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Krishnadev Calamur

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Reports: GM Ordered 500,000 Ignition Switches Before Recall Announcement

Monday, November 10, 2014

Emails seen by The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets raise questions about the timing of the automaker's recalls for faulty ignition switches. The defect has been tied to at least 32 deaths.

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Republican Ed Gillespie Concedes Virginia Senate Race

Friday, November 07, 2014

He told supporters in Springfield, Va., that the gap in the number of votes between him and the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Mark Warner, had grown and "I know that a change in outcome is not possible."

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17 Arrested As European, U.S. Officials Raid Online Black Markets

Friday, November 07, 2014

Among those held were the alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0. Assets seized from Darknet sites, which allowed users to anonymously buy illegal products and services, included $1 million in Bitcoins.

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Voters In Texas City Approve Ban On Fracking

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

It's the first time a city in the energy-friendly state has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing. The vote in Denton is likely to face legal challenges.

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Palestinian Slams Minivan Into Pedestrians In Jerusalem Attack

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

One person was killed and 13 were wounded. Police shot and killed the driver who left his auto and began attacking people with a metal rod. Israel described the incident as a terrorist attack.

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Vikings' Adrian Peterson Pleads No Contest In Child Abuse Case

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The star running back avoided jail time after being indicted in September for using a wooden switch to punish his 4-year-old son. The case reignited the debate over corporal punishment in the U.S.

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Detainee Held In Afghanistan Makes U.S. Appearance In Terrorism Trial

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Irek Hamidullan, a Russian Taliban member, is the first military detainee from Afghanistan to appear in a federal court.

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Rats! New York City's Population Might Be Seriously Overestimated

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

If one urban legend is to be believed, there are as many rats as people — 8 million. Statistician Jonathan Auerbach decided to test that idea.

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Indian Supreme Court Says Ban On Female Makeup Artists Is Discrimination

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The union that represents makeup artists in the world's largest film industry bars women from doing the job. The court called it a "constitutionally impermissible discrimination."

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: The Rise Of Fan Fiction

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

In the wake of news about One Direction erotic fiction, Stephen Thompson sits down with our resident fan-fiction enthusiast, Petra Mayer, to discuss fan-driven writing and the future of publishing.

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No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks

Friday, October 31, 2014

The French town of Vendargues has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.

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Israel Reopens Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem To Worshippers

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Temple Mount, sacred to both Muslims and Jews, was closed Thursday following the attempted assassination of a right-wing Jewish activist. More than 1,000 security personnel have been deployed.

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Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."

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New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.

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Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site. The site will be open Friday.

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Oregon First Lady Sorry For 'Marriage Of Convenience' With Green Card Seeker

Friday, October 10, 2014

In 1997, Cylvia Hayes received money to marry an Ethiopian who wanted a green card. Her fiance, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, is seeking a fourth term. She says he didn't know of the marriage.

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Where In The World Is Kim Jong Un?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The North Korean dictator hasn't been seen in more than a month, leading to speculation he might have been deposed or is merely indisposed.

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Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Gay Marriage In Idaho, Nevada

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

A federal appeals court had struck down bans on same-sex marriage in the two states. Officials in Idaho appealed to the Supreme Court following the decision.

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Sweden To Recognize Palestinian State

Friday, October 03, 2014

The move, which was announced by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, would make Sweden the first major European nation to take that step.

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How Tough Is The Mortgage Market? Even Bernanke Can't Get Refinanced

Friday, October 03, 2014

The former Fed chair told an audience in Chicago that he was unable to refinance his home loan, adding that lenders "may have gone a little bit too far on mortgage credit conditions."

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