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All eyes on Alibaba, Scotland vote

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:12am
Alibaba could stir things up as traders deal with options expirations and possible market volatility spurred by Scotland.
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Punditry and Predictions: Scotland’s ‘No’ Vote: A Loss for Pollsters and a Win for Betting Markets

The New York Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:07am
Prediction markets give much more reliable forecasts than pollsters, as do surveys of what voters expect will happen.

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Florida Man Fatally Shoots Daughter and 6 Grandchildren

The New York Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:07am
After exchanging words with a deputy who had arrived at the shooting scene, the man, Don Charles Spirit, killed himself.

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Apple's latest iPhones unboxed

CNBC - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:01am
What's in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus box?
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Midterm Calculus: Court Ruling in Kansas Makes Senate Race a True Tossup

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:57pm
The basic contours of the race are consistent with the serious possibility of an independent victory, a victory that could decide Senate control.

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Congress’s Inaction Could Be Legal Basis for Stronger Executive War Powers

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:23pm
As lawmakers grapple with President Obama’s claim that he already has congressional authorization for airstrikes against the Islamic State, legal specialists are saying that even legislative inaction could create a precedent leaving the executive branch with greater war-making powers.

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Virtual reality vacations are here

CNBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:01pm
Marriott Hotels is betting in the future you will take virtual vacations.
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Pennsylvania Killing Suspect on F.B.I. Wanted List

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:45pm
Eric Matthew Fein is accused of killing a state trooper and critically injuring another.

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DealBook: Fed Rebukes U.S. Branch of Santander

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:31pm
Santander Consumer USA paid a second-quarter dividend, which it was forbidden to do after it failed a stress test in March.

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Comstock: Foust 'sexist'

POLITICO - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:26pm
The Virginia Republican congressional candidate's TV ad labels her Democratic opponent a "sexist."
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From $68 the sky’s the limit for Alibaba

CNBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:21pm
Alibaba's share price of $68 is likely to jump when trading in New York opens Friday, analysts say.
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Listening Post: A White House Position That Stands on a Narrow Definition of War

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:04pm
Far from clarifying the war plan, the White House’s public-relations blitz has muddied several key issues, not least whether the campaign will require American ground forces.

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Man Is Arrested as Northern California Wildfire Rages, Threatening Thousands of Homes

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:50pm
The wildfire in Placerville, east of Sacramento, burned through 71,000 acres and threatened over 2,000 homes, and was only 5 percent contained.

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The collapse of Arab civilization

POLITICO - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:46pm
Opinion: The Arab world is more violent, unstable, fragmented and driven by extremism than before.
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What's the mysterious FBI director up to?

POLITICO - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:45pm
There's a new war on terror. So just what is Obama's mysterious FBI director up to?
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U.S. Faces Tough Struggle on Ground to Oust ISIS

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:43pm
The next phase of the American strategy against the Islamic State has been described as “extraordinarily complex,” and involves training and coordinating airstrikes with Iraqi forces.
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Apple kicks off iPhone 6 global launch

CNBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:05pm
Apple enthusiasts around the world proved their unflinching loyalty yet again during the global launch of the iPhone 6 on Friday.
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Judge Accused of Assaulting Wife Is Urged to Resign

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:56pm
In a sign that the outrage about domestic violence in the National Football League has expanded, a federal judge in Alabama faced abrupt and potent pressure to resign after he was charged with striking his wife last month at a luxury hotel in Atlanta.

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Congress Gives Final Approval to Aid Rebels in Fight With ISIS

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:48pm
Lawmakers sidestepped the debate over the extent of American military action until the lame-duck session of Congress later this year.

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States In Play: In Georgia, Politics Moves Past Just Black and White

The New York Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:46pm
With an emerging population of immigrants who do not or cannot vote, Democrats are trying to increase black turnout and bring back moderate whites.
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