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Pat Tillman film stirs Sundance, ponders heroes
January 25, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A documentary about U.S. football star-turned-soldier Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan, stirred Sundance Film Festival crowds over the weekend with its look at what makes a hero.

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Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Muse top NME shortlist
January 25, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Male bands led the charge at the NME award nominations on Monday, with Arctic Monkeys appearing in six categories, Kasabian in five and Muse in four.

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“Avatar” inspires China province to rename mountain
January 25, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A craggy peak in a scenic part of southern China has been renamed after floating mountains featured in Hollywood blockbuster “Avatar,” with the province hoping to cash in on the movie’s massive success.

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France backs fashion bank for crisis-hit designers
January 25, 2010 – 11:00 pm

France said it would help struggling designers and artisans by creating a fashion bank and handing out state guarantees for loans, Industry Minister Christian Estrosi said Monday.

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“The Hurt Locker” wins Producers Guild award
January 25, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The low-budget Iraq War drama “The Hurt Locker” was named best picture at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Sunday, a key boost to the underdog movie’s Oscar campaign.

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NYC may lay off 19,000 workers if state cuts aid
January 25, 2010 – 11:00 pm

New York City will have to lay off more than 10,000 public workers, in addition to 8,500 teachers, if the state legislature approves the $1.3 billion of cuts the governor proposed in his deficit-closing budget, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday.

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Chicago man pleads not guilty in Mumbai plot
January 25, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A Pakistani-born Chicago businessman pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges he aided planners of the 2008 attack in Mumbai, India, that killed more than 160 people.

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Economy tops U.S. poll of public policy priorities
January 25, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Strengthening the U.S. economy and improving the job situation are the top domestic political priorities of Americans, according to a poll released on Monday.

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