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Bryan, TX- Each year since the 1940s, pecans growers across the state send in their pecans to be judged by variety in hopes to win a Grand Champion award. “The Texas Pecan Show begins at a county or multi-county level where the pecan samples are initially graded and judged.  From there the w…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Lipton, an actor-turned-academic who became an unlikely celebrity and got hundreds of master actors and Hollywood luminaries to open up about their craft as the longtime host of "Inside the Actors Studio," died Monday.

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt's workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself.

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NEW YORK (AP) — There's mixed news when it comes to Huey Lewis these days. The good part is that the '80s hitmaker and his band have their first new album in 19 years and a jukebox stage musical.

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Jimmy Stewart, left, and Cindy Miles of the Mustang Draw Woodcarvers Club work on projects Friday at the Club's show at Casey's Campers in Big Spring, 1607 E. Third St. The show, featuring handmade wooden projects by members of the club, continues from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Danny Trejo played a real-life hero when he helped rescue a baby trapped in an overturned car after a collision at a Los Angeles intersection. Authorities say two cars crashed Wednesday in the Sylmar neighborhood. Video aired by KABC-TV shows Trejo at the crash scene…

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The body of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger is expected to be exhumed in September from a concrete-encased grave at an Indianapolis cemetery more than 85 years after he was killed by FBI agents outside a Chicago theater.

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CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a report that a man fired a gunshot while camping at Mammoth Cave National Park, an incident that another camper says was prompted by an alleged sighting of Bigfoot.

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

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BZ Lewis, formerly of Big Spring, has won five audio engineering awards from the Independent Music Awards for recordings produced at his Studio 132 in Oakland, California. He received the awards when he and other musical artists from around the world gathered at the Symphony Space Performing…

If you’re a fan of old movies, you’ll recognize what the classics “Gilda,” “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” and “The Fastest Gun Alive” all have in common: Glenn Ford. Monday’s this month, these and 28 other Ford films are being broadcast on the Turner Classic Movies network.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Bible given to Abraham Lincoln in the final months of the Civil War ties together the 16th president's budding views on spirituality and his belief that God was calling him to end slavery as well as his widow's labors to solidify his religious standing, historians say.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" heiress at the center of a scandalous custody battle of the 1930s and the designer jeans queen of the 1970s and '80s, died on Monday at 95, according to her son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

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This week, I'll be screening and reviewing the new Disney live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic "Aladdin" starring Will Smith. See the review in Sunday's paper!

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