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MySpace Hopes to Turn Free Songs into Needed Cash

Posted: 04/19/2009 - In 2004, when MySpace was still getting going, recording label executive Courtney Holt noticed that musicians were using the Web site to connect more intimately with their fans, through detailed blogs and behind-the-scenes photos. So Holt arranged to meet MySpace's founders.

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Miss North Carolina USA Crowned Miss USA 2009

Updated: 04/19/2009 - Miss North Carolina USA Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA 2009 on Sunday, beating out 50 other beauty queens in the live pageant televised from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Chavez Gift to Obama Makes Book Best-seller

Updated: 04/19/2009 - A book by an Uruguayan journalist that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave to President Barack Obama is now the No. 2 seller on Amazon.com.

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Actor's Union Board Endorses Deal with Studios

Updated: 04/19/2009 - The Screen Actors Guild's board of directors narrowly voted Sunday to endorse a deal with Hollywood studios on movie and prime-time TV show productions, the union said in a statement.

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Photographer: Madonna Wrong About NY Horse Fall

Updated: 04/19/2009 - A photographer who says he captured images of Madonna after she fell off a horse in the Hamptons over the weekend disputes the singer's account of how the accident happened.

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Few Turn out in Haiti for Delayed Senate Election

Updated: 04/19/2009 - Clear-plastic ballot boxes were nearly as empty as Port-au-Prince's unusually deserted streets Sunday as few voters turned out for Senate elections in which candidates from a major populist party were not allowed to run.

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US Boycotting at UN racism meeting

Updated: 04/19/2009 - The United Nations opens its first global racism conference in eight years on Monday with the U.S. and at least seven other countries boycotting the event out of concern that Islamic countries will demand that it denounce Israel and ban criticism of Islam.

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Mexico Says 8 Killed in Attack on Prison Convoy

Updated: 04/19/2009 - In the latest of a series of brazen, drug-related attacks, gunmen ambushed a prisoner transfer convoy in western Mexico, killing eight officers in a failed attempt to free a high-level cartel member, police said Sunday.

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Author J.G. Ballard dies aged 78

Updated: 04/19/2009 - Author J.G. Ballard, a survivor of a Japanese prison camp whose vision was so dark and distinctive it was labeled "Ballardian" and who reached a wide audience with the autobiographical "Empire Of The Sun," died Sunday, his agent said. He was 78.

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U.S. Set To Regulate Global Warming Gases

Updated: 04/19/2009 - The U.S. Environment Protection Agency on Friday declared that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases sent off by cars and many industrial plants "endanger public health and welfare," setting the stage for regulating them under federal clean air laws.

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A Shift: Teen Prostitutes Seen As Victims

Updated: 04/19/2009 - By the time she was 8, Amanda had been sexually abused by her father's friend for four years. At 12, she was peddling crack. At 14, she was selling sex on the sidewalk.

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Md. Father Kills Wife, Three Kids, Self

Updated: 04/19/2009 - An accountant for a railroad operator killed his wife and their three children before fatally shooting himself in a northwest Maryland home, leaving a gruesome scene that was discovered Saturday by the youngsters' grandfather, authorities said.

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NJ Town Can't Seem To Decide What To Call Itself

Updated: 04/19/2009 - West Paterson voters narrowly passed a referendum last November to change the Passaic County town's name to Woodland Park this year. But some supporters of the change claim borough officials are secretly supporting a grass-roots campaign for another referendum that could change the name back to West Paterson.

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Suspected U.S. Missiles Kill 3 In Pakistan

Updated: 04/19/2009 - Suspected U.S. missiles struck a Taliban compound in a northwestern Pakistan militant stronghold bordering Afghanistan on Sunday, killing three people, officials said.

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2008 "Worst Year" In Fortune 500 History

Updated: 04/19/2009 - Since 1955, more than 2,000 companies have earned a spot on the list, but in 55 years only three have achieved the number one slot: General Motors, ExxonMobil and Wal-Mart.

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Sheriff Catches Kansas Tornado on Video

Updated: 04/19/2009 - Western Kansas got a taste of Spring Saturday afternoon when several tornadoes touched down, destroying some outbuildings and damaging roofs but causing no injuries.

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NATO Ships, Helicopters Foil Pirate Attack

Updated: 04/19/2009 - A NATO spokesman says alliance warships and helicopters have foiled an attack on a Norwegian tanker by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

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9 Kansas Communities to Get Funds for Improvement Projects

Updated: 04/19/2009 - Kansas Department of Commerce awards Incentives Without Walls funding to nine community improvement projects; Projects in Coffeyville, Holton, Leavenworth, McPherson, Ottawa, Phillipsburg, Seneca, Sterling to receive funding

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Topeka Toddler Continues Recovery After Being Burned

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Pulling through the first week following an incident that led to a skull fracture and third-degree burns on 70% of his body, one-year-old Fabian Hackett continues his recovery in Cincinnati.

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Jaci Velasquez Easter Concert

Posted: 04/19/2009 - Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene had a very special celebration today. Nationally-acclaimed Christian singer Jaci Velasquez gave a concert there this evening.

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