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Supreme Court Will Hear Case Challenging Obamacare Subsidies

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Supreme Court will again take up a central question about President Obama's signature law — the Affordable Care Act.

On Friday, the court decided to hear a case challenging the legality of some of the subsidies provided by the federal government.

At issue is the language Congress used ...

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Ukraine Says Russia Is Sending Tanks, Artillery Across The Border

Friday, November 07, 2014

Ukraine says Russia has sent 32 tanks and 16 howitzer artillery systems across its border, threatening an already fragile ceasefire that was agreed to back in September.

Reuters reports:

"'The deployment continues of military equipment and Russian mercenaries to the front lines,' spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in ...

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Economy Continues Adding Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.8 Percent

Friday, November 07, 2014

The October jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the economy continued to add jobs at a healthy clip.

Here are the two big numbers:

The economy added 214,000 jobs; less than the 248,000 produced in September, but just about the 200,000 needed ...

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Army Drops Use Of Term 'Negro'

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Army is dropping the use of the term "negro" in an official document that listed it as an acceptable way to refer to African Americans.

CNN first pointed out the document on Thursday and just hours later the Army responded by revising the document.

The Associated Press ...

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Regional Government OKs Restart Of Japanese Nuclear Plant

Friday, November 07, 2014

Japan is one step closer to restarting its nuclear power operations, as regional authorities approved the restart of a nuclear reactor in the city of Satsuma Sendai in the Kagoshima Prefecture.

Remember, Japan shut down all of its nuclear reactors after a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power ...

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Report: Obama Wrote Letter To Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei About Islamic State

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Citing "people briefed on the correspondence," The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Obama wrote a letter to Iran's supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei this past October.

The letter, according to the newspaper, was about the U.S.-led fight against the so-called Islamic State.

The Journal reports:

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As It Turns Extra-Tropical, Typhoon Nuri Could Challenge All-Time Record

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Typhoon Nuri has already had a remarkable run on this Earth.

The Capital Weather Gang explains that for 24 hours over the weekend, Nuri was a category 5 monster storm with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph, tying with Typhoon Vongfong as the strongest cyclone of the season.

But ...

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University Of California Proposes Tuition Hike For Next 5 Years

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Following three years of a tuition freeze, the University of California system is considering a major hike.

The Associated Press reports that UC President Janet Napolitano will present to the system's governing board a plan that calls for a tuition increase of as much as 5 percent each year ...

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Murder-For-Hire Charge Dropped Against AC/DC Drummer

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Updated: 12:22 a.m. ET Friday:

Because of a lack of evidence, prosecutors in New Zealand have dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd. The Associated Press reports the 60-year-old Rudd had been charged Thursday with trying to arrange two killings. He's still facing charges of threatening to kill, ...

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NATO's New Secretary General Makes First Visit To Kabul

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The new secretary general of NATO and Pakistan's Army chief were in Kabul on Thursday to meet with newly-sworn-in President Ashraf Ghani.

As NPR's Sean Carberry reports the visits mark a continued honeymoon between the international community and Afghanistan's new government. Sean sent this report to our Newscast unit:

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Spanish Nursing Assistant, Cured Of Ebola, Leaves Hospital

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Teresa Romero Ramos, the Spanish nursing assistant who was diagnosed with Ebola, is now cured and has left a hospital in Madrid.

Just before her departure, her husband, Javier Limón, reportedly said Romero would sue Madrid's government for intimating that she had lied and for "executing" her dog Excálibur, while ...

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A Win In West Virginia Makes Saira Blair State's Youngest Lawmaker

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

After a landslide victory on Tuesday, Saira Blair, an 18-year-old fiscal conservative, will become West Virginia's youngest lawmaker.

Blair earned 63 percent of the vote, winning a seat on the West Virginia House of Delegates.

In a statement on her campaign's Facebook page, Blair said her election sent a ...

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After A Resounding GOP Victory, 6 Tidbits That Tell The Story

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The big headline from last night's midterm elections is that Republicans walloped the Democrats, cashing in on enormous discontent about the state of the country to pick up seven Senate seats and wrest control of the chamber.

That, of course, sets up divided government for the next two years: a ...

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That 'I'm A Voter' App At The Top Of Your Newsfeed Actually Makes A Difference

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

You thought that "I'm a Voter" app at the top of your Facebook newsfeed was just some cute flair, right?

Well, it actually makes a difference. No, really. Some serious scientists collaborated with Facebook in 2010 and found that the app added 340,000 additional voters that election cycle.

Here's ...

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3 Years After Wreck, Remains Of Final Costa Concordia Victim Are Found

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Workers at a salvage yard in Genoa, Italy, found the remains of the last victim still missing after the Costa Concordia capsized in January of 2012.

The BBC reports the workers handed the remains over to authorities, who believe the remains belong to Russel Robello, a waiter who ...

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How To Wean Your Kids Off Halloween Candy: Cold, Hard Cash

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Like many parents out there, I love Halloween as much as I dread it. The joy the kiddos get from the costumes and candy is balanced by what comes after: the fights and negotiations that go along with trying to limit their sugar intake.

Thus was born my candy buyback ...

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China Says It's Developed A Laser To Bring Down Drones

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

China says it has developed a laser capable of destroying a small drone flying at a low altitude.

The official state news agency Xinhua reports:

"The machine is able to shoot down various small aircraft within a two-kilometer radius and can do so in five seconds after locating ...

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Top Stories: Election Day Arrives; Fugitive Mexican Mayor Caught

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- It's Election Day: Here Are 5 Headlines That Tell The Story.

-- Police Capture Mexican Mayor Accused Of Ordering Student Kidnappings.

And here are more early headlines:

Appeals Court To Hear NSA Phone Records Surveillance Case Today. (The Hill)

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It's Election Day: Here Are 5 Headlines That Tell The Story

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Voters across the country are headed to polls this morning. Thirty-six U.S. Senate seats and 36 governor's chairs are in play.

Our friends at It's All Politics have a ton of coverage. We'll leave you with five headlines from across the web that give you a broad overview of ...

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Police Capture Mexican Mayor Accused Of Ordering Student Kidnappings

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Mexican Federal Police captured the former mayor of Iguala, José Luis Abarca, and his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda, near Mexico City this morning, the spokesman for the Federal Police said in a tweet.

If you remember, the federal government has been searching for Abarca since they ...

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