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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at age 93

Ben Bradlee, a former Washington Post executive editor discusses about the Watergate Hotel burglary and stories for the Post at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba LindaBy Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the newspaper's coverage of the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday at age 93, the paper said. As executive editor from 1968 until 1991, Bradlee became one of the most important figures in Washington, as well as part of journalism history, while transforming the Post from a staid morning daily into one of the most dynamic and respected publications in the United States. Bradlee died at his home in Washington of natural causes, the paper said. ...


NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

Andrew Kalleen joins other performers during a protest in the Metropolitan Avenue Subway station Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in New York. Kalleen, 30, was performing Friday, Oct. 17 at the G-train stop in Brooklyn's hipster Williamsburg neighborhood when an officer told him he must leave the station because he needs a permit to play there. The New York Police Department says it's looking into the arrest. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police.


Madonna memorabilia takes centre stage in celebrity auction

File photo of an outfit worn by Madonna for her "Material Girl" video displayed at the Madonna Materials of the Girl exhibition in LondonBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Costumes, gowns and jewellery worn by Madonna in films such as "Evita" and "A League of Their Own" and in the "Material Girl" music video will be the highlights of a celebrity auction next month in Beverly Hills, Julien's Auctions said on Tuesday. They are among the more than 140 items from Madonna's life and career that could fetch a combined total of up to $500,000 (310,266 pounds) in the two-day in-house and online auction beginning Nov. 7. ...


Madonna memorabilia takes center stage in celebrity auction

Madonna arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los AngelesBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Costumes, gowns and jewelry worn by Madonna in films such as "Evita" and "A League of Their Own" and in the "Material Girl" music video will be the highlights of a celebrity auction next month in Beverly Hills, Julien's Auctions said on Tuesday. They are among the more than 140 items from Madonna's life and career that could fetch a combined total of up to $500,000 in the two-day in-house and online auction beginning Nov. 7. ...


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