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Close Encounters of the Third Kind at 40: The Movie That Proved ‘Spielberg's Reputation Is No Accident'

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When Close Encounters of the Third Kind premiered in New York City on Nov. 15, 1977 - 40 years ago this Wednesday - filmmaker Steven Spielberg, though not yet 30, already had a reputation to uphold. His Jaws had been such a massive hit in 1975 that his new film would be judged on standards that hardly any movie could match. Given its UFO-centric subject matter, the 1977 success of Star Wars, which had cost about half as much as Close Encounters to make, only added to the pressure.
So it was no secret that extreme measures were taken to make sure the movie remained a surprise. The cast...
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Is this painting of Jesus worth $100 million?

Is this painting of Jesus worth $100 million?

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A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the half-millennia since the artist's death is set to be auctioned Wednesday in New York
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New York Today: New York Today: Pooch Parking

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Wednesday: Dog owners' opinions on rentable doghouses, a traveling David Bowie exhibition, and a foodie firestorm.
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Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job after union members voted Tuesday to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1. Read more ...

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

The prize-winning novelist celebrated as a fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, died Tuesday night at age 85. Read more ...

Authorities: Mother pulled 8-year-old son in front of train in apparent...

Authorities: Mother pulled 8-year-old son in front of train in apparent murder-suicide

Authorities say a security video shows the woman pulling the boy to her at the very last moment. Read more ...

Wildlife photographer catches bald eagle swiping rabbit from baby fox

Wildlife photographer catches bald eagle swiping rabbit from baby fox

Wildlife photographer and Lynnwood, Washington, resident Kevin Ebi headed for the San Juan Island National Historic Park Saturday just for the red foxes. Read more ...

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

President Donald Trump is issuing a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers. Read more ...

Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

The bill would help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments. Read more ...

Private jet crashes in Honduran capital, all aboard survive

Private jet crashes in Honduran capital, all aboard survive

The FlightAware website said the flight had originated in Texas on Tuesday. Read more ...

Parents go to court in attempt to kick 30-year-old son out of their home

Parents go to court in attempt to kick 30-year-old son out of their home

A 30-year-old man's parents are taking legal action against him after he refused to move out of their house, according to legal documents Read more ...

Marine veteran upsets Democratic favorite in Kentucky as 4 states vote

Marine veteran upsets Democratic favorite in Kentucky as 4 states vote

Votes also were being tallied in Arkansas, Georgia and Texas. Read more ...

History made in Georgia as 4 states vote ahead of midterms

History made in Georgia as 4 states vote ahead of midterms

Voters also picked nominees in Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas ahead of the November midterms. Read more ...