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Wiretap Victims Grateful Private Eye Is Convicted

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The nine-week trial of Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano often had seamy plot lines and suspense worthy of a movie: death threats, offers of murder and extramarital affairs.

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Gay Marriage Opponents Vow To Fight California Ruling

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Even as same-sex couples across California begin making plans to tie the knot, opponents are redoubling their efforts to make sure wedding bells never ring for gay couples in the nation's most populous state.

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`Dog the Bounty Hunter' to return to A&E

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman's TV show will return to the air this summer, months after it was pulled when the reality star used a racial slur in a profanity-laced tirade.

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Sean Penn: An Unorthodox President of Cannes Jury

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Sean Penn may be president of the Cannes Film Festival jury - but don't expect any buttoned-up presidential behavior from the Hollywood rebel. During a news conference on opening day Wednesday, the actor-director lit up two cigarettes in defiance of French laws against smoking in public buildings. He used the F-word. And he poked fun at his reputation.

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NY Prosecutor Wins Big with Spitzer Investigation

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Michael Garcia's predecessors as U.S. attorney in Manhattan took on all five mob families, the titans of Wall Street, Osama bin Laden and even Martha Stewart. So it was largely unnoticed when Garcia wanted to attack public corruption.

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Sea Lions Likely Died From the Heat

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The deaths of six sea lions found in traps on the Columbia River earlier this month were likely caused by the heat, and not by gunshots as officials first suspected, the National Marine Fisheries Service said.

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China: Quake Death Toll Could Reach 50,000

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Troops dug burial pits in this quake-shattered town and black smoke poured from crematorium chimneys elsewhere in central China as priorities began shifting Thursday from the hunt for survivors to dealing with the dead. Officials said the final toll could more than double to 50,000.

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Bernanke: Banks Must Get Better At Foreseeing Risk

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Commercial banks and other financial institutions need to beef up their ability to detect and protect themselves against risks like the credit and mortgage debacles, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.

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Oil Falls As Options Expire; Gas Prices Rise

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Oil futures ended a whipsaw session slightly lower Thursday as the expiration of options played havoc with prices, driving crude near record high levels at times and down by more than $3 a barrel at others. Retail gas prices, meanwhile, advanced past $3.77 a gallon.

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Industrial Output Falls, Second Time In 3 Months

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Industrial output plunged in April as factories making everything from autos to heavy machinery felt the adverse effects of the weak economy. Analysts held out hope that production will revive in the second half of the year, helped by the government's economic stimulus checks.

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Myanmar Junta Warns Against Hoarding Cyclone Aid

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Myanmar's junta warned Thursday it will punish anyone found hoarding or trading foreign aid meant for cyclone survivors, but relief groups said they had seen no evidence of people selling or stockpiling donated goods.

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Dalai Lama Arrives for 5-Day Visit to Germany

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The Dalai Lama arrived Thursday for a five-day tour of Germany, where his last visit sent German-Chinese relations into a spiral. This time, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will not be meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is on a trip to Latin America.

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Lohengrin' Cheered In Geneva After Opening-Night Boos

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Daniel Slater's new production of "Lohengrin" wasn't necessarily vintage Wagner, but it deserves praise as a thoughtful and tasteful take on the medieval legend — and certainly none of the boos it received on opening night.

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Jolie, Pregnant With Twins, Stays Cool At Cannes

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Angelina Jolie, pregnant with twins, has some secrets for staying serene at the Cannes Film Festival: get her partner, Brad Pitt, to baby-sit, and wear comfy shoes on the red carpet.

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Actor John Phillip Law, Angel In 'Barbarella,' Dies At 70

Posted: 05/15/2008 - John Phillip Law, the strikingly handsome 1960s movie actor who portrayed an angel in the futuristic "Barbarella" and a lovesick Russian seaman in "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming," has died. He was 70.

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Only 2 New Shows On Fox Network In The Fall

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Fox will bring only two new series on the air in the fall, traditionally its slow season, but plans flashy two-hour season premieres of four programs during the same August week as the Democratic National Convention.

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