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In football they trust: Polynesians' pipeline to the...

There are only about 300,000 Samoans and Tongans in America but their impact in one of the most American sports of all time is huge.

"As Polynesian kids, we were much bigger than the other kids in high school so it was natural for us to excel and do…

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5 new books teens will dive into

Want to get a head start on your teen's reading list -- or find new titles to feed your young adult fiction habit?

While many recognize the Newbery and Caldecott awards for the year's best children's books, the seventh annual Morris Award…

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1 killed, 2 hurt on set of Martin Scorsese's movie

A structure on the Taiwan set of a Martin Scorsese movie collapsed this week, killing a studio construction worker and injuring two more, police said.

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Friend: Hit-and-run victim former label owner, youth mentor

The man whose hit-and-run death led to the arrest of former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was also a former rap label owner as well as a father figure to wayward youths and gang members, a friend said Friday.

Terry Carter, 55, wasn't a product of…

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Michelle Obama is an 'American Sniper' fan

Celebrities, politicians and celebrity-politicians have voiced their opinions. Now Michelle Obama is wading into the "American Sniper" debate, saying the film "is important to see."

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Suge Knight arrested in run-over death

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is facing a possible murder charge after allegedly running over two men, killing one, following an argument in Compton, California, according to authorities.

"So far, people we talked to said it looked like it…

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'Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies

The Australian author of the best-selling novel "The Thorn Birds" has died.

"It is with great sadness that HarperCollins Books Australia advise(s) that the iconic and much-loved author, Colleen McCullough, passed away on Thursday in hospital on…

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Meet Disney's first Latina princess

Disney announced Thursday that its newest princess will be Elena of Avalor, a 16-year-old character inspired by "diverse Latin cultures and folklore."

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Jay-Z to buy music streaming Aspiro for $56 million

In the music world, buying a tech startup is all the rage these days.

Rapper and record producer Jay-Z is the latest, offering $56 million to snatch the Swedish music streaming company Aspiro. Both companies announced the offer on Friday.

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Eddie Murphy returns to SNL after 30 years

He's back!

After more than 30 years, Eddie Murphy is returning to Saturday Night Live.

The comedy legend will appear on the 40th anniversary special of the NBC sketch comedy show. The special airs February 15.

Murphy, who started his stand-up comedy…

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'Fresh Off The Boat' tweet draws backlash

ABC's "Fresh Off The Boat," the first sitcom to feature an Asian American family in two decades, has run into renewed controversy a week before its debut.

While the show has been praised for its potential to rebut stereotypes, its social media team…

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Justin Bieber: 'I'm not who I was pretending to be'

Justin Bieber posted a heartfelt video on social media entitled "Here we go" on Wednesday, apologizing for acting arrogant or conceited.

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