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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.

Actors Involved In James Franco Suit Settle, Drop Claims

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Two actors that had alleged the Oscar-winner's acting school sexually exploited female students have reached a preliminary settlement agreement. It is unclear if monetary payments are involved.

'I'm Not A Cover Girl': Halima Aden On Why She Decided To Leave A Modeling Career

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Halima Aden, the first hijab-wearing supermodel, thought a career in fashion might help her be a role model. But it left her feeling disconnected from her own image. So she's leaving it behind.

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'Not Broken But Simply Unfinished': Poet Amanda Gorman Calls For A Better America

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The 22-year-old composed a poem, "The Hill We Climb," that acknowledges the recent insurrection attempt, but turns resolutely toward hope. "The new dawn blooms," she writes.

Seesaws Built On U.S. Border Wall Win Prestigious Design Prize

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"We are hopeful for change and that we start building more bridges instead of walls," says Ronald Rael, one of the designers of the project.

Pierre Cardin: French Fashion Designer Dies At 98

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The son of Italian immigrants worked with luminaries such as Jean Cocteau and Christian Dior before launching his own line.

Sen. Mike Lee Blocks Legislation For Latino, Women's Museums

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In a move that infuriated supporters of museums to be dedicated to Latinos and women on the National Mall, the Republican senator blocked legislation Thursday that would lead to the creation of both.

Oxford's Defining Words Of 2020: 'Blursday,' 'Systemic Racism' And Yes, 'Pandemic'

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Too much happened in 2020 for Oxford Languages to choose a single word of the year. So they opted for dozens.