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Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there -- why would anyone sign up now for cable? Full Story

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NBC's Snyderman faces credibility issues

Tue Oct 21, 2014

The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. Full Story

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. Full Story

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Full Story

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McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial. Full Story

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Local singer brings reggae to 'The Voice'

Tue Oct 21, 2014

A local singer wants to bring reggae music back, but he's taken an unconventional path to becoming a top contestant on NBC's hit show "The Voice." Full Story

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Argentina demands 'Top Gear' apology from BBC

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Argentina's ambassador to Britain on Tuesday demanded an apology from the BBC over an ill-fated trip by car show "Top Gear" to the South American country. Full Story

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British royal couples' 2nd child due in April

Tue Oct 21, 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April -- the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth. Full Story

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Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million

Tue Oct 21, 2014

The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending. Full Story

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Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

Tue Oct 21, 2014

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. Full Story

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AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. Full Story

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Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protest

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they say glorifies his Palestinian killers. Full Story

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Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement. Full Story

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'SNL' adds black woman to cast from writers room

Tue Oct 21, 2014

"Saturday Night Live" is giving its on-screen diversity another boost. NBC says the comic institution is adding Leslie Jones to its cast. Full Story

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Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC

Mon Oct 20, 2014

The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize. Full Story

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Mom wants 'Breaking Bad' figures pulled from Toys R Us

Tue Oct 21, 2014

AMC's "Breaking Bad" is a television hit, but it's not a hit with one mom who opposes the sale of the show's dolls. Full Story

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Reported 'Easy Rider' chopper sells at auction

Mon Oct 20, 2014

A motorcycle reportedly featured in "Easy Rider" has been sold for what auctioneers say was $1.35 million. Full Story

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Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums

Mon Oct 20, 2014

The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world's largest museum and research complex to fund programs in history, science, art and culture. Full Story