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Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in ‘Deflategate’

In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12)  passes against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game in Foxborough, Mass. Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal, people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press, Friday, May 22, 2015.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the “Deflategate” scandal.

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At Cannes, Michel Franco’s ‘Chronic’ looks death in the face

From right, actor Tim Roth, director Michel Franco, Sarah Sutherland and Robin Bartlett pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Chronic, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

CANNES, France (AP) — Death is something we’d all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy.

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Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed

Mans Zelmerlow representing Sweden celebrates after winning the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria's capital Vienna, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin’s anti-gay policies.

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B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

Rita Washington, facing camera, daughter of B.B. King, embraces people waiting in line during a public viewing of the blues legend Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. A pu(AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great’s life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas.

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No contract extension for Nebraska prep activities director

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska School Activities Association board of directors has voted to not extend the contract of executive director Rhonda Blanford-Green.

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