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April 23, 2017 - 1:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage. Clinton was an unannounced panelist, there to discuss the scourge of elephant...
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This Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo provided by Strategy PR shows director Kathryn Bigelow at the Tribeca Film Festival Virtual Arcade in New York. On Friday, the Oscar-winning director premiered her first VR experience, “The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers’ Shoes,” an 8-minute, 360-degree plunge into the lives of the Garamba National Park rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. National Geographic will release the film May 1 on the VR app Within, and on YouTube and Facebook360 the following week. (Kathryn Bigelow/Strategy PR via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 8:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality. The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, "The...
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April 21, 2017 - 6:26 am
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Seven people are dead after a live electrical wire fell onto a gathering of people watching football in southern Nigeria, police said Friday, but residents said the death toll was higher. Cross River state police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo said another 10 people were critically...
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April 21, 2017 - 5:54 am
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Seven people are dead after a live electrical wire fell onto a gathering of people watching football in southern Nigeria, police said Friday, but residents said the death toll was higher. Cross River state police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo said another 10 people were critically...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 12, 2017 photo, a young boy is knocked out during a boxing match in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean boys as young as 10 hurry every weekend to a boxing ring whose nickname, Wafa Wafa, in the local Shona language suggests that whoever enters will be lucky to come out alive. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
April 20, 2017 - 5:26 am
CHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean boys as young as 10 hurry every weekend to a boxing ring whose nickname, Wafa Wafa, in the local Shona language suggests that whoever enters will be lucky to come out alive. No one has died in the ring, let alone suffered serious injury. But the exchanges can...
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Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court Tuesday, April 18, 2017, for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution which is scheduled for Thursday. Unless a court steps in, Lee and Stacey Johnson are set for execution Thursday night. Lee was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing Debra Reese with a tire iron in February 1993 in Jacksonville. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 2:01 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan here, but instead by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of expensive campaigns by conservative groups to reshape...
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April 20, 2017 - 1:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect another long day of legal wrangling Thursday over Arkansas' plan to execute inmates in the coming week. Ledell Lee and Stacey Johnson were to be put to death Thursday night, but Johnson's execution was at least temporarily halted and Arkansas' ability to use one of its...
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Democratic candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional Seat Jon Ossoff speaks to supporters during an election-night watch party Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Dunwoody, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 19, 2017 - 9:58 pm
DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — A narrow miss by a Democratic newcomer in a conservative Georgia House district has triggered a high-stakes runoff that could test President Donald Trump's influence and the limits of the backlash against him. Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional aide fueled...
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FILE - This April 14, 2017, file photo provided by Sherry Simon shows Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen taking part of an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock, Ark. Griffen, who participated in the demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions is defending the move, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on capital punishment. The state Supreme Court on Monday, April 17 lifted Griffen's order and prohibited the judge from considering any death penalty-related cases. (Sherry Simon via AP, File)
April 19, 2017 - 8:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions defended the move Wednesday, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on capital punishment. Pulaski County Circuit Judge...
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This combination of undated photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Stacey E. Johnson, left, and Ledell Lee. Both men are scheduled for execution on April 20, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
April 19, 2017 - 7:42 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local): 6:35 p.m. An Arkansas judge has blocked the state from using a lethal injection after a drug company argued it was misled by the state about the use of the drug, potentially...
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