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Movie ‘Selma’ sparks interest in historic Alabama city

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, David Oyelowo portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a scene from "Selma," a film based on the slain civil rights leader. The 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights marches in Selma and the hit movie that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to this  Alabama city. Visitors can still walk across the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965 and visit the churches where they organized the protests. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma and the movie that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to this historic Alabama city this year.

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UConn title teams contribute to basketball art exhibit

In this June 12, 2014 photo released by the University of Connecticut, UConn women basketball players Breanna Stewart, left, Saniya Chong, kneeling, and Kiah Stokes, right, pose after dribbling paint-covered basketballs on a canvas to create a painting on campus in Storrs, Conn. The school’s William Benton Museum of Art will open an exhibit on Jan. 23, 2015, titled “In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art,” which will feature 22 basketball-related paintings, photographs and sculptures, including this painting.  (AP Photo/University of Connecticut, Kevin DeMille)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut already bills itself as the basketball capital of the world, with 13 NCAA championships including both the men’s and women’s titles in 2014.

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UConn title teams contribute to basketball art exhibit

In this June 12, 2014 photo released by the University of Connecticut, UConn women basketball players Breanna Stewart, left, Saniya Chong, kneeling, and Kiah Stokes, right, pose after dribbling paint-covered basketballs on a canvas to create a painting on campus in Storrs, Conn. The school’s William Benton Museum of Art will open an exhibit on Jan. 23, 2015, titled “In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art,” which will feature 22 basketball-related paintings, photographs and sculptures, including this painting.  (AP Photo/University of Connecticut, Kevin DeMille)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut already proudly displays 13 NCAA basketball championship banners. It’s getting to hang a few more items related to that sport.

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