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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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U.S. to Send More Destroyers to Japan

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 23:44
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. plans to bolster its missile-defense systems in Asia and counter North Korea by sending two more advanced destroyers to Japan by 2017.
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Migrant Women Lift Remittances

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 23:43
A new study by the Inter-American Dialogue found that migrant women surveyed in several major U.S. cities sent money to their home countries more frequently in 2013 than men did.
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Some Democrats Fight Obama Over Medicare

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 23:37
More than two dozen Democrats are fighting the Obama administration over planned cuts to private plans offered in Medicare, tied in part to the 2010 health overhaul, which they fear could lead to higher premiums for some seniors.
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Pot Debate Scrambles Political Spectrum as 2016 Looms

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 23:22
Politicians trying to build national profiles ahead of the 2016 presidential race are navigating a force that barely existed in prior national elections: the growing push to allow marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.
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Jeb Bush to Decide On Run by Year-End

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 23:17
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also waded into the immigration debate, calling actions of many who come to the U.S. illegally as "act of love."
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Two NYPD Officers Seriously Hurt in Brooklyn Fire

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 23:08
Two New York City police officers were in critical condition Sunday after responding to a high-rise fire in Brooklyn, police and fire officials said.
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New Sandy Firm Dogged By Katrina

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 21:41
New Jersey has quietly employed a contractor that faced scrutiny over its work on the Hurricane Katrina recovery to help run programs for homeowners rebuilding from superstorm Sandy.
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Iran Can't Withdraw All Unfrozen Funds

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 19:18
Iran has been unable to withdraw much of the unfrozen oil revenue it was to receive under a November interim nuclear deal, a possible complication for efforts to end the decadelong standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
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Merkel Presses Free-Trade Deal

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:05
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday it would be a "paradox of history" if Europe and the U.S. failed to seal a deal on a trans-Atlantic free-trade agreement.
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U.S. Reaches a Milestone on Lost Jobs

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 08:58
U.S. employers added 192,000 in March, the Labor Department said, as private-employer payrolls hit a record high of 116.09 million, suggesting a winter slowdown was only temporary.
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Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 08:38
Essay: The U.S. unemployment rate is down, but rising numbers of Americans have dropped out of the labor force entirely. The problem is more than just cyclical, writes Glenn Hubbard.
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Kentucky Tops Wisconsin, Faces UConn for Title

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 02:10
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left and Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 on Saturday night to advance to an unexpected title matchup with Connecticut.
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Immigration Activists Rally Across U.S.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 00:04
Immigration activists demonstrated in cities across the U.S. on Saturday, placing the blame for record deportations of illegal immigrants on President Barack Obama and calling on him to stop them.
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Underdog UConn Stuns Florida, Advances to Title Game

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 23:24
In a major Final Four upset, No. 7 seed Connecticut advanced to Monday's national championship with a 63-53 win over the No. 1 seed Florida Gators.
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States Push the Pedal on Gas Tax

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:23
States and cities desperate to build and repair roads and other infrastructure—but frustrated by inertia in Congress—are raising their own levies and turning to private companies for funding.
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U.S. Signals Pause in Mideast Talks

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:22
The Obama administration threatened to pull back from talks and its envoy said it was "reality check time" on his centerpiece foreign policy initiative, as the Middle East peace process came its closest to collapse.
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