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Obama Talks Drug War With 'The Wire' Creator David Simon

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business — but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say. Obama told David Simon , creator of the acclaimed HBO series "The Wire," that he was a huge fan of the program about life in drug-plagued Baltimore. Obama and Simon sat down this week at the White House for a 12-minute discussi... more

Ken Burns Unravels the Mysteries of Cancer in PBS Film

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." "We're not really honest with each other," filmmaker Ken Burns said. "We know about heart disease. We know about diabetes. We know about other things, but there's a kind of resistance because cancer is so scary." Burns, who was 1... more

Arrested Millionaire Says in HBO Finale He 'Killed Them All'

This booking photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Robert Durst, after his Saturday, March 14, 2015 arrest in New Orleans on an extradition warrant to Los Angeles.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Robert Durst , an eccentric millionaire from one of America's wealthiest families, was arrested on a murder warrant just before Sunday's finale of a serial documentary about his links to three sensational killings. FBI agents arrested Durst at a New Orleans hotel Saturday on a warrant from Los Angeles for the murder of a mobster's daughter 15 years ago, authorities said. Durst ... more

French Sports Stars Among 10 Dead in Argentina Air Crash

A man stands near one of two helicopters that crashed near Villa Castelli in the La Rioja province of Argentina, Monday, March 9, 2015.

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Two helicopters carrying passengers filming a popular European reality show crashed Monday in a remote area of northwest Argentina, killing eight French citizens and two Argentines, authorities said. The helicopters crashed while flying near Villa Castelli in La Rioja province, about 730 miles (1,170 kilometers) northwest of Buenos Aires, ... more

Filming Wraps on 'Wheels for Warriors' TV Pilot With Veteran Navy SEAL

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Carlos Modela felt like he had no future after a bullet injured his spine and paralyzed him from the waist down during the invasion of Panama on Dec. 20, 1989. Then one of his fellow U.S. Navy SEALs came to visit him with a small gold insignia. "He put that in my hand and said, 'Carlos, you are still a Navy SEAL,'" Modela recalled. Decades later, tears welled in Modela's eyes Sunday... more

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