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U.K. Group Rallies Musicians, Writers and Performers to Fight Government Cuts

By: Richard Smirke

Newly formed U.K. protest group Artists’ Assembly Against Austerity are calling on musicians, writers, artists and performers to voice their opposition against government cuts in public and voluntary services. 435 more words

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CeeLo Green Enters No Contest Plea in Drug Case

By: Associated Press

CeeLo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles. 119 more words

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3 Convicted in Death of Georgia Rapper Lil Phat

By: Associated Press

A jury has convicted three men in the shooting death of an Atlanta rapper known as Lil Phat.

Melvin Vernell III was shot and killed in June 2012 outside a hospital where he was awaiting the birth of his child. 80 more words

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Ronald Singleton's Death Is 2nd Recent Restraint-Related Homicide For NYPD

By: Inse Oh

The death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after being placed in a police chokehold earlier this summer, sparked national outrage over allegations ofracial profiling and the use of excessive force routinely employed by officers of the New York Police Department. 229 more words

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“No ball games” & “No practicing comedy routines”: City Parks in Japan let you do less and less

If you’re like me and enjoy riding a bike while smoking a cigar, kicking a soccer ball around, with a group of friends and your dog while also shooting off a bottle rocket or two when going to the park, you’ll be hard pressed to find one that will accept you. 638 more words

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Brooklyn Atlantic Yards Yields Dueling Suits on Tower

By: Erik Larson

Forest City Ratner Cos., the initial developer of Brooklyn’s $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project surrounding Barclays Center arena, exchanged lawsuits with the Swedish construction firm Skanska AB (SKAB) over claims of design flaws and delays in building a stalled residential tower. 586 more words

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Hedge Fund Seeks Proof from Citigroup on Argentina Threat

By: Patricia Hurtado

On Friday, the U.S. judge overseeing a fight between Argentina and its defaulted bondholders ordered a hearing over a hedge fund’s subpoena for evidence Citibank was threatened by the South American nation. 282 more words

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