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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Julianne Moore wins Oscar for best actress for 'Still Alice' role
Julianne Moore won her first Oscar as best actress for “Still Alice,” and shined a light on Alzheimer's disease in her acceptance speech Sunday night.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” didn't relinquish control of the box office. Universal's erotic drama starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan earned US$23.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling novel earned an additional US$68.1 million overseas.
Legendary jazz musician Clark Terry dead at 94
Legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, who mentored Miles Davis and Quincy Jones and played in the orchestras of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and on “The Tonight Show,” has died. He was 94.
Hoby Wedler was born blind and curious 27 years ago. He's used those two traits — and a refined sense of smell and taste — to develop an expert palette that is garnering rave reviews in California's wine region.
A towering American agave plant that waited 80 years to flower and produce seeds is dying after fulfilling its purpose and will be taken down next month, said its caretaker at the University of Michigan's botanical gardens.
Bruce Sinofsky, an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker who gained prominence for his works that shined a spotlight on a child murder case in a small Arkansas town, has died. He was 58.
Documentary-maker Bruce Sinofsky dies, 58
Taiwanese artist Vincent J.F. Huang (黃瑞芳) will again represent the South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu at the Venice Biennale this year, and highlight the issue of climate change with an art installation in Tuvalu's national pavilion at the major international art exhibition.
Ten-year-old Cloe Barrios spent a year saving for an iPod, a struggle shared by many Argentine youth scrambling to keep up with technology despite economic woes that make such gadgets exorbitantly pricey.
Sainthood for California missionary angers Native Americans
The Franciscan friar who brought Christianity to California in the 18th century is on track for sainthood, but for Native Americans, his legacy is anything but holy.
Chinese cosmetic tourists reaping regret in South Korea
Chinese businesswoman Chen Yili paid a South Korean hospital thousands of dollars to reshape her face in the hope she would look more like the glamorous stars she saw on television.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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