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Standing before a judge at midday Monday, Dominique Strauss-Kahn looked like a man who had barely slept since his world imploded. In less than 48 hours, his surroundings shifted from the first-class cabin of a transatlantic flight to the interior of a Manhattan prison cell.

Portrayed by prosecutors as a serious flight risk, the head of the International Monetary Fund and one-time leading contender for the president of France was denied bail. Instead, he will remain in jail pending a further hearing as he battles explosive charges that he attempted to rape a ...

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