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Chile protests: Five dead after looters torch garment factory
A state of emergency is in place for much of the country as protests rage against the cost of living.

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Portugal, Ireland woes dominate EU summit
BRUSSELS -- Just on the day EU leaders were hoping to present the final version of their plan to solve the region's debt crisis, their summit in Brussels was overwhelmed Thursday by debate over Portugal's political crisis and Ireland's banking woes.

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'Catherine the Great' crowns Helen Mirren (again) for regal miniseries
The chance to see Helen Mirren play another queen (OK, empress) is incentive enough to watch "Catherine the Great," a four-part British-American miniseries airing stateside on HBO. The fascinating history of Russia's longest-serving female monarch, court intrigue and lusty bodice-ripping merely seal the deal.

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Luxury VIP jets: How the super-rich fly
A contemporary-style bedroom with a touch of classical elegance, complete with king-size bed and designer furniture, Champagne at the ready and magnificent panoramic views.

This Day in History

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Opens in New York (1959)
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and opened six months after his death, the Guggenheim Museum represents a radical departure from traditional museum design, spiraling upward and outward in a smooth coil of massive, unadorned white concrete. The exhibition space, which consists of a six-story spiral ramp lighted by a glass dome supported by stainless steel, has even been criticized for upstaging the artwork displayed. What artists signed a letter protesting the display of their work in the space? Discuss

Word of the Day

rapturous
Definition: (adjective) Experiencing or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight. Synonyms: rapt, rhapsodic. Usage: The audience greeted the speaker with rapturous applause. Discuss