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Defense ministry issues notice to keep political remarks out of events

TOKYO - The Defense Ministry has urged its officials and senior Self-Defense Forces members not to invite to their events any guest who may make political remarks, several ministry and SDF sources said Tuesday.

The move came after a guest speaker at the Nov. 3 air show at the Air Self-Defense Force's Iruma Air Base in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, harshly denounced Prime Minister Naoto Kan, saying, ''Let's topple the Democratic Party of Japan-led administration soon. All of you must feel the same in your heart,'' according to the sources.

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Apple's iTunes music store starts selling Beatles songs

NEW YORK - Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iTunes online music store on Tuesday began selling music by the Beatles, enabling its users to purchase the band's songs and enjoy them on the iPod and other digital music players.

The move came after the U.S. computer giant resolved a long-standing trademark dispute with the band and its music distributor, struggling EMI Group Ltd. of Britain.

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Obama publishes children's book featuring 13 pioneering Americans

WASHINGTON - A children's book written by U.S. President Barack Obama titled ''Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters'' was released Tuesday.

In the book, completed before Obama took office in January 2009, the president tells children the importance of pursuing their dreams and forging their own paths through the examples set by 13 pioneering Americans.

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