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Alan Greenblatt

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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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'Times' Reporter Must Testify About Source, Court Decides

Monday, June 02, 2014

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. Media outlets had hoped the court would grant greater protection to journalists.

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New Orleans District Moves To An All-Charter System

Friday, May 30, 2014

Charter schools have lifted test scores and graduation rates in New Orleans, but racial disparities remain a problem as charters are given responsibility for nearly all the city's children.

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Tsarnaev Friend Accused Of Impeding Boston Bombing Investigation

Friday, May 30, 2014

Khairullozhon Matanov lied and destroyed evidence about his contacts with the Tsarnaev brothers in the immediate aftermath of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, according to an indictment.

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Anonymous Man Starts Internet Frenzy By Giving Away Cash

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A man who says he cleared a big profit in a real-estate deal has been giving away money, hiding $50 or $100 at a time in California cities. More than 250,000 are following his clues on Twitter.

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America's Strength Extends Beyond Its Military, Obama Says

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"We don't face an existential crisis," the president told NPR in an exclusive interview. He said the U.S. is blessed with a growing economy and no prospect of war with another nation-state.

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Obama Emphasizes Importance Of Alliances In Foreign Policy Address

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Speaking at West Point, Obama suggested the nation's "long season of war" was drawing to a close. Although the U.S. will continue to lead, it will seek partners when not under direct military threat.

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California Lawmakers Vote To Require Condom Use In Porn Films

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Health officials praised the bill, which passed the California Assembly on Tuesday. The porn industry warned it could force them to move their multibillion-dollar business out of state.

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Bill Murray Offers Bachelor Party Advice On Love And Life

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

At a South Carolina steakhouse over Memorial Day weekend, the comic actor told friends of a groom that if they find love themselves, they should test it by going on a trip around the world.

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Median CEO Pay Tops $10 Million For The First Time

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

An Associated Press study shows that most CEOs at S&P 500 companies are now making more than eight figures. Over the past four years, they've received raises topping 50 percent.

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Teen Causes 3-Car Crash While Holding Breath Through Tunnel

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A 19-year-old driver fainted, causing his car to cross the center line of a tunnel near Manning, Ore. He was apparently playing a childhood game that involves holding your breath and making a wish.

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