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    Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone.These were some of the people killed when flames ripped through a...

    By The Associated Press|

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    News guide: Prosecutors can use Cosby's deposition at trial

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) A suburban Philadelphia judge settled one of two key pretrial issues in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial when he ruled on Monday that the jury could hear Cosby's damaging testimony from a decade-old civil deposition. The...

    By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press|

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    Dunham and Coates, mutual admirers, talk writing and Trump

    NEW YORK (AP) "Girls" creator Lena Dunham and author-essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates, strangers until Monday night, found they had a lot in common.Especially when the subject was the upcoming presidency of Donald Trump."If what has to happen is that...

    By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer|

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    The Latest: Jury has been selected in Will Smith case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Latest on the Will Smith shooting-death trial (all times local):10 p.m.A jury has been selected in the case of the man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints star Will...

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    Jury selection previews possible 'stand-your-ground' defense

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Questions to potential jurors Monday in the Will Smith shooting death trial make clear that Louisiana's "stand your ground" law will be at issue when testimony begins.Potential jurors in the trial of the man charged with...

    By Kevin Mcgill, Associated Press|

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    Soot swept up: Business unharmed by wildfires set to reopen

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she's seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Sooty floors needed...

    By Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press|

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    Jessica Williams, Cate Blanchett star in Sundance premieres

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Former "Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams flexes her dramatic chops, Cate Blanchett pays homage to great 20th century artists and "Silicon Valley" star Kumail Nanjiani tells a very personal story in some of the films...

    By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer|

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    Judge: Prosecutors can use Bill Cosby's deposition at trial

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Damaging testimony that Bill Cosby gave in an accuser's lawsuit, including admissions that he gave young women drugs and alcohol before sex, can be used at his sex assault trial, a judge ruled Monday.The defense has insisted...

    By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press|

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    Judge dismisses sex charges against ex-Michigan State star

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) A judge on Monday dismissed all charges against former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a charity golf event and a visit to a bar in 2015.Judge Cathy Dowd in...

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    Box Office Top 20: 'Moana,' 'Fantastic Beasts' rule again

    LOS ANGELES (AP) "Moana" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" continued to dominate the box office over the sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend. In its second week in theaters, Disney's "Moana" scored the No. 1 spot again, bringing in...

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