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Zimbabwe Central Bank Woes

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Zimbabwe's central bank governor admitted Monday that he took hard currency from the bank accounts of private businesses and foreign aid groups without permission, saying he was trying to keep his country's cash-strapped ministries running.

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10 Years On, Columbine Principal Still On The Job

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis speaks easily, almost matter-of-factly, about the personal price he paid after the massacre at his school: His marriage of 17 years collapsed, he suffered anxiety attacks and he still carries survivor's guilt.

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21 Polo Horses Die At Fla. Match; Cause Unknown

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Officials were waiting Monday for test results to find out why 21 polo horses from a Venezuelan team fell fatally ill before a match at a Florida tournament in what one veterinarian said was the result of some kind of poison.

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Photographer: Madonna Wrong About NY Horse Fall

Updated: 04/20/2009 - 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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GM Exec Says 1,600 Will Lose Jobs In Next Few Days

Updated: 04/20/2009 - About 1,600 workers at General Motors Corp. will lose their jobs in the next few days as the troubled automaker accelerates cost cuts in order to qualify for more government aid.

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Plane Hijacked In Jamaica's Montego Bay; Crew Held

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A gunman described as "mentally challenged" hijacked a Canadian jet on the tarmac near the resort city of Montego Bay and was holding six crew members hostage after releasing the passengers unharmed, officials said Monday.

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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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