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Titanic Composer James Horner Killed in Plane Crash Aged 61

1. James Horner, the celebrated composer who was best-known for his Oscar-winning score for the film Titanic, died tragically in a plane crash on Monday. He was 61. Read more here.

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LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Madonna presents the Oscar to James Horner after he and his partner Will Jennings won in the Best Original Song Category for the song from the movie Titanic ' My Heart Will Go On' during the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium 23 March. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: ABBEY RD STUDIOS Photo of James HORNER, composer, with sheet music at mixing desk while working on score to Braveheart film (Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: ABBEY RD STUDIOS Photo of James HORNER, composer, conducting orchestra in recording studio, working on score to Braveheart film (Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 9: Composer James Horner and actor Kevin Costner attend the 15th Anniversary DVD Release Celebration of 'Field of Dreams' on June 9, 2004 at West Hollywood Park, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: James Horner attends the world premiere of Titanic 3D at The Royal Albert Hall on March 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: Composer James Horner holds his two Oscars for Best Original Song for 'My Heart Will Go On' and Best Dramatic Score for Titanic at the 70th Annual Academy Awards 23 March in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Songwriters Will Jennings (R) and James Horner (L) pose with their Grammy for Song of the Year for the 'Titanic' movie theme song 'My Heart Will Go On' sung by Celine Dion at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles 24 February. (Electronic Image) AFP PHOTO Vince BUCCI/mn (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 27: Composer James Horner attends day 3 of the 2011 Doha Tribeca Film Festival on October 27, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Doha Film Institute)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 07: Composer James Horner arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 25: Composer James Horner speaks during the 'Black Gold' press junket at the Press Centre during day 1 of the 2011 Doha Tribeca Film Festival on October 25, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Doha Film Institute)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Songwriters Will Jennings (R) and James Horner (L) pose with their Grammy for Song of the Year for the 'Titanic' movie theme song 'My Heart Will Go On' sung by Celine Dion at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles 24 February. (Electronic Image) AFP PHOTO Vince BUCCI/mn (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
Producer Michael London and James Horner during 'House of Sand and Fog' - New York Premiere - Arrivals at Chelsea West Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: Composer James Horner arrives at the premiere of The Missing at Loews Lincoln Square on November 16, 2003, in New York City. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)
Sir Ben Kingsley and James Horner, composer during World Premiere of DreamWorks' 'House of Sand And Fog' at ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
James Horner during James Horner Scores 'The Legend of Zorro' - Recording Session - June 16, 2005 at Todd-AO Scoring in Studio City, United States. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
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2. A UNICEF report released Tuesday said that though there has been economic growth, it is still failing to help the world's poorest kids, and that global efforts to rescue impoverished children from lives of squalor and hunger have fallen short. Read more here.

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3. Extreme weather is heading towards the Northeast following severe weather in the middle of the country, with tornados hitting a few towns just outside of Chicago. Read more here.

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COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: A pickup truck drives through a flooded roadway on W Daisy Place after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: The scoreboard at Coal City High School's football field is left damaged after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 22: Lighting strikes outside of Joliet, Illinois from a tornadic supercell that produced a tornado that struck Coral City on June 22, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: The scoreboard at Coal City High School's football field is left damaged after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: A view of damage on Coaler Drive after a tornado struck the previous day, on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: Mitch Hamann of Coal City moves his damaged patio furniture to the curb on W. Daisy Place on June 23, 2015 after a tornado struck the previous day in Coal City, Illinois. The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least five tornadoes touched down in north central Illinois, causing widespread damage and power outages. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: A playground set lays on the ground in the backyard of a home on W. Daisy Place on June 23, 2015 after a tornado struck the previous day in Coal City, Illinois. The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least five tornadoes touched down in north central Illinois, causing widespread damage and power outages. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: A damaged vehicle sits in a driveway on W. Daisy Place on June 23, 2015 after a tornado struck the previous day in Coal City, Illinois. The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least five tornadoes touched down in north central Illinois, causing widespread damage and power outages. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: Bryan Phelan talks on the phone outside of his home on W. Daisy Place on June 23, 2015 after a tornado struck the previous day in Coal City, Illinois. The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least five tornadoes touched down in north central Illinois, causing widespread damage and power outages. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: Gezim Bakiu of the Coal City Mantainence Department works to unclog a drain on W. Daisy Place on June 23, 2015 after a tornado struck the previous day in Coal City, Illinois. The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least five tornadoes touched down in north central Illinois, causing widespread damage and power outages. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: American flags are placed on the mailbox of a house on W. Daisy Place on June 23, 2015 after a tornado struck the previous day in Coal City, Illinois. The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least five tornadoes touched down in north central Illinois, causing widespread damage and power outages. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: Alex Wills of Mazon helps his uncle clean up his property on W. Daisy Place on June 23, 2015 after a tornado struck the previous day in Coal City, Illinois. The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least five tornadoes touched down in north central Illinois, causing widespread damage and power outages. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: A hat is stuck on the roof of a house on W Daisy Place after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: A car drives through a flooded street and a damaged house on Oak Drive after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: Debris lay in a retention pond off of S Carbon Hill Road after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: A car is stuck under a collapsed garage on Coaler Drive after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: Debris lay in a retention pond while utility crews work on S Carbon Hill Road after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: A view of a flooded street and damaged homes on W Daisy Place after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: Bryan Phelan of Coral City talks on the phone outside of his home and damaged vehicle on W Daisy Place after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: The scoreboard at Coal City High School's football field is left damaged after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
COAL CITY, IL - JUNE 23: A playground set lays on the ground in the backyard of a home on W Daisy Place after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015 in Coal City, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
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4. After 15 years of refusing to change their tune, South Carolina lawmakers are finally willing to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, taking it down from a monument there and placing it in a museum. Read more here.

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Hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. The racially divisive Confederate battle flag flew at full-mast despite others flying at half-staff in South Carolina after the killing of nine black people in an historic African-American church in Charleston on June 17. Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white male suspected of carrying out the Emanuel African Episcopal Methodist Church bloodbath, was one of many southern Americans who identified with the 13-star saltire in red, white and blue. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 23: Ernest Branch (L) hugs a man carrying a Confederate flag (who didn't want to provide his name) saying, that he respects the fact the guy likes the flag but that he is against the flag flying on the Capitol grounds on June 23, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The South Carolina governor Nikki Haley asked that the flag be removed afer debate over the flag flying on the capitol grounds was kicked off after nine people were shot and killed during a prayer meeting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley hugs U.S. Congressman James Clyburn after she called for legislators to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House during a press conference on Monday, June 22, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (Tim Dominick/The State/TNS via Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 23: Asha Jones attends a protest in support of a Confederate flags removal from the South Carolina capitol grounds on June 23, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The South Carolina governor Nikki Haley asked that the flag be removed after debate over the flag flying on the capitol grounds was kicked off after nine people were shot and killed during a prayer meeting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 23: Sonya Anderson asks for the removal of the confederate flag as she attends a protest in support of a confederate flags removal from the South Carolina capitol grounds on June 23, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The South Carolina governor Nikki Haley asked that the flag be removed after debate over the flag flying on the capitol grounds was kicked off after nine people were shot and killed during a prayer meeting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JUNE 20: Anti-Confederate flag protesters demonstrate outside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church where nine people were shot to death earlier this week June 20, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Suspect Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested and charged in the killing of nine people during a prayer meeting in the church, one of the nation's oldest black churches in the South. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A man wears a t-shirt representing the Confederate flag as hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. The racially divisive Confederate battle flag flew at full-mast despite others flying at half-staff in South Carolina after the killing of nine black people in an historic African-American church in Charleston on June 17. Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white male suspected of carrying out the Emanuel African Episcopal Methodist Church bloodbath, was one of many southern Americans who identified with the 13-star saltire in red, white and blue. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 22: The Confederate flag flies on the Capitol grounds after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that she will call for the Confederate flag to be removed on June 22, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Debate over the flag flying at the Capitol was again ignited off after nine people were shot and killed during a prayer meeting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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5. The United States Women's Soccer team scored two goals against Colombia Monday night, winning a 2-0 game that will advance them to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup! Read more here.

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EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Goalkeeper Hope Solo #1 of the United States makes a save in the second half against Colombia in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Lady Andrade #16 of Colombia and Alex Krieger #11 of the United States go after the ball in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Nataly Arias #14 of Colombia controls the ball against Abby Wambach #20 of the United States in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Meghan Klingenberg #22 of the United States controls the ball against Diana Ospina #4 of Colombia in the second half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
The United States' Julie Johnston (L) vies for the ball with Columbia's Nataly Arias during their FIFA Women's World Cup Group of 16 Match against Colombia at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on June 22, 2015. The U.S. defeated Colombia 2-0 to advance to the quarter finals. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Colombia's Angela Clavijo (L) and USA's Lauren Holiday vie for the ball during their FIFA Women's World Cup Group of 16 Match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada, on June 22, 2015. The US defeated Colombia 2-0 to advance to the quarter finals. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
US fans celebrate their team's 2-0 win over Colombia in their FIFA Women's World Cup Group of 16 Match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on June 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Goalkeeper Hope Solo #1 of the United States celebrates after the USA 2-0 win against Colombia in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
Colombia's Carolina Arias (L) and the United States' Alex Morgan vie for the ball during their FIFA Women's World Cup Group of 16 Match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on June 22, 2015. The US defeated Colombia 2-0 to advance to the quarter finals. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Alex Morgan #13 of the United States is tripped by goalkeeper Catalina Perez #22 of Colombia leading to a red card for Perez in the second half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Abby Wambach #20 of the United States kicks the ball away from goalkeeper Catalina Perez #22 of Colombia but Wambach is called for offsides in the first half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Fans of the United States cheer in the second half against Colombia in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal on a penalty kick in the second half against Colombia in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States goes for the ball between goalkeeper Stefany Castano #1 and Natalia Gaitan #3 of Colombia in the second half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Tobin Heath #17 of the United States controls the ball against Catalina Usme #11 of Colombia in the second half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
Colombia's Diana Ospina (L) and the USA's Lauren Holiday vie for the ball during their FIFA Women's World Cup Group of 16 Match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on June 22, 2015. The US defeated Colombia 2-0 to advance to the quarter finals. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Colombia's Yoreli Rincon takes a selfie following Colombia's 0-2 loss to the United States in their FIFA Women's World Cup Group of 16 Match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on June 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Abby Wambach #20 of the United States misses on a penalty kick in the second half against Colombia n the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States is taken down as a penalty kick is awarded in the second half against Colombia in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Colombia fans cheer in the second half against the United States in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Abby Wambach #20 of the United States kicks the ball away from goalkeeper Catalina Perez #22 of Colombia but Wambach is called for offsides in the first half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Alex Morgan #13 of the United States celebrates with teammates after Morgan scores her first goal against goalkeeper Stefany Castano #1 of Colombia in the second half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Goalkeeper Hope Solo #1 of the United States looks on in the second half against Colombia in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Colombian head coach Fabian Taborda (L) consoles Yoreli Rincon following their 2-0 loss to the United States in their FIFA Women's World Cup Group of 16 Match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on June 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: The United States huddles after the 2-0 win against Colombia in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
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