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AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

In this Sept. 7, 2014 photo, Heidi Nilsson participates in a workshop at the Pole Expo in Las Vegas. Poles have long been a staple of strip clubs, but many of the attendees at the expo are taking the lead of expo founder Fawnia Dietrich and refining their slinky craft as a workout activity. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren’t doing it for dollar bills.

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Cuban baseball opening runs into trouble

In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo,  Boston Red Sox's Rusney Castillo bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the baseball game in Pittsburgh. When Castillo left Cuba he signed a $72.5 million, seven-year deal with the Boston Red Sox this summer, topping outfielder Jose Abreu’s $68 million, six-year contract with the Chicago White Sox last October. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s unprecedented effort to stop a devastating baseball talent drain doesn’t seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for the major leagues in the year since the government allowed a small number to play professionally overseas.

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No. 2 Oregon learns from Pac-12 opener

Oregon safety Erick Dargan (4) and linebacker Rodney Hardrick (48) tackle Washington State running back Gerard Wicks (23) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Oregon won 38-31. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)

The second-ranked Ducks were flying high after a nonconference victory over then-No. 7 Michigan State earlier this season, but Washington State and the start of Pac-12 play brought Oregon back to reality.

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‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5 M

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Dylan O'Brien appears in a scene from the film, "The Maze Runner." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Ben Rothstein)

NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.

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Suspect in death of NFL star’s son free on bond

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall has been released on a $2 million bond.

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