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  • An anti-Gaddafi fighter stands guard as his compatriots attend the Eid Al Fitr prayer in Tripoli, August 31, 2011.

    Libyan forces backed by NATO bombers struck at loyalist troops dug in around Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown on Wednesday, as refugees streamed out of the besieged bastion fearing a bloody showdown in the coming days.

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    31 Aug 11
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    (Reuters) – The U.S. government sued to block AT&T’s $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA because of anti-competition concerns, launching the biggest challenge to a takeover by the Obama administration. A failed deal would …

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    31 Aug 11
  • eBay CEO John Donahoe at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2009 in Pasadena, July 23, 2009

    Twenty-five of the 100 highest paid U.S. CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a pay study by a Washington think tank said on Wednesday.

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    31 Aug 11
  • Fish-catching trick may be spreading among dolphins

    Dolphins in one western Australian population have been observed holding a large conch shell in their beaks and using it to shake a fish into their mouths — and the behavior may be spreading.

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    30 Aug 11
  • Town mints own money to fight austerity

    A small town in central Italy is trying to go independent and mint its own money in protest at government austerity cuts.

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    30 Aug 11
  • Strauss-Kahn had been expected to be voted France's next president in the 2012 election before his arrest.

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn apologized to the institution’s staff in his first return visit since charges of sexual assault against him were dropped last week. He was greeted with warm applause.

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    30 Aug 11
  • A car passes a section of Route 112 that was washed out during Hurricane Irene in Halifax, Vermont August 29, 2011.

    New Jersey and Vermont struggled with their worst flooding in decades on Monday, a day after Hurricane Irene slammed an already soaked U.S. Northeast with torrential rain, dragging away homes and submerging neighborhoods underwater.

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    30 Aug 11
  • Honda Accords sit parked outside SanTan Honda Superstore in Chandler, Arizona in this June 2, 2011 file photo.

    Lenders are making more subprime auto loans again, reversing the cautious approach they adopted after the credit crisis, an industry research firm said on Tuesday.

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    30 Aug 11