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Murder conviction is overturned for Adnan Syed of 'Serial' podcast

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Adnan Syed leaves the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland, on Feb. 5, 2016. The Maryland man, whose 2000 murder conviction was thrown into question by the popular "Serial" podcast, was in court to argue he deserved a new trial because his lawyers had done a poor job with his case. Carlos Barria/Reuters hide caption

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Adnan Syed, subject of 'Serial' podcast, is released after his conviction is vacated

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A 1952 portrait of Greek actress Irene Papas taken in Paris. Papas died Wednesday at age 96. International News Photos/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Archie Panjabi at the Emmy Awards in 2010. Panjabi, a non-Muslim actress, played a Muslim character in the 2018 British limited series Next of Kin, a show discussed in a new study from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Emily Meggett, the author of Gullah Geechee Home Cooking. Meggett published her cookbook at age 89. Clay Williams/Courtesy of Abrams hide caption

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For this 89-year-old Gullah Geechee chef, cooking is about heart

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Actress Leslie Grace at the MTV Video Music Awards in Sept. 2021. Grace filmed the title role in Batgirl — which the studio has permanently shelved. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Warner Bros. kills off 'Batgirl' movie, $90 million in

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A sketch of R. Kelly during his sentencing hearing Wednesday in New York. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison

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Karim Sulayman, Raha Mirzadegan, Coral Dolphin and John Taylor Ward perform in Unholy Wars in Charleston, S.C., in May. William Struhs/Spoleto Festival USA hide caption

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An Arab American singer reframes music about the Crusades

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