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Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts.

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The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.

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Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

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5 Managers Detained In Shanghai Expired-Meat Scandal

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Chinese regulators suspended operations at Shanghai Husi Food, owned by Illinois-based OSI group. State media reported that stale meat was packaged for sale under "tacit approval" of senior managers.

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How A Chokehold, Aka Neck Restraint, Is Supposed To Work

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

After a New York man died during a police takedown, police trainers say properly administered "neck restraint" moves do not result in choking and are safer than alternatives like Tasers.

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Obama Adviser: Civilian Toll In Mideast Makes Cease-Fire Critical

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine.

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Taking Stock Of 2 Tech Giants: What's Next For Apple And Microsoft

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Microsoft's new CEO is getting a lot of love from Wall Street, but the company is struggling to stay relevant. And Apple has found its footing again, mostly through a massive stock buyback program.

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Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads to Jobs

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Vice President Joe Biden has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

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What Do The New Obamacare Rulings Mean For People Getting Subsidies?

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

The Affordable Care Act was the subject of two conflicting court opinions Tuesday. One upheld the subsidies that help middle- and low-income people afford health insurance; the other rejected them.

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Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff

Tue, 2014-07-22 19:46

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate

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Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Tue, 2014-07-22 16:03

The recall applies to "certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots" from a California packing company, the FDA says.

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Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart

Tue, 2014-07-22 14:57

A U.S. spy satellite detected a surface-to-air missile in the area just before the plane went down. Detailed forensic analysis on the wreckage may be complicated; it's reportedly been cut apart.

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Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

Tue, 2014-07-22 14:51

South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.

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On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

Tue, 2014-07-22 14:36

In a recent Gallup poll, most named immigration the biggest problem confronting the nation. But past periods of heightened worries have been brief — and haven't brought about solutions.

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Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question

Tue, 2014-07-22 13:10

Would you be a better cook if you could see your food on the grill without lifting the lid? We take a peek under the hood of an innovative glass-top grill that claims to help prevent the dreaded burn.

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Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

Tue, 2014-07-22 13:08

What does a 20 percent chance of rain or snow actually mean? Interpreting probabilities in forecasts can be hard even for mathematicians and meteorologists — never mind the average person.

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VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:53

Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:50

Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event — but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media.

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University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:49

A plant in Tonawanda heats coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Residents have long blamed the pollution for several health problems.

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Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:43

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation.

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