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Trevor Noah, Comedy Central defend past jokes after backlash

NEW YORK - Trevor Noah, the newly announced successor to Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's late-night news parody "The Daily Show," defended himself against a backlash arising from past comments he made about Jews and women.

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Estate of Selena Quintanilla sues UMG Recordings over royalties

- The estate of Latin pop star Selena Quintanilla filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against UMG Recordings Inc, claiming that royalties have been withheld since her death 20 years ago.

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Prosecutor seeks to withdraw from case of murderer depicted in film 'Bernie'

DALLAS - The Texas prosecutor who won a murder conviction against a former mortician whose story inspired the 2011 film "Bernie," asked on Monday to be recused from prosecuting the man's re-sentencing, court records show.

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Chris Martin, Rihanna back new Jay Z streaming music service

- Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday, and is billing itself as the first of its kind owned by artists. | Video

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Attorneys for Robin Williams's heirs spar in court over estate

SAN FRANCISCO - A probate judge on Monday instructed attorneys for the estate and heirs of Robin Williams to take eight weeks to work out disputes over property and money between the three adult children of the late comedian and his widow. | Video

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Aspiro soars as star-struck investors miss Jay-Z deal

STOCKHOLM - Shares in Aspiro soared by 1,000 percent on Tuesday as investors clamored for a stake in the Swedish music streaming business bought by rapper Jay-Z this month - but face big losses as they will be forced to sell out to the U.S. star within days.

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Berlin's abandoned buildings full of tragic history

BERLIN - Even as real estate prices in Berlin rise inexorably and gentrification turns rundown corners into trendy neighborhoods, the German capital is still filled with eerie pockets of empty spaces and abandoned buildings.

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