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Sequel Returns to Slums of City of God
“City of Men” begins atop the metaphorically named Dead End Hill in Rio de Janeiro, where a gun-toting gang is lazily contemplating a swim. With the sun beating down, the gang, led by a charismatic figure named Midnight (Jonathan Haagensen), decides to head down the hill to the beach. Their preparation isn’t gathering towels, but quickly establishing a perimeter of guards and calling the cops to alert them that they’re “coming through.” (Continue Reading…)

Council may ask mayor to quit
The City Council took its first step Thursday to call for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s resignation in the interest of preserving the integrity of city government, while the mayor repeatedly said throughout the day that he had no intention of resigning. “This is what I was born to do,” the mayor said Thursday after visiting a group of senior citizens during his first public appearance since the release of secret documents related to three police whistle-blower cases that cost $8.4 million. (Continue Reading…)

Paris Police Find Body in Search for Missing Model
PARIS (AFP) — Paris police said Thursday they may have found the body of a missing Guinean former model, a one time muse of couture giant Yves Saint Laurent, who vanished from her houseboat on the Seine this month. (Continue Reading…)

Republicans decry use of ‘Hussein’ in Obama’s name
Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan formally denounced on Thursday the Tennessee Republican Party’s use of Barack Obama’s full name in a recent news release questioning the Illinois senator’s commitment to Israel. Some in the GOP say the use of Sen. Barack Obama’s middle name in a release is a distraction. “The RNC rejects these kinds of campaign tactics,” Duncan said in a statement. “We believe this election needs to be about the critical issues confronting our nation.” (Continue Reading…)

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