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CRACKDOWN: France cracked down on suspected Algerian militants Friday, and urged the United States and other countries to do the same. The measures came two days after Islamic gunmen killed five French people in Algeria. French police rounded up nine suspected Algerian militants. The arrests signaled the government's determination to stop Islamic militants in the large Algerian immigrant community from serving as a rear base for terror attacks.CARDED: A Brazilian car thief who specialized in stealing luxury BMW models advertised his trade by distributing calling cards to potential clients stating his profession as "Thief," Sao Paulo police said. Detectives who arrested Robson Augusto do Nascimiento Araujo found business cards saying he worked for the fictitious firm of Thefts and Holdups Ltd, on 666 Crime Street, Delinquent Gardens. Araujo's current address is the city jail.

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DAMAGES: Actor Bill Cosby is going to have to pay damages to a New York photographer who claimed the actor roughed him up at a benefit, but lawyers argued over whether the actor had to pay 20 cents or $2 under the verdict. A federal civil court jury in New York found Friday that the performer had touched and shoved the photographer during the ceremony but said the photographer was 90 percent responsible for the incident.

RECONSIDERING: A federal judge in Charleston, S.C., agreed Friday to reconsider his decision letting The Citadel shave Shannon Faulkner's long brown hair when she becomes the military school's first woman cadet. U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck also said Faulkner can march with the cadet corps while the school appeals his ruling that its all-male admission policy is unconstitutional.

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DOCUMENTS: The FBI sent the National Archives 17,866 more pages of documents Friday on President Kennedy's assassination, plus the original fingerprint records of Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife Marina, Jack Ruby and David Ferrie. The documents came from FBI files made available to the Senate panel that investigated U.S. intelligence operations in the mid-1970s and from files involving correspondence between the FBI and the House Select Committee on Assassinations, the FBI said.