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For More Than 30 Years, Comics Flock To Montreal Every July

Wed, 2015-07-22 01:30

Montreal is home to the biggest and oldest international comedy festival in the world. Dave Chappelle, Mike Myers, Wanda Sykes and Kevin Hart are among the performers this year.

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Can Greece Get A Handle On Its Notorious Tax System?

Wed, 2015-07-22 01:30

A big problem for Greece as it attempts to climb out of its fiscal hole is its corrupt and inefficient tax system. The tax code is maddeningly complex and evasion is high.

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Novelist E.L Doctorow, Master Of Historical Fiction, Dies At 84

Wed, 2015-07-22 01:30

Novelist E.L. Doctorow, best known for his works of historical fiction set in the early 20th century, has died at the age of 84. His widely admired books include "Ragtime" and "Billy Bathgate."

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Sandra Bland Video Shows An Argument With Police Officer

Wed, 2015-07-22 01:30

A police dash cam video has been released in the case of Sandra Bland, the woman who was later found dead in a Texas jail. The video shows tension quickly escalating between Bland and the trooper.

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The Unintended Consequences Of A Program Designed To Help Homeowners

Wed, 2015-07-22 01:30

A Maryland program designed to help struggling homeowners ended up contributing to foreclosures in some cases. Researchers say it's an example of unintended consequences of some government policies.

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Death Penalty Or Life In Prison? Aurora Shooting Trial Goes To Sentencing Phase

Wed, 2015-07-22 01:30

The sentencing phase of the Aurora Theater Shooting trail begins Wednesday. James Holmes, who was found guilty of murder last week, faces either the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

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Newark Police Department Joins A Dozen Others Facing Federal Scrutiny

Wed, 2015-07-22 01:30

The Newark, New Jersey, police department is set to join a dozen other troubled law enforcement agencies under consent decrees with the federal government, which will be monitoring them.

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Syfy's 'Sharknado 3' Fails At Being Really Good Bad Television

Wed, 2015-07-22 01:13

Syfy debuts the third installment in its disaster movie spoof franchise. But it isn't fun to watch — even ironically — and the film falls short, even as it inspires imitators on other channels.

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Syria's Moderates: This Is Not What We Expected

Wed, 2015-07-22 01:09

They protested against the Assad regime in 2011, hoping for democracy. Now they're in exile, fighting extremists for their country's future and trying to provide a lifeline for others back in Syria.

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For Love Or Money: Fans, Businesses Flock To Fantasy Sports

Wed, 2015-07-22 00:57

The legal loophole that allows people to bet on fantasy sports teams but not real ones is attracting big money. Fantasy games may trump real ones soon, says commentator Frank Deford.

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Obama And Stewart Have One Last Dance On 'The Daily Show'

Tue, 2015-07-21 23:22

President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart turned serious during their last appearance together before Stewart leaves "The Daily Show" next month.

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Novelist E.L. Doctorow, Author Of 'Billy Bathgate,' 'Ragtime,' Dies At 84

Tue, 2015-07-21 17:24

The writer was best known for his historical fiction books set in the early 20th-century United States. His son told the New York Times that he died Tuesday of complications from lung cancer.

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Cosby's Lawyers Blast Media Over Reports Comedian Drugged, Assaulted Women

Tue, 2015-07-21 16:21

The lawyers also asked a court to keep confidential the details of Cosby's settlement with a Temple University employee who alleged he sexually abused her.

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FCC Set To Approve AT&T-DirecTV Merger

Tue, 2015-07-21 14:33

The agency's chairman circulated an order to his fellow commissioners to approve the $48.5 billion merger. He said the move would increase competition in the broadband space.

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How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

Tue, 2015-07-21 14:01

When Zachary Klundt broke into All Families Healthcare he destroyed the only clinic providing abortions in the Flathead Valley of Montana. More than a year later, the clinic remains closed.

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Five Years Later, Legacy Of Financial Overhaul Still Being Weighed

Tue, 2015-07-21 13:53

Republicans are pushing to roll back Dodd-Frank because they say it overregulates the financial industry and hurts growth. Supporters say it has made banks stronger and the financial system safer.

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Court Throws Out Some Convictions Of Former Ill. Gov. Blagojevich

Tue, 2015-07-21 12:24

The disgraced Democrat is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing the authority of his office for personal financial gain. He will stay in prison pending further court proceedings.

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Women's Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's Than Men's

Tue, 2015-07-21 12:21

Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference say there's growing evidence that women are more likely than men of the same age to develop Alzheimer's disease.

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U.S.-Cuba Ties Are Restored, But Most American Tourists Will Have To Wait

Tue, 2015-07-21 12:21

Now that Cuba and the United States have restored full diplomatic ties, what will it take to lift sanctions impeding business and travel?

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Trying To Get The World Unhooked From Hookworm

Tue, 2015-07-21 12:19

The worm infects 740 million people and causes anemia and loss of protein. A vaccine is in the works. And some brave souls are testing it out by ... getting infected with hookworm.

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