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PBS special 'The Bomb' seeks to tell story of atomic weapons

PBS special 'The Bomb' seeks to tell story of atomic weapons

July 28th, 2015 9:46 am by RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

"The Bomb," which begins airing this week on most PBS stations, seeks to tell the story of a weapon that transformed history and continues to affect relationships among dueling world powers.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dies

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dies

July 26th, 2015 11:06 pm by JONATHAN LANDRUM JR., Associated Press

Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Bobbi Kristina Brown was overwhelmed by the achievements and demons of others before she could begin to figure out who she was.

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Kingsport Idol 2015 winner crowned

Kingsport Idol 2015 winner crowned

July 26th, 2015 1:00 pm by Marci Gore

Kaitlyn Miller not only won her 14-to-17-year-old age group in Tuesday's Kingsport Idol finale, but the 16-year-old also was crowned the overall winner of Kingsport Idol 2015.

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ESPN: Cowherd won't be back on air

ESPN: Cowherd won't be back on air

July 24th, 2015 8:55 pm by Staff Report

ESPN said Friday that radio host Colin Cowherd won't be on the air again before leaving the network in the wake of his remarks about major league baseball players from the Dominican Republic.

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Chris Brown finally gets clearance to leave Philippines

Chris Brown finally gets clearance to leave Philippines

July 24th, 2015 4:00 pm by TERESA CEROJANO

Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown is finally on his way out of the Philippines after being stranded for three days due to a fraud complaint against him for a canceled concert last New Year's Eve.

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Chris Columbus game for action movie Pixels'

Chris Columbus game for action movie Pixels'

July 24th, 2015 3:00 pm by By Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee (TNS)

Columbus needed some video game schooling to pull off full versions of Centipede, Pac-Man and other arcade classics, plus a final battle that has so many different video game characters that he gave up trying to count them.

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Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

July 24th, 2015 2:00 pm by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

The Electronic Sports League said Thursday it will begin randomly drug testing players at its competitive video game tournaments.

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Charli XCX: I like painting pictures into other people's brains'

Charli XCX: I like painting pictures into other people's brains'

July 24th, 2015 1:00 pm by By Paul De Barros, The Seattle Times (TNS)

An unapologetic popster, she said in a phone interview earlier this month that her inspirations were Britney Spears and the Spice Girls. She has no patience with critics who disparage those artists.

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Review: Ashley Monroe's 'The Blade' is sharp

Review: Ashley Monroe's 'The Blade' is sharp

July 24th, 2015 12:00 pm by MICHAEL McCALL, Associated Press

Monroe's 2013 album topped several critics' lists, including The New York Times and Rolling Stone, as the best country album of the year. Watch for "The Blade" to appear near the top of the same lists again in 2015.

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YouTube creators looking elsewhere for money

YouTube creators looking elsewhere for money

July 24th, 2015 11:00 am by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

YouTubers and companies that manage them are hunting for new ways to make money from the audiences they've built on the platform. That will be a big topic of conversation at VidCon

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