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10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grantsFiction writer Hernan Diaz and playwright Michael R. Jackson are among 10 winners of $50,000 grants for emerging artists
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Australia says tensions with Turkey ease after WWI remarksAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says tensions between his country and Turkey have eased after conciliatory comments from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017 file photo, Lee Daniels arrives at the LACMA Art + Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles. "Empire" co-creator and executive producer Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been "a freakin' rollercoaster." Daniels and other producers removed Smollett’s character from the season’s final episodes after his arrest in Chicago. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Daniels: 'Pain and anger' around 'Empire' in recent weeks"Empire" co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the past weeks have been a "rollercoaster" after a report of a racist and homophobic attack by cast member Jussie Smollett led to the actor being charged
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. the leader of Thailand's Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva, right, gives the traditional greeting or "wai" during an election campaign neighborhood walk Bangkok, Thailand. Abhisit says if he becomes prime minister after Sunday’s election, he’ll make careful but forceful efforts to undo undemocratic constitutional clauses imposed by the military government that took power in 2014. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
AP Interview: Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changesThe leader of Thailand's oldest political party says Sunday's elections are a chance for the country to get out of the cycle of dictatorships and corrupt governments
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
North Carolina Central coach LeVelle Moton points during the first half of the team's First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament against North Dakota State, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
North Dakota State holds off NC Central 78-74 in First FourTyson Ward scored 23 points and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 64 with a 78-74 win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
A woman looks at the floral tribute near the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Police officials in New Zealand say the man responsible for killing 50 people at two mosques was on his way to a third attack when police arrested him. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
As more are buried, emotional prayer service planned in NZThousands of people are expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the New Zealand mosques attacked a week ago
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
University of Southern California Interim President Wanda Austin, left, and Carol Folt smile before Folt was officially named as the University of Southern California's 12th president in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The announcement comes a week after news broke of a massive college bribery scam involving USC and other universities across the country. Folt most recently was formerly the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She will take office as USC's new president on July 1. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
On heels of scandals, USC announces new presidentThe University of Southern California has announced a new school president "to lead the university into a new era."
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
Golfers practice at the Battleground Golf Course driving range as a chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company continues to send dark smoke over Deer Park, Texas, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Cleanup underway after fire at Texas petrochemicals facilityCrews that extinguished a fire that burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility are now cleaning up the site
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CORRECTS LAST NAME OF MOTHER FROM HACKNEY TO HOBSON - This undated photo provided by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office shows Ryan Hackney. Hackney and his brother, Logan Hackney, were arrested on suspicion of failing to report abuse of a minor after authorities said they discovered that their mother, Machelle Hobson, had used pepper spray to discipline her seven younger adopted children and locked them for days inside a closet. (Pinal County Sheriff's Office via AP, file)
Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuseAuthorities say an Arizona woman who ran a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations of using pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children and locking them for days inside a closet without food, water, or access to a bathroom
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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