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Alan Greenblatt

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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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Federal Highway Program Could Run Out Of Money Next Month

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Highway Trust Fund has been short billions for years. Without more money, the White House says construction delays will put people out of work, but Congress can't agree on a fix.

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Unions Fear High Court's Ruling Opens Door To More Trouble

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

In a major labor law decision, the Supreme Court stopped short of preventing public employee unions from collecting compulsory dues. But some justices might be willing to take that step soon.

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Obama's First-Term Military Moves Give Way To Second-Term Caution

Sunday, June 08, 2014

In his first term, the president launched a troop surge in Afghanistan, stepped up drone strikes and ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his second term, he's been reluctant to use force.

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Illinois Declares Truce In Cupcake War

Friday, June 06, 2014

When a girl's business got shut down for lack of a license, lawmakers decided the rules went too far. With states regulating so many professions, even consumer groups wonder if they should cut back.

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Restaurateur in Columbus, Ohio, Honored With Knighthood

Friday, June 06, 2014

The French government knighted a restaurant owner in Columbus for his friendship and service to World War II veterans.

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Minimum Wage Hikes Popular, But May Not Spread Everywhere

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Seattle minimum wage workers will see a gradual raise to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation. That won't end the argument about whether increases help or hurt employment.

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Dozens Of Haitian Migrants Abandoned Near Puerto Rico

Monday, June 02, 2014

Smuggling Haitians has become a big — and deadly — business. In recent days, several groups of migrants have been abandoned by smugglers on uninhabited islands in the Caribbean.

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Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women

Monday, June 02, 2014

People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say. As a result, such storms result in nearly twice as many deaths as those with male names.

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Former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Will Plead Guilty To Fraud

Monday, June 02, 2014

Patrick Cannon is accused of having accepted $50,000 in bribes. He will plead guilty to fraud on Tuesday. Cannon stepped down as mayor in March, less than four months after he was sworn in.

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EPA Chief Says Greenhouse Gas Rules Will Save Country Billions

Monday, June 02, 2014

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calls new rules on greenhouse gas reduction perhaps the most significant in the agency's history.

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91-Year-Old Woman Breaks Marathon Record

Monday, June 02, 2014

Harriette Thompson, a cancer survivor and concert pianist, on Sunday became the second-oldest woman in U.S. history to complete a marathon.

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