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Kennedy Curse: A Political Family's Troubled Life

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The death of Mary Richardson Kennedy is another sad event in the long arc of the Kennedy family's story. The estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
RFK Jr.'s estranged wife, Mary, found dead in NY
Mary Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is dead
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Carlos Fuentes: Tribute to a Mexican literary and political icon

Christian Science Monitor -
Carlos Fuentes belonged to a generation of Latin American writers who were both literary and political, author and social commentator.
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Obama awards Medal of Honor posthumously to Vietnam hero

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Rose Mary Sabo Brown, widow of Leslie Sabo Jr., at the White House.
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Fox News poll: Obama pulls ahead of Romney as presidential race heats up

Fox News -
President Obama tops Republican Mitt Romney in a head-to-head matchup, according to the latest Fox News poll, which finds American voters feeling more positive about the economy.
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NYMEX-Crude ends lower on euro zone, Greece concerns

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* Greece's bank, political uncertainty pressures oil, equities * US crude stocks rose, products fell last week-EIA * Coming up: US weekly jobless claims 8:30 am EDT Thursday NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters) - US crude futures fell a fourth straight session ...
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War crimes courts and tribunals proliferate

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The proliferation of UN-backed special courts and tribunals, mainly clustered around the Dutch capital, The Hague, has been built on a 19th-century ambition to regulate the rules of war and settle international disputes.
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Assad says poll proves Syrians back regime

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By Middle East correspondent Anne Barker, wires Syrian president Bashar al-Assad says the results of a recent election vindicate his government's reform policies.
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Germany's Merkel Sacks Environment Minister; Replaces With Ally

Wall Street Journal -
By Andrea Thomas Of DOW JONES NESWIRES BERLIN (Dow Jones)--German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday dismissed Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen amid growing unrest in her center-right coalition following her party's crashing defeat in crucial ...
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Lawyers for ex-Senator John Edwards rest case

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By Colleen Jenkins | GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former Senator John Edwards' defense ended its case on Wednesday without calling three of the most anticipated witnesses to counter charges that he used political contributions to hide his ...
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Trayvon Martin Case Shadowed by Series of Police Missteps

New York Times -
SANFORD, Fla. - The killing of Trayvon Martin here two and a half months ago has been cast as the latest test of race relations and equal justice in America.
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Is Washington careening toward another debt limit crisis?

Christian Science Monitor -
Another showdown appears to be brewing over the national debt limit - and under what conditions Congress will raise it next time. But something big will happen between now and then that may prevent it.
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Greece worries weigh on US stocks

CNN -
By Hibah Yousuf @CNNMoneyInvest May 16, 2012: 4:51 PM ET NEW YORK (CNN Money) -- Following a positive start, US stocks closed in the red for a fourth straight session Wednesday, as investors weighed strong US economic data against ongoing uncertainty ...
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Want Kardashian curves? Don't look to Skechers for fix [Video]

Los Angeles Times -
By David Lazarus Turns out wearing a pair of Skechers Shape-ups won't make you a Kardashian -- and the shoe company will pay $40 million to put such suggestions to rest.
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How will voters react to Romney's Mormon faith?

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By Mitchell Landsberg It is the X factor in Mitt Romney's candidacy, unpredictable because it is unprecedented: How will voters react to his Mormon faith?
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Dennis Kucinich opts out of Washington state race, will retire

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Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich announced Wednesday he has decided against running for Congress in Washington state, where activists had urged him to launch a campaign.
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Lampooning video of New Jersey's Christie, Booker goes viral

Chicago Tribune -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A video made by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to spoof himself and Newark Mayor Cory Booker - in which Booker repeatedly bests Christie with effortless acts of heroism - went viral on Wednesday.
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The Pirate Bay hit by DDoS attack

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File-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) has been hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The site has been largely inaccessible for the last 24 hours, and the service is intermittent in the UK.
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General Motor's defection makes it harder for Facebook to make a bull case for ...

Washington Post -
May 16 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co., the world's biggest automaker, no longer intends to advertise on Facebook Inc. as the social network prepares for an initial public offering.
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Verizon Wireless to scrap unlimited plans for 4G users

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For now, Verizon Wireless customers who move to the company's highest-speed fourth generation (4G) network from its older network can still use the company's unlimited wireless data plan for a flat monthly fee.
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Chuck Brown, pioneer of 'go-go' funk music, dies

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By BRETT ZONGKER, AP - 1 minute ago WASHINGTON (AP) - Chuck Brown, who styled a unique mix of funk, soul and Latin party sounds to create go-go music in the nation's capital, has died after suffering from pneumonia.
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Cannes 2012: Can any film reproduce 'The Artist' magic?

Los Angeles Times -
CANNES, France -- It was exactly a year ago in this coastal town that much of the film world first heard about a quirky movie from a French director who has a peskily unpronounceable name.
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Menounos and Hough eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars'

New York Daily News -
Judging by the boos that rose from the audience on Tuesday night's "Dancing With the Stars," fans of the dancing competition were surprised by Maria Menounos' elimination just shy of the finals.
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Blaming LeBron for Heat losses is obvious answer—just not the right one

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From now until whenever the Miami Heat win an NBA championship, every game this team plays in the postseason will fall into one of two categories: Either they'll win, like they're supposed to do, or they'll lose and it'll be entirely LeBron James' ...
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David Wright, manager Terry Collins downplay controversy as Mets look to move ...

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By Andy McCullough/The Star-Ledger Mike Stobe/GettyDavid Wright was unhappy that manager Terry Collins removed him from Tuesday night's game.
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Bodemeister is 8-5 favorite in Preakness; Derby winner I'll Have Another gets ...

Washington Post -
BALTIMORE - Bodemeister has been made the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's Preakness. The colt trained by Bob Baffert set the pace in the Kentucky Derby before being overtaken in the stretch by I'll Have Another, who won by 1½ lengths.
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World's Largest Solar Eclipse Party Takes Over Football Stadium Sunday

Space.com -
by Denise Chow, SPACE.com Staff Writer A solar eclipse will blot out part of the sun this weekend, and astronomers in Colorado are organizing what they hope will be the world's largest viewing party in one place.
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SpaceX Launching Student Experiments and Emblems on 1st Space Station Flight

Space.com -
by Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com Editor Students' science experiments are about to make history, launching to space on the first attempt by a US commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).
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Paralyzed woman uses thoughts to move robotic arm

Chicago Tribune -
* Latest advance in brain-computer interface technology * May one day be used to restore mobility to paralyzed By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, May 16 (Reuters) - Using just her thoughts, a 58-year-old paralyzed woman instructed a robotic arm to grasp a ...
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6 cups a day? Coffee lovers less likely to die, study finds

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Men who drank six cups of coffee or more a day had a 10 percent lower risk of dying; for women, it was 15 percent lower, according to a large new study.
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Soldiers' brain damage similar to football players', study of chronic ...

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(CBS News) Autopsies in four soldiers who served in the war in Afghanistan reveal similar signs of brain damage that has been seen in NFL and other professional athletes with a history of head trauma, a new study shows.

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