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American Ship Prepares To Destroy Chemicals

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:31
In a quiet port in southern Spain sits a retrofitted American ship that resembles an elaborate laboratory with a pair of large metal tanks attached to winding pipes and housed in large white and yellow tents.
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Labor Split Boosts Ohio Governor

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:15
Gov. John Kasich has earned such ire among unions that he is on a list of six Republican governors the AFL-CIO hopes to topple. But a group of laborers within the AFL-CIO's ranks are considering backing his re-election bid.
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GOP Budget Plan Narrowly Passes House

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:24
The Republican-led House narrowly passed a 10-year budget blueprint that includes deep spending cuts and promotes an image of fiscal restraint core to the party's election-year message.
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Federal Cattle Seizures Spark Clashes in West

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:16
Protesters angry over the government's seizure of cattle it says were illegally grazing on federal land in southern Nevada clashed with law enforcement this week over what they see as regulatory overreach.
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No Trade Breakthrough for U.S., Japan

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:42
Hastily scheduled trade talks between Japan and the U.S. yielded progress but no agreement on the most contentious issues, raising doubts about a breakthrough ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo this month.
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Panel Votes to Reduce Some Drug Sentences

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:00
A sentencing panel voted Thursday to reduce prison sentences for most federal drug defendants, a move that would shave an average of 11 months off the average trafficking sentence and over time reduce the number of inmates.
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U.S. Senators Back Buttressing Ukraine's Currency

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:48
Two Republican senators want Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to consider bolstering Ukraine's currency to limit the country's sensitivity to external factors, including military and financial moves by Russia.
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Economists See Growth Spurt Delayed, Not Derailed

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:57
Harsh winter weather delayed—but likely didn't derail—the breakout growth many economists expected for the U.S. going into the year, according to The Wall Street Journal's monthly survey.
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Health Insurance Enrollment Has Hit 7.5 Million, Sebelius Says

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:54
At least 7.5 million people have signed up for health insurance through federal and state health-care exchanges, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.
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Teen Charged as Adult in Stabbings

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:08
A 16-year-old sophomore at the high school in Murrysville, Pa., was charged as an adult in the Wednesday attack that wounded 23 students and a security guard.
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Obama Shifts Subtly on Civil Rights

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:35
In a speech ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, President Obama likely will show how his approach to matters of race has subtly shifted during his second term.
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U.S. Budget Deficit Narrows in First Half

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:31
The U.S. budget deficit narrowed in the first six months of the fiscal year, putting the country on track for its smallest budget deficit in six years.
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Higher Price Tag Put on Detroit's Art

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:26
A large creditor of bankrupt Detroit is soliciting bids to sell the city's world-class art collection, arguing that the city's $816 million plan to keep its museum intact doesn't raise enough funds.
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Fed Shows Worry About Inflation

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:56
Fed officials are growing concerned the U.S. inflation rate won't budge from low levels, the latest sign of angst among central bankers regarding the global economy.
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Doctor-Pay Trove Shows Data's Limits

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:18
Medicare data show a wide cast of characters in the top ranks of the highest-reimbursed doctors and reveal as much about the limits of the newly public billing records as it does about medical practice.
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Dust Explosions Prompt Oversight Calls

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:20
A series of factory explosions has prompted calls for stricter standards in sectors where combustible dust is common. Industry says current rules suffice.
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Jobless Claims Hit 7-Year Low

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:16
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in seven years, a sign the labor market is rebounding sharply from a winter-related soft spell.
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NYPD Officer Injured in Brooklyn Fire Dies

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:08
Housing officer Dennis Guerra, a 38-year-old father of four, was removed from life support around 6:50 a.m. at Montefiore Medical Center
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State Test Scores No Longer the Major Factor in Student Promotions

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:48
The New York City Department of Education will now use an array of measures to decide which students will be promoted to the next grade, instead of using the past decade's approach of relying largely on state test scores, officials said.
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24 Hurt in High-School Stabbings

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:19
Two dozen people were injured after a student armed with two knives allegedly went on an early-morning stabbing rampage inside his suburban Pennsylvania high school, authorities said.
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