New Potter ride boasts magical 7.5-hour wait

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Spellbound fans waited up to 450 minutes to ride the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort which opened Tuesday. 

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J.K. Rowling says ‘Harry Potter’ ending may be wrong

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"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is having second thoughts about having ended the series with heroine Hermione Granger paired up romantically with Ron Weasley. 

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Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling secretly wrote new book, posed as man

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has admitted posing as a retired policeman to write a crime novel that was praised by critics.

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Duchess Kate, Princes William and Harry tour Harry Potter sets

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proved they had the magic touch Friday at the official opening of London’s Warner Bros. studio, where Prince Harry joined the royal muggles on a tour of the set of the Harry Potter movies.

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'Harry Potter's' Uncle Vernon, Richard Griffiths, dies at 65

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Richard Griffiths, the versatile British actor who played the boy wizard’s unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the “Harry Potter” movies, has died. He was 65. 

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Harry Potter abbey bathed in magical light

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For two weeks the medieval cloisters of Lalock Abbey, which was featured in two Harry Potter films, will be bathed in dazzling colors to highlight their architectural treasures as part of the installation “Into the Light” by Britain’s National Trust. According to the BBC, the abbey’s “cloisters and side rooms were transformed into the classrooms at Hogwarts School while the location was also used for Harry’s discovery of the Mirror of Erised.” The installation opens to the public on Jan. 12. 

J.K. Rowling’s ‘Wonderbook: Book of Spells’ puts magic in your hands

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Thanks to J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, there are legions of children (and adults) around the world who fervently wish they weren’t the Muggles that they are.

Report: Guantanamo Bay detainees pick ‘Fresh Prince’ over Harry Potter

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"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," the popular 1990s sitcom starring Will Smith, has supplanted Harry Potter books as a popular way for detainees at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay to pass the time, according to The Miami Herald.

"I just ordered all six seasons," the Herald quoted a librarian named only as Milton as saying.

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