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Gaga channels Marilyn Monroe at Clinton’s concert

Lady Gaga enjoyed her “first real Marilyn moment” with former President Bill Clinton. “I always wanted to have one, and I was hoping that it didn’t involve pills and a strand of pearls,” she joked. The envelope-pushing pop superstar was one of several musicians who performed Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl during a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of ...

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Gaga channels Marilyn Monroe at Clinton’s concert

Lady Gaga enjoyed her “first real Marilyn moment” with former President Bill Clinton. “I always wanted to have one, and I was hoping that it didn’t involve pills and a strand of pearls,” she joked. The envelope-pushing pop superstar was one of several musicians who performed Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl during a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of ...

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Want a Real Economic Stimulus and Jobs Plan? Forgive Student Loan Debt

“Forgiving the student loan debt of all Americans will have an immediate stimulative effect on our economy.  With the stroke of the President’s pen, millions of Americans would suddenly have hundreds, or in some cases, thousands of extra dollars in their pockets each and every month with which to spend on ailing sectors of the economy.  As consumer spending increases, ...

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Want a Real Economic Stimulus and Jobs Plan? Forgive Student Loan Debt

“Forgiving the student loan debt of all Americans will have an immediate stimulative effect on our economy.  With the stroke of the President’s pen, millions of Americans would suddenly have hundreds, or in some cases, thousands of extra dollars in their pockets each and every month with which to spend on ailing sectors of the economy.  As consumer spending increases, ...

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Accusations fly in wake of Rome riots

Police yesterday raided hundreds of homes across Italy, from Milan to Palermo, in search of far-left Black Bloc activists who trashed areas of central Rome during Saturday’s anti-capitalism protests. Police yesterday raided hundreds of homes across Italy, from Milan to Palermo, in search of far-left Black Bloc activists who trashed areas of central Rome during Saturday’s anti-capitalism protests. Amid claims ...

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Putin defends his third bid for Russian presidency

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has defended his controversial plan to seek a third mandate as president, saying Russia needed stability and was still at risk of a Soviet-style collapse. Speaking in televised remarks in a rare acknowledgement of public discontent, Putin said his political opponents claimed that “everything is so bad, that it could not get worse”. “Saying that ...

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Another Tibetan Sets Fire to Self Over China Rule

BEIJING — A 19-year-old former monk in a Tibetan town in western China set himself on fire on Saturday in a desperate plea for Tibetan independence, according to reports on Sunday by Tibet advocacy groups. The flames were put out by police officers stationed on the street, and he was taken to a police station, the reports said. Related Study ...

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Iranian Filmmaker Panahi Loses Appeal Against Jail Term

Iranian director Jafar Panahi has lost his appeal against his six-year prison sentence for campaigning against the country’s government. Panahi, a vocal supporter of the country’s opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi, was convicted last year of protesting against the political regime and for acting against national security. He was ordered to serve time behind bars and handed a 20-year travel and ...

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Global powers seek stronger IMF role in euro crisis

The finance chiefs of the world’s leading economies have opened the door for the International Monetary Fund to play a bigger role in fighting the eurozone’s escalating debt troubles. The Group of 20 rich and developing nations asked the IMF at the weekend to propose ways it could help stop countries under severe market pressure from toppling into a full-blown ...

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EU softens austerity message in wake of "indignant" youth protests

Brussels – European Union leaders on Monday softened their message on the need for austerity, stressing – after young people protested across the globe over the weekend – the need for cuts to be ‘as growth and jobs-friendly as possible.’ Hundred of thousands took to the streets on Saturday in the United…

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