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'Shameful' Verdict Exposes Egyptian Journalists' Fears

Tue, 2014-06-24 08:32

A judge sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to prison on charges of reporting false news. Two Egyptian journalists explain the challenges of reporting in a tense political environment.

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New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

Tue, 2014-06-24 08:04

Teen courts and restorative justice are focused on cutting off the "school-to-prison pipeline."

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World Cup Ratings Spike: How Popular Is Soccer In The U.S.?

Tue, 2014-06-24 07:30

Sunday's U.S.-Portugal match drew an average of 24.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen, ratings that put the game above the decisive Game 5 of the recent NBA finals.

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In Mafia Arrests, Clues To Slaying Of An NYPD Officer A Century Ago

Tue, 2014-06-24 06:58

The murder of Lt. Giuseppe Petrosino, the only New York police officer to be killed in the line of duty outside the U.S., is unsolved. But Italian recordings unearthed a claim of responsibility.

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LeBron James Will Reportedly Become Free Agent, Ending Miami Contract

Tue, 2014-06-24 06:30

The move comes one week after the Miami Heat were trounced by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. The chance remains that James could return to Miami.

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Iraq's Most Influential Man Gets Pulled Back Into Politics

Tue, 2014-06-24 06:25

Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani usually stays out of the limelight, but emerged recently to address the crisis facing Iraq with the Sunni extremist surge threatening the country.

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Employer Health Costs Are Expected To Rise In 2015

Tue, 2014-06-24 06:21

Although medical costs will increase as the economy improves, the shift of expenses to workers by employers will help restrain the overall cost of care a little.

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Putin Asks Parliament To Revoke Power To Use Force In Ukraine

Tue, 2014-06-24 06:14

The Kremlin said the move is intended to "normalize the situation" in Ukraine. European foreign ministers had threatened Russia with sanctions if it didn't de-escalate the situation with its neighbor.

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1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial

Tue, 2014-06-24 05:45

Former News of the World editor Andrew Coulson was found guilty Tuesday, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a trial centering on illegal activity in the Murdoch newspaper empire.

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In Iraq, More Than 1,000 Were Killed In June

Tue, 2014-06-24 05:01

The United Nations said most of those killed in the conflict with Sunni insurgents were civilians. In addition, more than 300 were killed in southern Iraq after car-bomb attacks.

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Will Mississippi's Black Democrats Save A Republican?

Tue, 2014-06-24 04:28

Democrats who didn't go to the polls for their own primary can vote in today's runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. That could boost incumbent Thad Cochran — or mobilize support for his challenger.

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U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial: Brooks Cleared, Coulson Found Guilty

Tue, 2014-06-24 04:25

Former media executive Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all misconduct in a headline-grabbing trial revolving around tycoon Rupert Murdoch's British media empire.

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Kerry Visits Kurds To Urge A United Iraq

Tue, 2014-06-24 03:10

The Kurdish president tells Secretary of State John Kerry, "We are facing a new reality and a new Iraq." Kerry visited as a key refinery in Beiji fell to the militants after 10 days of fighting.

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Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

Tue, 2014-06-24 01:07

The economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a study by a bipartisan group of former business leaders and public officials. It predicts harsh consequences if action isn't taken.

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Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:39

Cuba's communist government has allowed the creation of small private businesses in recent years. An estimated 1 million Cubans have taken the plunge, making progress in fits and starts along the way.

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A Bear On The Loose In Washington

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:32

There's a bear roaming the streets of the nation's capital. Not an actual bear, just a president who describes his recent efforts to escape the White House bubble in ursine terms.

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Measles Outbreak In Ohio Leads Amish To Reconsider Vaccines

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:31

Amish country in Ohio is being hit hard by a measles outbreak. Most Amish aren't vaccinated, so the disease has spread quickly. But a push for vaccination has found many takers.

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:28

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:27

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.

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With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:26

With more people traveling between Cuba and the U.S., money and goods are moving, too. The influx has allowed Cuban-Americans to become investors in the island's emerging private sector.

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