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  1. Capitalism Is Making China Richer, But Not Democratic

    The U.S. thought trade and investment would eventually make China more democratic. In fact, it's had the opposite effect: creating a rich, authoritarian leadership class that remains repressive.
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  2. Smen Is Morocco's Funky Fermented Butter That Lasts For Years

    Like Indian ghee, smen evolved as a way to keep a tasty cooking fat around for a long time. But smen is blessed with a flavor and aroma that's a lot like blue cheese.
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  3. Weekend Arts Roundup: A score for silent films, art on the plains and more

    This weekend's arts happenings around Colorado include live music set to Hitchcock's final silent film and a look at the future of agriculture on the eastern plains.
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  4. Florida Activists Arrested For Serving Food To Homeless

    Activists in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were arrested twice this week for giving out food to the homeless in a park. Arnold Abbott, 90, says he will continue to serve the food even if he's arrested again.
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  5. Meet the duo behind intricate stained glass windows across Colorado

    Phil and Jane Watkins have created or restored hundreds of stained glass windows in Colorado and beyond. See a slideshow of their work.
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  6. Donor Gives Los Angeles Museum Art Worth $500 Million

    Billionaire Jerry Perenchio will donate works by masters such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, René Magritte and Pablo Picasso.
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  7. Five Reasons Why Your Financial Outlook Just Got Better

    Even if a big raise is not imminent for you, five factors are helping stretch today's paycheck: cheap gasoline; a strong dollar; low interest rates; fierce retail competition and a huge corn harvest.
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  8. Brooklyn Prosecutor Could Be Nominated Attorney General In Coming Days

    Loretta Lynch, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, could be nominated to lead the Justice Department in the coming days. She'd be the first African-American woman to hold the post.
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  9. U.S. Will Send Up To 1,500 More Military Personnel To Iraq

    The new personnel will serve "in a non-combat role to train, advise, and assist Iraqi Security Forces, including Kurdish forces," White House press secretary Josh Earnest says.
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  10. 40 Is The New Cute: Hello Kitty Celebrates Birthday

    The milestone inspired a Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles this week. But the largest fete was in Tokyo, where parent company Sanrio put on a parade and other events.
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