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Surgery Clinic in Joan Rivers’s Death Gets a Reprieve

The New York Times - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 7:43pm
Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan, which was prohibited from receiving federal funds after the comedian’s death, has until March 2 to comply with requested changes.

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The Bushes, as Distinct and Alike as Brothers Can Be

The New York Times - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 7:42pm
While loving and supportive of each other, George W. and Jeb Bush do not talk that often, according to family intimates, and they travel in different circles.
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Will SCOTUS cement Obama's gay rights legacy?

POLITICO - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 7:41pm
Precisely how much credit Obama deserves for the tectonic shift on the issue during his presidency is not clear.
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NJ mother charged with murder after allegedly setting newborn baby on fire

FOX News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 6:46pm
A New Jersey woman who authorities say put her newborn baby in the middle of a road and set the child on fire was charged Saturday with murder.
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Vernon B. Mountcastle, Brain Explorer, Dies at 96

The New York Times - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 6:30pm
At the dawn of modern neuroscience, Dr. Mountcastle showed how cylinders of neurons, dedicated to specific tasks, work together to process perception.

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Wildlife center established by Oracle's Ellison to focus on California insects and reptiles

FOX News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 6:15pm
One of the world's richest men, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, is using some of his wealth to establish a wildlife breeding and rehabilitation center in Northern California that will focus on helping endangered insects, reptiles and amphibians thrive.
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Sheriff: Teenage sweethearts from Ky. on alleged crime spree continuing to elude authorities

FOX News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 5:18pm
A sheriff says authorities are following up on tips related to the search for two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky who are accused of blazing a trail of crime across the South.
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University of California coaches won't get bonuses if teams perform poorly with academics

FOX News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 5:17pm
The academic performance of student athletes will be a factor in how coaches and athletic directors at University of California campuses are evaluated and compensated under a new policy approved by university President Janet Napolitano and made public Friday.
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Judge in US requests stay in trial of teen charged with killing mother in Bali

FOX News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 5:15pm
A Cook County judge is asking an Indonesian court to delay a trial for a Chicago-area teen accused of killing her mother on the resort island of Bali.
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U.S. Lawmakers in Cuba for 3-Day Visit

The New York Times - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 5:09pm
The delegation, led by Senator Patrick Leahy, will discuss with Cuban officials greater cooperation and remaining areas of disagreement. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York is also planning a trip.
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Odd Byproduct of Legal Marijuana: Homes That Blow Up

The New York Times - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 5:02pm
Cities are trying to clamp down as some amateur alchemists who turn their kitchens and basements into labs end up blowing up their homes while using flammable chemicals to extract potent drops of a marijuana concentrate.

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Texas club that auctioned hunt for endangered rhino cancels auction for elephant hunt

FOX News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 4:15pm
A Texas hunting club has canceled plans to auction off a chance to kill an African elephant.
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Travel in 2015: Vegas or Vietnam?

CNBC - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 4:00pm
The new year offers opportunities to venture out to one of the dozens of spots that experts say are hot right now.
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Prosecutor: Newborn baby dies after mother sets her on fire on southern New Jersey road

FOX News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 3:45pm
A New Jersey woman who prosecutors say put her newborn baby in the middle of the road and set the child on fire has been charged with murder.
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NY Gov. plans mission to Cuba: Report

CNBC - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 3:31pm
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce a trade mission to the Caribbean island, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Lisa Ann's boot camp for porn stars

CNBC - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 2:00pm
Count Lisa Ann among the small but growing number of porn stars-turned-entrepreneurs.
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Restroom Ordinance Is Just One More Sign of a City’s Acceptance

The New York Times - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 1:53pm
An ordinance has abolished the traditional designation of “Men” and “Women” on single-stall public restrooms, a bow to the requests of the sizable community of transgender people.

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CT town suddenly grapples with quakes

CNBC - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 1:23pm
A swarm of small quakes has shaken up the locals of one Connecticut town, the New York Times reports.
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Political Memo: Republicans Like Their 2016 Options, Assuming They Avoid Chaos

The New York Times - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 1:02pm
With so many appearing ready to enter the presidential fray, the party has already moved to streamline the nominating process, for example limiting the number of primary debates.

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Lower Oil Prices Provide Benefits to U.S. Workers

The New York Times - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 12:43pm
Wall Street may be growing anxious about the negative impact of falling oil prices on energy producers, but the steep declines of recent weeks are delivering substantial benefits to American working-class families.
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