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President Trump has gone on record to say he takes Russian President Vladimir Putin at his word. I was there in Helsinki when Trump was pressed about Putin's claims not to have intervened in the 2016 election.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.

After dance pioneer Alvin Ailey died in 1989, the future of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was uncertain. It's difficult to keep a dance company profitable after its founder is long gone – many have tried and failed. But 30 years later, the group is thriving, and decided to celebrate its 60th anniversary and founder by commissioning a new work titled Lazarus.

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For one of the nation's only historically black colleges for women, this week will be crucial for survival.

On Monday, Bennett College, in Greensboro, N.C., will argue its case for maintaining its accreditation at a hearing before the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, or SACS.

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Ask anybody who's tried - It's hard to keep even a well-known arts institution going. To keep it going after its founder and namesake has died is even more impressive. But, to do that for some six decades, some might call that miraculous. So, at that standard, you can understand why the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater decided to celebrate its 60th anniversary this year by commissioning a new powerful work titled "Lazarus."

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UNIDENTIFIED SINGERS: (As characters, singing) War is risen.

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Remembering Mars Rover, 'Opportunity'

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Nearly 20 years ago in March of 1999, there was a burning question on the minds of many filmgoers.

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KEANU REEVES: (As Neo) What is the matrix?

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In his announcement today declaring a national emergency, President Trump repeatedly mentioned that previous presidents have called national emergencies.

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