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WHO KNEW?

Janet Reno: ex-US Attorney General, candidate for governor of Florida, and ... party animal? Yes, apparently. The next fund-raiser for the woman who hopes to unseat Jeb Bush (R) is set for Friday night, July 19, in a trendy Miami disco and will feature noted singer Ziggy Marley and actors Damon and Marlon Wayans. Said a campaign spokeswoman: "Janet is not your typical politician."

Cost conscious: Asian cities rated globe's most expensive

Hong Kong displaced Tokyo as the most expensive city in which to live, in an annual ranking by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. The firm, which advises corporations on compensation for workers living abroad, rated 144 locales. Asian cities took several top spots, while Johannesburg, South Africa, was last. This year's 10 priciest cities:

1. Hong Kong
2. Moscow
3. Tokyo
4. Beijing
5. Shanghai, China
6. Osaka, Japan
7. New York
8. St. Petersburg, Russia
9. Seoul, South Korea
10. London
– Agence France-Presse

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