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    DALLAS (AP) — An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O’Hara in the 1939 film “Gone With the Wind” has fetched $137,000 at auction. Heritage Auctions offered the gray jacket and skirt, featuring…

  • Pete Rose hired as Fox as special guest studio analyst

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request — as a television analyst. The career hits leader, who agreed to a lifetime ban…

  • LA Kings’ Jarret Stoll released after arrest in Las Vegas

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  • Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After anonymously buying Elvis’ first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” at his Third Man…

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  • Earth Day aims to reach millions with ‘Angry Birds’ game

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  • Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worlds

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  • ‘Just Got Paid’ singer found dead in Jamaica

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  • 5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino’s book

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  • This Date In Baseball

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