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A senior adviser said on Monday that former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami has decided to pull out of the upcoming presidential election to avoid splitting the pro-reform vote.

An Iraqi soccer player was shot dead on Monday just as he was about to kick what could have been the tying goal in a weekend game south of Baghdad.

Joining a wave of public anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that his administration will “pursue every legal avenue” to stop insurance giant AIG from paying out millions in executive bonuses after taking billions in federal bailout money.

Radio host, Don Imus said on Monday that he’s battling stage two prostate cancer, but the radio personality expressed confidence in a full recovery.

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