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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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