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Paris plane crash spurs cultural growth in Atlanta

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Fifty years ago, a group of 106 influential cultural and civic leaders from Atlanta traveled to Europe to visit famous museums and demonstrate the ascendant southern city's commitment to culture.

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SD court upholds conviction in 1975 AIM slaying

Posted: 05/31/2012 - The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Canadian man's murder conviction and life sentence in the 1975 slaying of a fellow American Indian Movement activist.

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Lawsuits slam 'natural' claims from OJ to chips

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Orange juice maker Tropicana markets its brand as fresh from the grove, but a series of lawsuits nationwide claim the company's juice is so heavily processed it shouldn't be called "natural."

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NYC proposes ban on sale of oversized sodas

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in the city's restaurants, delis and movie theaters in the hopes of combating obesity

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Defense: Monsignor not liable for sins of church

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Jurors are hearing closing arguments in a landmark priest-abuse case in Philadelphia. Monsignor William Lynn is on trial for allegedly endangering children as secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004.

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Bush is back: Portrait event stirs up odd politics

Posted: 05/31/2012 - President Barack Obama is welcoming his favorite foil, former President George W. Bush, back to the White House on Thursday for the official unveiling of Bush's portrait.

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Shootings leave 6 dead in already jittery Seattle

Posted: 05/31/2012 - A city already anxious about a recent spate of shootings was rattled further when a man walked into an arts cafe near a Seattle university and opened fire, fatally wounding four people.

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Colleges' bank deals saddle students with big fees

Posted: 05/30/2012 - A public interest group says as many as 900 colleges are pushing students into using payment cards that carry hefty costs, sometimes even to access students' financial aid money.

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US levies new sanctions on key Syrian bank

Posted: 05/30/2012 - The Treasury Department is levying sanctions on a key Syrian bank as it seeks to ratchet up economic pressure on President Bashar Assad's regime.

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Foie gras feeding frenzy grows as Calif. ban nears

Posted: 05/30/2012 - Demand for the delicacy created by force-feeding ducks through funnel-like tubes has never been higher as diners sate their palates with a product that soon will be banned

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ACLU lawsuit challenges Ill. gay marriage ban

Posted: 05/30/2012 - More than two dozen gay and lesbian couples filed lawsuits Wednesday arguing that it's unconstitutional for Illinois to deny them the right to marry.

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Forest wildfire becomes largest in NM history

Posted: 05/30/2012 - A massive wildfire that has burned more than 265 square miles in the Gila National Forest has become the largest fire in New Mexico history, fire officials confirmed Wednesday.

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Obama team to focus on Romney's record in Mass.

Posted: 05/30/2012 - President Barack Obama's campaign is opening a new critique of Mitt Romney, focusing attention on the Republican's economic record as governor of Massachusetts.

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Ex-Rutgers student in webcam case to go to jail

Posted: 05/30/2012 - Dharun Ravi appeared in state court to formally put on the record his decision to report to jail Thursday and waive his right not to be punished twice for the same crime.

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