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China says it smashed Muslim plot to disrupt Olympics

By Tim Johnson McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) URUMQI, China _ The International Olympics chief said Thursday that the Summer Games scheduled for August in China are in “crisis” amid protests following the Olympic torch, and the sense of emergency surrounding the games grew Thursday when China declared that it had smashed a Muslim terrorist ring that was plotting to kidnap Olympic ...

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Israeli leadership shuns Carter as he plans to meet with Hamas

By Joel Greenberg Chicago Tribune (MCT) JERUSALEM _ Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is getting a cool reception in Israel, where he arrived on Sunday at the start of a nine-day Middle East tour that he said would likely include a meeting with Hamas leaders in Syria. Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who brokered the first Arab-Israeli peace accord, ...

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As Olympics protests mount, China blasts its foreign critics

By Tim Johnson McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) BEIJING _ Bristling at criticism in the run-up to the Summer Olympics, China is lashing back at its foreign critics _ by name. Earlier this week, the state Xinhua news agency called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “disgusting.” And on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu lambasted a CNN commentator, Jack Cafferty, for his “vicious” ...

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Makeup line goes “Green”

Jessie Milligan McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) Physicians Formula is taking a big step toward “greener” cosmetics with its new line, Organic wear, the first certified organic makeup from a mass market retailer.

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Memphis blows a fourth quarter lead

Scott Fowler McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) SAN ANTONIO: What a game. What a night. And what an incredible collapse. The specter of 2008 will now join the ghost of Elvis in permanent residence in Memphis. And Elvis will be looked upon much more fondly there than the ghost of this nutty 2008 national championship game, in which Memphis blew a nine-point ...

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The penny may become an antique

Chicago Tribune MCT Campus Nicolas Cage starred in a preposterous thriller a few years back that included a secret clue to riches, the “National Treasure” of the title, embedded on U.S. money. Turns out riches are embedded in U.S. money, specifically nickels and pennies, and there’s nothing secret about it.

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Coming next week: Daughtry, Kenny G, Il Divo, Jay-Z and more

By Howard Cohen McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) Due in stores Tuesday: The Beatles, “LOVE” (Capitol). Original producer George Martin and son Giles reimagine the Beatles music for a Cirque du Soleil production by “mashing-up” numerous tracks. Read story and a CD review Saturday in The Miami Herald. David Crosby, “If I Could Only Remember My Name …,” “Voyage” (Atlantic/Rhino). Crosby’s 1971 ...

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