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This image made from undated video obtained by The Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria.

CBS Releases Outtakes From Interview It Held Back

NEW YORK (AP) — The release of U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis by Syrian captors has prompted "60 Minutes" to issue portions of an interview with a fellow ex-hostage that the show had edited last year to remove references to Curtis. During an interview with photojournalist Matthew Schrier about his captivity in Syria for a story that aired last November, Schrier had talked about being kept in a cell with Cur... more

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Wes Moore to Host Public TV Anti-Dropout Effort

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and TV station WNET New York announced details Wednesday of next month's American Graduate Day 2014. The daylong broadcast will include interviews and performances celebrating the work of those nationwide helping youth to succeed at school an... more

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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Win Big at Emmys

The Emmys opted for the tried and true, giving a long goodbye kiss to "Breaking Bad" and its cast, and the fifth straight award for best comedy to "Modern Family." Bryan Cranston , who played the memorable meth dealer Walter White on "Breaking Bad," won his fourth best drama actor Emmy at television's biggest awards show Monday night, tying him with another four-time winner, Dennis Franz . Aaron Paul won h... more

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Somalia TV Sales Grow as Many Avoid Public Places

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali capital to install new systems or fix faulty ones. The TV business is booming in Somalia, in part because of fears by people of gathering in public places li... more

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Al-Jazeera America Logs First Anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Al-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven't watched much, you're not alone. The news network has recorded some startlingly low ratings and recently shown signs of retrenchment with layoffs and by cutting some live newscasts. Al-Jazeera America has also won awards for its work, seen some recent audience growth and its chief executive insists a steady growth... more

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