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Forbes: Michael Jackson Repeats as Richest Dead Celebrity

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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For the second straight year, the late pop music legend Michael Jackson earned more money than any other dead celebrity. Forbes magazine, which keeps track of such things, says Jackson is estimated to have earned $170 million over the past year. Most of that money was earned in sales of music albums and memorabilia. Another […]

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Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Israel Museum and Internet giant Google have made high-quality images of five of the Dead Sea Scrolls available for viewing online. Antiquities officials say the online project launched Monday provides unlimited access to the 2,000-year-old manuscripts, which are considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. When complete, the project by […]

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British Singer Amy Winehouse Dies at 27

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London. The 27-year-old soul singer, the winner of numerous Grammy Awards for her Back to Black album, had battled drug and alcohol addiction. But news agencies said there was no immediate explanation for her death. Police said they found her body […]

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Australian Police Find Bones of Woman Last Seen in 2003

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Australia have discovered the skeletal remains of an elderly woman who appears to have been dead in her house for as long as eight years. Acting police superintendent Zoran Dzevlan said Wednesday the home was searched after police received a call from the woman’s sister-in-law. He said the women had not spoken to […]

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