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Celeb birthdays for March 23, 2012

Singer Ric Ocasek (The Cars) is 63. Singer Chaka Khan is 59. Actress Amanda Plummer is 55. Actress Catherine Keener is 53. Actress Hope Davis (“About Schmidt”) is 48. Actor Richard Grieco is 47. Country drummer Kevin Griffin of Yankee Grey is 47. Actress Marin Hinkle (“Two and a Half …

Temporary crypt for Venezuelan ex-president

MIAMI (AP) — Family members sang the Venezuelan national anthem and joined in prayer as the remains of former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez were temporarily entombed Thursday in a U.S. crypt, while a fight continues over his permanent resting place. A judge ordered Perez’s sealed copper casket moved from …

Chavez supporters, foes stage anniversary rallies

Allies and adversaries of President Hugo Chavez took to the streets of the capital by the thousands Sunday, staging rival demonstrations to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Venezuela’s democracy. Opposition supporters gathered along an avenue in eastern Caracas and chanted anti-government slogans while waving red-yellow-and-blue Venezuelan flags and banners labeling …