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France's new prime minister wins confidence vote

France's new prime minister wins confidence votePARIS (AP) — French lawmakers gave their country's new prime minister a vote of confidence Tuesday that is seen as an endorsement of his plans for an economic turnaround built on tax cuts and slashing bureaucracy to the extent of redrawing the map of France.

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Police release new photos from Kurt Cobain suicide

Police release new photos from Kurt Cobain suicideSEATTLE (AP) — With the 20th anniversary of the suicide of Kurt Cobain coming up next month, Seattle police knew they'd be getting plenty of questions about the Nirvana frontman.

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Intel closes Costa Rica operation, cuts 1,500 jobs

Intel closes Costa Rica operation, cuts 1,500 jobsBy Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chipmaker Intel, struggling with a shrinking personal computer market, is shutting its assembly and test operation in Costa Rica and eliminating 1,500 jobs, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The closure of the site, which is a significant contributor to Costa Rica's exports, falls within a larger plan announced by the chipmaker earlier this year to cut spending as it attempts to grow beyond PCs into

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Longtime Substitute Teacher Leaves Job After Being Told To Unfriend Students On Facebook

Longtime Substitute Teacher Leaves Job After Being Told To Unfriend Students On FacebookA New Hampshire substitute teacher is ending her 35-year career because she opposes her school’s social media policy. Carol Thebarge, 79, recently took to Facebook to announce that she was leaving her job after being told by administrators that she had to unfriend students on Facebook. “Today will be my last day at Stevens High,” Thebarge wrote last week. “I was given an ultimatum. To either delete every student from my facebook , and do not post

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Sri Lanka won't cooperate U.N. war crime probe: foreign minister

Sri Lanka won't cooperate U.N. war crime probe: foreign ministerBy Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka will not cooperate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in the final phase of their 26-year war, its foreign minister said on Monday. The UN, through a United States-led resolution, last month set an international inquiry into the alleged war crimes and human rights abuses after the island nation's

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Alaska's largest daily newspaper sold for $34M

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An online competitor announced plans Tuesday to buy Alaska's largest daily newspaper.... Read more...
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