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MARIANAS Variety editor Zaldy Dandan’s fourth book, "If He Isn’t Insane Then He Should Be: Stories & Poems from Saipan," is now available on amazon.com and at Bestseller Saipan at  the MAC Building next to McDonald’s on Middle Road, Chalan Laulau.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) — Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81.

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NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89.

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(Reuters) — After a pandemic-induced delay, a permanent exhibition focused on Bruce Lee's philosophy is opening at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle, with support of the Bruce Lee Foundation.

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MILAN (Reuters) — Archaeologists have discovered four new rooms in a house in Pompeii filled with plates, amphoras and other everyday objects, giving a snapshot of middle class life at the moment Mount Vesuvius's eruption buried the Roman city in AD 79.

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SYDNEY (Reuters) — Australians expressed shock and sadness on Tuesday as they woke up to the news that 1970s and '80s pop icon Olivia Newton-John, star of the hit movie musical "Grease," had died at age 73 at her home in Southern California.

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HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — In just under three weeks since Liberation Day, The Atlantic published a book review of the novel "Mariquita: A Tragedy of Guam" which was published in the 1980s.

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(Reuters) —  Pop star and actress Lady Gaga appeared to confirm her casting in the upcoming motion picture sequel to the Oscar-winning psychological thriller "Joker" on Thursday by posting a musical teaser on Twitter.

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(Press Release) — Saipan filmmaker Elijah Joshua Pajarillaga will premiere a new film, “Steps on the Shore” which he wrote, directed, and starred in, on Monday, August 8, at Hollywood Theaters. The film follows a high school graduate during his last days on island before heading off to colle…

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Action movie "Bullet Train" starring Brad Pitt is pulling into its final stop — cinemas — starting on Wednesday. The film sees Pitt's hitman character, Ladybug, seemingly taking on his easiest job as he is asked to locate a suitcase on a high-speed train and then dise…

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LONDON (Reuters) — After headlining a festival in the metaverse, virtual singer and influencer Polar has ambitions to perform in the real world — drawing inspiration from the avatar concerts pioneered by Swedish pop giants ABBA, the digital team behind her says.

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(Press Release) — 500 Sails extends its warmest thanks to the campers, counselors, and organizers of NMC-CREES’ 4-H Camp Maga’lahi and the 22nd Tinian Legislative Delegation for a meaningful community outreach event at Tachogna Beach from July 19 to 21.

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(Reuters) — Netflix Inc on Friday sued the creators of an alleged unauthorized musical stage production of its popular period drama "Bridgerton," accusing them of copyright infringement after building demand for their knockoff on TikTok.

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Congratulations to Rica Ann Dela Cruz, the 2022 Robert Murakami Scholarship recipient! Rica grew up on Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. By attaining a PhD in Public Health, she wants to contribute more research and knowledge on how to improve the health of indigeno…

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MANGILAO (UOG) — A University of Guam archaeological study has determined that cowrie-shell artifacts found throughout the Marianas were lures used for hunting octopuses and that the devices, which have been found on islands across the Pacific, are the oldest known artifacts of their kind in…

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(MVA) —  To provide visitors and  residents  a  cultural experience  highlighting indigenous  Chamorro  and Carolinian  culture, the Marianas  Visitors Authority, the Carolinian Affairs Office and the Indigenous Affairs Office  will launch Hafa Adai-Tirow Tuesdays and Thursdays in August in …