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Tennessee students cycling across country

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A group of University of Tennessee students has traveled nearly 3,000 miles by bicycle to draw attention to the issue of human trafficking, and they have just a few more days to go. They call themselves the Freedom Cyclers. Their journey started last month in Los Angeles. ...

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Harper Lee says she didn’t OK new book about her

CHICAGO (AP) — The reclusive author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, says she never gave her approval to a new memoir that portrays itself as a rare, intimate look into the lives of the writer and her older sister in ...

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Visitors wait 5 hours for Harry Potter ride

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — You might need a magic wand to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort. For a second day in a row, visitors waited up to five hours to get on the ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, located in the ...

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University in Chicago offers scholarships for slaying video game foes

CHICAGO (AP) — All those hours spent blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all. A small private university in Chicago is offering hefty scholarship for players of one game in particular, League of Legends, which has become one of ...

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New York’s 1st openly gay congressman gets married

COLD SPRING, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s first openly gay member of Congress has married his longtime partner. Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney exchanged vows Saturday, June 21, with Randy Gene Florke at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring. Florke proposed in December after the youngest of their three ...

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Universal: New Harry Potter area will open July 8

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort is set to open early next month. Universal officials announced Wednesday, June 18, that the new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Park will open July 8. It will double the size of the Harry Potter landscape ...

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