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ABC World News, Mar 06, 2013

ABC World News” Slashes Viewing Gaps with NBC Week-to-Week, Year-to ...
ABC News (blog)
For the February 2013 sweep, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” delivered 8.51 million Total Viewers and a 1.9 rating/7 share/2.27 million among Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. “World News” was up compared to the previous sweep ...
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World's Tallest Hotel Opens in Dubai
ABC News (blog)
A JW Marriott Marquis hotel that opened in Dubai last week has the honor, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, of being the world's tallest. The hotel, standing 1,164 feet tall, is just 85 feet shorter than New York City's famed Empire ...
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ABC News (blog)
Touring Mexico's Most Violent City
ABC News
But as you stroll along these beaches, your tranquility can be somewhat interrupted by the thought that you are actually in the world's second most violent city. In fact, Acapulco's murder rate of 142 killings per 100,000 residents is 28 times higher ...
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Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President, Dead
ABC News
Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's fiery and controversial socialist president who came to power on wave of popular sentiment and befriended some of the world's most notorious dictators, has died at the age of 58, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said ...
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If Billionaire Carlos Slim Were a Country, He'd Be the 8th Richest in Latin ...
ABC News
There are more billionaires in the world than ever before. According to Forbes, their ranks have swelled to a bloated 1,426. And they have a record net worth of $5.4 trillion. While the United States has more billionaires than any other country with a ...
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Obese World Cup Soccer Fans Get Extra Wide Seating in Brazil
ABC News (blog)
Perhaps that's why it's so shocking the country is faced with an obesity problem — one grown so large that the 2014 World Cup stadiums being built for this summer's Confederations Cup will include seating for fans with extra wide bottoms. A statement...
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Australia Offering $100K Jobs to US...
ABC News
Jane head, vice president for the Americas of Tourism Australia, tells ABC News the jobs are meant to appeal to youth travelers' sense of fun and adventure and to young job-seekers looking to add international work experience to their resumes, as ...
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Forbes: Slim World's Richest for 4th Year in a Row
ABC News
A record 1,426 people around the world made Forbes magazine's latest annual tally of billionaires, up 16 percent from last year. Their average net worth was $3.8 billion, rising 3 percent from 2012. The total net worth for the list's billionaires was ...
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World's 10 Fastest-Growing Airports
ABC News
Here's a look at the world's 10 fastest-growing airports, how many passengers they handled in 2011 and the percent increase in traffic since 2006. Chongqing, China: 19.1 million, 137 percent. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 12.4 million, 134 percent ...
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Polly want a sequester? ABC, CBS and NBC are 'squawking parrots'
Washington Times (blog)
Consider that CBS “This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose suggested that U.S. “troops could pay with their lives” while ABC World News reporter David Kerley likened the cuts to a “disaster movie.” NBC “Today” correspondent Peter Alexander claimed the ...
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Washington Times (blog)
Politicians Top Forbes Billionaires List
ABC News
Bloomberg, 71, is sitting pretty with a net worth of over $27 billion, making himself the 13th richest person in the world and the richest politician in the world. Bloomberg, who has run New York City since 2002, has diversified his money in many ...
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Holder: Home-Grown Terrorists Threat Rivals Overseas
ABC News
"The threat is more widespread in terms of where those people are, where those significant people are. That's how it's different now." Portions of the interview will air Wednesday, February 27 on "ABC World News". The nation's top law enforcer worries...
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Mississippi Baby Born With HIV 'Functionally Cured,' Doctors Say
ABC News
The infant was diagnosed with HIV at birth to a mother who did not receive prenatal care or HIV treatment, Dr. Rowena Johnston, director of amfAR, told ABC News. The infant was transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center and started on ...
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Cuba Crushes China 12-0 at World Baseball Classic
ABC News
Jose Abreu hit a grand slam to help Cuba clobber China 12-0 Monday and ensure that it would advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic. The Cuban infielder drove in five runs and the game at the Fukuoka Dome was called under the ...
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World Powers Coax Iran Into Saving Nuclear Talks
ABC News
The offer was hailed by Saeed Jalili, Iran's top official at diplomatic talks in Kazakhstan, who said it represented a "turning point" by world powers to compromise on Tehran's uranium enrichment program after years of delicate negotiations that nearly ...
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Dow Jones Average Tops Record High
ABC News (blog)
Asian markets rose as China pledged to stick to ambitious growth targets for its economy, theworld's second largest. European stocks also jumped because of retail sales in the region rose sharply. (The Associated Press contributed to this report.) ...
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EU Pushes Ahead With Bonus Cap Despite UK Concerns
ABC News
Treasury Chief George Osborne said at a meeting of the bloc's 27 finance ministers in Brussels that Britain, home to one of the world's largest financial industries, can't support the current proposal to limit bonuses. The UK fears the cap would drive ...
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Google Maps Japan's Nuclear Zone
ABC News
ABC News accompanied Google in its mapping route today. No special clothing is worn, but the crew was ... "But we can at least show what these places are like, to the people who [evacuated] the city, to the world." The street view cars have logged more...
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McIlroy Tells SI: Leaving Course a Mistake
ABC News
McIlroy is assured of playing four rounds in this World Golf Championship (which has no cut) for the first time all year. He missed the cut in Abu Dhabi, lost in the first round of the Match Play Championship and played only 26 holes of the Honda Classic.
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ABC pulls Anthony Edwards' 'Zero Hour' from schedule
Reality TV World
UPI News Service, 03/01/2013. U.S. network ABC says it has taken its Anthony Edwards-starring mystery adventure series "Zero Hour" off its schedule after three weeks due to low ratings. ADVERTISEMENT. The network confirmed the news to EW.com Friday.
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Eye on Business: Reuters details BPI's court fight with ABC
Sioux City Journal (blog)
comes on the eve of the one-year anniversary of a month-long series of ABC World News broadcasts in which Sawyer and Avila repeatedly referred to BPI's signature lean finely textured beef as "pink slime." BPI blames ABC for igniting a consumer backlash ...
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US Scientists Report Big Jump in Heat-Trapping CO2
ABC News
More coal-burning power plants, especially in the developing world, are the main reason emissions keep going up — even as they have declined in the U.S. and other places, in part through conservation and cleaner energy. At the same time, plants and ...
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Aussies bow out of World Baseball Classic
ABC Online
Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer to lead the Netherlands to a 4-1 win over Australia in the WorldBaseball Classic on Wednesday morning. The result left Australia rooted to the bottom of Pool B with three losses in three games in Taichung, Taiwan as ...
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'Lost's' Naveen Andrews to Co-Star in ABC Drama 'Reckless'
Hollywood Reporter
But when he's stymied by the U.S. government in the name of diplomacy, David is forced to consider less-than-legal options -- entering a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances and high emotional stakes. Andrews will play Roland, a renegade...
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Hollywood Reporter
Comet Making Closest Approach Ever of Earth
ABC News
Now the top half of the world gets a glimpse as well. The best viewing days should be next Tuesday and Wednesday, when Pan-STARRS appears next to a crescent moon at dusk in the western sky. Until then, glare from the sun will obscure the comet.
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New Fox Sports Network to Debut in August
ABC News
Its soccer deals include UEFA Champions League and the men's and women's World Cups from 2015-22. Starting in 2014, FS1 will start broadcasting Major League Baseball games, including part of the postseason. It will show some NASCAR Sprint Cup ...
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Naveen Andrews Joins ABC Drama Pilot 'Reckless', Comedy 'Mixology' Casts A ...
Deadline.com
Alexis Carra (Grey's Anatomy) has booked ABC's single-camera comedy Mixology, directed by Larry Charles from a script by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Set in theworld of a sexy Manhattan bar, Mixology, from ABC Studios, chronicles the exploits of singles ...
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Incredible Sinkholes Around the World
ABC News
A sinkhole covers a street intersection in downtown Guatemala City, May 31, 2010. A day earlier authorities blamed the heavy rains caused by tropical storm Agatha as the cause of the crater that swallowed a a three-story building. WATCH "20/20: HOUSES...
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Thompson Emerges a Winner at Honda Classic
ABC News
45 in the world ranking to secure a spot in his first World Golf Championship this week at Doral. Already in the ... By one shot, Ogilvy missed ending last year in the top 50 in the world ranking, which would have assured him a spot in the Masters. He ...
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House Tours Cancelled Due To Sequester Cuts
ABC News (blog)
Update from ABC's Michael Falcone – Congressional aides are already up in arms about this announcement from the House now that they must begin the disappointing (and time-consuming) business of calling constituents to tell them their tours have ...
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ABC News (blog)
ABC News blows up Menendez story
Washington Post (blog)
In late January, Martha Raddatz of ABC News conducted an extensive interview with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.). The session took place after the Daily Caller had reported that Menendez was being investigated by the FBI for “sleeping with underage ...
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Rick Klein Promoted To ABC News Political Director
By Rebecca Shapiro
Rick Klein, ABC News' senior Washington editor, will be taking on a larger role as the network's political director. ABC News chief Ben Sherwood made the announcement in a memo to staff on Wednesday. ... "Rick's sharp instincts and penetrating insights played a critical role throughout the 2012 election cycle, helping guide World News reporting on campaigns and political battles in Washington," Sherwood wrote. "Rick was a key member of the editorial team that produced two of the ...
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Daily Kos: Daily Caller sticks with Menendez claims; ABC News ...
By rss@dailykos.com (Hunter)
Asked during the interview with ABC News how she knew that the man named "Bob" was a United States Senator, one of the other women said she had put the name "Bob" into a web search site and a picture of Menendez popped up. Really? You knew who he was because you did a web search for people in the world with the name "Bob"? That's what we're going with? Gawd. Fox News, on the other hand, has decided that while they were very, very eager to hype the Daily Caller ...
Daily Kos
An In-Depth Analysis Of ABC News/Pink Slime Lawsuit - TVNewser
By Alex Weprin
In September of last year, ABC News was hit with a lawsuit over a “World News” report that referred to “lean, finely textured beef” as “pink slime.” The suit was filed in South Dakota, which is the home of the company in question, and also has a ...
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Man, woman steal from ABC store | WAVY.com | poquoson
Surveillance cameras at a Poquoson ABC store captured clear pictures of two suspected shoplifters. Investigators released the images in hopes people who recognize the pair will step forward to identify them.
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'60 Minutes' to Lose Lone Reporter to ABC
ABC News is finalizing a deal to hire Byron Pitts of CBS, a contributor to "60 Minutes" and chief national correspondent for the "CBS Evening News, " according to reliable news reports published Friday. ..... Calling out such celebrities as Lil' Kim, Nicki Minaj, Sammy Sosa, Trina McGee of the television series "Boy Meets World" and Jamaican rapper Vybz Kartel, Weathersbee wrote, "Tanned people have never been banned from using bathrooms and water fountains, while  ...
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ABC options 'How To Survive A Plague' for a scripted miniseries ...
By Lindsey Bahr
... have a longer life yet. Thursday, ABC Studios announced that they had optioned the rights to the David France documentary about a group of HIV-positive activists fighting for their lives and the... ...Inside TV Exclusive TV News and Scoop ...
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ABC drives mobile-first motto with new companion app | Marketing ...
By Marketing
Mar. 4. Mon. Content Marketing World Sydney ... Further, akin to Fairfax's The Age website, and the Herald Sun before it, the ABC also relaunched its own homepage after user research placed news as a priority for visitors. With 70% of current ...
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'How to Survive a Plague' to Become ABC Miniseries| News ...
By UFFDA
David France's acclaimed documentary How to Survive a Plague is being developed into ABC's first miniseries in more than five years, reports the Hollywood Reporter: Ideally, the scripted adaptation, which is in its early days of development, ...
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Country Offering $100,000 Jobs To Tourists - Careers Articles
By ABC News
Tourism Australia today announced a competition called "Best Jobs In The World," in which six winners will each get a six-month job. The positions range from park ... Jane head, vice president for the Americas of Tourism Australia, tells ABC News the jobs are meant to appeal to youth travelers' sense of fun and adventure and to young job-seekers looking to add international work experience to their resumes, as a way to enhance career prospects back home. Youth tourism ...
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ABC World News: Made in America--Nordic Ware (Web Version ...
ABC World News: Made in America--Nordic Ware (Web Version). Aired 4.21. 2011. Contact: Source: ABC World News. Customer Service /; Careers /; Where to ...
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Instant Index: Late Night Rumors Say Leno Out, Fallon In - ABC News
Tweet us the stories you're talking about using #InstantIndex or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com and they could appear on World News. Tonight's Instant ...
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ABC claims Michelle Obama's remarks about 'automatic ... - Fox News
No ABC show on Tuesday or Wednesday offered an explanation as to why the network helpfully covered up for the first lady's error. On "World News," a snippet ...
www.foxnews.com/.../abc-silent-about-why-it-edited-out-mich...
Pope Benedict Coverage: ABC News - TVNewser
ABC News will provide extensive coverage on “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane ...
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ABC World News Now - Ben Affleck Oscars Speech- 'You Gotta Get ...
ABC World News Now - Ben Affleck Oscars Speech- 'You Gotta Get Up'
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