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at 23:06 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Boyz II Men, Jeff Dunham among Casino Entertainment Awards winners

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Boyz II Men has been named the musical artist of the year at the Casino Entertainment Awards.

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at 22:46 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Person with knowledge tells AP Florida International in Miami to host Miss Universe pageant

MIAMI - A person with knowledge of the agreement says that the Miss Universe pageant is coming to South Florida this winter.

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at 22:16 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

'Orange is the New Black' author discusses upcoming Season 3, book by her ex-lover and friend

LOWELL, Mass. - The woman whose bestselling prison memoir has been adapted into the "Orange is the New Black" Netflix series is sharing her insight into the upcoming Season 3, saying it "holds some really amazing stories and twists and turns."

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at 22:01 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Judge tosses lawsuit by John Wayne's heirs against Duke University over use of star's nickname

SANTA ANA, Calif. - John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke.

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at 21:12 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

$25,000 RBC painting prize goes to Tiziana La Melia of Vancouver

MONTREAL - Tiziana La Melia of Vancouver has won this year's RBC Canadian Painting Competition, which recognizes artists in the early stages of their careers.

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at 20:15 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

'Murdoch Mysteries' stars on new season and stumbling over Victorian language

TORONTO - "Murdoch Mysteries" star Yannick Bisson relishes directing episodes of the hit CBC detective drama, but says the toughest part is getting into character at the same time.

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at 18:40 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Carrie Snyder, Miriam Toews among finalists for Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

TORONTO - When celebrated short story writer Carrie Snyder decided to explore her newfound love for long-distance running through her first novel two years ago, she found inspiration from the 1928 Summer Olympics, when women's athletics debuted.

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at 18:10 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis taken under wing of Prince, performs on new LPs

TORONTO - Donna Grantis grew up in the bustling suburb of Mississauga, Ont., and polished her considerable guitar chops at McGill University — but now she has two feet firmly planted on Planet Prince.

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at 17:20 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Tony Bennett, 88, sets mark as oldest act with No. 1 album on duets album with Lady Gaga

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Even at age 88, Tony Bennett is still reaching No. 1 on the charts.

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at 16:55 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Anna Gunn moves on from 'Breaking Bad' role to play detective in 'Gracepoint'

TORONTO - How would you react if Skyler White pulled you over in a police car?

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at 16:29 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Canadian freeskier Jean-Philippe Auclair remembered as a freestyle pioneer

Canadian skier Jean-Philippe Auclair was remembered Wednesday as a freestyle pioneer who helped revolutionize the sport in its formative years before shifting to filmmaking and a focus on the more extreme side of the slopes, influencing a generation of athletes with his creativity and vision in the process.

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at 15:44 on October 01, 2014, EDT.

Televangelist Schuller's grandson launches reformatted 'Hour of Power' broadcast

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. - The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller will follow in his grandfather's footsteps with an hour-long religious TV program called "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller."

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