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Cancer May Sideline Chavez's Political Career

Over 13 years of colorful rule, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has run his country like a game show host. He's been on TV daily announcing new projects, taunting the United States, even singing songs. Now, he has an aggressive cancer that has largely kept him off the air and away from the spotlight. And that has Venezuelans wondering if the populist leader will even make it to the October presidential election.
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Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.
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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.
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D.C. Department Shakeup Raises Questions About Pay-To-Play Politics

Turnover at a major D.C. government department is raising questions about local businesses, political contributions and influence in city politics.

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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