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Stories for August 2009

Brazil has unveiled plans to bring more state control to its oil industry and take advantage of offshore reserves. President Lula da Silva proposed Monday switching to a system which would see the gov... read more

July/August 2009 Issue

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a partial response to the first artificial satellite launched by the Soviet Union. Headqua... read more

Thai monk sentenced for raping teen girl he impregnated

In August, the same court sentenced him to 114 ... During a shopping spree from 2009 to 2011, he bought 22 Mercedes Benz cars worth 95 million baht ($2.9 million), the department said. read more

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The Daily 202: How Mike Bloomberg scared off Anthony Weiner from challenging him in 2009

THE BIG IDEA: As crazy as it sounds a decade later, Michael Bloomberg considered Anthony Weiner his most formidable potential challenger as he prepared to seek a third term as mayor of New York City i... read more

College basketball rankings: The top 100 (and one) best players for the 2018-19 season

College basketball's season -- hurry! -- is less than three weeks away. Anticipation grows. You're here, reading this, so we know you're eager for November to arrive and the havoc to begin. Below are ... read more

Gay Iraqi's story hits Bay Area film festivals

Their stories echoed LGBT and human rights reports about what was happening to gays in Iraq and unredacted U.S. State Department reports from 2009 released by WikiLeaks ... the California Academy of S... read more

Houston Cinema Arts Festival announces lineup for its 10th edition

Already announced in August were two performances by San Francisco’s contemporary ... Similarly, Linklater brought his film “Me and Orson Welles” to Cinema Arts in 2009 and is returning this year. “He ... read more

How extensive restrictions have shaped the story in Xinjiang, China

Following violent riots in 2009 and a spate of terror attacks in 2014 ... Restrictions on reporters and the public profoundly limit the stories journalists are able to tell, of course. Much about the ... read more

Viral video launches sales of 2009 kids' book

Thanks to a viral video of Janice Clark reading Craig Smith's "The Wonky Donkey" to her baby grandson, and her breathless amusement over lines such as "He was a honky-tonky winky wonky donkey," the 20... read more

Finally! Good news for Brits' wages

Pay packets rose by an average of 3.1% in the three months to August, the fastest pace for nearly a decade ... It has not been as strong as 3.1% since the three months to January 2009 and has not been ... read more

'Twilight' turns 10: How Bella and Edward's girl-meets-vampire love story changed Hollywood

Based on Stephenie Meyer's young-adult novel and starring a then-unknown cast, the supernatural love story roared to a stunning $70 million ... her fans online and releasing "Breaking Dawn" that Augus... read more

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