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The feast of events in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall begins Thursday, when Maestro Jesus Lopez-Cobos, a native of Spain, conducts the National Symphony Orchestra in a program of "fado" or folk music that defines the people of Iberia and their culture. rule (Associated Press)

Kennedy Center celebrates the culture from the Iberian peninsula

March roars into the Kennedy Center where the “IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix” celebrates the culture of the Iberian Peninsula through its music, art, history, theater, dance, literature and cuisine. The eye gravitates to striking displays, one in the Hall of Nations conveying the influence of urban environments and street life, another in the Hall of States of the blue-and white Chinese porcelain transported by Portuguese ships that inspires modern fashion designers and artists.

Comedian and stand-up artist Russell Brand arrives at Amnesty International's Secret Police Ball in New York City in 2012. ** FILE **

Russell Brand’s anti-porn video draws kudos

- The Washington Times

Anti-pornography groups are applauding a video made by comedic actor Russell Brand where he talks — seriously — about his past use of pornography and why he is worried about its social and personal harms.

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Britain's Prince William, left, chats with Chinese officials as he tours the Forbidden City in Beijing Monday, March 2, 2015. William presented China's president with a large envelope Monday containing an invitation from the queen to visit Britain this year, as he began the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

Prince William to meet elephants on final day of China tour

- Associated Press

Britain's Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation Wednesday by making the final stop on his China tour an area in the country's southwest that is home to wild Asian elephants.

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

Associated Press

Kentucky appears ready to join at least two dozen other states in deregulating its landline telephone services, the beginning of the end for the more than 100-year-old technology that is being pushed out by cellphones and high-speed Internet access.

Arizona House approves revisions to 'revenge porn' law

- Associated Press

The Arizona House on Tuesday approved a revision of a 2014 law barring so-called "revenge porn," but civil liberties advocates who sued to block the law said the changes don't allay their concerns about the legislation.

Celeb birthdays for the week of March 8-14

- Associated Press

March 8: Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 71. Musician-actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees is 70. Bassist Randy Meisner (The Eagles, Poco) is 69. Singer Peggy March is 67. Singer Gary Numan is 57. News anchor Lester Holt is 56. Actor Aidan Quinn is 56. Guitarist Jimmy Dormire of Confederate Railroad is 55. Actress Camryn Mannheim is 54. Singer Shawn Mullins is 47. Actress Andrea Parker ("The Pretender") is 45. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is 39. Actor James Van Der Beek is 38. Singer Kameelah Williams of 702 is 37. Singer Tom Chaplin of Keane is 36. Guitarist Andy Ross of OK Go is 36. Jessica Collins ("Revolution") is 32. Singer Kristinia DeBarge is 25.

Venture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex-bias suit

- Associated Press

A legendary billionaire investor defended his Silicon Valley venture capital firm Tuesday while testifying in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being an all-boys club where women were denied chances to advance and treated as second-class citizens.

Los Angeles Police detective Meghan Aguilar points at photos released by police that could indicate evidence of a suspect holding a police officer's gun, seen in a video grab scene shot by a witness at the scene of the shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row of Los Angeles, displayed at a news conference at police headquarters Monday, March 2, 2015. Chief Charlie Beck says officers fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row after he grabbed an officer's holster during a struggle. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

- Associated Press

A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday.

GOP lawmakers: Challenge FCC ruling on broadband in Tenn.

- Associated Press

The Federal Communication Commission ruled last week that cities like Chattanooga may expand their municipal broadband service, but Tennessee officials who oppose the decision are lining up to block the move.

New Hampshire House to vote on tanning ban for teenagers

- Associated Press

Before Jay Farley died from melanoma last year at the age of 30, he asked his parents to educate others about the dangers of using a tanning bed, which doctors linked to his cancer.

Clarification: Vaccine Exemptions story

- Associated Press

In a story Feb. 28, The Associated Press reported that Washington, California and Vermont were considering bills that would remove either personal, religious or philosophical exemptions for vaccinations. The story should have attributed the information to Kristine Goodwin, a program manager at the National Conference on State Legislatures.

This Monday, March 2, 2015 photo provided by courtesy of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize shows, Tena Stivicic, left, (U.K. and Croatia), and Alex Kilgore, the president of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, at the reception held at Playwrights Horizons in New York. Stivicic has won the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women for her sweeping play about four generations of women growing up in Croatia after World War II. The author of "3 Winters" was awarded the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and $25,000 on Monday night.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Richard Termine)

Tena Stivicic's '3 Winters' wins Blackburn Prize

- Associated Press

Tena Stivicic was still buzzing a day after winning the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women with her sweeping play about four generations of women growing up in Croatia after World War II.

City, contractor questioned at NYC jail health care hearing

- Associated Press

A New York City lawmaker said at a hearing Tuesday that he didn't have confidence in the leadership of the private health provider awarded a $126 million contract to administer health care at the Rikers Island jail complex.

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, retired Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffery Halstead, left, introduces retired Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher, during a presentation at a conference hosted by Taser International at the California Highway Patrol Headquarters in Sacramento, Calif.  Halstead successfully pushed the city of Fort Worth to approve a no-bid contract worth up $2.7 to purchase body cameras from Taser, the stun-gun maker that is now the leading supplier of body cameras for police. A review by The Associated Press shows Taser is covering airfare and hotel stays for police chiefs who travel to speak at the company's marketing conferences. It is also hiring some recently retired chiefs as consultants, sometimes months after their cities signed contracts with Taser.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser

- Associated Press

Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months: