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Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

Betty White accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.

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Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show ‘Avengers’ film

In this April 10, 2015 file photo, a Malaysian Muslim woman poses with a Hulkbuster statue from "Avengers: Age of Ultron" at a mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney. News agency dpa reported that 686 theaters in 193 mostly small towns refused to show "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which opened on Thursday, April 23. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

BERLIN (AP) — Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new “Avengers” film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney.

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Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

Betty White accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.

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‘Furious 7′ tops ‘Adaline’ to lead box office for 4th week

This undated file photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Paul Walker as Brian, in a scene from "Furious 7."  “Furious 7” topped “Age of Adaline” and lead the box office for a fourth straight week. The Universal action film made an estimated $18.3 million in North American theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Furious 7″ enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week. But the movie that’s poised to topple the Universal juggernaut, Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” revved up overseas with a massive $201.2 million debut.

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Film to probe Newark schoolyard murders’ toll on family

In this Thursday, April 23, 2015, photo Shalga Hightower, mother of  Iofemi Hightower, college student slain in 2007, poses for The Associated Press in the schoolyard where the murder happened in Newark, N.J. In the seven-plus years since her college-bound daughter's brutal slaying along with two friends in a case that became a national symbol of urban gun violence, Hightower has been on a mission. It started with a resolve to attend every court hearing involving the six men and boys eventually convicted for the crime, an odyssey that cost her her job and left her family temporarily homeless. Now, a documentary project is aiming to chronicle her struggles and her efforts on behalf of families of crime victims who are too often left to fend for themselves. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For what seemed a small eternity, Shalga Hightower epitomized the picture of parental grief in the aftermath of Newark’s 2007 schoolyard killings, when a group of men and boys, including one who turned 15 that day, lined up her college-bound daughter and two friends and shot them each in the back of the head.

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