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A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Beyonce, OutKast Pick Up Grammys

Luther Vandross and Coldplay stole some of hip-hop's thunder at the Grammys, but rap funksters OutKast still won album of the year for ""Speakerboxxx-The Love Below,"" and Beyonce took home a record-tying five trophies.

Cause for Sea Otters' Scarcity a Mystery

When Russian explorers first saw sea otters bobbing in the waters off Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the mid-18th century, they knew they had discovered a money maker.

Boy Who Refused to Grow Up Turns 100

Peter Pan has outlived generations of children, but the boy who would not grow up remains as youthful as ever.

Israeli Court Judges Barrier's Legality

Israel's Supreme Court opened hearings Monday into the legality of a West Bank barrier the government says stops suicide bombers, but which civil liberties groups say causes Palestinian hardship.

Bush Owns Up to Lack of WMD in Interview

U.S. President George W. Bush on Sunday conceded for the first time that he relied on flawed assumptions and inaccurate information in launching the Iraq war, but he denied having intentionally misled the American people.

Prince Charles Visits Basra

Prince Charles paid a surprise morale-boosting visit to British troops in Iraq on Sunday, and spoke to local officials about their concerns over the country's future.

UN Team Meets Iraqi Governing Body

The United Nations will do ""everything possible"" to help Iraq regain its sovereignty, the head of a UN team said after meeting with Iraqi leaders Sunday to discuss the feasibility of holding early legislative elections.

Kerry Coasts to Easy Wins in 3 States

John Kerry's three-state weekend rout, capped by his coast to victory in Maine, pushed him closer to the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination and left his rivals scrambling to find a way to stop the front-runner.

At Least 42 Dead in Haiti's Popular Revolt

A popular uprising spread Monday with anti-government rebels seizing control of at least nine towns in eastern Haiti and the death toll rising to at least 42 in the strongest challenge yet to the authority of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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