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10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting AwardsTen emerging writers, a mix of poets, dramatists and fiction and nonfiction authors, have received $50,000 prizes
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In this combination photo, Robin Thicke performs at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2015, left, and Pharrell Williams attends the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood in Beverly Hills, Calif., on  Feb. 21, 2016. A federal appeals court has ruled refused to overturn a copyright infringement verdict against Thicke and Williams over the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines.” In a split decision from a three-judge panel, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a verdict awarding $5.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye, who said “Blurred Lines” illegally copied from the late soul singer’s “Got to Give it Up.” (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Court sides with Marvin Gaye family in 'Blurred Lines' fightA federal appeals court has refused to overturn a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines."
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FILE - In this April 18, 1976 file photo, Sammy Williams, poses with his best actor in a musical award for "A Chorus Line," at the 30th Annual Tony Awards in New York. Williams died of cancer in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was 69. (AP Photo, File)
Tony-winner Sammy Williams from 'A Chorus Line' dies at 69Sammy Williams, an actor who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line," has died at age 69
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Carver County prosecutors have agreed to provide Prince's siblings with documents connected to their investigation into his death. John Goetz, an attorney for Prince's siblings, says he expects prosecutors will provide the medical examiner's autopsy investigation this week and the remaining investigative files next week. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Officials to turn over Prince investigative files to familyProsecutors in Carver County have agreed to provide Prince's siblings with documents connected to their investigation into his death
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FILE - This undated photo shows Emmett Louis Till, a black 14-year-old Chicago boy, who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in 1955 after he allegedly whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. Photos of his tortured body propelled the civil rights effort and is the subject of an NBC documentary ""Hope & Fury," premiering Saturday.  (AP Photo, File)
NBC documentary looks at images that propelled civil rightsAn NBC documentary on the power of images in the civil rights movement explores how pictures of a lynched Emmett Till were well known among black Americans but much less so among whites at the time
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US News

A car is towed away on a flatbed tow-truck away from Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Great Mills.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Police: Maryland school shooter used his father's handgunPolice say a teenager used his father's handgun in a shooting inside his high school in Maryland
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In this March 20, 2018 photo, Sequita Thompson, recounts the horror of seeing her grandson Stephan Clark dead in her backyard after he was shot by police in Sacramento, Calif. Relatives, activists and Sacramento officials are questioning why police shot at an unarmed black man 20 times, killing him, when he turned out to be holding only a cellphone in his grandparents' backyard. (Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
Video: Officers yelled 'gun' before shooting unarmed manThe Sacramento Police Department has released video footage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man
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Law enforcement officers secure the neighborhood at the scene of Walnut and 2nd Street in Pflugerville, Texas, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 where Austin, Texas bombing suspect Mark Anthony Conditt lived. As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up early Wednesday. (Tom Reel/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
The Latest: Investigation continues at bomb suspect's houseInvestigators still combing bombing suspect Mark Conditt's home in an Austin suburb
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FILE - In this 2008 file photo tennis referee Lois Goodman is shown while officiating a CIF tennis tournament, in California. A Los Angeles tennis umpire arrested before a U.S. Open match and charged in her elderly husband's 2012 death is trying to clear her name. Lois Goodman's attorneys are expected to tell jurors Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in federal court that the Los Angeles coroner's office deprived her civil rights by falsifying an autopsy report. (David Crane /Los Angeles Daily News via AP, File)
Tennis umpire seeks payback for arrest in husband's deathA lawyer for a tennis umpire arrested in her husband's death in 2012 says her finances and reputation were ruined before charges were ultimately dropped
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Pam Amicarella, of Jefferson Hills, shakes hands with Democrat Conor Lamb during the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade, Saturday, March, 17, 2018, in downtown Pittsburgh. Living in the 18th Congressional District, Amicarella voted for Lamb in the March 13 special election.  (Jessie Wardarski/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
Saccone concedes Pennsylvania US House race to LambRepublican Rick Saccone is conceding a special congressional election in southwestern Pennsylvania to Democrat Conor Lamb after the GOP considered a recount and legal action
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