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LeVar Burton touted the children's program's "Reading Rainbow," which is transitioning from a PBS TV show to an online entity promoting literacy.

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"The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap" by Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi got a nod for the festival's Current Interest Award.

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Rep. Stephen Knight was seen in a YouTube video posted over the weekend delivering a stern warning to an anti-amnesty protester who shook his hand and slapped him on the shoulder. (YouTube)

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Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store uses a life-like humanoid robot to greet and interact with store customers. (Image: NBC News screenshot)

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Alice Dreger, a Northwestern University ethicist and author, sent out a long series of critical tweets last week as she attended her son's high school sex-education class on abstinence. (Twitter/@AliceDreger)

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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, John Stamos arrives at the 87th Academy Awards - 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif. Stamos says he's on board for a 13-episode reboot of the sitcom "Full House" for Netflix and that he hopes as many members of the original cast as possible will return. Stamos told Jimmy Kimmel on Monday, April 20, that the first episode will be a reunion and it will turn into a spinoff with Candace Cameron, who played the oldest daughter in the show, now having the "full house" with three sons. He said he and the producers had been trying for awhile to find the best way of reviving the sitcom, which originally appeared on ABC from 1987 to 1995. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, left, stands in the dock at a court in Tauranga, New Zealand on Tuesday. Rudd pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. (Associated Press)

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Ashley McMillen — a popular performer who headlines shows and opens for household-name musicians like Martina McBride — is on a trajectory that more closely mirrors traditional country music icons such as Loretta Lynn than her contemporaries.

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Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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This image made from video shows the scene following a bomb attack on a van carrying U.N. employees in Garowe, in the semiautonomous Puntland region of northern Somalia Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo)

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A North Carolina man's obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. And don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016. (Associated Press)

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Cherie Currie spoke about the album, the death of her longtime mentor, Kim Fowley, a possible Runaways reunion and chain saws. (Associated Press)

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"I enjoy everything that is possible with a guitar," said Willy Porter. "Every form of music [has] all trickled in one way or another" into his own playing.

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Actor Mark Ruffalo poses for photos at a red carpet event for his latest film, Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" in Beijing, Sunday, April 19, 2015. The movie will open in China on Tuesday, May 12. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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Actor Robert Downey Jr. poses for photos at a red carpet event for his latest film, Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" in Beijing, Sunday, April 19, 2015. The movie will open in China on Tuesday, May 12. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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Festival attendees enjoy music from the DJ stage at the SweetWater 420 Fest in downtown Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, April 18, 2015. April showers left the festival grounds ankle-deep in mud, but the event still drew more than 20,000 people on Staurday. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)

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File-This Feb. 1, 2010, file photo shows Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. attending the premiere screening of 'Faces of America With Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.' at Jazz at Lincoln Center on in New York. Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and the host of the show, Gates, say they didn’t censor the slave owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in the October segment, they said in separate statements posted on the PBS website. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering have developed a long-distance eye scanner. (Image: CNN screenshot)

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Singer Tim McGraw arrives at the "50 Years of Beautiful" television event celebrating the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's 50th Anniversary at the Dolby Theatre on in this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo taken in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

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TV personality Kim Richards arrives at the 20th annual Race to Erase MS event"Love to Erase MS" in Los Angeles in this May 3, 2013, file photo. Richards, one of the Bravo series, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," was arrested Thursday, April 16, 2015, on suspicion of being drunk in public. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)