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The New Miss USA Helps Regulate Nuclear Power Plants

The Miss USA pageant on Sunday touted American diversity, and chose an African-American chemist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to wear the crown.

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Portuguese Crooner Wins Eurovision as Conflict Mars Kiev's Party

Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time ever early Sunday with a melancholy ballad performed by a singer who suffers from a serious heart condition.

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'Risk': Inside the Inner Sanctum of Wikileaks' Assange

The enigmatic champion of a global movement for transparency and democracy. A Russian stooge. A West-hating attention-seeker. A cold fish with questionable attitudes and alleged diabolical sexual mores. 

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Shakira Plans New Album This Month

Shakira announced Thursday that she will release a new album later this month after the superstar sported a reggaeton sound on her first single.

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Heartbreaker French Actor Delon to Retire

Alain Delon, the French star dubbed one of "the best looking actors of all time", declared Tuesday that he was calling time on his career.

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'Stranger Things,' 'Beauty' Win Big at MTV Awards

Nostalgic horror sensation "Stranger Things" and Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" shared the spoils Sunday at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, expanded and renamed this year to include television.

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Country Legend Loretta Lynn Suffers Stroke

Loretta Lynn, one of the pioneering women in country music known for songs of working-class female resilience, has suffered a stroke, her representatives said Friday.

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Kanye West Exits Social Media

Rap superstar Kanye West, long a prolific user of Twitter, has disappeared from social media after months of erratic behavior.

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Hariri Launches the August 2017 Beirut BEASTS Sports, Arts and Culture Festival

Under the patronage and in the presence of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Beirut Events and Street Shows organization (BEASTS) officially inaugurated the preparations of the BEASTS summer festival scheduled next August in Beirut.

The announcement was made during a dinner hosted by BEASTS at “The O1ne” on the Beirut Marina Waterfront, in the presence of Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq, Telecom Minister Jamal Jarrah, Culture Minister Ghattas Khoury and Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian. Also present at the event were members of the Parliament, UK Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter, diplomats, a number of Nigerian personalities and international stunt driver Terry Grant, in addition to a number of political, media, economic and social figures as well as artists.

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Afghan Beauty Parlors Are a Sanctuary for City Women

The photos in the window promise much: languorous, kohl-rimmed eyes and bright, bold nails -- but once you enter the beauty parlous of Kabul, it becomes clear the images outside are a pale reflection of the vibrant reality inside.

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