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New 20 pound notes are displayed in front of a self portrait of JMW Turner during a photo opportunity at the Tate Britain in London, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The new 20 pound note featuring the artist JMW Turner enters circulation on Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Artist JMW Turner replaces Adam Smith on new UK banknote

Feb. 20, 2020 7:25 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's new 20-pound (about $29) note went into circulation Thursday — one that replaces the image of a pioneering economist with a battered warship being towed away for scrap. The polymer banknote replaces a paper predecessor bearing the image of 18th-century economist Adam Smith....

This undated image provided by Focus Features shows actors Anya Taylor-Joy, left, as Emma Woodhouse and Johnny Flynn as George Knightley in director Autumn de Wilde's film

Review: Austen's 'Emma,' humanized but not modernized

Feb. 19, 2020 5:19 PM EST

There's beauty to spare in the new screen adaptation of Jane Austen's “Emma,” from its palatial country estates with their art-filled galleries and manicured lawns, to the exquisitely detailed costumes (those feathered bonnets!), to star Anya Taylor-Joy, whose porcelain skin and blonde ringlets look...

In this Feb. 7, 2020, photo, converted Catholic Priest Joshua Whitfield, left, his daughter Zoe-Catherine, 5, and the rest of his family stand behind their chairs to say grace before dinner in north Dallas. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Father Josh: A married Catholic priest in a celibate world

Feb. 14, 2020 2:12 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The priest wakes up at 4 a.m. on the days he celebrates the early Mass, sipping coffee and enjoying the quiet while his young children sleep in rooms awash in stuffed animals and Sesame Street dolls and pictures of saints. Then he kisses his wife goodbye and drives through the empty suburban...