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MNsure Making Big Enrollment Push Ahead Of Deadline

The new federal health care law says everyone must be signed up by midnight Monday, or face a penalty. In Minnesota, MNsure is moving quickly to enroll as many people as possible over the weekend. Already this week, MNsure ramped up recruiting at more than 1,000 signup events.

03/28/2014

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Report: Actor Barkhad Abdi Is ‘Dead Broke’

It hasn’t been a great week for former Minneapolis cab driver turned movie star Barkhad Abdi. First he lost the Academy Award, and now a new report says Abdi is “dead broke.” According to the New Yorker, Abdi only made $65,000 from his role as the Somali pirate leader in “Captain Phillips.”

03/06/2014

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Amateur Minnesota Somali Actor Up For Oscar

A Somali actor from Minnesota is up for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar Sunday night for his screen debut in “Captain Philips.” Barkhad Abdi plays the ringleader of a band of Somali pirates who hijacked an American cargo ship off the Horn of Africa in 2009.

03/01/2014

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Movie Blog: Your 2014 Oscar Pool Cheat Sheet

It’s not exactly the mirror opposite of the situation we had last year at the Academy Awards, but most pundits seem to agree that whereas last year’s best picture frontrunner Argo left the best director […]

02/27/2014

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Barkhad Abdi Wins British Academy Award

Barkhad Abdi, the Somali immigrant who was a Twin Cities limo driver before playing a pirate in “Captain Phillips,” won an award at the British Academy Awards over the weekend. Abdi was named best supporting actor, edging Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave” and Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle.”

02/17/2014

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Barkhad Abdi, Bill Pohlad Nominated For Oscars

The 86th annual Academy Award nominations for best motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

01/16/2014

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MN Actor Gets Golden Globe Nod For ‘Phillips’

A Somali actor from Minnesota who made his acting debut in the Tom Hanks’ movie “Captain Phillips” has received a Golden Globes supporting actor nomination. Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota portray pirates who hijack an American cargo ship.

12/12/2013

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12-6-13 The Rash Report On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is Carrie Underwood being criticized for her role on SOUND OF MUSIC? Click the link to listen!

12/06/2013

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Minn. To Host ‘Captain Phillips’ Red Carpet Event

Some of the Minnesota Somali actors who made their debut in “Captain Phillips” will appear at a red-carpet screening of the movie in St. Paul.

10/13/2013

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Movie Blog: Tom Hanks Grounds ‘Captain Phillips’

There is a refrain, almost a mantra shared between the two leads in Paul Greengrass’s (United 93) new docudrama Captain Phillips, which depicts the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, the first U.S. ship to have been seized by pirates in over two centuries.

10/11/2013

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MN Actors Bask In Glow Of ‘Captain Phillips’ Premiere

When Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota learned they had won major roles in a new Tom Hanks movie, they tore off their clothes and jumped into the Pacific Ocean.

10/10/2013

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Local Actor Talks About Role In ‘Capt. Phillips’

A newly discovered actor from Minneapolis is already getting some Oscar buzz, even though his movie hasn’t opened in local theaters yet. Captain Phillips tells the true-life story about a band of Somali pirates who overtook an American cargo ship in 2009.

10/06/2013

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Rookie Mpls. Actor Now An Oscar Contender In ‘Captain Phillips’

A rookie actor from the Twin Cities — who is relatively unknown right now — is about to become very famous starting next week.

10/02/2013

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