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Swift to receive Dick Clark award for excellence

In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square in New York. Swift is getting a special, and new, award from the American Music Awards. Dick Clark productions announced Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 that Swift would receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence at Sunday’s show. Swift is receiving the honor for her record-setting sales. Titled “1989,” her fifth album that was released last month, became the singer’s third album to sell more than 1 million units in its debut week. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is getting a special — and new — award from the American Music Awards.

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Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

In this Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, trade show attendees compete at a water game called Stinky Feet at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions convention and trade show in Orlando, Fla. The annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo is a massive industry trade show. the real buzzword at the show is “interactivity.” It seems that every vendor and park owner is seeking to somehow merge thrill rides with video games. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.

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ABC to celebrate Disney on Broadway in TV special

In this undated image released by Disney Theatrical Productions, the cast performs a number from the touring musical "Newsies" in Waterbury, Conn. Disney will celebrate 20 years of making Broadway magic with a primetime, hour-long special next month on ABC that highlights many of its musicals, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Aida,” “Tarzan,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies” and “Aladdin.” (AP Photo/Disney Theatrical Productions, Deen van Meer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney will celebrate 20 years of making Broadway magic with a prime-time, hour-long special next month on ABC that highlights many of its musicals, including “Beauty and the Beast,” ”The Lion King,” ”Aida,” ”Tarzan,” ”The Little Mermaid,” ”Mary Poppins,” ”Newsies” and “Aladdin.”

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Flint cuts funding for US-Canada athletic events

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint school district is cutting funding for decades-old events to foster competition between athletes from the city and Canada but officials hope to keep the partnership going.

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$155M plan for Maryland football facility OK’ed

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A University of Maryland Board of Regents committee has unanimously approved a $155 million plan to overhaul Cole Field House.

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