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Alan Greenblatt

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Casino Boat Runs Aground Off Georgia Coast In Maiden Voyage

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

So far, the Coast Guard has been unable to move the boat, though all of the passengers have been evacuated.

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A Dozen People Killed As Typhoon Batters The Philippines

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mass evacuations helped limit the death toll from Rammasun as it passed through densely populated areas. The government was better prepared following a killer storm last fall.

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University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

In a case sent back by the Supreme Court last year, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the university's use of race as a factor in admissions is acceptable. Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal.

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Why Some Politicians Turn Down Free Money

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Once in a while, elected officials turn down raises because they think it looks bad if they're also having to cut budgets or raise taxes. Sometimes, though, they're genuinely altruistic.

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Two Former State Attorneys General Arrested In Utah

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The former chief law enforcement officers face 23 counts of bribery, obstruction of justice and other charges. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert calls it "a black eye" for the state.

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In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big Changes

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Peace Corps has announced that it's streamlining its application process so volunteers won't have to spend hours doing paperwork or wait a year to find out if they're being sent abroad.

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In Worst Attack In Years, 89 Afghans Killed By Suicide Bomber

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The attack occurred Tuesday morning near a market in the eastern province of Paktika. At a time of political uncertainty, deadly attacks are taking place on a near-daily basis.

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Israel Accepts Cease-Fire Proposal From Egypt

Monday, July 14, 2014

Israel's Security Cabinet has accepted Egypt's proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza. Hamas has not yet formally accepted the plan.

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Accounting Giant To Pay $4 Million After Improper Lobbying

Monday, July 14, 2014

The SEC announced Monday that auditing giant Ernst & Young will pay $4 million to settle charges a subsidiary lobbied Congress inappropriately. The firm neither admitted nor denied the charges.

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Trump Plaza Latest Atlantic City Casino To Fold

Monday, July 14, 2014

The casino sent out a warning on Monday to more than 1,000 employees that their jobs will likely end in September. It could be one of four Atlantic City casinos to shut down.

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With Bright Benches, London Shows Off Its Love Of Books

Monday, July 14, 2014

The National Literacy Trust commissioned 50 artists to paint benches with scenes from famous books and placed them around London for the summer.

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In Nigeria, Malala Calls For Release Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has drawn renewed attention to the plight of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April, but their release appears no more imminent.

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Church Of England Will Allow Women To Serve As Bishops

Monday, July 14, 2014

More than 20 years after first allowing women to serve as priests, the church voted to ordain women as bishops. A similar proposal had been narrowly defeated in 2012.

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Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-Winning Chronicler Of Apartheid, Dies

Monday, July 14, 2014

Gordimer found her central theme exploring the human effects of racial injustice, but her work continued long after South Africa's apartheid regime had ended.

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Sweet Deal? Chocolatier Lindt Buys Russell Stover

Monday, July 14, 2014

The purchase would make the combined company the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America. The deal's value is estimated at around $1.5 billion.

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Congress' Latest Death Match Involves A Bank You've Never Heard Of

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The business lobby is pushing hard for the survival of the Export-Import Bank, which has supported U.S. exports for 80 years. Some House GOP leaders, though, think it's time to kill the bank.

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An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The estate of John "Duke" Wayne and Duke University are fighting over commercial use of their shared name. Although the actor was always known as Duke, nicknames don't have much standing in court.

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What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The number of Central American children seeking entry into the U.S. has grown dramatically. The U.N. calls it a refugee crisis, but the GOP blames administration policies for encouraging migrants.

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5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

While it's not exceptionally tall, the tree has a wide canopy. And it dates back to the era of Egypt's great pyramids.

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1 Out Of 4 Memphis, Tenn., Cops Calls In Sick

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

More than 550 police officers stayed home on Tuesday, apparently angered by big increases in health insurance costs. The number of "blue flu" cases has been increasing daily.

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