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Amid repression, art scene in Thailand's capital blooms

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  • Mar 08, 2016
BANGKOK On a wall in a northern suburb of Bangkok "Asin Acid" puts the finishing touches to a spray-painted picture of a colorful giant chicken holding a broken loudspeaker."The loudspeaker represents the media. The media is trying to say something but...
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Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

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  • Dec 18, 2015
Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...
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Italy art critics, politicians recriminate after $16 million paintings heist

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  • Aug 17, 2015
ROME Amid recriminations and wildly diverging theories, Italian politicians and art critics are still trying to comprehend a dramatic robbery which saw 17 paintings including several masterpieces taken from a museum in Verona this week.The paintings wo...
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Millsap helps Hawks soar over fading Knicks

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  • Dec 27, 2015
(The Sports Xchange) - Forward Paul Millsap scored 22 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 117-98 victory over the fading New York Knicks at Philips Arena on Saturday.The Hawks, last year's top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, overcame an earl...
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Firefighters gain ground over devastating California blaze

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  • Jun 28, 2016
LOS ANGELES Firefighters in the foothills of central California have made significant gains against a blaze that has killed at least two people and destroyed scores of homes in a devastating start to the state's wildfire season, authorities said on Mon...
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Country music star Merle Haggard dead at 79: manager

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  • Apr 06, 2016
Country musician Merle Haggard, who emerged from prison to become the poetic voice of the American working man with hits such as "Mama Tried" and "If We Make It Through December," died on Wednesday, his 79th birthday, said manager Frank Mull.Haggard di...
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Online holiday package tsunami swamping U.S. apartment buildings

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  • Dec 14, 2015
WASHINGTON As the holiday shopping season peaks, U.S. apartment complexes are being flooded with packages, from HD televisions to children's scooters, inundating lobbies and forcing building managers to take measures to extremes.With online shopping ex...
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Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds

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  • Feb 06, 2016
BERLIN A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.German tax inspectors ...
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Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

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  • Feb 03, 2016
Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...
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Las Vegas lands expansion franchise as NHL adds 31st team

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  • Jun 23, 2016
The National Hockey League decided on Wednesday to roll the dice on expanding to Las Vegas, making the league the first to put a major professional sports team in the resort city known primarily for gambling.The unanimous decision to award a 31st franc...
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