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Tunisia turns to Star Wars to boost tourism

Two dozen white-clad Imperial Troopers and other Star Wars characters marched Wednesday down a stately, tree-lined avenue in Tunis — a site where activists once fought riot police during the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions.

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    Justices skeptical in Internet TV case

Justices skeptical in Internet TV case

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet.

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Tribeca Festival to promote change by showing local films

Brian Williams and Bryan Cranston will be there. And Eva Longoria. And Michael Douglas. And Robin Roberts, Aaron Sorkin, Morgan Spurlock and Ron Howard. And Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, probably in neutral corners. And thousands and thousands of New York-area moviegoers, who are seldom neutral about anything.

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Weather Channel, DirecTV ink carriage deal, ending dispute

The storm between the Weather Channel and DirecTV has finally cleared. The network will return to the satellite television provider on Wednesday, the companies said, following a carriage dispute that had left the channel blacked out for DirecTV’s 20 million customers since January.

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    Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney leaves behind film legacy

Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney leaves behind film legacy

Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

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    Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ full of laughs

Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ full of laughs

After weeks of waiting, Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” arrived in Waco theaters, and I was one of the first in line to see it. Like any movie I spend weeks waiting to see, I had high expectations.

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‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Scandal’ win Peabody Awards

Winners of the 73rd annual George Foster Peabody Awards were announced Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” with a record 46 series, specials and reports from television, radio and the Web being honored for excellence in 2013.

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    Colbert responds to Twitter controversy, deletes show account

Colbert responds to Twitter controversy, deletes show account

In his first night on the air since a campaign to #CancelColbert erupted on Twitter Thursday night, Stephen Colbert spent nearly his entire show Monday night responding to charges of racial insensitivity.

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    Story finally ends for  ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Story finally ends for ‘How I Met Your Mother’

It took nine years, but the — wait for it — legendary tale of “How I Met Your Mother” comes to an end Monday when the comedy takes a final bow.

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    J.K. Rowling: ‘Harry Potter’ spinoff set for movie trilogy

J.K. Rowling: ‘Harry Potter’ spinoff set for movie trilogy

When J.K. Rowling revealed plans for a “Harry Potter” spinoff film adapted from her “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” fans rejoiced at the idea of returning to the wizarding world the author rendered in such detail in her worldwide bestsellers about the Boy Who Lived.

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