Foo Fighters documentary...
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HBO has announced a premiere date for the ' documentary television series . The programme was directed by frontman Dave Grohl in eight different US cities while work was being done on Foo Fighters' new studio album. Each one-hour episode will see Foo Fighters recording a track with local musicians in New York City, Washington DC, New Orleans, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, Austin and Seattle. Grohl will explore not only his band's interest in each city, but the music

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Richmond is finally ready to rock
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HEADLINE ACT: The South, formerly the Beautiful South, headlines Richmond Live AFTER a full week of setting up stages, tents and a backstage village to house the plethora of production staff and volunteers, Richmond Live is finally ready to rock. Opening tonight (Friday, August 1) at 4.30pm with the first band playing the acoustic stage at 4.45pm, Richmond’s annual music festival promises...
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Protesters in Libya's Benghazi march against militias
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* Militants, army forces fight in Benghazi * More diplomats flee chaos * Armed brigade vows to keep fighting for Tripoli airport By Feras Bosalum and Ahmed Elumami BENGHAZI, Libya, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military...
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Piers Morgan and Larry King trade verbal blows
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Clearly, former CNN prime time hosts Larry King and Piers Morgan are not big fans of each other. After King derided Morgan's interview skills and called him pompous, Morgan responded on Twitter that King was a "graceless, petty little man". Morgan's CNN show was cancelled this year. He had replaced King in that time slot in 2011. King, in an interview with WGRF in...
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Rare whale fossil pulled from...
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MATT HAMILTON Associated Press= RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff's search-and-rescue team. Paleontologist Howell Thomas of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County says the 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen whale fossils known to exist. The fossil, lodged in 1,000-pound rock, was hoisted from a rav

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Stay sought in ruling on Va. gay-marriage ban
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STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press= RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. Attorneys for Michelle B. McQuigg, clerk of Prince William County's Circuit Court, asked for the delay while the decision was appealed to the Supreme Court....
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China bladder trade sending porpoise to extinction
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MARK STEVENSON Associated Press= MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gillnet fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez has pushed the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, to the brink of extinction, according to an environmental report published Friday which states fewer than 100 of them are believed left. Despite nearly two decades of efforts by Mexico to save the vaquita, new...
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Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating
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DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press= ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Moody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt. The agency is also citing a continued commitment by the bailed out country's conservative-led government to improve public finances. In Friday's...
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Car lands on roof at Boldron
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A CAR landed on its roof on the A66, Cross Lanes, at Boldron, County Durham , tonight.(Friday) Fire crews from Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland were called to the scene to make the vehicle safe. It is not known whether the driver was injured or not.

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Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty
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JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of aggressive action against Russia, President Barack Obama pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for a diplomatic path out of Ukraine's struggle with Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists. Putin countered by calling U.S. and European economic sanctions against Russia counterproductive. Obama...
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Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork
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SCOTT SONNER Associated Press= SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee that the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming. Lance Gilman knows the bidding...
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Ethnic politics, ethics issues spill over into some judicial...
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The normally staid Miami-Dade judicial elections have so far hosted plenty of intriguing story lines: Miami ethnic politics, some familiar political faces and one candidate dogged by recent ethics probes. In all, there are eight races — with four incumbent Miami-Dade County judges fighting to keep their jobs. Circuit judges preside over cases ranging from felonies to juvenile and complex...
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