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Lin-Manuel Miranda named AP Entertainer of the year

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Winning a Pulitzer Prize and a clutch of Tony Awards in a single one year would be enough for anyone. Not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not in 2016. The “Hamilton” writer-composer picked up those honors and also earned a Golden Globe nomination, won the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, wrote music for a top movie, and inspired a best-selling book, a best-selling album of “Hamilton” covers and a popular PBS documentary. A new honor came Wednesday when…

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“Hamilton” creator gives to Darren Soto’s campaign

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” is a supporter of state Sen. Darren Soto. So, it turns out, is his whole immediate family. Campaign finance reports show that Miranda chipped in $1,500 to Soto’s congressional campaign on Aug. 2. He lists his occupation as “rapper.” Miranda achieved wide success and fame with “Hamilton,” described by Rolling Stone as “the most unlikely cultural phenomenon in a generation—a hip-hop musical about the Founding Father best known for authoring…

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Unfriended? Divisive presidential campaign roils Facebook

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Some friends don’t let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook. Others are on “unfriending” sprees. And some, such as Adolfo Olivas of Hamilton, Ohio, have decided to just shut down their accounts, as the divisive presidential campaign causes a deluge of news feeds amid photos of smiling kids’ first day of school and what’s on the grill for dinner. The last straw for the former Republican mayor came after GOP nominee Donald Trump‘s criticism of fellow Gold Star parents, the…

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Football flashback: Tech gave FSU its toughest test in title season

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A funny thing almost happened on the way to the national championship for FSU in 1999. Georgia Tech almost happened. It was early in what was going to be a memorable season for the Seminoles. Still, this is the one that almost derailed the dream before it got started. This was FSU 41, Georgia Tech 35 in the wildest game of the season. Not the closest (FSU beat Clemson by only three points) but the wildest. FSU would end up…

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