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Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

File-This March 8, 2011, file photo shows actor Ben Affleck testifying  before the House Foreign Affairs, Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee hearing in Washington.  Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and the host of the show, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, say they didn’t censor the slave owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in the October segment, they said in separate statements posted on the PBS website. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series “Finding Your Roots” not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

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Nebraska Game and Parks’ shooting center to reopen

LOUISVILLE, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks’ shooting sports center will reopen April 25 for spring weekend sessions.

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Obama set to honor national champion Buckeyes at White House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of Ohio State’s national championship football team are headed to the White House to be recognized by the president.

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Castroneves earns pole at Long Beach with track record

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An IndyCar mandate forced Chevrolet to ditch its winglets for the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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Independent league experiments with 3-ball walks

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The Long Island Ducks and Bridgeport Bluefish tried some radical speedup rules Saturday in an exhibition of the independent Atlantic League.

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