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Amazon Makes A Deal To Buy MGM For Nearly $8.5 Billion

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| It's the second-largest acquisition for Amazon after purchasing Whole Foods — and its biggest move into entertainment.

Charles Grodin, Actor, Comedian And Author, Is Dead At 86

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The Pittsburgh-born actor was known for his awkward manner and sharp intelligence. In addition to performing, Grodin wrote and delivered commentaries, and was a regular guest on late-night television.

Meet America's Newest Chess Master, 10-Year-Old Tanitoluwa Adewumi

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At 10 years old, Tanitoluwa Adewumi just became one of the youngest chess masters in the United States — and he's not done yet. He says he hopes to become the world's youngest grandmaster.

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Need Aid For Your Shuttered Venue? End Of May Is The Earliest You Might Get It

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Qualified applicants can expect to see emergency relief money by the end of the month.

Burning Man Canceled: 'Relief' As Burners, Locals See Bright Side Of Informal Events

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For the second straight year, the communal arts festival isn't happening because of the pandemic. But the community that hosts the pilgrimage doesn't mind.

Poetry Challenge: Create A List Poem That Grapples With Rise Of Anti-Asian Racism

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Attacks against Asian Americans have increased since the coronavirus pandemic began. Tell us how you cope with this anti-Asian violence and discrimination in the form of a list poem.

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George R.R. Martin Signs New Five Year Deal With HBO And HBO Max

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The best-selling fantasy author whose books were turned into the hit series Game of Thrones is attached to multiple projects in the pipeline for the media company and streaming service.

Larry McMurtry, Novelist And Screenwriter Of The West, Has Died At Age 84

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In over 30 novels and across dozens of screenplays, non-fiction works and memoirs, McMurtry became a beloved, yet unsentimental chronicler of the American West.

Works By Thomas Edison, Kermit The Frog Inducted Into Library Of Congress

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The Library of Congress chose 25 titles considered "audio treasures worthy of preservation" to join the National Recording Registry collection.