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NEW YORK (AP) — As the final votes pour in ahead of the Academy Awards' Tuesday afternoon deadline, Hollywood is drawing to a close an awards season that has, from Nate Parker to Mel Gibson, often been a confounding morality play.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything — baby pictures and Pepe memes, social updates and abusive bullying, helpful how-to videos and live-streamed violence.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Roots will perform an original NBA-themed musical featuring former "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, musician Jidenna and rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Meryl Streep ushered politics into Hollywood's awards season when she used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to condemn President Donald Trump for what she called his "instinct to humiliate." Stars were even more outspoken at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, hel…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Big Hollywood hits commonly reap half or more of their box office overseas, as "Finding Dory" and "Rogue One" have done. Zhang Yimou's "The Great Wall," which opens Friday, will test whether that trick works both ways.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of the social network Snapchat is valuing itself at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industry's biggest initial public offering in years.

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NEW YORK (AP) — An early version of a Feb. 14 story about NBC purchasing the television news network Euronews said Deborah Turness was running the new partnership. She is running NBC's side of the partnership.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Thomas Rhett's family is growing by two in 2017. The "Die A Happy Man" singer announced Wednesday on Twitter that his wife, Lauren, is pregnant and they are adopting a child from Africa.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and warned that if she ran or tried to hurt him, she would die.

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  • By RAPHAEL SATTER AP Cybersecurity Writer
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PARIS (AP) — American-Egyptian author Mona Eltahawy is one of many activists and human rights advocates targeted in a sweeping cyberespionage campaign blamed on Egypt's government, The Associated Press has found.

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In an extraordinary moment between the music industry's top female artists, Adele beat Beyonce for three of the top Grammy Awards — then said her competitor deserved at least one of them.

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  • By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press
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Adele walked in matronly, military green and Paris Jackson wore a youthful, skin-baring rainbow jumpsuit by Balmain on the anything-goes Grammys red carpet Sunday, competing with the British Academy Film Awards for celebrity fashion air.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In an emotional speech by turns tearful, defiant and humorous, Meryl Streep doubled down on her harsh criticism of President Donald Trump, and spoke of having become a target since she first took him on in her Golden Globes speech in January.

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  • By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Outrage over President Donald Trump's travel ban has prompted a spring fundraising concert for the American Civil Liberties Union that will feature a diverse lineup, including Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, Incubus, Miguel and Skrillex.

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A young Palestinian author is stranded in Qatar after Palestinian authorities in the West Bank confiscated all copies of his latest novel and issued an arrest warrant for him — accusing him of including "sexual terms" in a provocative work that takes aim at taboo i…

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about Steven Van Zandt speaking at Rutgers University's commencement, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the event will take place. It will be held in Piscataway, not Newark.