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Northern Irish militants disarm, dissident threat remains
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A major paramilitary group in Northern Ireland has scrapped all its weapons in front of independent monitors, completing the disarming of the main militant groups but still leaving dangerous dissidents active.

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“Precious” tops NAACP Image Awards film nominations
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The harrowing tale of a struggling Harlem teen in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” earned a leading eight nominations for the NAACP Image awards on Wednesday.

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L.A. court asked to sentence Polanski in absentia
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Lawyers for Roman Polanski asked a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday to sentence the Oscar-winning film director in his absence on a 1977 charge of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

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Jason Alexander joins Jenny Craig ranks
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Jason Alexander, the former star of 1990s hit television sitcom “Seinfeld,” on Wednesday joined the ranks of celebrities working with weight control company Jenny Craig, Inc. to lose pounds in the new year.

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Sam Mendes to direct next Bond picture
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

It’s Mendes. Sam Mendes. The British director is in negotiations to direct the 23rd installment of the venerable James Bond franchise.

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TV makers bet big on 3D but payoff uncertain
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Television manufacturers are banking on 3D TVs for their next sales boost, with sets capable of adding that extra visual dimension expected to hit U.S. store shelves in force by the middle of 2010.

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Redskins hire Shanahan to bring back glory years
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Washington Redskins hired twice Super Bowl winner Mike Shanahan as their head coach on Wednesday in the latest move by embattled owner Daniel Snyder to return the once-proud franchise to its glory years.

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Gilbert Arenas suspended indefinitely
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was suspended by the NBA indefinitely on Wednesday pending investigation into an incident in which he took guns into the team’s changing room.

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Andre Dawson finally enters Hall of Fame
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Andre Dawson, an all-round outfielder who provided speed, power and superb defense, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

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Returning Gatlin sounds warning to Bolt
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Former Olympic and world champion Justin Gatlin warned kingpins Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay to brace for a possible defeat when the American sprinter returns from a four-year doping suspension this year.

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Federer and Nadal stay on course for Doha final
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

World number one Roger Federer made light of the chilly conditions to ease into the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open with a 6-2 6-4 win over Russian Evgeny Korolev on Wednesday.

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Snow adds Arsenal match to list of postponements
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Arsenal’s home Premier League match against struggling Bolton Wanderers was postponed on Wednesday as snow played havoc with sporting events across Britain.

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