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Haiti Ruling Ends Wyclef Jean's Run for President

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Singer Wyclef Jean's high-profile bid for Haiti's presidency ended after election officials on the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean nation disqualified his candidacy.

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China Plans to Make More Films, Build Theaters

Thursday, August 19, 2010

China said it will expand its movie industry by making more films and building more theaters to meet growing demand.

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Study: Smoking Scenes on the Decline in Top Movies

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A new study shows that there's less smoking depicted in movies in recent years.

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Ricky Martin's Autobiography Due in November

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ricky Martin has picked an appropriate title for his autobiography: "Me."

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Met Opera Breaks Box Office Record, Topping $2.6M

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Metropolitan Opera has set a record for its box office opening day, selling more than $2.6 million worth of single tickets for the new season.

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Brazil Honors 'Girl from Ipanema' Writer

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Brazil has posthumously given the rank of ambassador to a poet and songwriter who penned the famous Bossa Nova anthem, "Girl from Ipanema."

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Former Sen. Ted Stevens dies in plane crash

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and eight others crashed in remote southwest Alaska, killing the longtime Republican lawmaker and four other people.

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North Korea Fires Artillery off West Coast

Monday, August 09, 2010

North Korea fired about 110 rounds of artillery Monday near its disputed sea border with South Korea, the South's military said, amid high tension over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea.

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U.S. Joins Hiroshima A-bomb Memorial

Friday, August 06, 2010

A U.S. representative participated for the first time Friday in Japan's annual commemoration of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima, in a 65th anniversary event that organizers hope will bolster global efforts toward nuclear disarmament.

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Kagan Confirmed as 112th Supreme Ct Justice

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

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Flood-hit Pakistan to Evacuate 500,000 in South

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Pakistani authorities began evacuating half a million people living along the swollen Indus River in the country's south on Thursday, as floods caused by the worst monsoon rains in decades threatened new destruction.

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Brooklyn Jury Convicts 2 in JFK Airport Fuel-Tank Plot

Monday, August 02, 2010

Two men were convicted Monday of plotting to blow up jet fuel tanks at John F. Kennedy International Airport, a plan that authorities said was meant to outdo the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and avenge perceived U.S. oppression of Muslims around the world.

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House Rejects Bill to Aid Sick 9/11 Responders

Friday, July 30, 2010

A bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust fell short in the House on Thursday, raising the possibility that the bulk of compensation for the ill will come from a legal settlement hammered out in the federal courts.

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House Accuses Rangel of 13 Violations

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Congressman will now face an ethics trial on the charges.

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NY Gov. Paterson Won't Face Criminal Charges

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson will not face criminal charges for calling up a woman who later dropped domestic violence charges against a top aide, though the aide could still face prosecution, according to an investigative report issued Wednesday.

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Oil Spill Work on Hold as Bonnie Approaches

Friday, July 23, 2010

Work to choke off the oil well is at a standstill on Friday. Ships have been ordered to evacuate ahead of approaching Tropical Storm Bonnie.

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Rigger Acquitted in Deadly '08 NYC Crane Collapse

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A crane rigger was acquitted Thursday of manslaughter charges stemming from the collapse of a New York City crane in 2008, a disaster that killed six construction workers and a tourist, hurt two dozen others and left a swath of damage in midtown Manhattan.

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Judiciary Panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pushing toward an election-year Supreme Court confirmation vote, a polarized Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved Elena Kagan to be the fourth female justice.

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Gulf Oil to Keep Flowing While Cap is Analyzed

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The plan to start choking off oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico was suddenly halted as government officials on Wednesday.

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Imam Entangled in Terrorism Case Leaves US

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The imam entangled in the investigation into a suicide bomb plot against New York City subway stations left the U.S. Monday on court orders after admitting he lied to the FBI. Among his final words on U.S. soil, his lawyer says, were "God bless America."

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