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A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea

Colorado-based author Jon Krakauer gestures during an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Denver.  Three years ago, "60 Minutes" and  Krakauer alleged that Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea",  fabricated much of the book and mismanaged the charity he co-founded, Central Asia Institute. The Central Asia Institute lost most of its donors, with contributions plummeting from a high of about $22 million in 2010 to $2.7 million last year.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Greg Mortenson’s best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea” came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here’s a look at some of those stories, what is being disputed and Mortenson’s response in a recent interview with The Associated Press:

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Review: Neeson in action again in ‘Tombstones’

This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Liam Neeson,  as Matt Scudder, in a scene from the film, “A Walk Among the Tombstones."  (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s not for nothing that the names of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are reverentially referenced in writer-director Scott Frank’s adaptation of the 10th novel in Lawrence Block’s long-running, best-selling series featuring unlicensed private eye Matthew Scudder. Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikely late career transformation into an action hero.

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MTV to air documentary about transgender youths

In this Sept. 6, 2014 image released by Starpix, actress Laverne Cox poses at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2015 show during Fashion Week in New York. Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgender people.

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TV Guide Network renaming itself POP

NEW YORK (AP) — The TV Guide Network is rebranding itself as POP, promising to make itself a destination for hard-core pop culture fans.

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Comedy, tragedy mingle for Shakespeare at Fenway

In this April 3, 1996, file photo, John Flaherty, of South Boston, touches up the roof of a dugout at Boston's Fenway Park. The Red Sox are turning Fenway Park over to the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on Friday night, Sept. 19, 2014, when the troupe performs a sort of best of bill, featuring 10 classic scenes in the ballpark that has always been more Big Papi than Joseph Papp, more Green Monster than "green-ey'd monster," more Carl Yastrzemski than Henry VIII. (AP Photo/Dan Loh)

BOSTON (AP) — Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to first and again to the cellar in a shift from tragedy to comedy that even the revered playwright would appreciate.

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