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Top File-Sharing Site Now Inaccessible

One of the largest file-sharing sites on the Internet, Megaupload, was taken down following a criminal indictment charging racketeering and copyright violations. Apparently, the group known as Anonymous retaliated with denial-of-service attacks on the Department of Justice website. This came a day after a massive Internet protest against proposed anti-pirating bills.
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Carol Channing, Still Delightfully 'Larger Than Life'

Veteran Broadway performer Carol Channing has been onstage for seven decades. A new documentary lovingly profiles the still-sharp, still-charming star of Hello, Dolly.
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Brad Pitt: On Life, Movies And 'Moneyball'

The veteran actor has played a Nazi-hunter, a vampire, a cowboy hitchhiker and the outlaw Jesse James. In his latest film, Brad Pitt plays the manager of baseball's Oakland A's. He tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross why the part interested him and what it's like to live life in the public eye.
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'Red Tails' Fought Racism And World War II Foes

George Lucas is out with a new action adventure movie about the real heroics of the African-American fighter pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. They were charged with escorting bomber planes to their targets during World War II. Red Tails screenwriter John Ridley talks to Renee Montagne about the movie.
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'Coriolanus': A People's Hero Turns On His Own

Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut adapts Shakespeare's Coriolanus, about a Roman general with his eye on political office. Critic David Edelstein says that in Fiennes' hands, the modern-day update makes for thrilling moviegoing.

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