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By John Rogers The Associated Press

To E or not to E - USC didn’t in spelling Shakespeare’s name

LOS ANGELES — Visitors to the University of Southern California might well be muttering, “What fools these mortals be” as they stroll past a statue of the legendary queen of Troy and notice William Shakespeare’s name seemingly misspelled at its base.

To USC officials, it’s much ado about nothing.

Obama grants monument status to vast swath of Calif. desert

LOS ANGELES President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region’s fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.

Judge rules ‘Happy Birthday’ song is public domain, denies publisher’s copyright claim

LOS ANGELES The music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song “Happy Birthday To You” for years does not hold a valid copyright on the lyrics to the tune that is one of the mostly widely sung in the world, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.