Daily Archive: May 31, 2013

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International

South African enclave raises old race questions

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 29, 2013 a sign outside a home reads “We Are Here To Stay” and at bottom, “Our God, Our Nation, Our Land” in Kleinforntein, near Pretoria, South Africa. id era that ended with democratic elections in 1994. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) by Christopher Torchia KLEINFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) — There are no signs that say “Whites Only.”

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Entertainment

Cover songs: Homage or irksome marketing ploy?

This Feb. 24, 2013 file photo shows singer Adele performing “Skyfall” during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file) by Ryan Nakashima LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are about 600 versions of Adele’s Oscar-winning song “Skyfall” on the Spotify subscription music service. Not one of them features Adele.

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Generation Y

Winfrey to Harvard grads: Learn from your failures

Oprah Winfrey receives high-fives from graduates as she walks with Prof. Henry Louis Gates during the procession at Harvard University commencement ceremonies in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) by Jay Lindsay CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The invitation from Harvard University caught Oprah Winfrey at a low point. Her new TV network was struggling, branded a flop in the media, when Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust called last year to ask Winfrey to address 2013 graduates.

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Sports

Tim Duncan beast on court, if not in press

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) drives while fouled by Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33), of Spain, in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn. The Spurs won 83-73. (AP Photo/Jim Weber) by Eliott C. McLaughlin (CNN) — OK, readers, let’s have a debate, one of sports talk’s favorites. Who is the best player in the NBA? Is it Kevin Durant, LeBron James or Kobe Bryant?