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Native American Actors Walk Off The Set Of Adam Sandler Comedy

Friday, April 24, 2015

The movie is the The Ridiculous Six, an apparent spoof of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The Native American actors say the movie's script insults native women, elders and Apaches.

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Comcast Cuts The Cord On Deal With Time Warner Cable

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Justice Department had raised concerns over the proposed $45.2 billion merger, which would have brought nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof.

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More Than A Dozen Hurt After High School Stage Collapses In Indiana

Friday, April 24, 2015

Students sustained minor injuries in the collapse during the musical finale of a stage show in suburban Indianapolis.

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Maryland Governor Sends State Troopers As Protests Grow In Baltimore

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Protesters took to the streets demanding justice, after a black man suffered a deadly injury to his spine after being arrested.

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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In one of the most protracted cabinet-level confirmation processes, 10 Republicans joined the chamber's Democrats in a 56 to 43 vote to approve the long-delayed nomination to replace Eric Holder.

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Live Tweets: Day 3 Of Boston Marathon Bombing Trial's Penalty Phase

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Boston jury is weighing whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death for his crimes.

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Warren Weinstein, American Killed In U.S. Operation, Was Veteran Aid Worker

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The USAID contractor was kidnapped in 2011 from his home in Pakistan just days before he was scheduled to leave the country. He spent much of his career in some of the world's toughest places.

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U.S. Operations Killed Two Hostages Held By Al-Qaida, Including An American

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Two Americans who worked for al-Qaida were also killed in the counterterrorism operations in January, the White House said. The two hostages killed included an Italian who had been held since 2012.

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Gen. David Petraeus Will Be Sentenced Thursday Over Secret Notebooks

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Under the terms of a plea deal, the former CIA director will avoid jail time. Petraeus, 62, admits to having retained notebooks full of classified information and showing them to his biographer.

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Michael Brown's Family Will Sue Ferguson Over Police Shooting Death

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The lawsuit will be filed at the St. Louis County Courthouse Thursday morning. It's not yet known whether it will include Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, 18.

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Defense Presents Full Video Of Tsarnaev Giving Camera The Middle Finger

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The defense was trying to blunt the prosecution's claim that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had one more message to send.

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New Orleans Bans Smoking In Bars, Restaurants

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lighting up in casinos is off-limits, too. The smoking ban stems from a law passed earlier this year.

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Court Throws Out Slugger Barry Bonds' Conviction

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In 2011, Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice but a federal appeals court has just thrown out that conviction.

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NFL Settlement Over Concussions Is Given Final Approval By Judge

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The lawsuit, brought by former players, could cost the league up to $1 billion. The settlement had originally been reached in 2013.

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Senate OKs Human-Trafficking Bill, Paving Way For Attorney General Vote

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. That has now been resolved.

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Transgender Teen Wins Case To Wear Makeup In DMV Photo

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A South Carolina teen who identified as "gender nonconforming" filed and won a federal lawsuit alleging sex discrimination after DMV officials told her she could not wear makeup in her license photo.

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Google Announces Foray Into The Wireless Business

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The service will only work on Google Nexus phones, but it could potentially disrupt the wireless industry with its pay-only-for-what-you-use data plans.

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N.Y. Judge Amends Habeas Corpus Order For Chimps

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The amended order suggests that the court has made no decision on whether the two research chimps at Stony Brook University can be treated as legal persons.

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'People' Names Sandra Bullock, 50, World's Most Beautiful Woman

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The actress is the oldest person to head the annual list. But as Clinton and Bush race for the White House, the news seems like deja vu — a vision from 1992.

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Gift Worth $400 Million To Art Institute Of Chicago Includes Works By Warhol

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The donation was confirmed after the museum agreed to display the 42 paintings, silk-screens and sculptures for the next 50 years.

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