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Review to Clear Current Christie Aides

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:46
An internal investigation conducted by lawyers hired by the Christie administration into the George Washington Bridge lane closures is expected to absolve additional members of Gov. Chris Christie's senior staff.
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Northwestern Football Team Can Unionize

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:01
Northwestern University football players receiving athletic scholarships are employees and therefore can unionize, according to a landmark ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director.
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Mudslide Area Was Said to Be at Risk

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:57
Questions persist over whether warnings about the site's potential for disaster had been sufficiently publicized.
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Jobless Claims Fall

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:17
The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week, a sign of improvement in the U.S. job market's painfully slow recovery.
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Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Found Guilty in Terror Case

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:51
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was found guilty of conspiring to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists.
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Health-Signup Extension Worries Insurers

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:16
The Obama administration's decision to let some consumers enroll in health plans beyond Monday's deadline sparked concern among insurers and prompted fresh attacks from opponents of the health law.
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Obama Seeks to Rally Allies on Russia

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:47
President Barack Obama, emphasizing U.S. allies' united front against Moscow, cast Russia's invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea as a violation of a European order painstakingly built from the bloodshed of World War II.
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Kerry Tries to Salvage Mideast Talks

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 05:12
Secretary of State John Kerry made an unexpected detour to Jordan in an effort to defuse a crisis between Israelis and Palestinians over a prisoner release that threatened to torpedo peace talks after an eight-month effort.
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Smallville, USA, Fades Further

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:27
Large swaths of rural America are struggling with shrinking populations despite an oil boom that has drawn a surge of residents into states such as North Dakota, new data taken from a Census report show.
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Charlotte Mayor Resigns After Arrest

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:27
The new mayor of Charlotte, N.C., resigned Wednesday, hours after he was arrested on federal public corruption charges and accused of taking $48,000 in cash and gifts from agents posing as developers.
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For the Theremin, Music Lessons Are Hands-Off

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:09
Make subtle finger movements and refrain from flailing your arms. That is the kind of instruction a group of aspiring musicians recently received at a workshop organized by the New York Theremin Society.
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Minimum Wage Bill Passes in Connecticut

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:30
Connecticut state lawmakers on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass legislation that would increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, by 2017.
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Missing-Persons List in Mudslide Is a Work in Progress

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:23
The list of those reported unaccounted for or missing after a mudslide buried a rural area near Oso, Wash., fell Wednesday to 90 from 176, though officials said the status of 35 other names was now classified as "in question."
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Debris Field Draws Hopes in Jet Search

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:08
Satellite images of a debris field in the Indian Ocean offered what officials said was their most credible lead in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Scientists Write New Chapter for Cosmos

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:00
Scientists added two discoveries to the inventory of celestial real estate in the solar system: a dwarf planet found far beyond Pluto's orbit and a set of rings, like those around Saturn, that encircle a distant asteroid.
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Senate Democrats to Offer Fixes for Health Law

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:17
Several centrist Senate Democrats, including some up for re-election this fall, are planning to push for changes to the Affordable Care Act—a move that has stirred debate within the party.
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Afghanistan's Karzai Battles for Legacy

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:09
Afghanistan's coming election to pick a successor to President Hamid Karzai will also determine how much power the mercurial leader will retain once he leaves office.
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TSA Sets New Measures in Response to Shooting

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:37
The Transportation Security Administration announced measures including increased employee training in response to the fatal shooting of an employee in Los Angeles last year, but it stopped short of mandating armed officers at airport checkpoints as union officials have urged.
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Supreme Court Weighs Rights of Protesters, Secret Service

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:49
The Supreme Court showed little inclination during arguments to let protesters sue Secret Service agents they claim violated their First Amendment rights at a 2004 campaign event.
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City E-Cig Ban Faces Legal Challenge

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:24
New York City's ban on electronic cigarettes is being challenged by a smokers' rights group, which filed a lawsuit.
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