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Sep 23, 2011, 8:20 p.m.

Agents seize 50,000 counterfeit glasses, hats, handbags

(Reuters) - Officials seized an estimated 50,000 counterfeit items with a retail price tag of nearly $5 million in Tampa, Florida this week, customs officials said on Friday. The goods were confiscated from a local flea market, three storage units and a box truck after five federal search warrants were executed, officials said.

Elton John in talks to make biopic "Rocketman"

LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Elton John is in talks to make a film about his life, his spokesman said on Friday, in response to media reports about a planned biopic called "Rocketman." Newspapers and websites said that Rocketman would be produced by John's partner David Furnish and Steve Hamilton Shaw and executive produced by the singer himself.

Two-thirds of Americans perk up with coffee: survey

(Reuters) - Two-thirds of Americans drink coffee, and many gulp down their first cup within an hour of awakening, according to a survey released on Thursday. On average, the 65 percent of Americans who drink coffee each consume an average of 13 cups of coffee per week, and three out of five agreed with the statement "I need a cup of coffee to start my day."

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