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Tour de France 2014: Vincenzo Nibali Displays Dominance in Final Mountain Stage

1 hour 39 min ago
Only illness, accident or profound bad luck are likely to prevent Vincenzo Nibali from winning the Tour de France on Sunday after his stage victory on Thursday in the mountains.

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Kerry Proposes Weeklong Halt to Fighting in Gaza Strip

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 02:37
Under the plan, Palestinian and Israeli officials would cease fighting on Sunday and begin negotiations on the principal economic, political and security concerns about Gaza.

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Weather Suspected in Air Algérie Plane Wreck; 116 Are Feared Dead

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 02:31
Officials said the jet, which took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, went down during a storm in a semidesert area.

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Pioneer Day of Mormons, Retooled for Saloon

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:51
The state holiday honors the arrival of Brigham Young in the Salt Lake Valley, but for non-Mormons, it has become something else: “Pie ’n’ Beer Day.”
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In Shift, New York City Is Quickly Settling Big Civil-Rights Lawsuits

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:31
While the Bloomberg administration adopted a combative approach toward civil-rights lawsuits, the de Blasio administration may be more open to negotiation.
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A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:22
The state’s attorney general called for a temporary halt to executions a day after it took one hour and 57 minutes for Joseph R. Wood III to die.

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Senator’s Bill Is Stricter on N.S.A. Than House’s

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:14
Senator Patrick J. Leahy said he would file a new version of a bill to end the National Security Agency’s program to collect bulk phone records.

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Ohio State Fires Marching Band Director After Finding Tradition of Sexual Hazing

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:08
A report said that the university’s band members had been told to mimic sex acts and were given vulgar nicknames, and that the director did not do enough to stop harassment.
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Blasts Kill 16 Seeking Haven at Gaza School

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:08
A series of explosions at a school that was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians who had fled their homes also wounded many others. The cause was not immediately clear.

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Official Vents Outrage at Shelling of U.N. Schools in Gaza

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:56
The United Nations had given the Israeli military precise GPS locations of all 83 schools that were being used as shelters for 141,000 people who had fled their homes.
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Housing Dispute Puts Quaker University at Front of Fight Over Transgender Issues

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:52
George Fox University near Portland, Ore. has become the latest front in the fight over what defines a person’s gender, and who gets to decide.
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In Cooperstown, a Baseball Author Is Also the Manager

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:49
For Jeff Katz, the mayor of Cooperstown who also writes books, baseball is often on his mind — especially this weekend, when the Hall of Fame's induction ceremony will bring thousands to his city.
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National Guard in Texas Could Get Arrest Power

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:47
By deploying Guard members himself rather than through Washington, Gov. Rick Perry has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions.
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Amazon’s Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:30
The company continues to reinvest aggressively in its business, to the chagrin of investors hoping to see signs of profit.

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Spectators to War, West Bank Residents Hail the Hamas Fight Against Israel

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:21
Two protesters were reported killed in the West Bank, bringing the total number of protesters killed there in the last week to five.
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Washington Post Reporter Apparently Detained in Iran

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:08
A Washington Post correspondent, his Iranian wife and two other Americans were apparently taken into custody on Tuesday.
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Obama Seeks to Close Loophole That Firms Use to Shield Profits Abroad

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:28
The president asked Congress to remove the tax advantages of inversion, in which corporations designate a foreign country as their official address.

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Army War College Starts Plagiarism Inquiry of Senator John Walsh’s Thesis

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:25
The United States Army War College determined in a preliminary review on Thursday that Mr. Walsh appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master’s degree from the institution.
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Deadly Tornado Hits Campground in Virginia Two Times

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:30
A severe storm left two people dead, injured 36 others and sent massive trees flying at a Chesapeake Bay campground filled with vacationing families.
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‘Supreme City,’ by Donald L. Miller

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:44
In the 1920s, Manhattan was transformed into America’s entertainment and communications epicenter.
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