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Iran bans half-naked men, love triangles on TV

REUTERS Reuters Life! Online Report Sep 12, 2011 16:09 EDT TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has banned TV programs showing half-naked men and love triangles, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday, in the latest sign of a conservative crackdown on media in the Islamic state. It was not clear what prompted the ban —

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Failing erections may point to heart problems

REUTERS Reuters US Online Report Health News Sep 12, 2011 17:19 EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Impotence could be a harbinger of heart disease in some men, according to a fresh look at the medical literature that found the two often go together. But it’s not all bad news. Another study out today suggests

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Video: 9/11 Memorial Plaza in NYC Opens to Public

The plot of land known for a decade as “the pile,” “the pit” and “ground zero” opened to the public Monday for the first time since that terrible morning in 2001. (Sept. 12)

Amy Winehouse likely died of seizure, dad says

Amy Winehouse likely died of seizure, dad says REUTERS Reuters US Online Report Entertainment News Sep 12, 2011 14:48 EDT LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The father of British singer Amy Winehouse said he believed his daughter died of a seizure brought on by ending years of binge drinking. In his first major TV interview since

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Former September 11 probe chair calls for reopening inquiry

Former September 11 probe chair calls for reopening inquiry Barbara Liston Reuters US Online Report Domestic News Sep 12, 2011 16:58 EDT ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) – The former co-chair of a Congressional inquiry after the September 11, 2001 attacks called on the U.S. government to reopen its investigation following a news report linking the hijackers

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Video: Greece on the brink, again

Greece is in economic trouble once again. The markets reflected the worries of investors that the Greek economy might default on its debt. Economists say that the US will be affected as well if Greece defaults, which would make an American recession more likely. Demetri Kofinas, economics blogger and RT contributor, breaks down the economic

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Video: Age of Austerity: Italy town rebels against Rome, wants own currency

Italy’s much-disputed 54-billion-Euro austerity package to slash the country’s crippling debt will go through a final debate at the lower house of Parliament on Monday. It would increase taxes and cut government spending to balance the budget by 2013. But constant changes to the plan and squabbling between lawmakers has damaged people’s faith in it.

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Raw Video: Robert Wagner beaten down by Omaha Police Department

The man in this video, Robert Wagner, was at Creighton University Medical Center after his cousin, an alleged gang member, was murdered. Wagner was upset that the police wouldn’t allow his girl-friend to see his relative. Wagner became angry and after words were exchanged with the officers, he was ordered to leave. As the video

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Video: Meet Winter, the real-life dolphin with the amazing prosthetic tail

Meet Winter, the real-life dolphin with the amazing prosthetic tail, who inspired and stars in the new film ‘Dolphin Tale.’ (Sept. 12)

Raw Video: Gadhafi Playing With Children

This was a side of Moammar Gadhafi only available behind closed doors: Kneeling on a prayer mat in a white track suit and clowning around with two young boys, presumably his grandsons. (Sept 12 2011)

Video: Flights from Tampa to Cuba begin

Video: Furry Freestyle

Finally tonight… There was a lot of dog-paddling going on at Raging Rivers… Owners and their pets got to cool off at the water park for the Furry Freestyle and Family Fun Day. All breeds of pooches splashed around to benefit the Central Dakota Humane Society. While most of the smaller dogs kept to the

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Video: 15 Cars smashed in roof collapse

CCTV outside a bakers in County Durham shows the moment that the roof collapses onto 15 cars

Video Alert: Bank of America to Cut 30,000 Jobs

Bank of America plans 30,000 job cuts in next few years to cut $5B per year in expenses. (Sept. 12)

Video: Fame of Killer Bull ‘Mouse’ Spreads in Spain

Spain’s most famous fighting bull _ ironically named ‘Mouse’ _ is packing plazas with his uncanny ability to gore runners. A fatality last month has contributed to the country’s fascination with him. (Sept. 12)

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty endorsed ex-rival Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination

Pawlenty endorses Romney for president REUTERS Reuters US Online Report Politics News Sep 12, 2011 09:17 EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty endorsed ex-rival Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination Monday and was promptly named a national co-chairman of the Romney campaign. Less than a month after ending his own bid

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Video: ‘Contagion’ Tops the Weekend Box Office

‘Contagion’ infects enough moviegoers to catch the top spot at the weekend box office. (Sept. 12)

Video: First Person: Oldest College Football Player

Alan Moore, a 61-year-old Vietnam veteran and grandfather of five, became the oldest player ever to get in a college football game. Moore kicked an extra point for NAIA Faulkner in its season-opener on Saturday. (Sept. 12)

Video: Happy Feet the penguin missing in Southern Ocean

Scientists tracking Happy Feet, the wayward emperor penguin who became a worldwide celebrity after washing up on a New Zealand beach, said Monday they had lost contact with the giant bird. Duration: 00:45

A senior member of a Massachusetts local Hells Angels chapter was charged on Sunday with the murders of three men

Hells Angel charged with killing witness, two others REUTERS Reuters US Online Report Domestic News Sept 11, 2011 22:31 EDT GREENFIELD, Mass (Reuters) – A senior member of a Massachusetts local Hells Angels chapter was charged on Sunday with the murders of three men, including a key witness scheduled to testify against him, prosecutors said.

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Actor Woody Harrelson confided that he had difficulty portraying a cop in “Rampart,” which premiered at the Toronto film festival

finds groove in bad cop role By Staff Reporter AFP Global Edition Sep 11, 2011 21:58 EDT Actor Woody Harrelson confided that he had difficulty portraying a cop in “Rampart,” which premiered at the Toronto film festival, but critics praised his performance as his best ever. Dozens of actors have given memorable performances as corrupt

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