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Korean-American poet Hannah Sanghee Park receives Walt Whitman Award for debut writers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A young Korean-American poet has received a $5,000 award for first-time writers that also ensures the publication and thousands of sales of her debut collection.

NJ court weighs whether jury should have heard rap lyrics in attempted murder trial

TRENTON, N.J. - Vonte Skinner's graphic, violence-laced rap lyrics bore no relation to the shooting of a fellow drug dealer in 2005 and shouldn't have been introduced at his attempted murder trial, attorneys asserted Wednesday as New Jersey's Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that is being closely watched by civil liberties advocates.

Digging underway to recover last classic Corvette swallowed by giant sinkhole at Ky. museum

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Workers are digging away to retrieve the last of eight classic Corvettes gobbled up by a giant sinkhole beneath a museum in Kentucky.

New Hillary Clinton book to be released on June 10, publisher announces

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book on her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says.

Hallelujah! Surprise altar ballad by Irish priest stuns bride and groom, becomes Internet hit

DUBLIN - Father's got talent.

TV host Samantha Harris: I'm battling breast cancer, but I'll beat it for my daughters' sake

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Samantha Harris says she's battling breast cancer.

From murder to law school: story of Ontario sisters who drowned mom now a movie

TORONTO - One of two Ontario sisters who drowned their alcoholic mother when they were teenagers and almost got away with it has made an unlikely transition from murder to law school, a new film reveals.

French photographers Pierre et Gilles shock with image of Algerian prostitute-turned-designer

PARIS - Pierre et Gilles may have timid smiles.

James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, dies at 54

The WWE says James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, has died. He was 54.

Police say Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive, toxicology tests pending

LONDON - An autopsy on Peaches Geldof was inconclusive and toxicology tests will be conducted in an attempt to determine what killed the 25-year-old celebrity, police said Wednesday.

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