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Haiti Frees Last US Missionary

Judge unexpectedly releases Laura Silsby

(Newser) - Just when it looked as though Haiti was ready to throw the book at Laura Silsby—the last of the Baptist missionaries accused of trying to kidnap "orphans" in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake—a judge reversed course and ordered her release today. Silsby has been in... More »

G-Force Blasts to Top With $32.2M

(Newser) - The digital guinea pigs of G-Force took a bite out of Harry Potter this weekend, with an unexpected $32.2 million take, the Los Angeles Times reports. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince fell harder than most other films in the franchise, landing second with $30 million. Critically-loathed rom-com The ... More »

Critics Shrink From Adopting Orphan

Critics mixed on scary-kid horror film

(Newser) - Critics are divided over Orphan, a horror flick about an adopted child who makes scary things happen:
  • “Actors have to eat like the rest of us, if evidently not as much, but you still have to wonder how the independent-film mainstays Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard ended up wading
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