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A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

Wed, 2014-08-20 23:34

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.

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DOJ Ordered To Turn Over List Of Fast And Furious Documents

Wed, 2014-08-20 23:30

A federal judge told the Justice Department to provide Congress with a log of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement tactic known as gun-walking.

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Announcement On Bank Of America Settlement Expected Soon

Wed, 2014-08-20 21:32

The bank has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve a probe into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, according to AP sources.

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Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling

Wed, 2014-08-20 16:30

The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.

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U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

Wed, 2014-08-20 16:30

The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.

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U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria

Wed, 2014-08-20 15:01

The mission earlier this summer, based on intelligence from released hostages, "was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location," the Pentagon reported.

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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

Wed, 2014-08-20 13:48

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

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From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

Wed, 2014-08-20 13:45

Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.

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Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licences

Wed, 2014-08-20 13:28

The Supreme Court has stayed a Virginia court's ruling which ended the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:59

Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.

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SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:44

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.

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In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:17

The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.

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EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:13

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.

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Remembering James Foley, A Journalist Who Made His Life In War Zones

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:13

American James Foley, who was executed by Islamist militants, had been working for GlobalPost when he disappeared in 2012. GlobalPost CEO Phil Balboni speaks about about Foley and his work.

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Militants Behead American Journalist, Leveling New Threats At U.S.

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:13

The group known as the Islamic State has fired its first violent salvo against the U.S. The group declared that the beheading is a retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

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In Liberia, An Ebola Quarantine Descends Into Riots

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:13

After the Liberian government ordered a quarantine of one of the poorest neighborhoods in its capital, Monrovia, residents there woke up to find themselves cut off from the rest of the city by security forces. By midday, the neighborhood was in riot.

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Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:13

The bread that Jules and Helen Rabin have made in their fieldstone oven for four decades has a cult following in central Vermont. But this may be the last summer they sell it at the farmers market.

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Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:11

Both sides have traded barbs and criticism over the other's policies. Some believe the public feud stems from a personal animosity between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In

Wed, 2014-08-20 11:35

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow.

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Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Wed, 2014-08-20 10:57

Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.

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