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Services Sector Rebounds

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:40
The U.S. nonmanufacturing sector saw activity pick up a bit in March, and employment rebounded, according to data from the Institute for Supply Management.
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New Pre-K Seats Are Available

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:27
New York City began accepting applications on Wednesday for 4,268 new full-day prekindergarten seats in public schools, marking the first wave of pre-K seats resulting from new funding in this year's state budget.
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U.S. Jobless Claims Rose to 326,000 Last Week

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:07
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, the latest struggle in a slowly recovering labor market.
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Shooter Kills 3 in Rampage at Fort Hood

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:33
For the second time in five years, an active-duty soldier is believed to have gone on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood.
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Jindal Lays Out Alternative to Health-Care Law

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:41
Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana entered the debate over health care Wednesday by laying out a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
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Lyme Disease Dispute Draws in State Legislatures

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:16
Advocates of long-term antibiotics to treat Lyme disease claim doctors are hesitant to prescribe for fear of professional sanctions. Now, lawmakers in some states are taking up the cause.
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High Court Ends Overall Limit on Political Donations

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:07
The Supreme Court struck down some caps on political contributions, the latest in a string of decisions rolling back campaign-finance regulations that have fundamentally altered how elections are fought.
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Senators Challenge GM Chief on Culture

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:56
GM Chief Executive Mary Barra faced withering attacks on her attempts to distance the auto maker from the "old GM" that put costs above safety in a second day of testimony while insisting its cars are safe.
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Brooklyn Law Cuts Tuition

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:14
As law schools throughout the nation compete for a steadily dwindling pool of applicants, Brooklyn Law School will announce a 15% tuition cut on Thursday.
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NATO Military Chief Warns on Russian Forces

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:41
The top military commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said that Russian forces could take large swaths of Ukraine in three to five days.
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Medicare to Publish Trove of Data on Doctors

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:51
The Obama administration said it would publish as early as next week data on what Medicare paid individual doctors in 2012, aiming to boost transparency and help root out fraud.
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'Wealth Effect' Drives Vacation-Home Sales

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:09
Sales of vacation homes are surging again, the result of rising wealth in higher-income households and renewed confidence in the housing market.
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Chimp Lawsuit is Denied

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 21:33
A Connecticut legislative committee voted Wednesday to deny a woman mauled by a chimpanzee the ability to sue the state.
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U.S. Gambit on Mideast Talks Falters

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 21:24
The Obama administration's campaign to forge a Middle East peace deal continued to unravel, as the Palestinians defied Israel and formally requested treaty memberships.
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Detroit Gets Approval to Borrow $120 Million

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:52
Detroit will be able to borrow $120 million to combat crime and blight after a federal judge approved the city's first fundraising since filing for bankruptcy protection.
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U.S. Shows Off Amphibian Push in Asia

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:36
The U.S. Marine Corps is rebuilding its forces in East Asia, beefing up amphibious fighting capabilities in a push meant to ease doubts about the U.S. pivot to Asia.
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U.S. Indicts Ukraine Tycoon Over Alleged Bribery

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:26
U.S. prosecutors have accused Ukrainian gas tycoon Dmytro Firtash of conspiring to bribe government officials in India to win rights to mine titanium, according to an indictment unsealed on Wednesday in Chicago.
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Fort Hood Also Site of 2009 Mass Shooting

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:46
Reports of a shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday come nearly 4 1/2 years after 13 soldiers were killed and more than 30 others were wounded at the same central Texas base in one of the worst incidents of soldier-on-soldier violence in U.S. military history.
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Washington Mudslide Was Caused By Rains, Geologist Says

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:30
The devastating mudslide in Washington that has claimed at least 29 lives was caused by unusually heavy rainfall, a USGS official said.
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Federal Judge Stays Executions of 2 Inmates

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:18
A federal judge in Houston has stayed the executions of death-row inmates Tommy Lynn Sells and Ramiro Hernandez Llanas, saying the state has withheld lethal-injection drug information.
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