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    Texas university breaks silence on McConaughey speech fee

    HOUSTON (AP) A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee.The University of Houston said in a statement Tuesday that it was paying McConaughey...

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    Quinn: Silicon Valley becomes epicenter of social change

    To draw attention to a controversial Arkansas law it saw as an assault on gay rights, a national activist group took out a full-page newspaper ad -- in the heart of Silicon Valley.

    By Michelle Quinn mquinn@mercurynews.com|

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    Quinn: Silicon Valley becomes epicenter of social change

    To draw attention to a controversial Arkansas law it saw as an assault on gay rights, a national activist group took out a full-page newspaper ad -- in the heart of Silicon Valley.

    By Michelle Quinn mquinn@mercurynews.com|

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    Quinn: Silicon Valley becomes epicenter of social change

    To draw attention to a controversial Arkansas law it saw as an assault on gay rights, a national activist group took out a full-page newspaper ad -- in the heart of Silicon Valley.

    By Michelle Quinn mquinn@mercurynews.com|

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    Quinn: Silicon Valley, The Symbol.

    To draw attention to a controversial Arkansas law it saw as an assault on gay rights, a national activist group took out a full-page newspaper ad -- in the heart of Silicon Valley.

    By Michelle Quinn mquinn@mercurynews.com|

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    Comedy Central: 'Unfair' to judge Noah based on tweets

    NEW YORK (AP) Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy."To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't...

    By Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer|

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    Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old.Publicist Diana Baron didn't give a reason for Brown's death at his home in...

    By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer|

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    Review: 'Furious 7' drives hard with action, laughs, tribute

    Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make "Furious 7" a campy, crowd-pleasing escape.Never mind that the film repeatedly presents the impossible a muscle car attacks an airborne helicopter ...

    By Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer|

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    Banana peel hits comedian Dave Chappelle on New Mexico stage

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) A man tossed a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during a standup show, hitting in the comedian in the leg, police in this northern New Mexico city say.Christian Englander, 30, of Santa Fe, was arrested on suspicion of...

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    Justin Bieber attends mediation in photographer's lawsuit

    MIAMI (AP) Pop star Justin Bieber attended a mediation session in Miami in a lawsuit filed by a photographer who says he was roughed up by the singer's security.Lawyers say Bieber spent about five hours Tuesday behind closed doors at a law firm...

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