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Romney beats insurgent Santorum by eight votes

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney squeaked out a win in Iowa's nominating contest: eight votes ahead of rival Rick Santorum.

Scent makers sweeten the smell of commerce

Retailers are increasingly using ambient scents to induce shoppers to spend more and perhaps behave a little more kindly toward fellow shoppers.

‘I brought democracy to Haiti,’ Duvalier claims

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier laughed at the notion he was a tyrant and claimed he had introduced democracy to his homeland.

Canadian pleads guilty in Guantánamo trial

Canadian captive Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to all five terrorism charges against him in the US war-crimes tribunal at Guantánamo Bay.

Orca kills trainer at Florida’s SeaWorld

A killer whale at the SeaWorld amusement park in central Florida killed a trainer on Wednesday, a sheriff's spokesperson said.

Obama orders Guantanamo prosecutors to seek freeze

Hours after taking office, US President Barack Obama ordered military prosecutors in the Guantánamo war crimes tribunals to ask for a 120-day halt.

Accused September 11 mastermind sings in court

The accused al-Qaeda mastermind of the September 11 attacks stood in a United States military court on Thursday.

Australian convicted in Guantànamo tribunal

A United States military tribunal at Guantànamo formally convicted Australian David Hicks on Friday on a charge of providing material support for terrorism. The tribunal's judge accepted Hicks's guilty plea as part of an agreement that limits his sentence to seven years, in addition to the five years he has already been detained at the Guantànamo prison.

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