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Krishnadev Calamur

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Greece's Parliament Approves Austerity Measures

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Updated at 7:42 p.m. ET

Greece's Parliament approved the controversial austerity measures struck Monday with the country's creditors, but the vote created a rift within the ruling left-wing Syriza party.

"We don't believe in it, but we are forced to adopt it," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appealed to lawmakers before ...

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Obama Says Iran Nuclear Deal Meets U.S. National Security Interests

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

This post was last updated at 2:54 p.m. ET

President Obama offered a robust defense of the historic deal struck with Iran on its nuclear program, saying it meets the "national security interests of the United States and its allies."

In a more than hourlong news conference, Obama dismissed criticism ...

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Smithsonian To Post Sign At Exhibition Featuring Bill Cosby-Owned Art

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington will post a sign Wednesday telling visitors an exhibition that includes art owned by Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, is "fundamentally about the artworks and the artists who created them, not Mr. Cosby," representatives for the Smithsonian Institution say.

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Deal Offers Hope To Families Of Americans Imprisoned, Missing In Iran

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The families of three Americans imprisoned in Iran and the wife of a former FBI agent who vanished in the country in 2007 have said they hope the historic deal the U.S. and five other world powers struck with Iran over its nuclear program will see the men released.

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In The Middle East, Iran Deal Called 'Bad Mistake,' 'Great Victory'

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET

Reaction in the Middle East to the historic agreement that the U.S. and its five allies struck with Iran on its nuclear program has been mixed.

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction was, as expected, highly critical.

"Iran will get a jackpot, ...

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Pentagon Weighs Allowing Transgender People To Serve Openly In Military

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Pentagon is examining the implications of allowing transgender people to openly serve in the military, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.

"At a time when our troops have learned from experience that the most important qualification for service members should be whether they're able and willing to do their ...

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Boy Scouts Panel Adopts Resolution To Allow Gay Scout Leaders

Monday, July 13, 2015

The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously adopted a resolution that would allow gay adults to serve as Scout leaders, ending a longstanding ban on gay leaders in the organization.

"This resolution will allow chartered organizations to select adult leaders without regard to sexual orientation, continuing ...

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Iranian Court Holds Third Hearing In Case Of Jailed 'Post' Reporter

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post reporter jailed in Iran, faced his third hearing Monday at a closed-door session in the Revolutionary Court.

Rezaian, who holds dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship, is a native of California. He was arrested in July 2014 along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian correspondent for ...

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White House Announces Commutations For 46 Mostly Nonviolent Offenders

Monday, July 13, 2015

Updated at 1:11 p.m. ET

President Obama has commuted the sentences of 46 mostly nonviolent drug offenders, nearly all of whom, the White House says, would have already served their time if they were convicted of the same crime today.

"I am granting your application because you have demonstrated the ...

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Psychologists Group Apologizes For Backing Post-Sept. 11 Interrogation Tactics

Friday, July 10, 2015

The American Psychological Association has apologized for actions that may have enabled brutal interrogation techniques used by the U.S. government after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

NPR's Jon Hamilton, who is reporting on the story for our Newscast unit, says the apology comes in response to an independent report ...

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Ellen Pao Out As Reddit CEO

Friday, July 10, 2015

Updated at 7:14 p.m. ET

Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao has resigned from the company in the wake of an insurrection last week in which moderators shut down many of the site's most popular sections following the still-unexplained dismissal of a popular figure in the site's r/IAmA ...

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Defense Rests In Aurora, Colo., Theater Shooting Case

Friday, July 10, 2015

The defense for James Holmes, accused of the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting, has rested after trying to prove he was insane at the time of the 2012 attack that killed 12 people and injured 70.

Holmes' attorneys had argued their client was in the midst of a psychotic episode at ...

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Dismissed Reddit Figure Victoria Taylor Breaks Silence

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Victoria Taylor, famous for her role in Reddit's popular r/IAmA section, has broken the silence over her dismissal that prompted an insurrection last week in which moderators shut down many of the site's most popular sections.

Posting on Reddit, Taylor thanked those who rallied to her defense, calling ...

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India's Top Court Orders Federal Investigation Into Exam Scam

Thursday, July 09, 2015

India's Supreme Court has ordered a federal investigation into a multimillion-dollar job-recruitment scam and more than 30 deaths to which it has been linked.

The country's highest court ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation to take over the inquiry by police in central Madhya Pradesh state into what's known as ...

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Greek Government Hands European Creditors New Bailout Proposals

Thursday, July 09, 2015

(This post was last updated at 4:48 p.m. ET.)

Just before the end of the day Thursday in Athens, the Greek government handed its European creditors a new bailout proposal.

A spokesman for Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem tweeted that Greece's creditors would now consider the proposal.

There has been ...

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FIFA Bans Former Executive Committee Member Chuck Blazer For Life

Thursday, July 09, 2015

FIFA has banned its former executive committee member Chuck Blazer from taking part in any aspect of soccer for life.

"Mr Blazer committed many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his time as an official in different high-ranking and influential positions at FIFA and CONCACAF,"

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Medicare Plans To Pay For Voluntary End-Of-Life Counseling

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Medicare says that starting Jan. 1, 2016, it plans to pay doctors to counsel patients about end-of-life care.

Julie Rovner, senior correspondent with Kaiser Health News, tells our Newscast unit that many medical groups, including the American Medical Association, have long recommended the move.

"This is actually pretty much the ...

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JPMorgan Chase Fined $136M Over How It Collects Debt

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

JPMorgan Chase will pay $136 million in penalties to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and states to settle charges that it used illegal tactics to target delinquent credit card borrowers.

Here's what the CFPB says Chase did:

"The CFPB and states found that Chase sold 'zombie debts' to third-party ...

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Glitches Galore: A Brief History Of Technical Problems On Wall Street

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Wednesday's computer-related problems on the New York Stock Exchange that halted trading for more than three hours was not a one-off. Over the years, stock exchange failures have been attributed to everything from technical glitches to a stray squirrel.

Here are some recent incidents:

Aug. ...

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Subway Suspends Ties With Pitchman Jared Fogle

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

A raid at the home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has led to both sides agreeing to suspend their relationship, and put a spotlight on Fogle's ties to the former head of a foundation he created to fight childhood obesity.

Federal and state authorities removed electronics from Fogle's home in ...

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