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Even before Dominique Strauss-Kahn announced from New York’s Riker’s Island prison on Wednesday that he was stepping down as head of the International Monetary Fund , world powers were already jostling over who could replace him. Indeed, since Strauss-Kahn’s arrest last Saturday on charges of attempted rape, European officials have been swift to argue that Europe should maintain the hold it has had on the IMF’s top job ever since the Washington D.C.-based organization was created in 1945
After torturous deliberations, a jury acquits John Hinckley “As to the first count, not guilty, by reason of insanity.” There was a gasp in the courtroom.
More than 200 Afghan election officials implicated in Afghanistan’s tainted presidential election will be replaced before the runoff election in less than three weeks, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour
“Late Show” host David Letterman acknowledged on his show Thursday night that he’d had sexual relations with members of his staff and that he revealed those liaisons during grand jury testimony for a case involving an attempted extortion.