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Third 'Night at the Museum' film marks Robin Williams' final appearance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the third installment of the lucrative "Night at the Museum" series, the filmmakers wanted to make a film about saying goodbye.

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Global population living six years longer than in 1990: study

LONDON (Reuters) - Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor...

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Venezuelan children learn to read and write ... about Hugo Chavez

CARACAS (Reuters) - Iruani Arrechedera, an eight-year-old Venezuelan girl, swears she met late President Hugo Chavez in her mother's womb.

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'Shimmering' Cezanne to heat up art auction, Christie's says

LONDON (Reuters) - A "shimmering" Paul Cezanne painting of the Mediterranean with a castle in the background is expected to attract the big-money buyers at a February auction that includes works by...

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Colombia to print Garcia Marquez banknotes in tribute to writer

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank will print banknotes to honor the country's most celebrated writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died in April and who is renowned as the father of magical...

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Stephen Collins admits sexual contact with young girls: People magazine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Stephen Collins, who played the family pastor in the television series "7th Heaven," has admitted to having inappropriate sexual contact with three underage girls decades...

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Third 'Night at the Museum' film marks Robin Williams' final appearance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the third installment of the lucrative "Night at the Museum" series, the filmmakers wanted to make a film about saying goodbye.

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Taste for bitter, sour cocktails reviving bygone drinks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (In paragraph 12, corrects location of Oak at Fourteenth to Boulder, Colorado from Denver)

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Chinese villagers seek to banish HIV-infected boy: state media

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Authorities in a Chinese village have launched a "thought education" campaign after more than 200 villagers signed a petition to banish an eight-year-old boy infected with the...

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Crowd sings and tangos as Pope Francis celebrates 78th birthday

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thousands of people sang "Happy Birthday" and danced a mass tango on Wednesday to celebrate the birthday of the first Latin American pope.

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Church of England appoints its first woman bishop

STOCKPORT, England (Reuters) - The Church of England appointed its first female bishop on Wednesday, overturning centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.

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Mixed martial artists sue league, allege antitrust

(Reuters) - Former and current mixed martial artists sued the Ultimate Fighting Championship league on Tuesday, alleging the business has a monopoly on the professional fighting market and limits the...

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NASA rover finds organic molecules, methane gas on Mars

Reuters - NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon-containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock, the first definitive detection of organics on the surface of Earth’s neighbor...

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Review of evidence finds e-cigarettes may help smokers quit

LONDON (Reuters) - Evidence suggests e-cigarettes help smokers quit, but more research is needed to confirm this and find out if "vaping" nicotine is better than using patches or gum, scientists said...

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NASA rover finds organic molecules, methane gas on Mars

Reuters - NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon-containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock, the first definitive detection of organics on the surface of Earth’s neighbor...

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U.S. teens' use of alcohol, cigarettes at 40-year low, study finds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fewer U.S. teenagers are consuming alcohol or smoking cigarettes than at any time in at least 40 years, although their use of many illicit drugs remains steady, according to a...

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Vintage videogame found in New Mexico landfill sent to Smithsonian

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A copy of a vintage ET Atari videogame extracted from a New Mexico landfill where hundreds of the cartridges were dumped after the game flopped in the 1980s has made its...

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Taste for bitter, sour cocktails reviving bygone drinks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cosmopolitan and other sweet cocktails may still rule, but a revival of drinks flavored with bitters and laced with vinegar is catching on beyond trendy bars and lounges.

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World Chefs: Pizza master tosses pie-making secrets in new book

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From deep dish to thin crust, from Margherita to Sicilian, restaurateur and chef Tony Gemignani approaches his pie making with the creed tattooed on his hands: Respect the...

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French face smaller pensions, later retirement: report

PARIS (Reuters) - France's indebted pension system can only address chronic funding shortfalls if the French accept to work longer and take home smaller pensions, an official report will show on...





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