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John Nash, wife, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, die in NJ

In this Oct. 11, 1994 file photo, Princeton University professor John Nash speaks during a news conference at the school in Princeton, N.J., after being named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for economics. Nash, whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday, May 23, 2015, police said. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

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Iconic filmmaker John Waters to receive honorary degree

In this April 21, 2008 file photo, writer and director John Waters poses for a portrait at his home in New York. Waters will give the commencement address at Rhode Island School of Design on Saturday, May 30, 2015, and will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the school. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Rhode Island School of Design offered iconic filmmaker John Waters an honorary degree, he was surprised. After all, he got thrown out of every school he ever went to.

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Q&A: Boston Pops maestro Keith Lockhart on music, tech

In this July 3, 2006 file photo, Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, left, and Aerosmith's lead singer Steven Tyler sing together during a sound-check and rehearsal for the Fourth of July show at the Hatch Shell in Boston. In 20 seasons, Lockhart has raised his baton 1,700 times and has also shared the stage with other diverse guest including Robert DeNiro and Big Bird.    (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Keith Lockhart was just 35 and a musical wunderkind when he took over as conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995.

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AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch

In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw in the first round of their title fight in Lewiston, Maine. The bout produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)

EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments — photos of Ali hovering over Liston on the canvas, shouting at his opponent to get up.

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At Cannes, Michel Franco’s ‘Chronic’ looks death in the face

From right, actor Tim Roth, director Michel Franco, Sarah Sutherland and Robin Bartlett pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Chronic, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

CANNES, France (AP) — Death is something we’d all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy.

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