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Dave Chappelle accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. PBS will air a television special of the ceremony in January. Tracey Salazar/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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'The Best Part Of The First Amendment': Dave Chappelle Accepts Mark Twain Prize

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The War Behind 'The Current War'

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Vietnam Bans Animated 'Abominable' Over Controversial Map Of South China Sea

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News Brief: Ukraine Investigation, Iraq Protests, James Franco Sued

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James Franco, shown here at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018, has been served with a lawsuit alleging sexual exploitation and fraud. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner hide caption

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James Franco Sued By Former Students For Alleged Sexual Exploitation And Fraud

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Bob Iger, CEO and chairman of The Walt Disney Co., and Mickey Mouse rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in November 2017. Iger's new book is an account of what he has learned running Disney. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Has Lessons On Fostering Creativity — And Acquiring It

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Gina Yashere is a co-creator of the new CBS sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola. She speaks above at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival hide caption

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There Was 'No Chance Of Me Going Into The Arts,' Says Comedian Gina Yashere

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Lead Singer Of The Cars, Ric Ocasek, Dies In New York

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Ric Ocasek of The Cars, performing at the group's induction ceremony into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Ocasek died Sunday. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hide caption

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Ric Ocasek, Frontman Of The Cars, Has Died

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When The 'Whisper Network' Goes Public: The 'S****y Media Men' List, 2 Years On

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Valerie Harper, Rhoda On 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' Dies At 80

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In her memoir, I, Rhoda, Harper (pictured here in 2013) writes that she was "determined to define [Rhoda's] style" and help soften her sharp edge. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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Valerie Harper, Who Played Beloved TV Sidekick Rhoda, Dies At 80

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Pioneering Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker Dies At 94

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The Edge and Bono perform in the Netherlands during U2's The Joshua Tree tour in 1987. The U2 song "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," inspired by gospel, has become a rock and roll hymn, even finding its way into real-life church services. Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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In U2's 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For,' A Restless Search For Meaning

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Left: Pablo, a giant marionette dances and plays with ballerina Atharina; Right: Monsieur Gazon prepares to juggle fire on a unicycle. Joannie Lafrenière for NPR hide caption

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