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The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof recently took at trip to Chad with an unlikely sidekick: George Clooney. Kristof was skeptical at first, but Clooney -- always the charmer! -- won him over, and thus Kristof came to see the potential benefits of celebrity advocacy.

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United Nations officials are reporting that the Darfur town of Haskanita has been "completely burned down, except for a few buildings." The Sudanese army and janjaweed militias are apparently behind the destruction of Haskanita, U.N. sources say.

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