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Collectors bid for Titanic artifacts

...wanted me to wait last night for you to fulfill your promise," Williamson wrote. "This is a souvenir of Titanic's maiden voyage." Williamson died in the tragedy. Associated Press writer Chaka Ferguson contributed to this report.
Tax day scramble brings panic

NEW YORK -- Procrastinators scrambled to finish their tax returns and waited in long lines at post offices as the clock ran out on tax-filing day.\r\n
P. Diddy takes voter drive to swing states

NEW YORK - Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is following the lead of President Bush and Sen. John Kerry by taking his get-out-the-vote campaign to the swing states.
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Mike Tyson arrested in brawl outside Brooklyn hotel

NEW YORK -- Mike Tyson was released from a Brooklyn police precinct Saturday afternoon, hours after his arrest on assault charges following a brawl with two men outside a hotel.
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French artist's plastic surgeries defy Western beauty standards

NEW YORK -- French performance artist Orlan, who has undergone numerous plastic surgeries to transform her face and body to challenge traditional perceptions of beauty, says art "has to shock."
Elia Kazan, winner of two Oscars, dies at 94

NEW YORK -- Director Elia Kazan, whose triumphs included the original Broadway productions of "Death of a Salesman" and "A Streetcar Named Desire," and the Academy Award-winning film "On the Waterfront," died Sunday. He was 94.
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Rap mogul Simmons takes poetry mainstream with HBO series

NEW YORK -- The words come in rapid succession as poets step to the mike at the Supper Club in Times Square, each telling a story of urban life in a lyrical torrent.\r\n
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Picasso's 'Boy with a Pipe' sells for a record $104 million

NEW YORK -- Willem de Kooning once said "Picasso is the guy to beat."
Researchers dig deep in New Mexico to unlock mystery of Red Planet

CARLSBAD, N.M. -- Deep in the subterranean reaches of the Spider Cave, there is little to sustain life. No sunlight, little water and few nutrients make this one of the most hostile environments in the world. Yet somehow, scientists have found microscopic creatures dwelling in the eternal darkness. By probing the nooks and crannies of the Spider Cave, they hope to answer a question for the ages: Is there life on Mars? NASA planetary scientists are eager to review the findings.
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