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Party's over: China authorities crack down on funeral stripping

China is cracking down on funeral strippers after controversy over “obscene” performances in the east of the country.<p>In China, the bereaved often put on elaborate entertainment to send the departed off in style and draw more mourners to the ceremony – but recent funeral shows in Jiangsu and Handan …

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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

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Inside Kurt Cobain’s $450M empire

The Nirvana frontman died 20 years ago this week. But his musical catalog has never been more valuable.<p><i>—By CNBC’s Adam Molon</i><p>Twenty years ago …

Kurt Cobain's life and legacy: A conversation with biographer Charles R. Cross

Twenty years ago, we lost Kurt Cobain. Few singular stars were as deeply influential as the Nirvana frontman, who smashed apart the otherness of the …

An MTV Vet Remembers The Day Kurt Cobain Died

Photo: Stephen Sweet/REX USA.<i>The day John met Kurt.</i><p>It remains one of the most frequently asked questions regarding my time at MTV News — “What was it …

Kurt Cobain 'had nowhere to go musically' when he died

Kurt Cobain, who died 20 years ago, is rock's James Dean, says Neil McCormick<p>Twenty years ago, the body of <b>Kurt Cobain</b> was discovered, dead by his own hand in a brutal act of self-destruction, immediately launching Nirvana’s tortured leader into the pantheon of rock’s most iconic and tragic stars. …

Kurt Cobain, 20 Years Later: Photographer Kevin Mazur Remembers

On September 9th, 1992, photographer Kevin Mazur went to the MTV Video Music Awards on assignment for <i>Rolling Stone</i>. "When I got there, they told me, …

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Read Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech

<i>In their first year of eligibility, Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. With</i> …

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