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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly French CongoFrench Equatorial Africa A former federation (1910-1958) of French territories in west-central Africa comprising the present-day countries of Chad, Gabon, Congo, and Central African Republic.

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  • Anyone seeking a course correction in the 69-minute address likely came away disappointed.

    Obama tries to reclaim populist, reformer mantle

  • A nine-minute portion of the 69-minute interview with the late Apple co-founder was aired on a TV series called "Triumph of the Nerds" in 1995.

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  • The film consists of a controversial, candid 1995 interview Jobs gave to Robert Cringely, for the PBS miniseries "Triumph of the Nerds"; only 10 minutes of the 69-minute interview were actually used in the show, and the rest was assumed lost until recently; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com .

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  • The second-seeded Roddick struggled to maintain any consistency, landing only 55 percent of his first serves and was out-aced by the Frenchman 7-3 during the 69-minute match.

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  • Hanescu, 29, used his six-foot-six frame to full advantage in the 69-minute match.

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  • The one consolation for United was Nani's 69-minute outing on his return from a dislocated collarbone, although Ferguson admitted the player was off the pace after the break.

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  • German Open in Hamburg with a 69-minute 6-4 6-1 victory over Italy's Potito Starace.

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  • The 69-minute video, produced by Manba al-Jihad, a video production group of the Haqqani network, was released on the website of the Afghan Taliban on Dec. 2, but appeared on jihadist forums last month, according to SITE.

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  • During his 69-minute speech, Obama said he would not accept a second place of America, the only superpower.

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  • With an emphasis on the middle class -- a term he used five times in the 69-minute address of more than 7,000 words -- Obama proposed tax credits for small businesses and called on Congress to eliminate capital gains levies on small business investment.

    Bloomberg

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