and right foot after contracting a flesh-eating disease was on her way back from Ohio Friday after being fitted with prosthetic hands.
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USA Today founder honored at memorial service
Colleagues and friends paying tribute to USA Today founder Al Neuharth on Friday remembered him not as a driven media giant but as a loyal native South Dakotan who never forgot his roots.
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In Miami, Donna Karan showcases Haitian artisans
The handbag Donna Karan was showing off Friday lacked her signature logo, or any designer's logo. It was made of paper mache and, the fashion designer said, represented Haiti's handmade carnival masks _ in wearable form.
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14-year term for Calif. doc promising cancer cure
A Los Angeles doctor was sentenced Friday to 14 years in federal prison for bilking patients out of more than $1 million by promising them that an herbal supplement she hawked could cure late-stage cancer and other diseases.
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'The Audience' to be shown in NJ nursing home
A special audience will get to see Helen Mirren onstage next month in London in the play "The Audience" _ some retired show business veterans in a New Jersey nursing home.
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NYers furious over photos taken through windows
In one photo, a woman is on all fours, presumably picking something up, her posterior pressed against a glass window. Another photo shows a couple in bathrobes, their feet touching beneath a table. And there is one of a man, in jeans and a T-shirt, lying on his side as he takes a nap.
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Correction: Drunken Driving-Zero Deaths story
In a story May 17 about a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation on a blood alcohol threshold for drivers, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the definition of a drink. The standard definition of a drink is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine and 1.5 ounces of 80-proof alcohol.
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Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
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'Sonic the Hedgehog' vid games coming to Nintendo
Sonic the Hedgehog is rolling with Nintendo.
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Playwright takes on 'Clybourne Park' with new work
Growing up in Britain, Kwame Kwei-Armah saw the American classic "A Raisin in the Sun" perhaps more often than any other play, with its powerful portrayal of race relations.
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Wax and mirrors: Anish Kapoor opens show in Berlin
Conveyor belts hum quietly, towering over piles of dark red wax. A giant mauve object that looks like a deflating balloon sprawls and sags its way across three rooms. A dark pigment circle creates the illusion of a black hole opening up in the floor. And there are lots of mirrors: convex, concave, twisting and a painted "blood mirror."
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Poetry finally joining e-book revolution
Over the past two years, publishers have been steadily filling one of the largest gaps in the e-book catalogue _ poetry.
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WHO says single yellow fever shot is enough
The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn't necessary.
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Indian circuses struggle to adapt after court bans
In the early morning heat and dust, daily practice at the Rambo Circus is in full swing. A trapeze creaks as two performers perfect their throws. A Colombian daredevil shouts to his colleagues scrambling atop a giant set of spinning wheels called the Ring of Death.
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Wash. state releases draft rules for legal pot
Officials in Washington state took their first stab at setting rules for the state's new marijuana industry Thursday, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults.
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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS
Week ending May 12th, 2013, powered by Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2013 The Nielsen Company.
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AP PHOTOS: Path to legal pot a long, wild trip
It's one thing to legalize marijuana. It's another to figure out how to sell it, grow it, regulate it, test it and tax it.
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Review: Musical using Leo Tolstoy a messy thrill
What do you get when you take a 70-page melodrama at the center of "War and Peace" and turn it into a musical? Now layer dance music onto the traditional Russian folk music. Now put it in a tent. While you're at it, throw in a meal and strobe lights.
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Dylan inducted as honorary member of arts academy
Michael Chabon had long been mystified by that Bob Dylan lyric about "midnight's broken toe."
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Ticketmaster settles rewards lawsuit for $23M
Ticketmaster has agreed to settle claims for up to $23 million over a lawsuit affecting more than a million people who, after buying a ticket online, were enrolled in a rewards program that cost $9 a month but never gave them any benefits.
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Kennedy Center revises way honorees are selected
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has a new process to select artists who receive one of the nation's top arts prizes, the Kennedy Center Honors, after an outside group last year said Latinos have been largely excluded.
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Correction: New Virus story
In a story May 15 about a new SARS-like virus spreading from patients to health care workers in Saudi Arabia, The Associated Press reported erroneously the location of the 20 deaths attributed to the virus. There have been no deaths reported in France and Qatar, only in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Germany and Britain.
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