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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: New Orleans Ends Smoking in Bars and Gambling Halls

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:38pm
Despite protests from owners of such establishments, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to ban smoking in bars and gambling halls to protect the health of musicians and other entertainers.






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National Briefing | Military: Commander of Naval Base Relieved of Duty at Guantánamo

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:35pm
The commander of the United States naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been relieved of his duties because of a loss of confidence in his ability to command.






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Bruised but Unbowed, Reid Plans for Future

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:28pm
Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, told reporters that injuries sustained three weeks ago during an exercise mishap would not keep him from seeking re-election in 2016.






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Is ECB’s bazooka a game changer for EMs?

CNBC - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:25pm
The ECB's bold bond-buying scheme is set to provide a temporary boost to Asian equities but is no game changer for the region's markets.
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Pennsylvania Court Blocks Charges Against Attorney General

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:12pm
A county prosecutor was temporarily stopped from filing charges against State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who has been accused of perjury for disclosing an investigation to a newspaper.






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Massive fire displaces 400

CNN - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:42pm
A massive fire at a New Jersey mid-rise consumed 175 apartments and displaced up to 400 residents. Fortunately, no one was injured.
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Surveys Show Bias of Potential Jurors in Boston Bombing Trial

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:34pm
Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is accused of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon, cited juror prejudices in asking for a change of venue for the third time.






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Johnson: McCaul border bill 'unworkable'

POLITICO - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:25pm
He says it's "not a serious effort at legislating border security - and its authors know it."
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Bush and Romney in ‘Gentlemanly’ Meeting

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:21pm
Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney did not emerge from a Salt Lake City meeting on Thursday with a proposal about how to reconcile their competing plans to run for the White House.






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Man who beat Giants fan at Dodger Stadium pleads guilty to federal weapons charge

FOX News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:15pm
A man who severely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge.
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Saudi King Abdullah dies

CNBC - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:14pm
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died, state television reported early on Friday.
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Conservative Gathering in Iowa Offers Platform to Several Possible 2016 Contenders

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:11pm
The largest assembly of potential Republican presidential candidates to date will offer those in a crowded field a chance to distinguish themselves from one another.






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A Scorsese Documentary on Bill Clinton Is Stalled

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:05pm
Martin Scorsese’s planned documentary on the 42nd president has been shelved over disagreements about control, people briefed on the project said.
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Rape controversies return to haunt GOP

POLITICO - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:59pm
The party still struggles over abortion language.
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Many Errors by Cleveland Police, Then a Fatal One

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:52pm
Miscommunications, tactical errors and institutional failures by the Cleveland police cascaded into one irreversible mistake.






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China factories stall for second month

CNBC - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:49pm
China's manufacturing activity remained in contraction for a second straight month, underscoring the sluggish Chinese economy.
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Saudi oil policy 'just took turn for the worse'

CNBC - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:30pm
With the death of Saudi King Abdullah, there's likely to be a greater commitment to oversupplying the oil market.
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Conflict, and Smiles, as U.S. and Cuba Discuss Ties

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:25pm
The sides met for several hours, mostly to iron out technical issues in converting their diplomatic outposts into full-fledged embassies.
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Senate Rejects Human Role in Climate Change

The New York Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:23pm
Senators are using the Keystone XL pipeline debate to argue over climate issues.






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Apple is killing it on Samsung’s home turf

CNBC - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:13pm
Apple is threatening Samsung’s dominance on its home turf, as the iPhone maker wins over South Korean consumers with its large-screen smartphones.
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