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08/24/2011

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U.S. Prosecutor Says Adopted Boy Punished for TV

Combined Reports
An American woman put hot sauce in her adopted 7-year-old son's mouth not to punish the Russian boy for lying but to come up with sensational footage to get on a television show, a prosecutor said. The Anchorage woman now faces misdemeanor child abuse charges.

Governor Sells Digs for $50M

Newly appointed Tula region governor Vladimir Gruzdev added 1.5 billion rubles ($50 million) to his fortune after selling his apartment in downtown Moscow, a source said Tuesday.

No Business as Usual for Russia After Gadhafi

Combined Reports
While Moammar Gadhafi was somewhere in Tripoli making phone calls to old friends, the situation in the capital remained dangerous and analysts say Moscow's position in the country will be weak if the rebels finally take control.

Batman Counts on Technology From Tula

They have sped on a boat alongside James Bond, chased the Dark Knight around the streets of Gotham City, watched Mr. Smith pelt golf balls at would-be assassins on a New York highway and followed John MacLane in his quest to take down a terrorist organization. And film experts say they're miraculous. 

Investigators Raid Dudka Residence

In a rare crackdown on a former governor, investigators on Tuesday searched the house of former Tula Governor Vyacheslav Dudka, who stepped down amid corruption allegations.

Martial Arts Champion Denied Bail

The Moscow Times
The Moscow City Court on Tuesday denied bail to a Dagestani-born mixed martial arts champion charged with killing a 19-year-old police college dropout with a single blow.

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