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American Paul Beatty's race satire wins Man Booker Prize


LONDON Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize for "The Sellout", a biting satire on race relations in the United States.

Sumner Redstone forced to borrow $100 million from National Amusements: lawsuit

Media mogul Sumner Redstone on Tuesday sued two ex-girlfriends for civil claims including elder abuse, alleging he was forced to borrow $100 million from the private company that holds his voting shares of CBS Corp and Viacom Inc to cover tax obligations on gifts he gave to the women.

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New Jersey boys survive 100-foot fall with suicidal father

NEW YORK Two young boys survived a 100-foot (30-meter) fall after their father leaped off a New Jersey bridge with them in his arms, police said on Tuesday. | Video

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Most guns used in N.Y. crimes are from out of state: study

NEW YORK Six out of seven handguns connected to recent crimes in New York state were brought in from elsewhere, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday in a report on suspected gun trafficking along the U.S. East Coast.

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Bill Gates foundation gives $210 million to Seattle-based university

Microsoft founder Bill Gates through his foundation has donated $210 million to an initiative based at the University of Washington in Seattle aimed at improving people's health around the world, university officials said on Tuesday.

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Two women convicted in U.S. of financing Somali group al Shabaab

Two women who U.S. prosecutors say led an online group in raising money to support the Somali insurgent group al Shabaab were convicted by a federal judge on Tuesday following a trial in U.S. District Court in Virginia.

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U.S. Marshals join manhunt for Oklahoma man suspected of double murder

OKLAHOMA CITY The U.S. Marshals Service has joined the search for an Oklahoma man suspected of wounding two police officers in a shootout, stealing a police truck, killing his aunt and uncle and making social media posts of his escape, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Tunisia arrests two Americans suspected of ties to Islamic State: security official

TUNIS Police in Tunisia have arrested two American citizens on suspicion of terrorist activities after finding videos and pictures praising Islamic State, a security official said on Tuesday.

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Ex-Oppenheimer adviser to plead guilty in U.S. to insider trading

NEW YORK A former investment adviser at an Oppenheimer Holdings Inc unit plans to plead guilty on Tuesday to charges that he traded on inside information supplied by a childhood friend working at Pfizer Inc, according to his lawyer.

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British Airways says flight diverted to Vancouver after crew unwell

TORONTO A British Airways flight from San Francisco to London was diverted to Vancouver after members of the cabin crew became unwell, the airline said on Tuesday.

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