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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Yemen says forces kill local al Qaeda leader
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Yemen security officials said on Wednesday that government forces had killed a local al Qaeda leader in an overnight shootout and that militants hit back with an ambush that killed two soldiers and wounded four.

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Expert testimony may boost case against Demjanjuk
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Many prisoners of war who were made to work at Nazi death camps tried to flee despite the risk of execution, a court heard on Wednesday, in testimony that could bolster the case against camp guard John Demjanjuk.

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Al Qaeda linked to rogue aviation network
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

In early 2008, an official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a report to his superiors detailing what he called “the most significant development in the criminal exploitation of aircraft since 9/11.”

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Tens of thousands feared dead in Haiti quake
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Tens of thousands of people were feared dead on Wednesday in Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, buried beneath demolished schools, hospitals and homes, and traumatized citizens milled in streets strewn with rubble and scattered bodies.

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