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The head of China’s food safety watchgroup resigned after his agency failed to stop the widespread contamination of baby formula that sickened 53,000 children and killed four.

The wave of immigrants entering the United States slowed dramatically last year as the economy faltered and the government stepped up enforcement of immigration laws.

African leaders warned a lingering global financial crisis coupled with the collapse of talks on a world trade agreement could impact the U.N. campaign to improve life for hundreds of millions of the world’s poorest.

The Emmy Awards had one of its smallest audiences ever, with 12.24 million viewers.

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