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Jolie on ‘Unbroken,’ the Coens and acting with Pitt again

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 50 years, Hollywood has flirted with bringing Louis Zamperini’s story to the big screen. In her second movie as director, Angelina Jolie has finally filmed the story of an Olympic runner who in World War II was a castaway at sea for 47 days before being found and put in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. Here are excerpts from a recent interview with Jolie in which she reflected on the challenges of “Unbroken,” the collaborators who helped her and the experience of working again with husband Brad Pitt for their recently shot drama “By the Sea.”

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Angelina Jolie’s latest incarnation: filmmaker

In this image released by Universal Pictures, director Angelina Jolie appears on the set of "Unbroken." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, David James)

NEW YORK (AP) — In a life that has been notable for its many metamorphoses — screen starlet, Goth vixen, United Nations ambassador, mother of six, breast cancer awareness advocate — Angelina Jolie’s latest incarnation is as filmmaker.

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Sergio Romo finalizes $15M, 2-year deal with Giants

In a March 31, 2014, file photo San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo celebrates the final out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of an opening day baseball game  in Phoenix.  A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a new contract with the San Francisco Giants.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free agent reliever Sergio Romo has finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, keeping a key member of bullpen from three championship runs.

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Falcons hoping for 0-0 fresh start in playoffs

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is tackled by New Orleans Saints defensive back Pierre Warren (42) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons players have been wearing 1-0 shirts in recent weeks as a reminder to focus on one game instead of their ugly record.

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Records detail allegations against Ray McDonald

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New documents detailing sexual assault allegations against former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald show that a woman claims the attack happened at his home after they drank together and she injured her head in a fall near the player’s swimming pool.

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