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Kill The Messenger: NASA Orbiter Crashes Into Mercury

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Messenger was launched from Earth in 2004. After 4,104 orbits of Mercury and billions of miles of space travel, the orbiter ended its mission with a quiet bang Thursday.

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Photos: Baltimore Quiet For 2nd Night; New York, Denver Protests Noisier

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Police arrested about 100 demonstrators in Manhattan after crowds tried to block a major tunnel, and pepper spray was deployed in Colorado. In Baltimore, the curfew was honored.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Jumps Into The Presidential Race

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sanders, a darling of the country's liberals, is expected to pull front-runner Hillary Clinton left. He will make a formal announcement Thursday.

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Lawyer Says Activist Arrested On Live TV In Baltimore Is OK, Healthy

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Many on Twitter called the arrest of Joseph Kent a kidnapping because of the way police rushed in to arrest him, just out of the view of cameras. Little was known about his whereabouts until today.

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SEC Rule Would Link Executive Pay To Performance

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The rule, which grew out of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill, would make it easier for shareholders to see whether salaries are in line with a company's financial performance.

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Report: FBI Vetted Middleman In Ransom Payment For U.S. Hostage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the family of Warren Weinstein paid $250,000 to his captors after the FBI helped facilitate the payment. Weinstein was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

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In Baltimore, A Different Historic Moment: A Fan-less Baseball Game

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Because of the unrest that has rocked the city, Major League Baseball decided to close the game to fans. So players came on the field to no cheers, and a home run was marked by the crack of a bat.

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Japan's Prime Minister Makes Historic Address To Congress

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out his vision of increasing ties with the U.S., and expressed his remorse over Japan's wartime atrocities.

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Pope Francis Calls Gender Pay Gap A 'Pure Scandal'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports that Francis' remarks, at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, are some of his most forceful statements yet in favor of women.

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Calvin Peete, Pro Golf's 'Mr. Accuracy,' Dies At Age 71

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Peete won 12 PGA events during a long career as a professional golfer. For many years, he was the most successful black golfer in the world.

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Lumber Liquidators Says DOJ Seeks Criminal Charges Over Imports

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The revelation in a regulatory filing follows a 60 Minutes report last month that said the company's Chinese laminate flooring products have unsafe levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.

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Bud Light Pulls Label With Message That Sparked Backlash

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bud Light was touted as "the perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary." But that's precisely the word that occurred to many people who saw it.

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Baltimore Update: A Forceful Mom And A Fan-Free Baseball Game

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In a first, the Orioles plan to play an MLB game without an audience, and a woman who yanked her son away from potential trouble is making headlines.

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A Scene From Baltimore: This Is 'Not A Carnival'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A day after the city erupted in riots, demonstrators took the streets. This time, the atmosphere felt more festive than angry.

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Twitter Shares Slide After Disappointing Earnings

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The social media site continued to bring in new users, but its ad revenue didn't measure up to expectations. Twitter shares were down 18 percent at the close of trading Tuesday.

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Baltimore Riots: 'This Is A Dead Neighborhood'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The neighborhood at the center of the Baltimore riots was once a thriving area. But it never recovered after the riots of 1968, and now it's been rocked by another violent outbreak.

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NFL To End Its Tax-Exempt Status 'To Eliminate ... Distraction'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The move applies only to the league office. The National Football League's 32 teams already pay taxes on their profits, salaries and merchandise sales.

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'Go Home. Please': 'Wire' Creator David Simon Urges Calm In Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In a blog post, Simon added that while there is much to be "argued, debated, addressed ... this moment ... can still, in the end, "prove transformational, if not redemptive for our city."

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'Criminals' Taking Advantage Of Situation In Baltimore, Obama Says

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The president said "there's no excuse for the kind of violence" that has erupted after peaceful protests following the death of a black man who suffered a serious spine injury while in police custody.

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Supreme Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Justice Scalia asked whether ministers would be able to refuse to marry two gay men. Justice Alito asked, why not marry four gay men together?

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