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WASHINGTON (AP) — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.
Movies by David Cronenberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach are among the films selected to compete for the top Palme d'Or prize at next month's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday. Just 18 of the more than 1,700 films submitted have been rewarded with a coveted slot on the Cannes shortlist. Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars", Godard's "Adieu au Langage", Leigh's "Mr Turner" and Loach's "Jimmy's Hall", which is expected to be his last feature, will all be in competition at the May 14-25 movie extravaganza on the French Riviera. Out of competition, Hollywood star Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River" starring Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks gets a berth in the "Un Certain Regard" new talent section.