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  • Kate Middleton's
    wardrobe - estimated to be one tiara and 30 outfits strong - during her tour through Asia with Prince William was expected to grab headlines.

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    Now it's what her wardrobe could be hiding - a growing belly bump - that is making all the news. The 30-year-old Duchess, the subject of pregnancy rumors since the day she and Prince William wed last April, is sparking rumors once again that she may be carrying a royal heir after choosing water over wine at an official state dinner with Singapore's president and prime minister.

    While William, also 30, and others raised glasses of wine to toast the country's Queen, Kate, dressed fashionably in a gown by Singapore-born designer Prabal Garang, twice politely declined and chose water instead, sparking a flurry of speculation.

    (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Pregnancy rumors emerged in April, as the couple celebrated their one-year anniversary and last November, when the couple were reportedly

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  • Drivers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania may be in for a shock if they pull into a Lukoil gas station.

    About 57 franchise owners are protesting on Wednesday against the price of gas charged by Lukoil North America, a subsidiary of the Russian corporation, OAO Lukoil. The owners have posted gas prices over $8 at their stations to draw attention to what they claim are the high prices charged to them that they must pass on to consumers.

    "We are doing this because we are dying," said Khaled Kezbari, owner of three Lukoil gas stations in New Jersey. "Lukoil is charging us costs higher than the retail market. How can you compete? You cannot compete in the market like that."

    Outside Kezbari's gas station in Mount Laurel, N.J., the price of gas is posted as $9.99 a gallon.

    However, Kezbari, 46, said the gas station owners are not charging customers those high costs. They are only posting the prices for 24 hours in protest of the franchisees' high costs.

    "It would be ridiculous if they

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  • Yesterday two members of the Olympic gold medal winning gymnastics team took major falls off the uneven bars onto a cement floor during a 40-city exhibition tour.

    One of them, team captain Ali Raisman popped right back up and kept going. The other, vaulting sensation McKayla Maroney, was sent to the hospital and may have fractured a bone in her lower leg. This was on top of the broken toe she nursed all through Olympic competition.

    These are just the latest injuries to the troup of elite athletes featured on the tour. Fellow Gold medalist, Jorydn Wieber is suspected of having a stress frature in her foot. And former Olympic champions Alicia Sacromone and Shawn Johnson have struggled with numerous physical ailments over the past year.

    For gymnasts at the elite level, performing with pain is part of the package. Many of them continue to train and compete while suffering broken bones, torn muscles and other severe injuries. Experts wonder what message this continue-at-all-costs

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