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Filming in fear: Edward Snowden as 'Citizenfour'

NEW YORK - U.S. documentary maker Laura Poitras has found herself in many a risky situation in Iraq and Yemen. But she never felt in as much danger as when she was filming Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel while he prepared to blow the whistle on massive secret surveillance programs run by the U.S. government.

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Singer Kesha denied drug, sex claims against producer three years ago

LOS ANGELES - Pop singer Kesha said in a deposition three years ago, unsealed on Tuesday, that music producer Dr. Luke never had sex with her nor gave her drugs in the latest salvo in the legal battle between the longtime music partners.

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'Django Unchained' actress charged with lewd conduct

LOS ANGELES - An actress, who accused Los Angeles police of violating her civil rights when they handcuffed her after responding to reports of indecent exposure, has been charged with lewd conduct, along with her boyfriend, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

21 Oct 2014

'Fraggle Rock' actor Gerard Parkes dies at age 90

- Gerard Parkes, the Irish-Canadian actor best known for his roles on the Muppets' "Fraggle Rock" and crime film "The Boondock Saints," has died, his agent said on Tuesday.

21 Oct 2014

Conductor Chailly: Appeasing La Scala's 'gods' with Italian opera

LONDON - Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly knows that Milan's legendary La Scala opera house, where he takes over as principal conductor in January, is a political and cultural pressure cooker. So he's going to give the public what it wants: Italian opera.

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Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'

TOKYO - Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a "godsend" that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town.

Japan, World 21 Oct 2014