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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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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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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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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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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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Spielberg to make TV doc. on World Trade Center rebuild
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Oscar winning film director Steven Spielberg is to make a TV documentary on the rebuilding of New York’s World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the September 11 2001 attacks.

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George Clooney to host telethon for Haiti aid
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Hollywood actor George Clooney will host a telethon on MTV next week to raise funds for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the music network said on Thursday.

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NBC replaces Leno at 10 with Seinfeld show and dramas
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Jerry Seinfeld’s new marriage comedy, crime series “Law & Order” and new family drama “Parenthood” will replace “The Jay Leno Show,” at 10 p.m., bringing an end to a failed experiment, NBC said on Thursday.

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Cadbury fires final defense amid Hershey bid doubts
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Cadbury Chairman Roger Carr attacked Kraft Foods’ 10.5 billion pound ($17.1 billion) hostile takeover bid and its past performance on Thursday, but was uncertain over the prospects for a rival bid from chocolate maker Hershey Co.

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Investor Ross possibly interested in teaming on Northern Rock
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross on Thursday said he was “quite possibly” interested in teaming up with Richard Branson’s Virgin Money to bid for state-owned British bank Northern Rock.

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Global stocks up, Intel beats forecast, data boosts debt
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Global stock markets lacked conviction on Thursday, closing just marginally higher before technology bellwether Intel reported better-than-expected earnings that will likely boost Friday’s trading.

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Techs lead Wall St higher; Intel up after results
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Technology shares drove Wall Street higher on Thursday on bets ahead of Intel’s quarterly results that business spending will bolster profits in the sector.

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