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The Perils of Reporting in Pakistan

POLITICO - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:11pm
The toll of Taliban attacks is measured in more than bodies.
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With the Way Eased, Two More Obama Nominees Win Approval From the Senate

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:09pm
Senators confirmed over Republican objections Sarah Saldaña as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Antony Blinken to be deputy secretary of state.

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Anonymous 'angel' pays for Walmart gifts

CNBC - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:09pm
A man walked into a Walmart and donated $50,000 to pay off all customer layaway accounts in Mechanicsburg, Pa. USA Today reports.
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Obama Signals Support for New U.S. Sanctions to Pressure Russian Economy

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:02pm
The president’s spokesman said Mr. Obama would sign legislation passed by Congress aimed at blocking Russian state firms from Western financing and technology while also providing $350 million in military aid to Ukraine.
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Vivek Murthy, the New Surgeon General, Isn’t Afraid to Take a Stand

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:00pm
Dr. Murthy, who at the age of 37 has become one of the youngest surgeons general of the United States, is a self-described dreamer and grass-roots organizer.

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Pennsylvania Man Sought in Slaying of Family Is Found Dead

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:59pm
The district attorney of Montgomery County, Pa., said at a news conference that the man, Bradley W. Stone, died of “self-inflicted cutting wounds.”

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Senate confirms Rasmussen to counterterrorism post

FOX News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:54pm
The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of Nicholas Rasmussen to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
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Ever wondered who's behind those Viagra emails?

POLITICO - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:52pm
The dark and deadly world of pharma spam.
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Federal Health Exchange Sees Enrollment Flurry

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:44pm
In its second year, the much-maligned website showed a vastly improved performance.

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Senate approves tax extenders package without Wyden

POLITICO - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:42pm
The bill was the minimum lawmakers could do to prevent tax hikes for millions of individuals and businesses.
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Billionaires who made the most in 2014

CNBC - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:40pm
Here's some news that should cheer up Jack Ma - he made the biggest jump in his fortune this year.
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Terror Threats Over ‘The Interview’ Are Quandary for Sony

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:37pm
Sony Pictures Entertainment is under pressure from theater owners and competing studies to cancel or postpone its release.

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U.S. Imposes Steep Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:37pm
The Commerce Department approved a collection of tariffs on imports from China and Taiwan.
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Sister: Former US Marine accused of spying by Tehran to start hunger strike in Iranian prison

FOX News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:31pm
The family of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran says he is going on a hunger strike and has dictated a letter asking President Obama not to forget him as dialogue continues between the two countries over Iran's nuclear activities.
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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Unions Sue Over Pension Changes

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:29pm
Current and retired city workers and their unions filed a lawsuit Tuesday arguing that a law overhauling Chicago’s pension systems was unconstitutional.

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US announces 2024 Olympic bid

CNBC - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:29pm
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Tuesday.
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Is Obama destroying the Russian economy?

POLITICO - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:27pm
With Russia's economy is rapidly imploding, Putin is feeling the pain.
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Federal Judge Calls Obama’s Immigration Actions Unlawful

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:20pm
A federal judge in Pennsylvania issued an opinion on Tuesday declaring unconstitutional President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but the finding had no immediate effect.

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Can Jeb Bush win Iowa?

POLITICO - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:14pm
Operatives in early voting states say he may be more formidable than is assumed.
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Conservative media on Bush: Meh

POLITICO - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 7:42pm
News sites didn't give Bush's announcement the banner treatment.
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