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Alan Greenblatt

Alan Greenblatt appears in the following:

Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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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Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.

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Why An African-American Sports Pioneer Remains Obscure

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The story of Alice Coachman Davis, who died last week, offers plentiful reminders about mid-century attitudes on race and gender. But ultimately, her story is about transcending all that.

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Drug Sentencing Guidelines Reduced For Current Prisoners

Friday, July 18, 2014

More than 46,000 inmates can petition for early release starting next year, unless Congress acts soon.

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The Latest from Eastern Ukraine

Friday, July 18, 2014

We hear from the BBC's David Stern about how the Ukrainian government is responding to the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

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Typhoon Batters Chinese Island, Heads For Vietnam

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rammasun, which killed 54 people as it passed across the Philippines on Wednesday, had picked up strength as it approached the Chinese island of Hainan. One man was killed by falling debris in Hainan.

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Amazon Launches Subscription Service For E-Books

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kindle Unlimited will give readers access to over 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. The service was short on newer releases when it launched Friday.

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Of Monsters And Men On World Cafe

Friday, July 18, 2014

Watch an exclusive acoustic performance of the Icelandic band's most recent song, "Silhouettes."

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Wildfires Force Evacuation Of Towns, Hospital In Washington State

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pateros, a town of about 650 residents in north central Washington, emptied out Thursday night as wildfires continued to grow. One resident described it as looking like "the caldron of hell."

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Berlusconi Underage Sex Conviction Overturned By Italian Court

Friday, July 18, 2014

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to seven years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.

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Libya Asks U.N. For Assistance In Protecting Oil And Airports

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fighting worsened at the Tripoli airport and around the country. Libya's central government admitted it is too weak to protect infrastructure or control warring militia groups.

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Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Escalating its conflict with Hamas, Israel shelled the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, clearing the way for ground troops. Israel is targeting tunnels Hamas uses to attack its territory.

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Florida Court Overturns State's Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The case applies only in Monroe County, which includes Key West, and will almost certainly be appealed. But a similar case is pending in Miami.

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Wildfire In Washington State Threatens Hundreds Of Homes

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Firefighters have yet to contain the blaze in the central part of the state. The Chiwaukum Creek Fire is burning through heavy timber and sent a plume of smoke 25,000 feet into the air.

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Strike Averted On Nation's Largest Commuter Rail Line

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers had threatened to go out on strike Sunday, potentially stranding hundreds of thousands of commuters. But a deal was reached Thursday.

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Federal Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional In California

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Systemic delays create a system that is arbitrary, a federal judge in Orange County decided. Death penalty advocates, however, say delays are a bigger problem for victims' families.

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U.S. Sanctions Major Russian Banks And Energy Companies

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Obama administration announced new sanctions Wednesday that go well beyond any previously imposed in its dispute with Russia over Ukraine. It's not clear whether Europeans will match them.

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Militias Clash At Libyan Airport For Fourth Day

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Tripoli airport has become a battleground between rival groups. The United Nations pulled its personnel out of the country earlier this week due to concerns about violence around the country.

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Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A bill to require employers to pay for birth control did not pass a procedural vote in the Senate. The vote may have been held largely to put GOP senators on record on the issue.

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