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    Britain's Kew Gardens reopens vast glasshouse after
extensive works
    LONDON - With 15,000 new panes of glass, Britain's Royal
Botanical Gardens in Kew will reopen its famed Temperate House
on Saturday after a five-year restoration that cost 41 million
pounds ($56 million). (BRITAIN-KEW/ (PIX, TV), moved, 160 words)
    Bill Cosby's wife slams prosecutor, accusers for husband's
guilty verdict
    Bill Cosby's wife of more than 50 years jumped to his
defense on Thursday, blaming his sexual-assault conviction last
week on a corrupt prosecutor, a pliant press and a lying accuser
that she said led to a false verdict and stirred a lynch mob
against him.(PEOPLE-COSBY/WIFE (PIX), by Peter Szekely, moved,
404 words)
    Adidas sticks by Kanye West after slavery, Trump remarks
    BERLIN - Adidas remains committed to the Yeezy brand created
by rapper Kanye West despite his comments describing slavery as
a choice and praising U.S. President Donald Trump, the
sportswear company said on Thursday. (ADIDAS-RESULTS/ (UPDATE 2,
PIX), by Emma Thomasson, moved, 428 words)
    US pro bowler charged in attempted extortion of actor Kevin
    LOS ANGELES - A professional bowler who enjoyed a bit part
in a movie starring Kevin Hart was charged on Wednesday with
attempting to extort the actor with a surreptitiously recorded
video of the married comedian "with a woman," Los Angeles
prosecutors said. (PEOPLE-KEVINHART/ (PIX, TV), moved, 237
    U.S. teen praised for prom cheongsam after online dressing
    BEIJING - A U.S. high school student accused of cultural
appropriation for her Chinese-style prom dress is receiving
support online from some of the very people her critics say she
offended. (CHINA-USA/CULTURE (moved), moved, 249 words)
    Tequila boom rooted in traditional farming techniques
    TEQUILA - A growing thirst for tequila from New York to
Tokyo has made the sale of the drink into a multibillion-dollar
industry, but its production remains rooted in centuries-old
methods of farming using hand tools and packs of mules.
(MEXICO-TEQUILA/ (PIX), by Carlos Jasso, moved, 519 words)
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