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Those making the case that it's high time the Washington Redskins changed their name got a boost Wednesday from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which decided to cancel half a dozen federal trademark registrations owned by the NFL team.

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After at least 54 people were killed in a bloody roadblock protest earlier this month, native groups in Peru have won a commitment from the government to revoke laws that opened the Amazon to foreign oil and gas companies to exploit indigenous land for resources.

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A curry a week may keep the doctor away. Or more precisely, curcumin, a component of turmeric -- a key spice in curry powder -- has been found to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's and dementia if consumed once or twice a week.

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Jack Abramoff was given four years in prison by a federal judge Thursday -- a sentence whittled down from a possible 11 years because he cooperated with investigators -- for his part in the fraud and corruption scandal that jolted Washington and landed several other lobbyists and Capitol Hill players in trouble as well.

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The voters of Louisiana are very close to electing as their governor Bobby Jindal, a conservative Republican congressman of Indian descent. While the chattering class is preoccupied with whether the nation is ready for a black or woman president, the conservative Republicans of Louisiana, many of whom once threw their support behind former klansman David Duke, seem to have moved on.

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