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Superheroes, Bond, hobbits vie for effects Oscar

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond, Snow White and a whole lot of hobbits and superheroes are in the running for the visual-effects prize at the Academy Awards. The superhero blockbusters "The Avengers," ''The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" are among 10 films that made the cut for visual-effects nominations for the Oscars on Feb. 24. The other seven contenders announced...