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Six people have been charged with pimping and operating ten brothels staffed by women from China in what authorities said was the largest prostitution investigation ever in Orange County: Six charged in Southland prostitution ring

Last week, Harvard senior Julie Chu was the 2007 winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the nation's top women's college hockey player: Harvard's Chu nation's finest. She's a two-time U.S. Olympian, a three-time All-America selection, and leaves Harvard as the leading scorer in NCAA history with 284 points.

More troubles for the Fun Wah bus line... last week, a driver on his second day on the job abruptly tried to change lanes and wedged a bus full of passengers on top of a concrete barrier at a Massachusetts Turnpike toll booth: Fung Wah driver wedges bus atop barrier. Please, no Asian driver jokes.

A man awaiting trial for scamming hundreds of Cambodian immigrants out of more than $30 million through a fraudulent investment scheme allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill 11 witnesses and a codefendant: US says suspect hired a hit man

Looks like Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang will begin the season on the disabled list: Yanks put Wang on disabled list with hamstring pull

A large Korean War memorial planned for Kissena Park in Flushing has attracted significant support from veterans and Korean American donors, but has also drawn a criticism from the longtime members of the Kissena Park Civic Association: For a War Rarely Honored, a Disputed Memorial. Something about urine-inducing grass.

Ann Curry is in Sudan—her third visit in twelve months—to report on the suffering in Darfur: Ann Curry's Ambition: To Witness the Suffering. I have a crush on Ann Curry.

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