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U.S. weighs actions as Americans leave Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States was working with allies on Friday to agree to a coordinated response to the turmoil in Libya, but Washington remained hamstrung by fears for Americans still in the North African country. Read the full story.
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Republicans question top SEC attorney on Madoff ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several key House Republicans are raising questions of ethics about the top attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission amid allegations that his family’s estate received $1.5 million in phony profits from Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Read the full story.
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Even the rich and famous face foreclosure

Although sales of foreclosed homes dropped last year, they still account for a quarter of U.S. home sales and the rich and famous are among them. Basketball legend Julius “Dr.J” Erving, actor Nicolas Cage and hip-hop artist Chamillionaire have all gone through foreclosure proceedings in the last six months, according to forbes.com. “All price points have been hit by the foreclosure crisis. The rich and famous have not been excluded from that. There are a handful of people in the luxury real estate category that are experiencing foreclosures as well,” said Morgan Brennan of forbes.com. Former Detroit Red Wings hockey
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A little bathroom sex for Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera must really have the hots for new beau Matthew Rutler since splitting with husband John Bratman. According to the current of U.S. Weekly, the Burlesque star and Rutler got horny enough at a recently family gathering and get it on. Such antics are fueling nasty comments about Christina from friends. “Her friends are fed up,” a source told the magazine. “Nobody can get through to her. They think she’s trashy. And her ego is out of control.” So, apparently, is her libido.
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White House aide welcomes Bahrain dialogue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior aide to President Barack Obama has told Bahrain’s crown prince that the United States welcomes that government’s steps toward a dialogue with protesters but urged restraint by security forces, the White House said on Friday. Read the full story.
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U.S. envoy’s name blocked in latest run-in with China

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has blocked a microblog search of the Chinese name of the U.S. ambassador after he was seen near a pro-democracy gathering, the latest in a series of run-ins between a possible U.S. presidential candidate and the Communist Party. Read the full story.
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