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  • Freleng, Isadore Known as "Friz.” 1905-1995. American animator who, during his career with Warner Brothers, created such classic cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig.

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  • One report by a U.S. interrogation detention team based in Baghdad on April 2, 2009, summarizes claims made by a prisoner who said he was hog tied and beaten with a shovel as part of dayslong torture ordeal at the hands of the Iraqi army.

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  • Many of the journalists were among those released the day before from a dayslong siege at a different hotel, the Rixos.

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  • Obama commented after BP officials reached the disappointing conclusion that a dayslong effort to stop the flow of oil, known as a "top kill," by packing the well with mud had failed.

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  • Meanwhile, communities east and south of Los Angeles that were hit hard by runoff in a dayslong series of storms last week were able to focus on cleaning up without additional new damage.

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  • He said capacitors could crack while bouncing down the road, or slowly discharge after a dayslong stint in the airport parking lot, leaving the driver stranded.

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  • The dayslong raid on the sprawling compound built by now-jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was sparked by a 16-year-old girl's call to authorities that she was being abused and that girls as young as 14 and 15 were being forced into marriages with much older men.

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  • Interim Chief Howard Jordan's defended the officers involved in the effort to drive protesters from a dayslong encampment, saying they used what they believed to be the least amount of force possible to protect themselves.

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  • MANILA, Philippines - Two commanders from the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group have clashed in a dayslong land feud that has killed six combatants and displaced hundreds of villagers in the southern Philippines.

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  • The reception was warmer in Los Angeles, where the City Council approved a resolution of support and Mayor Antonia Villaraigosa's office distributed 100 rain ponchos to activists at another dayslong demonstration, according to City News Service.

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  • Most had left Butte LaRose days earlier amid high tension as the water continued its dayslong trek toward the area.

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