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Bradley Manning, soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case, gets name changed to Chelsea

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.  



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Italy's Berlusconi to start community service work next week

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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday he would start doing community service with the elderly next week as part of a one-year tax fraud sentence. A court ruled earlier this month that Berlusconi, one of Italy's richest men, must spend four hours a...(more) 



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Iran prison chief replaced after alleged beatings

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday it had replaced the country's prisons chief amid an uproar over alleged beating of political prisoners last week in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison  




#myNYPD social media campaign becomes #epicfail

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The NYPD's effort to use Twitter to elicit photos of positive NYPD-public interactions backfired on Tuesday, when several users instead posted photos of police brutality to the suggested hashtag #myNYPD.  



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DR Congo train crash kills at least 57

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At least 57 people were killed when a passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said Wednesday, raising an earlier death toll as difficult rescue operations continued in the remote, swampy area. The newly purchased locomotive flew off the...(more) 

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AT&T margin weakness fuels concern about U.S. cellular sector

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By Marina Lopes NEW YORK (Reuters) - Increasingly aggressive discounting is taking a toll on AT&T Inc and U.S. cellular rivals as they struggle to attract customers in a nearly saturated market. While recent price cuts by AT&T led to a surge in first-quarter subscriber adds...(more) 



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Container vegetable gardening can provide fresh homegrown produce in small spaces

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No space in the yard for vegetables? No problem. Plant your veggies in containers and reap a harvest of fresh produce anyway. 



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Live Racing at Atlantic City

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Live racing will switch from Parx to Atlantic City Race Course in Mays Landing, N.J., starting Thursday for a six-day, all-grass meet. Racing will be held through Sunday this week and will resume Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Post time is 3:30 p.m. Parx will be...(more) 




Cost-cutting, share buybacks buoy U.S. defense profits

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The biggest U.S. weapons makers posted higher profits this week and raised their forecasts for 2014 earnings, sending shares higher despite cuts in military spending that have weakened revenues.  



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Bank raises UK growth forecast

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The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector. 



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Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine

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WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) -- Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.... 



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Decision-making input linked to more satisfied cancer patients

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By Allison Bond NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regardless of whether cancer patients sought to be involved in decisions about their treatment, those who were ended up more satisfied with their care, according to a recent study. "Now more than ever, we are really paying attention...(more) 



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