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Jeb Bush To 'Actively Explore' Run For President

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jeb Bush is taking his most definitive step yet toward running for president.

The former Republican Florida governor on Tuesday told his followers on Facebook and Twitter he has decided “to actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States.”

He also announced ...

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Police Say 3 Dead in Sydney Hostage Siege, Including Gunman

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stuart Cohen, freelance reporter based in Sydney, Australia, speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about the latest developments.

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A swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman ...

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Obama: NFL 'Behind The Curve' On Rice Case

Friday, December 12, 2014

President Barack Obama says the Ray Rice domestic violence case showed that the National Football League was “behind the curve” in setting policies about athlete behavior. He says new policies now in effect will send a message that there is no place for such behavior.

He says in an interview ...

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CIA Chief: Results Of Harsh Interrogation Unknown

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Did the CIA’s harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects yield crucial information that could not have been obtained another way? CIA chief John Brennan says the answer cannot be known.

The Senate torture report this week asserted that none of the CIA’s techniques used against captives provided critical, life-saving intelligence. Brennan ...

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NJ Approves Tax Breaks for Subaru, Cooper Health

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has approved $158 million dollars in future tax breaks for Subaru and Cooper Health System.

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Obama Health Adviser Apologizes For 'Glib' Remarks

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber – an adviser on the president’s health care law – told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and “inexcusably arrogant” when he said it was “the stupidity of the American voter” that led to the law’s passage. Democrats tried to limit the damage as the GOP ...

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The Royal Couple Comes to Town

Monday, December 08, 2014

While Britain's Prince William meets with President Obama at the White House, his wife, Kate, will tour a child development center with New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray.

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U.S. Adds 321,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Stays 5.8 Percent

Friday, December 05, 2014

U.S. employers hired at the strongest pace in nearly three years in November, adding 321,000 jobs, the latest sign the United States is outperforming other major economies by growing steadily and generating consistently healthy job gains.

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained at a six-year low of 5.8 ...

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Lawyer: No Indictment For Officer In NYC Chokehold Death

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A lawyer says a grand jury in New York City has declined to indict a white police officer on criminal charges in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in July.

Jonathon Moore, an attorney for the victim’s family, said Wednesday he was told there would be no indictment ...

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Appeals Court Halts Texas Execution

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A federal appeals court has halted the scheduled execution of a Texas prisoner whose attorneys say is too delusional to be put to death.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a reprieve late Wednesday morning, less than eight hours before condemned killer Scott Panetti was set to receive ...

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'Birdman' Takes Top Award At Gotham Awards

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The showbiz satire “Birdman” won best film at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, along with best actor for its star, Michael Keaton.

The annual Gotham’s gala, held Monday night in downtown New York, was the first glitzy gathering in Hollywood’s three-month-long awards season. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman (Or the Unexpected ...

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Voices Of 20th Century Poets Come Alive Once More

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Imagine being at a family reunion and someone pulls out a sound recording of a grandparent you barely knew. Or an uncle you’d only heard stories about.

That rare, personal discovery is something that poetry researchers at Harvard are now experiencing, thanks to a new technology that is bringing the ...

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U.K. To Curb Benefits For Legal Immigrants

Friday, November 28, 2014

Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don’t get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his immigration policies while averting a ...

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America's Black Friday Craziness Has Crossed The Pond

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday is in full swing in U.S. stores and online, with shoppers across the country hoping to snatch up Christmas bargains.

The National Retail Federation forecasts a 4.1 percent increase in holiday sales over the same period last year, bringing the total to $616.9 billion. It would be the ...

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Mystery Writer P.D. James Dies At 94

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94.

Faber and Faber said publisher said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.

James’ books, many featuring sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions around ...

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Ferguson Decision: No Indictment

Monday, November 24, 2014

A grand jury has decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old.

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Judge: Confession Can Be Used in Etan Patz Trial

Monday, November 24, 2014

A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigns

Monday, November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it’s an “appropriate time” for him to complete his service.

Obama says Hagel will stay in place at the Pentagon until a successor is confirmed.

Hagel has had a rocky tenure of nearly two years in which he’s struggled to ...

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Key Elements Of Obama's Actions On Immigration

Friday, November 21, 2014

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President Barack Obama’s sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:

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Protect from deportation and make eligible for work permits approximately 4.1 million people ...

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Met Opera Ends Season with $22 Million Deficit

Friday, November 21, 2014

But the opera company said Thursday that steps including new labor contracts are expected to bring in enough savings to balance the budgets in 2015 and 2016.
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