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Officials Set To Dismantle Final 'Occupy' Camp In Hong Kong

After two months of demonstrations, police said they would clear a camp near the government offices in the Central business district. Students planned one last sit-in.
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Britain's House Of Lords Still Seems As Elitist As The Name Suggests

The unelected legislative body recently refused to merge its catering services with those of the House of Commons, out of concerns for the quality of the chamber's champagne selection.
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Lebron Somehow Forgets British Royals' Well-Known 'No Touching' Rule

In a photo op, the Cleveland Cavaliers star put his arm around Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. The press in England immediately went into a huffy Miss Manners mode.
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State Department Feared Torture Report Would Spark Fury. Where Is It?

The U.S. beefed up security at embassies ahead of the CIA interrogation report's release in anticipation of a violent reaction. But around the globe, the response was relatively muted.
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'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

A cyber attack on Sony may have been done by North Koreans in response to an new comedy about an attempt to kill Kim Jong Un. Huge amounts of personal data and five films have been leaked so far.
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Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine

Russian performers who have criticized the country's role in Ukraine have been denounced on TV programs and had concert dates abruptly canceled.
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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.
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Why Aren't World Leaders Angrier About Violence Against Women?

That's what South African activist Bafana Khumalo wants to know. He's spoken out for 20 years. He protested at the White House today and will accept an award for his efforts tomorrow.
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In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets' high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.
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After $4.75 Million Auction, Watson Will Get Nobel Medal Back

"In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognizing his achievements is unacceptable," says Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov.

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