• ‘Let’s Be Cops’ rates a widen in witless protection
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    The only truly lethal weapons in the criminally unfunny action comedy “Let’s Be Cops’’ are the lame script, putrid direction and pair of sitcom stars mugging nonstop in frantic pursuit of laughs that have fled over the state line. “New Girl” costars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. play a couple of 30-year-old nitwits who discover strangers respond to their LA cop masquerade

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  • Lauren Bacall, always a life of a party
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    It was the night on the dunes in Amagansett that nearly did me in. George Plimpton was having his annual fireworks party and Ben Bradlee and I had heard Lauren Bacall was going to be there. We had never met her, but Ben had had a hopeless crush on her since her sensational debut in “To Have and Have Not.” I looked forward to the encounter with some trepidation. Not without reason. She

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  • What are a best-paying jobs for 2014?
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    Photo, file: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty ImagesWhen it comes to snagging that six-figure salary, it may pay to listen to your mom's advice and go to medical or law school.A new analysis from CareerCast of America's top-paying jobs finds that seven of the top 10 careers are in the healthcare industry and require

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  • SAS sent in to Iraq as US infantry land on Mount Sinjar
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    A second Kurdish military source said the US forces had deployed to "do surveillance" and appeared to be bedding down for a longer operation. A State Department spokesman told CNN: “They will be making a full assessment, they will be looking at possible airlift routes. “These air strikes are making it possible to set the stage for the rescue missions here.” Baroness

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  • Ibovespa Leads Losses as Real Slips After Campos’s Death
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    The Ibovespa led world losses amid a surge in volume that whipsawed trading after presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash. The real slid. He was in a plane built to hold nine passengers that crashed in Sao Paulo state today following an aborted landing because of bad weather, the air force said in a statement. Campos, who was polling in third place ahead of the October

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  • Behind Robin Williams’ talent was a good comic Jonathan Winters
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    (CNN) -- Before Robin Williams, there was Jonathan Winters. Winters begat Williams, if only in comedic spirit. To understand the genius of Williams, an audience must look to Winters. They were kindred clowns, and even as you read their names now, you wonder what jokes each comic would have conjured up seeing their surnames side by side, W with W. Winters was the original master of funny

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  • Politicians get resourceful with Ice Bucket Challenge
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    The time has come for the U.S. Senate to put up or shut up, now that Sen. Lisa Murkowski has challenged her 99 colleagues to at least dump a bucket of ice water on their heads for charity. The Republican from Alaska took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS to a new level when she jumped into a swimming pool — where the water was a brisk 30-degrees. Now, Murkowski’s fellow senators have 24 hours

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  • UN Chief Warns Iraqi Forces: Stay out of Politics
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    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday it is "imperative" that Iraqi security forces refrain from intervening in the political process leading to the formation of a new government that must tackle the takeover of a large swath of the north by Islamic extremists. He warned that heightened political tensions and the security threat from the Islamic State extremist group, which is backed

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