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Pioneering Journalist Marlene Sanders Remembered

Sanders, who died Tuesday of cancer, was one of the first female reporters on television. On ABC and CBS, she covered politics, the assassination of Robert Kennedy and the Vietnam War. She was 84.
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In 'Escaping ISIS,' An Underground Railroad Forms To Save Yazidi Women

A new Frontline documentary explores what life is like for the girls and women who have been enslaved by Islamic State militants, and also tells the story of those fighting to free them.
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Even Retired Comedians Can't Resist A Few Good Trump Jokes

David Letterman popped up Friday to make a few cracks about the brashest, most famously follicled candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.
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The Pitch Of A Lifetime: One Enterprising 'Star Trek' Fan's Big Chance

Like many fans of the franchise, Michael Gummelt has some ideas about why and how Star Trek should return to TV. But unlike any other fans, he'll have a chance to pitch his concept to Paramount.
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In The Writer's Room, One Woman Quietly Makes Late Night History

Robin Thede's wide-ranging career has included stints in both journalism and comedy. Now, at The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she's the first black woman to work as a head writer in late night TV.
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Roger Rees, Welsh-Born Stage, Screen And TV Actor, Dies At 71

American audiences came to know him as the star of the adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway. He won a Tony Award in the title role.
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Comic-Con Goers Brave Long Lines At Annual Pop Culture Convention

Many of the thousands of people passing through Comic-Con hope to get something exclusive, such as a book, toy, an autograph or encounter with a star, or a sneak peek of an unreleased movie. And in order to get these things, first they have to stand in line.
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Bill Cosby's Accusers Say They Now Have Vindication

Bill Cosby's support appears to have eroded after court records show he admitted buying Quaaludes to drug a woman for sex. Why has it taken decades for people to believe women who accused him of rape?
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Tom Selleck Accused Of Stealing Water For California Ranch

TV star Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing water amid California's drought from a neighboring water district. Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Hamilton has been reporting on the the mystery of Magnum PI's water supply.
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Pope's Speech To Congress To Be Broadcast From Capitol

Jumbotrons, typically used for Memorial Day and July Fourth celebrations as well as for presidential inaugurations, will be set up on the West Front of the Capitol for the speech in September.

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