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Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91

LOS ANGELES -- Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, tea

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Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected.

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Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings

MANILA -- A Philippine Catholic leader said Sunday that church bells would be rung every night for three months across his northern district to raise alarm over a sharp spike in police killings of drug suspects, adding to a growing outcry over Pre

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US warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing

SINGAPORE -- A US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a tanker early Monday in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, and at least 10 sailors are missing.

The Navy said five others were hurt.

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Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

MILLIONS of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years.

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