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Britney Spears License Deliberations

Britney Spears License DeliberationsThe jury is out deliberating whether Britney Spears should be convicted for driving without a licence.  Spears, 26, faces one count of misdemeanor, with a maximum penalty of six months jail time and fine.


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Former Director of UCLA Willed Body Program Pleads Guilty to Body Trafficking

Former Director of UCLA Willed Body Program Pleads Guilty to Body TraffickingHenry Reid, the former director of UCLA’s willed body program, pleaded guilty for his role in selling donated body parts to drug companies. The years long investigation into the body-for-parts profit scheme culminated when Reid pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit grand theft, said Nancy Greenstein, a university police spokeswoman.


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Survey USA: Obama Leads In California; McCain Edges Ahead In Florida

Survey USA: Obama Leads In California; McCain Edges Ahead In FloridaSurvey USA’s latest Obama vs McCain opinion polls show that Barack Obama is presently way out front in the presidential race in California, but John McCain has taken lead over Obama in Florida. According to the polls, Obama has huge lead over McCain in California, while McCain has taken slim lead in Florida.

Conducted from October 15 to October 16, Survey USA’s Obama vs McCain California poll shows Obama leading McCain by 24 % points — 59 % to 35 % among the likely voters of Florida.


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Psoriasis Drug Raptiva gets FDA Warning

Psoriasis Drug Raptiva gets FDA Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is giving a "black box" warning to Raptiva, the psoriasis drug, about the risk of life-threatening infections including a rare brain infection and meningitis.


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Parents not notified about teacher’s gender reassignment surgery

Parents not notified about teacher’s gender reassignment surgery

Parents of some students of Foxboro Elementary School, in Vacaville, California, have complained that they were not informed about a music teacher’s gender reassignment surgery.


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Google Posts 26% Profit Increase For The Third Quarter

Google Posts 26% Profit Increase For The Third QuarterShowing its resilience in the midst of the economic turbulence, Internet giant Google Inc. posted a 26% profit increase and a 31% revenue jump for the third quarter. The reassuring performance, surpassing forecasts by analysts, lifted Google shares by more than 10% late Thursday.


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Volatile Economy impacts Hollywood Studios

Volatile Economy impacts Hollywood Studios

Hollywood may be resistant to recession, but a volatile economy has Paramount Pictures paring back film releases to 20-films in 2009, down from 25-films in 2008 and 28-films in 2007.  With shares in its parent company - Viacom Inc. closing down nearly 8.9%, Paramount has been seen cutting costs to the tune of $50-million.


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Britney Spears’ trial - jury selection begins

Britney Spears’ trial - jury selection begins

The selection of jury has begun in Britney Spears’ trial, on a driving-without-a-license charge, at the San Fernando Valley courtroom. The first slate of potential jurors, identified only by numbers, who arrived on Wednesday morning expressed doubts about the 26-year-old pop star’s innocence.


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Key Test often Skipped before Angioplasty by Doctors

Key Test often Skipped before Angioplasty by Doctors

U.S. researchers said on Tuesday that people on Medicare who elect for non-emergency artery-opening procedures for heart disease do not get the recommended cardiac stress test beforehand. The surgery, known as PCI or percutaneous coronary intervention, costs Medicare, the U.S. government's health insurance program $10,000 to $15,000 per procedure for people aged 65 and older.


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Intel reports record revenue and earnings in 3Q

Intel reports record revenue and earnings in 3Q

Intel Corp., the world’s largest chipmaker on Tuesday reported record revenue and earnings for the third quarter, saying that its profit during the quarter rose 12%, beating the estimates of the analysts.


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Mel Gibson Turns Down Lethal Weapon 5

Mel Gibson Turns Down Lethal Weapon 5

Lethal Weapon 4 slated for a reboot has been turned down by Mel Gibson, who, playing the role of Officer Riggs, has been part of all four Lethal Weapon movies.  

And, without Mel Gibson, it seems that Lethal Weapon 5 probably won’t happen at all!


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Wildfire In North-east Of Los Angeles Burns 2,000-Acres

A wildfire that broke out early Sunday morning just 2-miles of downtown Los Angeles has burnt through 2,066 acres in the Angeles National Forest, damaging a house, a garage, several sheds and three mobile homes.

More than 1,200-people evacuated from 450-homes to a shelter set up at nearby San Fernando High School, while horses and farm animals have been evacuated to Hansen Dam.

There are some 1,000 people fighting the fire together with water-spraying helicopters and planes.  No injuries have been reported so far, while the cause of fire is under investigation.


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‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’ Tops The Box Office

‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’ Tops The Box Office‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’, a movie about talking dogs topped the weekend box office, trampling Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe’s ‘Body of Lies’ based on Iraq and the mess called the Middle East, proving movie stars seem to have lost their ability to rake in theatre audiences.  The terrorism thriller only managed to collect an anaemic $13.1-million, despite starring DiCaprio and Crowe, who are considered two of the biggest draws in the movie business.


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Latest Polls: Obama Leads McCain In California, Colorado

Latest Polls: Obama Leads McCain In California, ColoradoObama is presently hot popular in California and Colorado; that’s what the latest Obama vs McCain California, Colorado opinion polls indicate. According to the polls, Barack Obama is having hefty lead over John McCain, in presidential race, in California and Colorado.

Rasmussen Reports poll shows Obama’s lead in California, and Public Policy Polling poll shows Obama leading in Colorado. Let’s check out what these latest McCain vs Obama California, Colorado opinion polls show.


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Opinion Polls: Obama’s Having Hefty Lead Over McCain In California, Delaware, Iowa, Maine

Opinion Polls: Obama’s Having Hefty Lead Over McCain In California, Delaware, Iowa, Maine According to recent Obama vs McCain polls conducted in California, Delaware, Iowa, and Maine, Barack Obama is presently having hefty lead over John McCain in these states.

Surely, California, Delaware, Iowa, and Maine are strongholds of Democratic Party. Let’s check out the recent Obama vs McCain polls conducted in California, Delaware, Iowa, and Maine.

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