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</a>USA TODAYNEW YORK – When Joe the Affenpinscher won the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night, his handler Ernesto Lara raised him high towards the rafters as if to say, "We did it!" The uncommon dog with a familiar name proved that he was ...
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</a>New York TimesUNITED NATIONS — At the United Nations, the desire to impose ever harsher sanctions on North Korea to try to curb its development of nuclear arms and ballistic missiles has long stalled in the face of Chinese opposition — the standard chain of events ...
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</a>Huffington PostBEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Whitney Houston attends the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry ...
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</a>CBS NewsPICTURES: Reality TV stars' run-ins with the law. Salwa Amin, 24, was arraigned in Nicholas County Magistrate Court on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. She is held at the Central Regional Jail on $200,000 bond.
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</a>UPI.com (blog)Salwa Amin, 'Buckwild' star, arrested on felony drug charges. Salwa Amin, of MTV's semi-controversial reality show "Buckwild," was arrested in Nicholas County, West Virginia when police officers found her with Oxycodone, a.k.a. "Hillbilly Heroin." ...
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</a>PolicyMicOn February 12, 1809, two of the 19th century's most influential figures were born. Christopher Hitchens hailed them both as great emancipators, enlightening us to higher truths and moving humanity forward. Abraham Lincoln preserved the Union ...
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February 11 in history:
- 1752, Directory:Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, opens
- 1794, first session of United States Senate open to the public
- 1809, Robert Fulton patents the steamboat
- 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a redistricting law favoring his party --- giving rise to the term "gerrymandering"
- 1814, Norway's independence is proclaimed, marking the ultimate end of the Kalmar Union
- 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln departed Springfield, Illinois, for Washington
- 1929, Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty
- 1937, a sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union
- 1938, BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., which coined the term "robot"
- 1941, first Gold Record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
- 1943, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe
- 1953, the Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel
- 1971, 87 countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in international waters
- 1973, Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place
- 1972, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company and Life magazine canceled plans to publish what turned out to be a fake autobiography of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes
- 1979, Islamic revolution of Iran achieves victory under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
- 1986, Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky was released by the Soviet Union after nine years of captivity as part of an East-West prisoner exchange
- 1990, Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is freed from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa
- 2007, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, marking the 28th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, vowed Iran would not give up uranium enrichment