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U.S. pop star Madonna visits Salaza village near Lilongwe, Malawi Friday, April, 3, 2009. In a surprise move, a judge on Friday rejected Madonna's request to adopt a second child from Malawi and said it would set a dangerous precedent to bend rules requiring that prospective parents live here for some period. The country's child welfare minister had come out Thursday in support of the pop superstar's application to adopt 3-year-old Chifundo "Mercy" James
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MALAWI MADONNA ADOPTION, LILONGWE, Malawi

U.S. pop star Madonna visits Salaza village near Lilongwe, Malawi Friday, April, 3, 2009. In a surprise move, a judge on Friday rejected Madonna's request to adopt a second child from Malawi and said it would set a dangerous precedent to bend rules requiring that prospective parents live here for some period. The country's child welfare minister had come out Thursday in support of the pop superstar's application to adopt 3-year-old Chifundo "Mercy" James

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