Musicals ‘An American in Paris and ‘Fun Home’ each get a leading 12 Tony Award nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Musicals ‘An American in Paris and ‘Fun Home’ each get a leading 12 Tony Award nominations.

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Putin says Russia over worst of economic downturn

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country’s economy has weathered the worst effects of its downturn even though it appears headed for a deep recession.

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Wrestling legend Verne Gagne dies at age 89

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of professional wrestling’s most celebrated performers and promoters, Verne Gagne, has died at age 89.

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Wimbledon announces 7 percent increase in prize money

LONDON (AP) — Prize money is increasing by 7 percent at Wimbledon this year, with 1.88 million pounds ($2.85 million) going to the men’s and women’s singles champions.

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Governing body of equestrian votes to pay its president

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Equestrian Federation has voted in principle to pay its president for the first time.

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