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Howie Mandel urges pal Jay Leno to air 'Tonight Show' laundry

LOS ANGELES -- Howie Mandel has a bone to pick with his longtime friend Jay Leno.
On the podcast "Howie Mandel Does Stuff," he tells Leno he should have publicly defended himself in the "Tonight Show" rivalries of decades past, when Leno and David Letterman and then Leno and Conan O'Brien tussled over the plum job of host.
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Prosecutor: Killings of Canadians in Mexico due to gang debt

MEXICO CITY -- A prosecutor in Mexico said Tuesday the killing of two Canadians at a Caribbean coast resort last week was motivated by debts between international gangs apparently dedicated to drug and weapons trafficking.
On Friday, prosecutors said both dead men had criminal records in Canada, and one was a known felon with a long record related to robbery, drug and weapons offences.
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Bastille invites listeners to escape in 'Give Me The Future'

NEW YORK -- In 2020, Bastille found themselves in a unique position. Coming out of their last album and into the pandemic, the English pop rock band not only had one album's worth of songs, but two or three.
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Alec Baldwin seeks dismissal of civil suit over fatal 'Rust' shooting

LOS ANGELES -- Attorneys for Alec Baldwin and other producers of the movie "Rust" are asking a court to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by a script supervisor who was on the set when the actor fatally shot a cinematographer.
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A special prosecutor says the former clerk of the British Columbia legislature claimed expenses ranging from malt whisky to cufflinks on the public purse.
Brock Martland alleged in B.C. Supreme Court today that Craig James made the purchases during a visit to the United Kingdom in 2013 and filed them as work expenses.
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At Sundance, documentaries resurrect lost eras of music

NEW YORK -- Can a music scene still develop the way grunge did in 1990's Seattle or hip-hop did in the Bronx in the 1970s? Or has the digital makeover of music made such geographical-based explosions obsolete?
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2nd NYPD officer dies, days after Harlem shooting

NEW YORK -- A New York City police officer gravely wounded in a Harlem shooting that took his partner's life last week has also died of his injuries, police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Tuesday.
Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, entered the police academy in October 2018 and was assigned to Harlem's 32nd precinct since November 2019.
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Iconic musician seeks to rebuild Iraq through music

BAGHDAD -- War kept him away from his beloved homeland for decades. Now, virtuoso oud player Naseer Shamma hopes to help rebuild conflict-scarred Iraq through a series of concerts and other projects to support culture and education.
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Grace Kelly's granddaughter appears on horseback for Chanel at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS -- Huge spinning wheels, "floating" wooden blocks and suspended geometric shapes hovered over a surreal mini gold course Tuesday at Chanel's remarkable couture show.
Even Pharrell Williams, who is no stranger to elaborate sets, had to take a moment to take stock, before posing beside a white, three-metre (yard) tire.
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Q&A: Dakota Johnson makes her producing debut at Sundance

Dakota Johnson is having a big year. Not only is she part of one of the season's big awards contenders in "The Lost Daughter," but she's also just debuted her company's first two films at the Sundance Film Festival, "AM I OK?" and "Cha Cha Real Smooth," which she produced and stars in, too.
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Jussie Smollett is set to be sentenced for his hate crime hoax on March 10

Jussie Smollett, the former "Empire" actor who was convicted last month of staging a fake hate crime, is set to be sentenced on March 10, his attorney Tamara Walker confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.
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