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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT DAY AND DATE OF DEATH - FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Peter Mayhew arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Los Angeles. Mayhew, who played the rugged, beloved and furry Wookiee Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films, has died. Mayhew died at his home in north Texas on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 according to a family statement. He was 74. No cause was given. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 02, 2019 - 7:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who donned a huge, furry costume to give life to the rugged-and-beloved character of Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy and two other films, has died, his family said Thursday. Mayhew died at his home in north Texas on Tuesday,...
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Nation Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre applauds behind the empty seat of Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North at the NRA Annual Meeting of Members in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 27, 2019. North has announced that he will not serve a second term as president of the NRA amid inner turmoil in the gun-rights group. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 27, 2019 - 12:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North, who sought to push out the National Rifle Association's longtime CEO in a burgeoning divide over the group's finances and media operations, announced to a hushed crowd Saturday that he would not serve a second term as the gun lobby's president...
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Nation Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 27, 2019 - 3:40 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Rifle Association was plunged into deeper internal turmoil Friday amid an effort by opponents of top executive Wayne LaPierre to drive out the man who has long been the public face of the gun-rights group. LaPierre sent a letter to board members Thursday outlining...
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 23, 2019 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest. Entertainment moguls are fighting over who will host Hollywood fundraisers for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Democratic donors are showering him with praise. And...
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FILE - This Sept. 22, 2018 file photo shows singer-songwriter Paul Simon performing in Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the final stop of his Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour in New York. Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations. The icon announced Tuesday that his Aug. 11 performance will benefit the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest. The Outside Lands Festival will take place Aug. 9-11 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 23, 2019 - 8:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations. Simon announced Tuesday that his Aug. 11 performance will benefit the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest. The Outside Lands Festival...
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This combination photo shows, from left, rapper-comedian Lil Dicky, singers Justin Bieber, Ariana grande and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who participate on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song “Earth” on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande is a zebra. The video, featuring 32 artists, also stars Ed Sheeran (koala), Miley Cyrus (elephant), Shawn Mendes (rhino), Katy Perry (pony) and Kevin Hart dressed as Kanye West. (AP Photo)
April 19, 2019 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song "Earth" on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon...
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FILE--This file photo from Feb. 11, 2019 shows a temporary barrier around the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh where 11 people were killed and seven others injured during an attack on in October of 2018. The synagogue is inviting young people worldwide to submit artwork in an art project called "#HeartsTogether: The Art of Rebuilding." to cover adjacent fencing that surrounds the still-shuttered building. They are looking for "original, uplifting images and graphics" to be printed on windscreens that will cover the temporary perimeter fencing. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Three Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded to newspapers for their coverage of gun violence. The Pulitzer for public service was awarded Monday to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for its coverage of the mass shooting at the...
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People watch as a hearse carrying the casket of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle passes Hussle's clothing store The Marathon, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Hussle’s casket, draped in the flag of his father’s native country, Eritrea in East Africa, embarked on a 25-mile tour of the city after his memorial service, drawing thousands to the streets to catch a glimpse of the recently-anointed hometown hero. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 11, 2019 - 10:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's legacy as a persistent rapper, community activist, uniter, doting father, protective sibling and a loving son were underscored at his public memorial service on Thursday, with deeply personal testimonies from those closest to the rapper, including his actress-...
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs a bill into law that replaces two statues in a U.S. Capitol display with statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country musician Johnny Cash, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Little Rock, Ark. The governor was joined by friends and family of Bates and Cash. They will replace statues of attorney Uriah Milton Rose and former Gov. and Sen. James Paul Clarke. (AP Photo/Hannah Grabenstein)
April 11, 2019 - 4:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country singer Johnny Cash — two of Arkansas' most celebrated icons — are headed to Washington, D.C., to represent the state in a U.S. Capitol display. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday signed into law a bill that will swap out...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Swift says the efforts of a Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group to fight against a handful of contentious bills moving inside the state’s GOP-controlled General Assembly inspired her to make a sizeable donation. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 09, 2019 - 6:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift says the efforts of a Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group to fight a handful of contentious bills moving inside the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly inspired her to make a sizeable donation. According to the Tennessee Equality Project,...
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