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  • New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with…

  • Documentary film about Market Basket dispute nears release

    BOSTON (AP) — One of the most remarkable work stoppages in U.S. labor history will soon be the subject of a new documentary film. Director Jay Childs says “Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market…

  • Lebanon planning first-ever Mayberry-themed festival

    LEBANON, Ky. (AP) — The city of Lebanon is launching a new festival built around the town of Mayberry from “The Andy Griffith Show.” They’re calling it the Mayberry Pie Festival, and it will include…

  • Broadway’s ‘On the Town’ welcomes 3 special stars

    NEW YORK (AP) — If theatergoers at Wednesday’s matinee of “On the Town” take special attention, they’ll get to see the Broadway debut of three special teenagers. Nathan Adams, 13, from San Diego, Alyssa Call,…

  • Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. “This world is full of sin.…

  • Former Cornell president begins leading Smithsonian in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A heart doctor and Ivy League university president is taking charge of the Smithsonian Institution. David Skorton, the former president of Cornell University, begins his tenure Wednesday as the 13th secretary of…

  • Trump files $500 million lawsuit as pageant woes mount

    NEW YORK (AP) — As fallout built over Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants from Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate answered back with legal action to match his trademark brashness, filing a $500 million lawsuit. The…

  • Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who’s become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet…

  • Trump’s pageant woes mount with TV and contestant drop-outs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout from outspoken Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued to dog him Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was…

  • Trump says he’s struck back at Univision with $500M lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyers say Trump and the Miss Universe pageant have sued Univision for $500 million in a New York court, claiming Trump’s First Amendment rights were violated when the company…

  • Review: In Winehouse doc ‘Amy,’ celebrity is the villain

    Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy” is a slow, tragic zoom out. It begins with the intimacy of home movies and ends in far-away paparazzi footage. Our VIP access has been revoked. First seen as…

  • Cheryl Burke, Thomas Roberts won’t host Miss USA

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Miss USA pageant has lost all of its co-hosts. “Dancing with the Stars'” Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts said Tuesday they won’t take part in the July 12…

  • US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending June 29, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. Grey by E L James – 9781101946350 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison – 9780062372123 –…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday June 22 to Sunday, June 28…