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Few could know more about the good, the bad and the ugly of politics than a twice-elected, once-impeached governor.Or at least that's the thinking behind an invitation to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to deliver a keynote speech to more than 500 high school students participating April 2 in a national politics convention. That's just weeks before Blagojevich's corruption retrial is ...
Blagojevich to talk politics to youth

I should have put it in writing. Last Wednesday, I was talking to a colleague at work about how all the analysts were predicting that Boeing didn't have much of a chance of winning one of the biggest military contracts ever -- the $30 billion tanker deal.
politics had a part in Boeing's win of tanker contract

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kirsten prout Canadian actress early life

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Kirsten Prout born September 28, 1990 is a Canadian actress born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She starred in ABC Family's drama Kyle XY as Amanda Bloom.
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* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
* 3 Filmography
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Early life
After completing high school, Prout attended McGill University for one year, where she majored in English literature.The following summer she booked two new acting projects, and so decided to drop out of the university. Prout has a younger sister named Jennifer.
Career
Prout started acting at the age of 10. She has said that the decision to go into acting was in response to a "horrible teacher in grade 2" who stifled her and made her withdraw; in response Prout's mother asked 'what can I do to make you happy again?'. The answer was acting and starting Tae Kwan Do lessons.
Prout made her feature film debut as Abby Miller in the 2005 movie Elektra, which was a commercial as well as critical failure. She has …

kate hudson golden Globe and receiving several

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Kate Garry Hudson born April 19, 1979 is an American actress. She came to prominence in 2001 after winning a Golden Globe and receiving several nominations, including a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Almost Famous. She then starred in the hit film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) which gained her wider fame. She has since established herself in Hollywood after starring in several productions including Raising Helen (2004), The Skeleton Key (2005), You, Me and Dupree (2006), Fool's Gold (2008) and Bride Wars (2009).
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* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
* 3 Personal life
* 4 Filmography
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Early life
Hudson was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, an actor, comedian, and musician. Her parents divorced eighteen months after her birth; she and her brother, actor Oliver Hudson, were raised in Colorado by her mother and her mother…

jeri ryan early life and career

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Jeri Lynn Zimmermann Ryan born February 22, 1968 is an American actress best known for her roles of the liberated Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, Tara Cole on Leverage, and Veronica "Ronnie" Cooke on Boston Public. She was also a regular on the science fiction show Dark Skies the legal drama series Shark.
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* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
* 3 Personal life
* 4 Filmography
* 5 Notable awards and nominations
* 6 References
* 7 External links
Early life
Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann in Munich, West Germany, the daughter of Gerhard Florian "Jerry" Zimmermann, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, and his wife Sharon, a social worker. She has one older brother, Mark. As a military brat, Ryan grew up on Army posts in Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia, and Texas. When she was eleven, her father retired from the Army and the family settled in Paducah, Kentucky. She graduated from Lone Oak High School in 1986 (as a National Merit Scholar),…