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Satellite study indicates groundwater losses putting Southwest supply in jeopardy

FOX News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:33pm
A new study based on NASA satellite measurements reveals what researchers called a shocking loss of groundwater in the Southwest's largest river basin.
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Legal challenges, drug shortages, underscore current controversies over capital punishment

FOX News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:17pm
The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment.
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Starbucks earnings, revenue beat

CNBC - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:08pm
The Seattle-based coffee company posted fiscal third-quarter earnings of 67 cents per share on $4.14 billion in revenue.
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Visa earnings surpass Street estimates

CNBC - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:05pm
Visa Inc, the world's largest credit and debit card company, reported an 11 percent rise in quarterly profit.
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This may signal if firms are spending

CNBC - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:58pm
jobless claims data are the latest evidence that hiring is picking up, but whether companies are willing to spend is another matter.
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WaPo reporter detained in Iran

POLITICO - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:54pm
It's not clear why Jason Rezaian, a dual Iranian-American citizen, and his wife were detained.
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Trulia, Zillow CEOs sell before merger news

CNBC - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:48pm
Insiders at Zillow and Trulia sold shares aggressively before news of a potential merger broke Thursday, filings show.
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Police: Shooting at Philadelphia area hospital leaves as many as 3 wounded, suspect held

FOX News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:45pm
Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.
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Facebook and Uber talk integration

CNBC - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:32pm
Facebook and Uber discussed possibly integrating the rideshare service with Facebook Messenger app. Re/Code reports.
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BuzzFeed ed accused of plagiarism

POLITICO - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:22pm
Benny Johnson is accused of lifting text from Yahoo! Answers, Wikipedia and U.S. News & World Report.
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A Plan on Poverty: From Republicans, a New Approach to ‘Accountability’

The New York Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:13pm
Paul Ryan’s plan for the poor seeks to improve incentives for work. It also reflects a big change: no spending cuts for them.

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Obama's free-throw woes

POLITICO - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:12pm
"It's my elbow," he says, moving his elbow to the side. "It's my age. I get the chicken wing."
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Audit: NASA short of funds for deep-space rocket

CNN - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:01pm
NASA's staggering budget shortfall has put its rocket program at "high risk" of missing the planned 2017 launch date for its $12 billion deep-space rocket, a federal watchdog said.
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Obama's tax reform unlikely: Economist

CNBC - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:00pm
President Obama may want to end tax inversions, but one economist says this is why the president probably won't accomplish it.
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US: Russia firing at Ukrainian military

CNBC - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:58pm
The US says Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions.
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Obama to raise cash on vacation

POLITICO - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:55pm
A DSCC invitation shows the event will take place on Aug. 11 on Martha's Vineyard.
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U.S. Considering Refugee Status for Hondurans

The New York Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:52pm
The plan aims to stem the surge at the border, allowing hundreds of minors and young adults to enter the United States without making a dangerous trek through Mexico.
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A 'poison pill' for ACA? Surely not...

CNBC - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:50pm
Surely Congress didn't mean to include a "poison pill" for the Affordable Care Act when it passed it, says law professor Tim Jost.
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BlackRock pro: Market could get ‘nasty’

CNBC - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:42pm
The chief investment strategist at the world's largest asset manager says investors need to buy some protection right now.
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How safe is it to fly these days?

CNBC - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:41pm
More travelers have perished in plane crashes over the past week than did during all of 2013. Should that affect your travel plans?
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