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Obama Presses Leaders to Speed Ebola Response

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:31am
President Obama, warning that the disease could take hundreds of thousands of lives, called on other nations to help the United States as it leads the fight.

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Recovery in Need of a Recovery: Nearly Half of Americans in Major Cities Are in State of Financial Insecurity

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:05am
In hard-hit places, researchers said, many people don’t even have a bank account.

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Aiming to stop the next Snowden

POLITICO - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:03am
The Pentagon requirements are designed to keep the next leaker from making off with intelligence.
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Scientists, sociologist, cartoonist among 2014 winners of MacArthur Foundation 'genius grants'

FOX News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:03am
Twenty-one people, many of whom are doing work that touches on race relations, same-sex marriage, climate change and other issues that are dominating the news, have each been awarded "genius grants" from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Hospitals and Insurer Join Forces in California

The New York Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:01am
The new venture will try to provide a level of coordinated, high-quality and efficient care associated with only a handful of integrated health systems.
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Obama: Ready to take lead against Ebola

CNN - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:14pm
Combating the Ebola outbreak is a "national security priority" because it's spread could lead to dangerous instability in West Africa and beyond, President Barack Obama said.
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Police name and hunt for suspect in trooper shooting

CNN - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:10pm
Law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are hunting for a man they believe ambushed Pennsylvania State Police troopers, killing one and seriously injuring another.
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Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in Washington

The New York Times - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:48pm
The Mall, monuments and military bases could be swamped by rising sea levels, the study says.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Does Moving Poor People Work?

The New York Times - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:42pm
The intense debate over the significance of an experimental federal housing program.

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Is this the stimulus we've been waiting for?

CNBC - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:23pm
The PBoC's liquidity injections into China's top lenders are viewed by some analysts as the major stimulus move markets have been waiting. But not everyone agrees.
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House GOP pushes vs. IRS

POLITICO - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:52pm
It passes three bills to highlight complaints the IRS mistreated conservative political groups.
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Police in Virginia investigating 1975 abduction of 2 young sisters from Maryland

FOX News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:46pm
Law enforcement officials say investigators are searching near Lynchburg, Virginia, in connection with the unsolved 1975 abduction of two young sisters from Maryland.
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Lava from Hawaii volcano continues to move slowly through vacant lot, likely bypassing homes

FOX News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:40pm
Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to move slowly through a vacant lot in a rural subdivision.
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NY man accused of trying to aid ISIS militants

FOX News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:35pm
An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others is now facing new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
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Why I'm going to work for the NFL

POLITICO - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:33pm
Opinion: Too many Americans do not understand the vicious cycle of domestic violence.
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Apple privacy pitch hits Hill

POLITICO - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:25pm
The company's tools have piqued interest because of the sheer amount of data Apple could collect.
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NFL players' union files Ray Rice appeal

CNN - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:21pm
Ray Rice took the first step toward a possible return to the football field Tuesday evening when the NFL players' union announced it had filed an appeal of his indefinite suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
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California Lumber Town Takes Stock After Wind-Driven Wildfire

The New York Times - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:18pm
The intense blaze erupted Monday south of Weed, Calif. Elsewhere in the state, hundreds of firefighters battled about a dozen other persistent blazes.

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Fate of Children’s Insurance Program Is Called Into Question at Senate Hearing

The New York Times - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:13pm
The Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, has helped cut in half the uninsured rate for children, but its funding is set to end in September 2015.

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Child laborers. In America. In 2014.

POLITICO - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:09pm
Opinion: Kids as young as 12 report illness from working in tobacco fields.
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