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Last Update on November 24, 2015 08:10 GMT


NEW YORK (AP) -- They won't host "Saturday Night Live" like Donald Trump did. But NBC has agreed to give four Republican presidential candidates free air time -- because the network let Trump host SNL this month. After the show, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, James Gilmore and Lindsay Graham complained about the time given Trump -- and the network calculated Trump got 12 minutes of face time. NBC will now give the four GOP hopefuls free airtime on affiliates in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. George Pataki also complained about the Trump appearance. The network didn't announce an agreement with his campaign but Pataki has told campaign supporters NBC had agreed to give him equal time, too.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Derek Hough (HUFH) and his celebrity partners have won the "Dancing With the Stars" mirrorball trophy five times before. Tonight he can make it six. Last night, Hough and Bindi Irwin got two rounds of perfect scores from the judges. They also had the judges sobbing at the end of their emotional freestyle. Bindi didn't know it, but Hough arranged to have a photo of her and her late father, Steve Irwin, projected at the end of their freestyle. Nick Carter also makes it to tonight's finale with a double round of perfect scores. Alek Skarlatos is the third finalist. Carlos PenaVega won't be in the running. He was voted off last night, despite having perfect scores on his two final performances.

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007-a-09-(Carlos PenaVega, contestant voted off, during "Dancing With the Stars" broadcast Monday)-"much about myself"-Carlos PenaVega says he has no regrets, even though he won't be in the running for the mirrorball trophy. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit)) (24 Nov 2015)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The kids of "The Voice" are fighting above their weight class. The young'uns made a big impression on the coaches last night. Emily Ann Roberts just turned 17. Coach Blake Shelton says America can thank her for bringing a classic country sound to network TV. Sixteen-year-old Madi Davis got raves from the coaches for her version of U2's "Love Is Blindness." And 15-year-old Braiden Sunshine did a soaring rendition of a song that is more than twice as old as he is. He did "True" by Spandau Ballet, which came out in 1983. Tonight, one hopeful will be sent home, cutting the field to the Top 10.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The money outlook is a little better for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2." But it still hasn't changed the overall picture. The final numbers show the final installment in the "Hunger Games" franchise took in $102.7 million in its debut weekend. That's higher than the studio-reported estimates that came out Sunday. But despite the increase, it's still the lowest debut of the four Hunger Games movies.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- She can speak Spanish now. But Eva Longoria says there was a time she was like the main character in her new series "Telenovela" -- in that she didn't speak Spanish. But that didn't keep her from watching the Spanish-language soap operas that give her upcoming series its name. Longoria says the drama if a telenovela needs no translation. She says if you watch, "you are completely entertained, whether you speak the language or not." "Telenovela" gets a premiere on NBC next month before landing on the schedule in January.

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020-a-12-(Alex Meneses, actress, in AP interview)-"watched soap operas"-Alex Meneses says as a teenager, she often checked out the soaps. (24 Nov 2015)

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019-a-08-(Alex Meneses, actor, in AP interview)-"remember the actors"-Alex Meneses says she watched American soap operas when she was a teenager. (24 Nov 2015)

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a repeat performance for Stephen Colbert. The Kennedy Center says Colbert will host next month's 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The show will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6. This year's recipients include Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita Moreno and actress Cicely Tyson.


NEW YORK (AP) -- She's leaving "Fox & Friends" to be more of a mom to her kids. Elisabeth Hasselbeck says she's leaving the show to spend more time with her three children. She has been working with co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade since September, 2013 -- but says now she wants to start her day with her children. Before doing the Fox show, Hasselbeck was the conservative voice on "The View." "Fox & Friends" is the top-rated morning news show on cable. Her last show will be Dec. 22.

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November 06, 2015 08:10 GMT

AM-Prep-Today in History

Today is Friday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2015. There are 55 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.

On this date:

In 1632, King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was killed in battle.

In 1854, America's "March King," John Philip Sousa, was born in Washington, D.C.

In 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was elected to a six-year term of office.

In 1928, in a first, the results of Republican Herbert Hoover's presidential election victory over Democrat Alfred E. Smith were flashed onto an electric wraparound sign on the New York Times building.

In 1934, Nebraska voters approved dissolving their two-chamber legislature in favor of a nonpartisan, single (or "unicameral") legislative body, which was implemented in 1937.

In 1944, British official Lord Moyne was assassinated in Cairo, Egypt, by members of the Zionist Stern gang.

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower won re-election, defeating Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson.

In 1962, Democrat Edward M. Kennedy was elected Senator from Massachusetts.

In 1977, 39 people were killed when the Kelly Barnes Dam burst, sending a wall of water through Toccoa Falls College in Georgia.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan won re-election by a landslide over former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic challenger.

In 1990, about one-fifth of the Universal Studios backlot in southern California was destroyed in an arson fire.

In 2012, President Barack Obama was elected to a second term of office, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Ten years ago: An overnight tornado killed 25 people in southwestern Indiana. In a clear jab at Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (OO'-goh CHAH'-vez), President George W. Bush, in Brazil, called on Latin Americans to boldly defend strong democratic institutions. French President Jacques Chirac (zhahk shih-RAHK') promised arrests, trials and punishment in the wake of urban unrest that had spread to central Paris.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama opened his 10-day Asia trip on a somber note in Mumbai, India, where he memorialized victims of devastating terror attacks two years earlier, declaring, "We'll never forget." A Yemeni judge ordered police to find Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical U.S.-born cleric, "dead or alive" after the al-Qaida-linked preacher failed to appear at his trial for his role in the killing of foreigners. (Al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the mountains of Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011.)

One year ago: The march toward same-sex marriage across the U.S. hit a roadblock when a federal appeals court upheld laws against the practice in four states: Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. (A divided U.S. Supreme Court overturned the laws in June 2015.) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reassured Jordan's King Abdullah that he would not yield to increasing demands by some members of his center-right coalition to allow Jews to pray at a Muslim-run holy site in Jerusalem.

Today's Birthdays: Actress June Squibb is 86. Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 83. Singer Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five) is 78. Singer P.J. Proby is 77. Country singer Guy Clark is 74. Actress Sally Field is 69. Pop singer-musician Glenn Frey (The Eagles) is 67. Singer Rory Block is 66. Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval is 66. TV host Catherine Crier is 61. News correspondent and former California first lady Maria Shriver is 60. Actress Lori Singer is 58. Actor Lance Kerwin is 55. Rock musician Paul Brindley (The Sundays) is 52. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is 51. Rock singer Corey Glover is 51. Actor Brad Grunberg is 51. Actor Peter DeLuise is 49. Actress Kelly Rutherford is 47. Actor Ethan Hawke is 45. Chef/TV judge Marcus Samuelsson is 45. Actress Thandie Newton is 43. Model-actress Rebecca Romijn (roh-MAYN') is 43. Actress Zoe McLellan is 41. Actress Nicole Dubuc is 37. Actress Taryn Manning is 37. Basketball player Lamar Odom is 36. Actress Patina Miller (TV: "Madam Secretary") is 31. Actress Katie Leclere (LEH'-klehr) is 29. Singer-songwriter Ben Rector is 29. Singer-songwriter Robert Ellis is 27. Actress Emma Stone is 27. Actress Mercedes Kastner is 26.

Thought for Today: "The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn." -- Alvin Toffler, American writer-futurist (1928- ).

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