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Midday Roundup: SeaWorld to end killer whale shows

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Benching Shamu. Bowing to pressure from animal rights activists, SeaWorld announced today it will end its killer whale breeding program. The 29 orcas that now…

Fox plans live musical The Passion starring Trisha Yearwood as Mary

By Jim Long
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Entertainment | Country music star Trisha Yearwood will play the mother of Jesus in the live musical The Passion to be broadcast by Fox on Palm Sunday, March 20. The…

Midday Roundup: Officials say Las Vegas crash not an act of terror

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unclear motive. One person has died after a driver intentionally barreled into a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. More than a dozen people were…

Hotel Transylvania 2 sinks teeth into family dynamics

By Bob Brown
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Movies | In Hotel Transylvania 2 , writers Adam Sandler, 49, and Robert Smigel, 55, grapple with themes of family heritage and cultural assimilation—pretty deep for an…

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials runs on empty

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is the next offering in a line of young adult film franchises featuring teenage heroes fleeing sinister adult despots…

Intense Everest shows high price of glory

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The new docudrama Everest opens with a startling statistic: From 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to stand upon the…

An evening with Stephen Colbert

By Emily Belz
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Entertainment | The audience gets glimpses of his Catholic faith at a taping in the first week of his new show

Disney star Dean Jones remembered for faith, films

By Leigh Jones
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Obituary | Dean Jones, beloved star of nearly a dozen Disney films, died Tuesday of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 84. Jones’ appearances in…

Depravity in our hearts

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Television | We can set our minds on what is true and honorable amid a pagan culture

Stay <em>Home</em> from latest DreamWorks movie

Stay Home from latest DreamWorks movie

By Bob Brown
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Movies | DreamWorks, the company that produced popular and critical favorites Chicken Run and Shrek , drafts an all-star squad of voice actors and graphics artists, but a…

Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy dead at 83

By Leigh Jones
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Obituary | Actor Leonard Nimoy, made famous by his role as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek TV shows and movies, has died. He was 83. Nimoy, the son of Jewish immigrants who grew…

Russell Wilson and the Fifty Shades backlash

By La Shawn Barber
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Movies | “[D]o not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and…

 
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