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The L.A. Times has the 'Star Wars' style guide you've been wishing for

Harrison Ford, as Han Solo of “Star Wars” with Carrie Fisher in the filming of the CBS-TV special “The Star Wars Holiday” Nov. 13, 1978. Ford says he leaves the singing in the special to Carrie, who is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The film will also feature many special effects not seen on the original … Read More

AP changes style on 'illegal immigrant'

Associated Press The Associated Press is changing its Stylebook entry on the term "illegal immigrant," the news cooperative announced Tuesday. The new entry reads in part: illegal immigration Entering or residing in a country in violation of civil or criminal law. Except in direct quotes essential to the story, use illegal only to refer to an action, not a person: illegal immigration, but not illegal immigrant. Acceptable variations include living in or entering a country illegally or without legal permission. In a statement, AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll says the change came, in part, because of ongoing work at AP dedicated to "ridding the Stylebook of labels." Read More
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