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Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential Pick Unlikely To Shock

BOSTON — Don't look for a vice presidential shocker from Mitt Romney. His choice of a running-mate – a search he announced Monday he has begun – will be guided by both his methodical, risk-averse corporate training and the lessons his party learned from Sarah Palin's selection.Preparedness to serve and loyalty to Romney are likely to trump other credentials as the all-but-sure Republican nominee looks to avoid the blowback John McCain faced four years ago with his surprise choice of the little-known, first-term Alaska governor for the GOP ticket.
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Bobbie Kugler Admits Setting Fatal Fire That Killed Four Of Her Children

ROCHESTER, N.Y. An upstate New York woman charged with arson and manslaughter in connection with a fire that killed four of her children reportedly told investigators the blaze started when she set pictures of her boyfriend on fire inside her house.The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports Monday that 31-year-old Bobbie Kugler told police she tossed the burning photos on a dresser filled with combustible materials.
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Shakira Advocates For Children And Universal Education At The Summit Of The Americas In Colombia

As The Huffington Post reported, Latin American pop superstar Shakira joined over 30 world leaders at the 6th annual Summit of the Americas held over the weekend in Cartagena, Colombia, to advocate for children. At the summit focused on regional integration, poverty reduction and drugs, the Colombian singer -- the most recent addition to President Barack Obama's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics -- was there to promote universal early childhood development and the eradication of poverty.
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Cardboard Cathedral Planned In New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A cathedral made from cardboard.The idea may sound flimsy, particularly given that cathedrals tend to be known for their solid presence: the flying buttresses, the soaring domes, the Gothic grandeur.
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Colin Hatch, Church Deacon Who Sexually Assaulted Prostitute At Gunpoint, Sentenced

WASHINGTON -- Colin Hatch was a church deacon applying to be a police officer in Baltimore when he sexually assaulted a prostitute at gunpoint in the nation's capital in 2007. On Monday, federal prosecutors announced that Hatch, a 27-year-old from Capitol Heights, Md., has been sentenced to eight years in prison.The prosecutors' media release contains many of the graphic and disturbing details of Hatch's crime:[O]n November 17, 2007, at about 3:30 a.m., Hatch picked up a 23-year-old prostitute in downtown Washington, near 10th and K Streets NW.