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3:29am

Wed May 23, 2012
World

Even Presidents Struggle To Keep Their Dignity

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 3:30 am

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2:26am

Wed May 23, 2012
Afghanistan

Afghan Public Protection Force Replaces Contractors

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 6:54 am

A U.S. soldier watches members of the Afghan Public Protection Force arrive at the transition ceremony on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul on March 15. The APPF replaces all private security contractors in the country.
Ahmad Jamshid AP

Nearly two years ago, Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered that gun-toting private security companies in his country be brought under state control. But the Afghan force to replace the foreign-funded contractors is off to a rocky start.

According to the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the new force will increase security costs for USAID projects and could even shut some of them down, at a loss of about $899 million. USAID in Kabul disagrees, and the dispute has gone public.

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1:41am

Wed May 23, 2012
Movies

65th Annual Cannes Film Festival Opens In France

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 2:09 am

The movie being talked about the most at this year's Cannes Film Festival in the south of France is Michael Haneke's Amour. It's the 65th anniversary of the festival.

1:41am

Wed May 23, 2012
Business

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 3:22 am

Gucci sued Guess over trademark infringement, citing multiple cases of designs it claimed were "studied imitations of Gucci trademarks

1:41am

Wed May 23, 2012
Middle East

Voting Opens In Egypt's Historical Election

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 2:22 am

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