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'All The Way' Wins Tony Award For Best Play

Monday, June 09, 2014

Robert Schenkkan’s “All The Way” has won the Tony Award for best play.

Starring Bryan Cranston, the play focuses on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s first year in office and explores both his fight for re-election and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Cranston, the former “Breaking Bad” ...

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North Korea Detains Another American Citizen

Friday, June 06, 2014

North Korea said Friday it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third U.S. citizen being held there.

The Korean Central News Agency said authorities were investigating him for committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit. It did not give details.

“American citizen ...

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New Apple Mac, Mobile Features Coming This Fall

Monday, June 02, 2014

Apple’s Mac operating system is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in the software for iPhones and iPads include one for keeping tabs on your health.

Apple executive Craig Federighi pointed out that data from various fitness-related devices now live in silos, so ...

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New Apple Mac Features Unveiled

Monday, June 02, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook is promising new features for phones, tablets and Mac computers as he opened the company’s 25th annual conference for software developers. Cook says the separate systems for mobile and Mac devices have been engineered to work seamlessly together.

Apple says the next version of the Mac ...

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Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans' Health Care Issues

Friday, May 30, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid widespread troubles in the VA health care system.

President Barack Obama says he accepted the resignation with “considerable regret.” He and Shinseki met in the Oval Office on Friday morning.

Shinseki had faced mounting calls to step down from lawmakers in both ...

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Obama: U.S. Must Lead Globally But Show Restraint

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world’s most indispensable nation, even after a “long season of war,” but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

Standing before the newest class of officers graduating from the U.S. ...

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First Containment Reported For Arizona Wildfire

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hundreds of firefighters are working to protect communities from a wildfire chewing up a scenic Arizona canyon, but some business owners worry that the blaze will keep customers away from the premier tourist area over the important holiday weekend.

The human-caused Slide Fire started Tuesday and by Thursday night had ...

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Former Rep. Hochul is Cuomo's Pick for for Lt Gov

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New York's governor has picked former Buffalo Congresswoman Kathy Hochul as his choice to be the next lieutenant governor.

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Campaign Finance Reports Put Voters On Notice

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Political committees and groups offered clues to their influence as campaign finance filings dribbled out Tuesday and nomination fights morphed into an all-out battle for control of the Senate.

Deep-pocketed donors helped the parties' campaign committees build a cash reserve that easily topped $146 million, according to ...

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2 Bomb Blasts In Nigeria Kill At Least 118

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeria's central city of Jos on Tuesday, killing at least 118 people, wounding dozens and leaving bloodied bodies amid the flaming debris.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the twin car bombs. ...

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Chicago Vs. NYC Foodie Smackdown: Who Eats Better?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The James Beard Foundation on Tuesday announced that its awards ceremony honoring the best chefs and restaurants is moving to Chicago after 24 years in New York City. It's more proof that Chicago is home to one of the country's hottest restaurant scenes. But who's got the better eats?

Here's ...

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Macedonia: 6 Hurt In Second Day Of Riots

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian police say 27 people have been detained in a second night of riots, sparked by the fatal stabbing of a teenager by an alleged bicycle thief.

Six officers were hurt in the clashes late Tuesday, when hundreds of youths clashed with police, hurling rocks and ...

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Macedonia: 6 Hurt In Second Day Of Riots

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian police say 27 people have been detained in a second night of riots, sparked by the fatal stabbing of a teenager by an alleged bicycle thief.

Six officers were hurt in the clashes late Tuesday, when hundreds of youths clashed with police, hurling rocks and ...

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Target Faces Identity Crisis

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is having an identity crisis.

The nation's third-largest retailer was once high-flying, but now it's struggling to find its place in the minds of American shoppers.

Once known for its cheap chic fashions and home accessories, Target faces competition from trendy chains like H&M. The ...

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Busch Learning His Way In IndyCar After Accident

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

With one sudden spin and slam into the wall, Kurt Busch's IndyCar burst into flames.

His shot at The Double, almost up in smoke.

Busch walked away unscathed, his car totaled for this weekend's Indy 500. He'll have an Andretti Autosport backup ready to go for race day, when he ...

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Host Of Fires Clear San Diego-Area Neighborhoods

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Firefighters gained ground overnight on a string of major San Diego area wildfires – except for one in the city of San Marcos where the 700-acre blaze burned out of control Thursday as another scorcher day dawned.

Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square ...

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Austrian Drag Queen Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Monday, May 12, 2014

Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst has won the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with a James Bond-inspired power ballad.

The song, “Rise Like a Phoenix,” helped Wurst secure Austria’s second victory in the competition Saturday. The country also won in 1966.

The winner was picked by juries ...

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Next Revolution In Agriculture May Center On Big Data

Monday, May 12, 2014

The next revolution in agriculture could center around big data, also called precision farming.

The idea is that all the information about what goes into and comes out of fields could help growers make better decisions.

Agribusiness companies such as Monsanto and DuPont are introducing new services to do just ...

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Insurgents In Eastern Ukraine Declare Independence

Monday, May 12, 2014

Pro-Russia insurgents have declared independence for the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine.

They read out the declaration at a rally Monday in the city of Luhansk after insurgents said 96 percent voted Sunday for the region’s independence.

The announcement came only an hour after separatists in the neighboring Donetsk region ...

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