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GRAMMY award-winning rapper Dr. Dre has received an eight-month jail sentence for violating probation. Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, pleaded no contest to drunken-driving charges Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was convicted of battery in 1993. . . . ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN has refused a literature prize from a Russian nationalist organization, saying other candidates need the award more, according to the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. . . . THAI POLICE, suspecting arson, have questioned the owner of a house believed to be the starting point of a fire that razed part of Bangkok's biggest slum Monday.