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Participants wanted for Cuban essay contest

Cuba's Ministry of Culture and others are inviting writers to submit essays for their ninth annual International Essay Contest, "Thinking against the Mainstream."

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Day of the Dead video

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is observed November 1 -2 in many Mexican communities in the U.S.

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As Google+ grows, Facebook unveils some pluses of its own

In a bold move, Facebook's new Timelines will challenge Google's appealing design. The question is - which of the two networks will be the victor?

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Rock band may sell teaparty.com for $1 million

When Canadian rock band The Tea Party formed in 1990, they had no idea they would soon share their moniker with one of the most controversial right-wing groups in America.

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West Memphis Three freed, but they still seek justice

In 1994, three young men in West Memphis, Ark. were wrongfully tried and convicted of the 1993 murder of three boys. Last week the trio were set free.

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Philip Levine named country's poet laureate

Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine, known for his detailed and personal verse about the working class, has been appointed the country's new poet laureate.

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Do social networking sites create anti-social behavior?

According to  new study too much time spent on social networking sites can cause teens to develop narcissistic tendencies and anti-social behavior

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Spider-Man spins web of racial diversity

When it comes to racial diversity in comic books, the times are changing for the better.

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MySpace sale is a tale of caution

In an era where Facebook and Twitter dominate the scene, MySpace, which saw its peak in popularity in 2006, has been rendered irrelevant.

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Hip Hop gains popularity among Native American youth

Hip-hop  is one of the greatest cultural contributions of the U.S. From Japan to South Africa the thumping bass and rhythmic lyrical accompaniment that is hip-hop has swept the globe.

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