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Army Gives Detailed Account of Fort Hood Spree

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:24
Military officials provided a more detailed account of the shooting spree at Fort Hood in which they alleged a U.S. Army soldier killed three colleagues and injured 16 others before taking his own life.
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Pro-Russia Unrest Swells in Ukraine

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 05:47
Pro-Russian protesters in Ukraine called for their own referendum on independence, spurring a renewed diplomatic push and U.S. warning.
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U.S. Shows Optimism on Iran Talks

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 02:45
The U.S. says it is convinced it can conclude an agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program by the July 20 target date despite significant political hurdles.
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Mideast Peace Hopes Scaled Back

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 01:59
With hopes for a comprehensive peace agreement fading, some Israelis and Palestinians say it is time to consider a "Plan B" with the far less ambitious goal of simply agreeing to live peacefully.
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Middlemen for Payday Lenders Under Fire

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:12
Federal and state officials are cracking down on businesses that provide consumer financial data to payday lenders, the latest front in a continuing battle to curb high-cost loans.
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Panel Backs Aspirin Use for Some Pregnant Women

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 22:32
A federal task force recommended that some pregnant women take low-dose aspirin daily to avoid getting preeclampsia, a condition that can lead to preterm birth and other complications.
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Big Demand for Skilled-Worker Visas

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:17
A U.S. visa program for foreign skilled workers has attracted more applications than there are visas available, triggering a lottery for their allotment.
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Court Seeks More Details on Desegregation Effort

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:12
One of the nation's longest-running school-desegregation disputes is heading back to trial court after a federal appeals panel rejected a plan to end blacks-only education in Cleveland, Miss., that the Justice Department contends is inadequate.
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Medicare Agency Says Payments to Insurers Will Rise in 2015

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:11
Federal regulators boosted planned payments for insurers that run private Medicare plans, in the wake of a major industry lobbying campaign that created a tough political situation for the Obama administration.
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Maryland Approves Gradually Raising Minimum Wage

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:10
Maryland lawmakers approved gradually raising the minimum wage there to $10.10 an hour, the latest in a wave of states that have boosted the pay rate amid uncertain prospects in Congress for a federal increase.
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Senate Passes Jobless-Aid Bill

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:27
The Senate voted to restore emergency financial benefits for the long-term unemployed, the first in a series of moves planned by both parties in coming weeks to court core voters this fall.
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Senate Passes Bill to Restore Unemployment Benefits Through May

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 18:55
With bipartisan support, the Senate voted Monday to restore emergency unemployment benefits that expired last year through May, but Republican leaders in the House aren't expected to take up the legislation.
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FTC Cybersecurity Case Against Wyndham to Proceed

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 18:08
A federal judge ruled to allow the Federal Trade Commission to proceed with its lawsuit alleging hotel chain Wyndham Worldwide failed to make reasonable efforts to protect consumer information.
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Clinton's Presence Freezes Rest of 2016 Field

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:02
Hillary Clinton's uncertain place in the Democratic presidential nomination stakes is creating obstacles for other candidates.
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Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Dies

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 15:10
Mickey Rooney was the biggest box-office draw in Hollywood in 1939 and spent the next 70 years trying with varying success to make his way back to that pinnacle.
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Group Fights FAA Order to Stop Using Drones

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 14:35
A Texas group that searches for missing people is fighting an FAA order to stop using drones in its searches, adding a new challenge to the agency's authority to prohibit drones.
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A Learning Curve for New York City's Mayor

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 14:12
In nearly 100 days in New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio has displayed a talent for marshaling energy around a cause but has shown less aptitude for managing a complex city government and navigating city and state politics.
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Phony Calls Plague 911 Centers

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 14:01
A problem is plaguing 911 response centers nationwide: false emergency calls made from cellphones that no longer have a contract with a wireless carrier and so can avoid being tied to a user.
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Temp Jobs Surge as Firms Contain Expenses

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:08
The Outlook: The short-term staffing industry booming, with temps and consultants accounting for more than one-tenth of all job growth since 2009. Many labor experts believe it marks a lasting shift in the job market.
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Fort Hood Survivors Recall a Day of Bravery Under Fire

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 09:19
Days later, military officials still didn't know the motive, and said they may never fully understand. It was the second mass shooting in five years at Fort Hood, the nation's largest Army post.
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