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George Barris, creator of TV's original Batmobile, has died

...Sam.Over the next 70 years he would design literally hundreds of cars for television shows, movies, celebrities, heads of state and just regular folks.Two of the most famous were the Batmobile, created for the iconic 1960s TV show, and The...
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Military in Burkina Faso confirms coup

...Burkina's military seized the airwaves and installed a general loyal to the ex-president Thursday as the new head of state, carrying out a coup weeks before national elections.The developments capped a dramatic year in this West African...
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Former China security chief sentenced to life for corruption

...separate stints as an executive in the state-owned oil industry, party boss in the southwestern province of Sichuan and head of state security."The case involves senior folks from the petroleum industry, the state security apparatus with many corruption...
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Gulf leaders gather in Washington to push Obama on Iran

...why King Salman needed to stay in Riyadh and not make the trip to the United States.The Saudi king isn't the only head of state sending a lower level representative to the summit. The heads of the United Arab Emirates and Oman have had health...
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Obama offers Gulf nations "ironclad" security cooperation

...aides hoped the more intimate setting would lead to a more candid conversation with the Arab allies.Just two other heads of state - the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait - joined Obama at Camp David. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain...
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US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

...pastor said David Writebol told them his wife was able to walk some on her own.The outbreak comes as nearly 50 African heads of state are gathering in Washington, D.C., for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit - billed as a tool for African nations...
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Donovan to analyze US team during World Cup

...worker deaths and other problems during its construction, the new arena was never tested at close to full capacity. So heads of state, VIPs and other lucky ticket holders will, like it or not, become guinea pigs by making up the first crowd to completely...
Brazil ready to finally get World Cup underway

...finished until after the tournament. A crowd of more than 61,000 people is expected at the Itaquerao, including many heads of states.The other Group A match will be played between Mexico and Cameroon on Friday in the northeastern city of Natal.
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Empire Editorial: Should Alaskans put PFDs into a pipeline?

...questions aren't available yet, but as noted earlier the concept is still one worth considering as lawmakers and heads of state continue working toward making a natural gas pipeline a reality.? Empire editorials are written by the Juneau Empire's...
Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin

...minors that has been used to more widely discriminate against gays.But organizers say some 66 leaders - including heads of state and international organizations - are joining the games, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.The...


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