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Egypt Rulers Freeze Licenses for New Satellite TVs

Egypt's military rulers have frozen new licenses for private satellite TV stations, in a restriction that activists say harkens back to the crackdown on freedom of expression under ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Human rights lawyer Gamal Eid says Wednesday's decision is vague and has an open-ended timeframe, giving the transitional leadership illegal powers to rein in potential media criticism in the run-up to November's parliamentary election.

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Perplexing Puzzle: Can Yahoo's Luster Be Restored?

Yahoo Inc. has gone through three different CEOs in five years. Whoever takes the helm now will face the same challenge: Solve one of the Internet's most perplexing puzzles.

Why is a company that owns some of the world's most widely used online services unable to gain traction among Web surfers, advertisers and investors? Can the company that rode the Internet boom ever again be where the cool kids go?

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Active Storage Provides New Solutions for Performance Enhanced Workflows

Active Storage announced today that Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5.5 software users can now take full advantage of ActiveSAN and ActiveRAID storage solutions. Active Storage will be showcasing this solution at the IBC2011 conference.

“Active Storage powers the collaborative media workflow infrastructure for the most recognized post and broadcast brands in the world,” said Alex Grossman, founder and president of Active Storage. “Requests for optimized support on Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 have been increasing significantly. Today we are proud to announce that we can offer the improved performance and user experience for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 users on ActiveSAN and ActiveRAID.”

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Bon Jovi in 9/11 Encore Sings for NY Firefighters

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi returned to a Manhattan fire house Wednesday to pay tribute to firefighters marking the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The New Jersey native was filmed singing "America The Beautiful" by an NBC television crew preparing for a special "NFL Kickoff 2011: Back to Football" show Saturday. The joint NFL Network/NBC Sports production features football, music, and a tribute to 9/11 first responders.

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Barcelona, Madrid Set to Resume League Domination

Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to resume their domination in the Spanish league this weekend, as their rivals band together to level the financial playing field against the two giants.

Spain's traditional powerhouses recorded lopsided victories in the opening league round and could very well do so again Saturday as Barcelona is at Real Sociedad and Madrid welcomes Getafe in a Spanish capital derby.

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Retirement Only a Chapter in Valentino's Life

Even though iconic designer Valentino officially retired in 2008, the 79-year-old has no interest in slowing down.

"Retirement is for old people," he said with a laugh Wednesday at an awards luncheon in his honor.

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Reese Witherspoon Hit by Car During Jog in U.S.

Actress Reese Witherspoon was struck by a car while jogging near Los Angeles on Wednesday morning and suffered minor injuries.

Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis says the Oscar-winning actress was hit by a car driven by an 84-year-old woman.

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Marc Anthony, J. Lo Launch Fashion Lines at Kohl's

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony may be ending their personal relationship, but their professional one lives on.

Anthony and Lopez launched their fashion lines — the Marc Anthony Collection and the Jennifer Lopez Collection — on Wednesday.

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Lagerfeld Launches Affordable Women's Line

Some might expect Karl Lagerfeld, creative director for Chanel and Fendi, to be intimidating. The Paris-based designer, with his signature black gloves, skintight pants and sunglasses, is considered one of the most influential people in fashion as a designer, craftsman and general tastemaker.

In reality, he laughs often during interviews, doesn't take himself too seriously and jokes as he shows off his iPhone case, which features a sketch of Lagerfeld on the back.

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U.S. City May Pass Public Nudity Restrictions

Something could soon be coming between San Francisco's proud nudists and their unusual freedom to bare it all.

Walking around naked is legal in the city under most circumstances, but a city supervisor concerned about public health and sanitation introduced legislation Tuesday that would require the clothing averse to put a cloth or other barrier under their bottoms if they take a seat in public.

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