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China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival on its opening day Saturday, a rare venue for the showing of films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls, organizers said....

NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement
NEW YORK (AP) -- An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance with Madonna....

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer
NEW YORK (AP) -- John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday....

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world
NEW YORK (AP) -- The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors....

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer
NEW YORK (AP) -- John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday....

Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim....

7 celebrity ice bucket challenges
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of celebrities have helped fuel the success of the ice bucket challenge for ALS. Here are a few examples:...

Ebola outbreak revives interest in 'The Hot Zone'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The current Ebola outbreak has revived interest in a 1994 book about the deadly virus: Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone."...

Pink Martini band member Rieth found dead
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police say the longtime percussionist for Portland, Oregon, band Pink Martini has been found dead....

Man charged in biting attack at Lollapalooza
CHICAGO (AP) -- A 33-year-old Chicago man is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack as the Arctic Monkeys performed at Lollapalooza earlier this month....

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