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Huge box office numbers underscore how essential the Chinese market has become to Hollywood's bottom line. Money is power — meaning the Communist Party has increasing influence over Hollywood movies.
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was in Iowa over the weekend for the state GOP's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. In all, 11 official or likely presidential hopefuls were there.
Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York is resuming Monday. Service shut down last Tuesday after train 188 derailed in Philadelphia. Sunday night, a service was held for the victims.
The so-called Islamic State, also known as Isis, seized Ramadi after government forces left their positions. The action came despite U.S. airstrikes and efforts of Iraqi ground forces to repel ISIS.
Rohingya Muslims are fleeing their homeland of Myanmar but no country will take them in. Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Smith of Fortify Rights, a nonprofit watchdog that documents Rohingyas' plight.
An economist in the United Kingdom looked at how 150 TV series finales affected the U.S. stock market. He observed a decrease in stock returns on the following trading day.