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Ex-Marine Found Guilty In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Texas jury reached a unanimous guilty verdict in the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the ex-Marine charged with killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper.
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Saudi Women Still Can't Drive, But They Are Making It To Work

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Despite many obstacles, more Saudi Arabian women are joining the country's workforce. NPR's Deborah Amos profiles a successful online advertising agency that's run entirely by women.
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Turkish Web Entrepreneurs Boost Luxembourg's Tech Profile

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Seeking to raise its high-tech profile, the tiny country of Luxembourg looks to Turkey for startup pitches. Turks are trying to make a mark in the international high-tech community.
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GOP Will Try To Override Obama's Keystone XL Pipeline Veto

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

President Obama issued his first veto of the new Congress. He rejected a measure approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It's his third veto, but it's likely the start of a trend.
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Lenovo Sued Over Superfish Adware

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Jordan Robertson of Bloomberg News about computer maker Lenovo, which allowed controversial spyware to be embedded onto the operating systems of laptops sold in the U.S.
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Greek Government Pledges To Crack Down On Tax Evasion

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In order to win an extension on its debt repayment program, the new Greek government has promised to pursue wealthy tax evaders — but so did every previous administration since the debt crisis began.
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Fox Defends Bill O'Reilly's Account Of Falklands Conflict

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fox News star Bill O'Reilly's is accused of embellishing his war reporting experience during the Falklands conflict. And in typical O'Reilly fashion, he's not taking the accusations lying down.
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6 Years On, Is The Tea Party Here To Stay?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Disillusionment with Wall Street, big political parties, big deficits and big government in general began even under Republican George W. Bush, but it took a hard turn after the election of 2008.
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Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens many people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.
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Apache Helicopter Pilot To Join Other Women At Army Ranger School

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Six women have passed the 2-week assessment course. That sets them up for the full 2 months of training in April which is part of an effort to determine whether women can serve in ground combat units.
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In April

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel fell short of the votes he needed to be re-elected during the city's non-partisan municipal election. He will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia in a runoff in early April.
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How Peer Pressure May Encourage Tax Delinquents To Pay Up

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A field experiment in Kentucky, Kansas and Wisconsin finds that shaming tax cheats is a more effective way to get scofflaws to pay up rather than threatening them with fines.
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Unless Congress Intervenes, Recreational Pot Is About To Be Legal In D.C.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Beginning Thursday, residents of Washington, D.C. will be free to smoke marijuana recreationally. D.C.'s new law allows people over 21 to possess, grow and smoke pot, but not sell it.
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FIFA Panel Recommends 2022 World Cup Be Played In Winter

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar. Soccer's championship is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
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An Uneventful Week In Sports Could Still Go Down In History

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NASCAR is suspending a driver accused of domestic violence, and the NFL is considering allowing two teams to share a stadium? Sports commentator Frank Deford is pleased.
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'Torture Report' Reshapes Conversation In Guantanamo Courtroom

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Last year's release of a Senate report on CIA interrogation practices means lawyers for the accused Sept. 11 plotters can now discuss in court the treatment they say their clients endured.
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D.C. Bible Museum Will Be Immersive Experience, Organizers Say

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, construction is underway for the Museum of the Bible, which will hold about 40,000 biblical artifacts from the family of Hobby Lobby President Steve Green.
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Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Some companies are using surveys or brain games to assess what kind of workers candidates are. Employers say the tests can help reduce turnover and surface talent recruiters might otherwise overlook.
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When The Goal Of An Email Is To Stir A Sense Of Dread

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Virginia Heffernan and Paul Ford have never met but they have crossed paths, and they've been sending fake work emails to see who most horrifies the other. They published them on the website Medium.
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NFL Rivals May Team Up To Share Stadium

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders have proposed a new stadium that they would share in Los Angeles, beginning as soon as fall 2016.
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