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2009 deadliest year for Afghan civilians: U.N.
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Western and government troops killed fewer civilians in Afghanistan in 2009 but far more died at the hands of insurgents, making it the deadliest year of the eight-year war, a U.N. report said on Wednesday.

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NBC’s Leno drama might have a happy ending
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

NBC’s late-night TV troubles are proving embarrassing and costly for the network — but the drama could pay dividends down the road.

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“American Idol” debuts to solid viewership
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Top-rated television show “American Idol” debuted to solid viewership Tuesday night, luring nearly 30 million viewers overall and rising slightly among younger audiences, according to early ratings on Wednesday.

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Gay awards nominate Lady Gaga, Ford film
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Singer Lady Gaga and fashion designer-turned-director Tom Ford’s debut film were among the nominees for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s annual media awards on Wednesday.

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Pop singer Ke$ha leads U.S. album, singles charts
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Rookie pop singer Ke$ha ended Susan Boyle’s six-week reign on the U.S. pop album chart Wednesday, and also logged a fourth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s singles chart.

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X-Factor judge Dannii Minogue pregnant
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Pop star and talent show judge Dannii Minogue is expecting her first child, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Clippers lose rookie Griffin to season-ending surgery
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Blake Griffin’s injury-ravaged rookie season with the Los Angeles Clippers ended on Wednesday when the power forward was ruled out for another four months to have surgery.

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Referee row earns Celtics’ Rivers $25,000 fine
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers has been fined $25,000 arguing with the referees during a game against the Atlanta Hawks, the NBA said on Wednesday.

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