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‘A Walk in the Woods’ is ‘Wild’ buddy-comedy hike

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte embark on a buddy-comedy hike along the Appalachian Trail.

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  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world. Wide avenues once lined with rose gardens are today gridlocked streets sandwiched by concrete blast walls protecting…

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  • Workers accused of day care ‘Fight Club’ plead not guilty

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  • Victoria, heir to Swedish throne, is pregnant with 2nd child

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  • Ex-son-in-law of John Gotti pleads not guilty to conspiracy

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