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at 23:18 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Cost of making 3 'Hobbit' movies rises to $745 million as epic sets new spending benchmarks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.

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at 22:45 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Porn industry group ends 5-day production moratorium brought on by feared HIV exposure

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A California-based trade group for the adult film industry has lifted a moratorium on production spurred by a feared HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set.

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at 22:26 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Quarantine, but not troubles, soon over for NBC's Nancy Snyderman

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.

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at 21:32 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Montreal playwright Olivier Choiniere lands $100,000 Siminovitch Prize

TORONTO - Montreal playwright Olivier Choiniere has won this year's Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.

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at 20:04 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

'Flavour Principle,' 'Gastro Grilling,' 'The Stop' win Taste Canada awards

TORONTO - Culinary personality Lucy Waverman, who is the author of eight cookbooks, has won Taste Canada's award for her most recent book, "The Flavour Principle: Enticing Your Senses with Food and Drink."

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at 18:29 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Trisha Yearwood, Carlos Santana, others set to perform national anthem during World Series

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

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at 18:28 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Rabbi leads vigil outside Met as firestorm over 'The Death of Klinghoffer' hits fever pitch

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

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at 18:11 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actor Nicholas Brendon arrested in Idaho amid comic con event

BOISE, Idaho - An actor best known for his role in the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is apologizing for actions that led to his arrest in a hotel lobby in southwest Idaho.

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at 16:40 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

3 finalists announced for $75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

MONTREAL - A history of bombing during the Second World War, a glimpse into an obscure chapter of the Cold War and a look at the Democratic Republic of Congo are among the finalists for the US$75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature.

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at 16:24 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Brad Pitt WWII drama 'Fury' defeats 2-week champ 'Gone Girl' in weekend box-office battle

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "Fury" was the champion of the weekend box-office battle, knocking two-week champ "Gone Girl" to second place.

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at 16:07 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Swiss photographer Rene Burri, who captured iconic images of Che Guevara, dies at 81

GENEVA - Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.

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at 15:36 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals' during World Series with Kansas City Royals

SAN FRANCISCO - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervour over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

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