Lucy Hale's awkward 'Fifty Shades' audition

Lucy Hale's awkward 'Fifty Shades' audition

Actor Lucy Hale - who stars in new movie "A Nice Girl Like You" - thinks back to her "naive" audition for the Anastasia Steele roke in the "Fifty Shades..." franchise.
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California parents challenge school closure order

California parents challenge school closure order

A group of Calif. parents have filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom's order barring schools from opening for in-person instruction until their counties get off the state watch list for COVID-19. A federal judge is set to hear the case.
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Romney on mail-in voting: 'we want people to vote'

Romney on mail-in voting: 'we want people to vote'

Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday that politicians attacking the vote-by-mail system are threatening global democracy but stopped short of criticizing President Donald Trump, who has been openly against an expected surge of mail-in ballots.
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Mourners gather to remember slain soldier

Mourners gather to remember slain soldier

Mourners gathered in Houston for a slain Texas soldier whose story has renewed a push for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment.
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AP Top Stories August 14

AP Top Stories August 14

Here's the latest for Friday August 14th: Trump's younger brother, Robert, hospitalized; Democrats tested in first party convention of pandemic era; Jerry Falwell Jr. has been toppled, at least for now; World's oldest model village reopens.
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First statue of women in NY's Central Park arrives

First statue of women in NY's Central Park arrives

A statue honoring three suffragettes, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton arrived in New York's Central Park Friday ahead of it's unveiling later in this month. It is the first statue of women in the park.
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NJ to move to a nearly all-mail election this fall

NJ to move to a nearly all-mail election this fall

New Jersey’s Gov. Phil Murphy says the state will move to a nearly all-mail election this November, following the model it used for the July primary because of the coronavirus.
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Author: Harry and Meghan are in touch with royal family

Author: Harry and Meghan are in touch with royal family

The co-author of a new book about royals Harry and Meghan says the prince is in touch with his family now that he's living in America. Omid Scobie wrote 'Finding Freedom" with Carolyn Durand. He says the book tackles tabloid tales about the couple...
Iowa to seek federal disaster aid after storm

Iowa to seek federal disaster aid after storm

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says her state will ask the federal government for disaster aid following a fierce windstorm that has left thousands of Iowa residents without power since Monday afternoon.
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Mickey Guyton says country music is scared into silence

Mickey Guyton says country music is scared into silence

Country singer Mickey Guyton delivered a one-two punch of important songs this year leading up to her first new EP in five years and she says the “shut up and sing” mentality scares country artists into silence.
'Mapleworth Murders' pays comedic homage to 'Murder She Wrote'

'Mapleworth Murders' pays comedic homage to 'Murder She Wrote'

Seasoned comedy writers Paula Pell and John Lutz put a comedy spin on murder mystery in their new Quibi series, "Mapleworth Murders." Inspired by "Murder She Wrote," the 10-part series, written by the duo, stars Pell as the titular character, Mrs....
Trump dodges QAnon conspiracy theory question

Trump dodges QAnon conspiracy theory question

President Donald Trump dodged questions Friday about his thoughts on QAnon during a White House briefing. Trump was asked about his support for Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has embraced the baseless, far-right conspiracy theory.
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Biden, Harris sign documents ahead of convention

Biden, Harris sign documents ahead of convention

With the Democratic National Convention only days away, Joe Biden, the party's presumptive nominee for president, and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, signed documents to pave the way for the fall campaign.
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Police video shows crowd's horror at Floyd arrest

Police video shows crowd's horror at Floyd arrest

Newly released body-camera footage captures the growing horror of onlookers who repeatedly pleaded with police to get off George Floyd. It shows fired Officer Tou Thao holding back the crowd, as Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd's neck.
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Doctors' group encourages children to wear masks

Doctors' group encourages children to wear masks

The latest guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics is children ages 2 and older can and should wear cloth masks when not able to physically distance
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Trump: More Middle East talks after UAE-Israel deal

Trump: More Middle East talks after UAE-Israel deal

President Donald Trump said Thursday the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.
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ShowBiz Minute: Penn, Midler, Legend

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Senn Penn, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston will take part in a reading of the script of "Fast Times at Ridgmont High"; Bette Midler has written a kids' book about a Central Park duck; Chrissy Teigen, John Legend expecting baby No. 3.
Heat wave adds to California fire danger

Heat wave adds to California fire danger

A heat wave is expected to bring triple-digit temperatures and extreme fire danger to large parts of California over the weekend. Crews are battling several major fires including one that forced the evacuation of about 100 rural homes.
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On This Day: 14 August 2001

On This Day: 14 August 2001

Timn Burton's remake of "Planet of the Apes" premiered in London with stars Mark Wahlberg and Helena Bonham Carter.
AP Top Stories August 14

AP Top Stories August 14

Here's the latest for Friday August 14th: Trump campaign sues two Iowa counties over mail-in ballot applications; India has 3rd most coronavirus deaths; Number of COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals drops; Wildfires in Southern California.
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Virus brings fear, empathy to Black funeral home

Virus brings fear, empathy to Black funeral home

When the coronavirus hit California, the owner of Boyd Funeral Home in South Los Angeles initially declined to receive patients who died from the virus. But it became clear that Black communities were hit hard. So Boyd decided to make it work.
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Today in History for August 14th

Today in History for August 14th

Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan's surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born.
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Chris Evans hopes to make a 'broader impact' with website

Chris Evans hopes to make a 'broader impact' with website

Known for his withering tweets about President Donald Trump, "Captain America" star Chris Evans says he's hoping to make a "broader impact" with a new civic engagement website and app.
Houston Mayor leads effort to stop virus spread

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday showed his support for cleaning and sanitation workers working to maintain public health amid the coronavirus pandemic. Turner was out watching the cleanup of a homeless camp situated in southeast Houston.
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Trump to host Netanyahu, UAE prince within weeks

Trump to host Netanyahu, UAE prince within weeks

Donald Trump says he plans to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White House after the two countries announced they are establishing full diplomatic relations.
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