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A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass?

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.

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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

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Zillow To Buy Rival Real Estate Site Trulia

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The two websites represent more than 60 percent of the total Internet traffic for real estate listings.

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Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.

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U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty

Mon, 2014-07-28 19:00

Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

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Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

Mon, 2014-07-28 14:41

A California judge gave the green light to the sale of the team, which Donald Sterling's estranged wife had arranged in May.

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Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

Mon, 2014-07-28 13:54

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.

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It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:56

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

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In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:27

The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages.

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After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:25

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.

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House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:16

The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.

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International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:13

Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company.

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An Uneasy End To Ramadan In Gaza, Where Fighting Intensifies Once More

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:09

NPR's Emily Harris reports on the Muslim holiday of Eid in Gaza, where one where one family traces the course of three weeks of war in broken bread, temporary shelters and mourning for their dead.

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A Deal Between 'Dollar' Stores Raises The Stakes Against Wal-Mart

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:09

The slice of retail aimed at America's most budget-conscious consumers is consolidating. Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, a deal encouraged by activist investors Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz. The new company will have 13,000 stores, making it a more formidable competitor — in size, at least — to Wal-Mart.

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Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:09

A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.

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Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:07

The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.

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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Mon, 2014-07-28 12:03

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

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Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

Mon, 2014-07-28 11:43

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

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Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Mon, 2014-07-28 11:41

A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban.

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Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza

Mon, 2014-07-28 10:26

Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."

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