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Victorian-era painting going on view for 1st time in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by Victorian-era British artist Frederic Leighton is going on view for the first time in New York City.

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Late-night TV vet Bill Maher forges ahead with hit formula

In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, Bill Maher performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casinos' Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. His first 10 years as a standup comic were so brutal, Maher says, “so now that it's fun and great and easy, now's the time to enjoy it. Because I did pay my dues.” (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team of scribes, many of whom he’s worked with for 22 years, pepper him with ideas and information: the new Republican presidential candidates, the latest outlandish political moves, background on upcoming guests.

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The Rock faces off against the Big One in ‘San Andreas’

This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson, left, as Ray, and Carla Gugino as Emma, in a scene from the action thriller, "San Andreas." The movie releases in theaters on May 29, 2015.  (Jasin Boland/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson has played his share of outsized heroes over the years. His characters have taken down crazed criminals and evil empires. He’s crushed an army of fire ants with his chin. He’s even flexed his way out of a plaster cast.

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CBS’ Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

In this May 3, 2014, file photo, CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington. Schieffer's last Sunday as host of CBS' "Face the Nation" will be on May 31, 2015. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the “good old days” of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.

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How ‘Wolf Hall’ director Jeremy Herrin keeps audiences rapt

This photo provided by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows, from left, Ben Miles (standing) as William Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker (seated) as Henry VIII and Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, in a scene from The Shakespeare Company production of Mantel's "Wolf Hall," directed by Jeremy Herinn. (Johan Persson/Jeffrey Richards Associates via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — If the Tony Award for best director was handed out on quantity alone, Jeremy Herrin would easily be the winner.

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