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Temple's silence over its ties with Cosby raises questions on campus

PHILADELPHIA - In the years since Bill Cosby graduated from Temple University, the images of the school and the veteran comedian have become closely intertwined, a carefully cultivated relationship that is now raising uncomfortable questions at the Philadelphia school.

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Mike Nichols, award-winning American director, dies at 83 21 Nov 2014

- Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," and "Carnal Knowledge," died on Wednesday at age 83. | Video

Japanese military taps youth culture in recruitment drive 21 Nov 2014

ATSUGI/YOKOSUKA Japan - Japan's military is wooing new recruits with images of smiling soldiers posing like pop stars in a series of photo books and DVDs that tap into youth culture.

HK collector pays $33 million for Sotheby's blue diamond, sets record 21 Nov 2014

SHANGHAI - A Hong Kong buyer has paid $32.6 million for a near 10-Carat blue diamond at an auction held by Sotheby's in New York, underlining the rising demand for the sparkling gems from increasingly muscular Chinese buyers.

Pope says food commodity speculation hurts fight against hunger 20 Nov 2014

ROME - Pope Francis condemned speculation in food commodities and greed for profits on Thursday, saying they were undermining the global fight against poverty and hunger.

Widespread flooding ahead for snowy western New York: officials 21 Nov 2014

EVANS N.Y. - Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by deep snow. | Video

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