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Despite Cheaper Gas, Public Transit Ridership Is Up, Trade Group Reports

The New York Times - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 6:41pm
Investment in transit around the country is leading to record-high ridership rates and more people leaving their cars at home despite low prices at the pump.






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Op-Ed Contributors: Obama, the Least Lame President?

The New York Times - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 6:34pm
Like Bush’s, his last two years might be the best ones.






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Hollywood's fickle friend

POLITICO - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 6:11pm
Barack Obama's criticism of Sony Pictures Entertainment is perhaps his sharpest rebuke of Hollywood yet.
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F.T.C. Raises Its Voice Under Its Soft-Spoken Chairwoman

The New York Times - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 6:10pm
Edith Ramirez’s tenure as leader of the commission has been marked by an effort to bring the regulator into the public eye, directing particular attention on digital privacy and transactions.
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Cecil won't manage Clinton 2016 campaign

POLITICO - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 5:52pm
His statement comes as the contours of Clinton's likely campaign will begin to take shape early next year.
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Energy-Storage Plans Gain Ground in California

The New York Times - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 5:42pm
Southern California Edison plans to retire some power plants and replace them with storage — including conventional batteries and giant ice packs — as well as other power generators.






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Satanic Temple, Christian state senator mount dueling displays outside Michigan Capitol

FOX News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 5:30pm
Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.
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Gunman who shot and killed 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn had troubled past, mother, police say

FOX News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 5:13pm
The mother of a gunman who ambushed and murdered two NYPD officers as they sat in their squad car Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn told authorities that she was scared of her son and he had a troubled childhood, often acting violent.
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In Brooklyn, the Lives of 2 Officers Are Recalled as Their Deaths Are Mourned

The New York Times - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 5:09pm
Neighbors and business owners recalled Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos as law enforcement colleagues visited the Brooklyn homes of the fallen officers.






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Will 2015 be the year of risk?

CNBC - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 5:03pm
In 2014, defensive stocks have been king. Will that trend turn around in the new year?
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Giuliani condemns anti-police 'propaganda' he says Obama started

POLITICO - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 4:24pm
His remarks come after two NYPD police officers are murdered in Brooklyn.
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4 people including 2 young boys shot and killed at Rockford duplex

FOX News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 4:00pm
Four people, including two young boys, were killed in a shooting late Saturday at a home in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, authorities said.
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A look at the 2 NYC officers killed in an ambush shooting as they were sitting in cruiser

FOX News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 3:45pm
Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were in their marked New York Police Department cruiser on a Brooklyn street when a gunman opened fire on them, then fled to a subway station where he committed suicide.
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How to appraise Cuba's classic cars

CNBC - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 3:00pm
Cuba is filled with cars that many collectors may find in surprisingly good shape.
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Mike Mokrzycki, former AP polling director who started survey business, dies at 52

FOX News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 2:45pm
Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business, has died.
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NYC roiled by NYPD slayings

CNBC - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 2:33pm
A day after two officers were fatally shot, Mayor Bill de Blasio faces the challenge of reassuring the city while navigating a rift with the NYPD.
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Suspect questioned after NYPD issues alert of cop killer threat sent via Instagram

FOX News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 2:17pm
The New York Police Department issued a warning to officers Sunday that the department is actively investigating reports that a man is driving to New York from Tennessee to kill two more police officers, Fox News has learned.
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Civil rights leaders face backlash over the ambush killings of 2 New York police officers

FOX News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 2:16pm
Civil rights leaders are condemning the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressing fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has emerged around the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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Mighty dollar spurs travel abroad

CNBC - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 2:08pm
The U.S. dollar's surge has presented opportunities for Americans to jet off to more exotic places.
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Obama to See if North Korea Should Return to Terror List

The New York Times - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 1:07pm
President Obama said he would “review” whether to return North Korea to the list, part of a broader government response to a damaging cyberattack on Sony’s Hollywood studio.






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