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Europe to push for quickie British divorce as US Secretary Kerry flies in

In a move to curb fears of a Brexit crisis going global, US Secretary of State John Kerry is flying in to meet with European leaders on Monday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host the leaders of France, Italy and the European Union in Berlin for discussions on Britain's vote to leave the EU. European leaders are expected to push this week for a quick divorce with Britain.

Arts, Culture & Media

Solomon Northup's story was largely forgotten until '12 Years A Slave' — except by his family

At the Academy Awards tonight, the British-American film "12 Years A Slave" is up for nine Oscars. It is based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black violinist in New York who was sold into slavery in the 1800s. His great-great-great-grandson says the story gave his family a rare gift among African Americans —the ability to trace their ancestry.