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A Brief History Of Racial Protest In Sports

Tue, 2014-12-02 10:16

On Sunday, players from the St. Louis Rams ran onto the field with their arms raised in the "hands up, don't shoot" pose that's been used in protests of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Chicago Council Strongly Approves $13 Minimum Wage

Tue, 2014-12-02 10:02

Saying that inflation has outpaced wage growth, the ordinance will raise the city's minimum wage to $10 by next July, with new increments added each summer thereafter.

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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Tue, 2014-12-02 09:36

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.

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Study: Campaign Cash Brings Tax Benefits On Capitol Hill

Tue, 2014-12-02 08:24

A new analysis finds that corporations that deploy lobbyists and make contributions experience lower and more consistent tax rates over the long term.

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Reports: Ashton Carter Emerges As Obama's Top Pick For Secretary Of Defense

Tue, 2014-12-02 08:09

Carter served as the number two defense official under Leon Panetta. While relatively unknown to the public, he's respected for his intelligence.

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Indian TV Host Slapped For Wearing A 'Short Dress'

Tue, 2014-12-02 07:44

Police arrested 24-year-old Akil Malik for allegedly slapping Gauhar Khan during the filming of India's Raw Star, a televised singing contest that she hosts.

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Government Says Bosses Can't Force Workers To Get Health Tests

Tue, 2014-12-02 06:55

When is a voluntary program no longer voluntary? That's the question about corporate wellness programs, which give employees hefty financial incentives to undergo health screenings.

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Iraq, Kurds Agree On Deal Over Oil Exports, Budget

Tue, 2014-12-02 06:15

The agreement could ease some pressure on Iraq's government, which is facing an economic crisis, and on Kurdish authorities who have had trouble paying government employees and security forces.

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Costa Concordia Captain Defends Himself In First Testimony

Tue, 2014-12-02 06:14

Francesco Schettino said he didn't change the route of the cruise liner to impress a Moldovan dancer he was having an affair with.

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Al-Shabab Takes Responsibility For Killing 36 In Kenya

Tue, 2014-12-02 04:11

Witnesses said armed militants opened fire on workers at a quarry in the northeast part of the country. The country's police chief resigned and the interior minister was fired.

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Wife, Son Of Islamic State Leader Are Detained In Lebanon

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:46

Authorities say they detained the wife and son of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the border with Syria. The two are being interrogated.

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NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You've Likely Never Heard Of)

Tue, 2014-12-02 01:45

The new vehicle, named Orion, is designed to carry humans into deep space. But most Americans aren't aware it exists.

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Obamacare 'Glitch' Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families

Mon, 2014-12-01 23:54

The health care law gives subsidies to those whose employers' insurance isn't affordable, but that's based on the cost of worker-only coverage. Adding family to a plan can send prices out of reach.

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Colorado's Pot Industry Looks To Move Past Stereotypes

Mon, 2014-12-01 23:52

In the year since Colorado made recreational marijuana legal, pot has become a billion-dollar business in the state. And some growers are on a serious mission to make it legitimate and mainstream.

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Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

Mon, 2014-12-01 23:42

The battle over school lunch pits those who want to emphasize nutrition against those who say kids will just throw that food away. We go inside a kitchen where tiny taste testers sway the menu.

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If Everybody Had An Ocean, Could We Surf Our Way To Mental Health?

Mon, 2014-12-01 23:37

The teenager's dad was beating his mom. So the kid fell into a funk. His grades plummeted, he joined a gang, he got into fights. Then he discovered surfing therapy.

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Anthony Marshall, Convicted Of Raiding Mother's Fortune, Dies At 90

Mon, 2014-12-01 22:18

Anthony Marshall, son of socialite Brooke Astor, was convicted in 2009 of defrauding his mother. Marshall was sentenced to prison but appeals delayed him from serving any time until 2013.

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Ferguson Commission's First Session Disrupted By Outburst

Mon, 2014-12-01 17:41

After a quiet start, Monday's session was interrupted by residents who were frustrated by the long wait for them to be heard.

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U.K. Security Experts Worried About Terror Attack Around Christmas

Mon, 2014-12-01 15:43

Counter-terrorism officials in the U.S. and the United Kingdom have discussed an outright ban on hand-carried luggage aboard airplanes in the wake of reports of a possible attack.

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50 Years Of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas': Share Your Sad Tree Photos

Mon, 2014-12-01 14:24

Since 1965, Charlie Brown's scrawny tree has been compared to many real-life Christmas trees. If you have one in your past – or in your den – we want to see it.

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