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'Birth of a Nation' meets box office expectations, but Oscar glory looks slim

Following the recent controversy around Fox Searchlight’s “The Birth of a Nation,” fervor about the film following Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion is down —  including its Academy Award prospects. But with the film’s release in theaters nationwide this weekend, it might not be out for the entire...
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