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Last miners union in ‘Salt of the Earth’ area ends

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Miners in a southwestern New Mexico county once famous for its labor activism have voted against participating in the union.

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Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat

In this Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 photo, residents of Snow Hill Road wait to get back in their homes as law enforcement personnel continue to search for Eric Frein, the suspect in the ambush at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove, in Monroe County, Pa. Frein is accused of killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside the remote post in the Pocono Mountains on Sept. 12. (AP Photo/, Sean Simmers)

Eric Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation, according to a filmmaker who interviewed the man now suspected of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks.

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Neil LaBute skewers Hollywood in ‘The Money Shot’

In this image released by The O and M Company, Gia Crovatin, from left, Fred Weller, Callie Thorne and Elizabeth Reaser appear during a performance of "The Money Shot," in New York. (AP Photo/The O and M Company, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — That old saying about the meek inheriting the Earth doesn’t remotely apply to the cutthroat world of Hollywood filmmaking, where an obsession with youth, beauty and shock value may generally top most artistic concerns. Yet sometimes the meek can triumph in surprising ways.

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Review: Solid Washington in mediocre ‘Equalizer’

In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Denzel Washington appears in a scene from "The Equalizer." (AP Photo/Sony, Columbia Pictures, Scott Garfield)

If you were lucky enough to catch Denzel Washington in “A Raisin in the Sun” on Broadway, you saw the hugely charismatic actor portray, in an iconic role, the full complexity of a human being: strengths and weaknesses, attributes and flaws, durability and vulnerability. All topped off, of course, with that boyish Washington charm.

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‘The Lion King’ earns record box office

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, a scene is shown during a performance of Disney's "The Lion King," in Las Vegas. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush, FIle)

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time.

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