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R&B love crooner Teddy Pendergrass dead at 59
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Teddy Pendergrass, the seductive American rhythm-and-blues singer who continued his recording career after he was paralyzed in a 1982 car accident, has died at the age of 59, media reports said on Thursday.

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Second-guessing studios’ Oscar campaigns
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

When Summit Entertainment sent out the DVD of “The Hurt Locker” to awards voters, it did so in early December, even though the critically acclaimed war drama had been released theatrically in late June. This was one of numerous decisions that will now impact the movie’s Oscar chances.

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Ke$ha, Lady Gaga lead singles chart
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Pop singer Ke$ha led Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for a fourth week on Thursday with her debut single “TiK ToK,” and also grabbed the No. 7 spot with her new follow-up, “Blah Blah Blah.”

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Gilbert Arenas charged with gun possession
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was charged on Thursday with felony gun possession after an incident last month in which he took a pistol into the NBA team’s dressing room.

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Lance Armstrong and MLB pledge Haiti relief aid
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The world of sport rallied to help earthquake-devastated Haiti on Thursday as Major League Baseball and seven times Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong each pledged substantial donations for relief aid.

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Rio won 2016 Olympics on merit not location, Rogge says
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Rio de Janeiro won the right to host the 2016 Olympic Games on merit and not on its geographical location, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge said on Thursday.

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Semenya cannot compete until gender case is resolved
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

South African runner Caster Semenya will not be allowed to compete until a resolution has been reached in her gender case, the country’s athletics association said Thursday.

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IOC will weed out drug cheats: Rogge
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The International Olympic Committee will use a number of measures to weed out doping offenders at next month’s Vancouver winter Olympics, IOC president Jacques Rogge said on Thursday.

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