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16 July 2009 

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Jeff Skoll (left) and Robert Redford have joined forces to make the world a better place by telling stories through film
Filmmakers Focus Their Lens on Social Entrepreneurs  Audio Clip Available
Social activists, documentarians use collaboration to change world
Terri Lyne Carrington
Terri Lyne Carrington Showcases Skills on 'More To Say'  Audio Clip Available
Jazz drummer is daughter of saxophonist Sonny Carrington and has played with some of the best in the business, including Dizzy Gilespie, Herbie Hancock
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaur movie poster
Ice Age Animated Series Returns with 'Dawn of the Dinosaurs'  Audio Clip Available
Ray Romano, Queen Latifah co-star in comedy centering around Wooly mammoths expecting their first child and sloth who shows up with three large eggs he found in icy cave
Michael Jackson in concert in 1998
Jackson Burial Delayed; Cher, Aguilera to Co-Star in 'Burlesque' Musical
Jackson family has delayed burial until cause of death is established; Filming of musical set for November
Jonas Brothers 'Lines, Vines, and Trying Times' album cover
Jonas Brothers' Score Another Teen Hit with 'Lines, Vines and Trying Times'   Audio Clip Available
Joe, Nick and Kevin say many songs on fourth album deal with personal experiences, specifically - their love lives
Whatever Works movie poster
Smart Guy, Dumb Girl Make for Unlikely Roomates in 'Whatever Works'  Audio Clip Available
New York City serves as backdrop for film directed by Woody Allen, co-starring Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood
The Hurt Locker movie poster
'The Hurt Locker' Portays Drama, Tension of Real Life on Front Lines  Audio Clip Available
Movie centering around US Army bomb disposal squad in Iraq was filmed in Jordan, and stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Guy Pearce
Almost five billion years ago, the sun (circled) and its siblings were born in a cloud of gas and dust, forming a cluster of stars much like this one
'Heavenly' New 'Journey to the Stars' Show Opens at New York's Hayden Planetarium  Audio Clip Available
New high-tech show examines sun, stars, stellar origins of Earth, life itself
The Taking of Pelham 123 movie poster
Hostage Thriller 'The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3' Gets Hollywood Makeover  Audio Clip Available
Film co-starring Oscar-winner Denzel Washington, John Travolta was basis of hit movie 35 years ago
William Pack
From Rural Montana to Wall Street and Beyond
Book by first-time novelist William Pack, called 'The Bottom of the Sky,' takes readers from rural Montana to financial center of Wall Street and high-tech hub of Silicon Valley 
Congressman Slams the 'King of Pop'  Audio Clip Available
Congressman Pete King says Michael Jackson is not deserving of the positive coverage he has gotten since his death.
Laura Wang
In Death, Michael Jackson as Popular as Ever  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Fans are still coming to the city to pay tribute and people around the world are still buying his music
Google headquarters in Mountain View, California (file photo)
Google Takes on Microscoft with New Operating System
System based on Google's Chrome Internet browser, initially for use on netbook laptops
Philadelphia Freedom's Venus Williams returns volley during match against Olga Puchkova of Washington Kastles in World Team Tennis in Washington, 7 Jul 2009
Venus Williams Leads Philadelphia Freedoms in World Team Tennis Victory
Popular tennis player was in Washington for tournament, just three days after playing in two Wimbledon championship finals
Gaven Largent, 13, plays bluegrass
Young Bluegrass Musician Headed for Nashville  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Gaven Largent will play in Ryman Auditorium with Rhonda Vincent
Tom Jones missed an opportunity to record Paul McCartney's "The Long and Winding Road," but says he still sings it occasionally
Music Icon Tom Jones Remains Sex Symbol After Four Decades  Video clip available
New CD, "24 Hours," marks first for singer