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Police and fire officials save California family's Christmas after presents are stolen

FOX News - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:43pm
Josh Roffeis was about to leave for work Wednesday morning when he discovered his green Honda filled with most of the family's Christmas presents had been stolen.
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E.P.A. Wrestles With Role of Nuclear Plants in Carbon Emission Rules

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:40pm
The agency is trying to complete a regulation governing emissions from power sources, and a formula for how to treat nuclear plants is proving contentious.

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Your Money: Affordable Care Act’s Tax Effects Now Loom for Filers

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:28pm
Issues that will be handled through the federal tax system include health insurance exemptions, penalties, and repayment of excess subsidies.

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Q. and A.: How Affordable Care Act Rules Affect Your Taxes

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:28pm
Questions and answers about how to file a return this year, the first time taxpayers have to report their health care status to the I.R.S.

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Harold M. Schulweis, Progressive Rabbi, Is Dead at 89

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:19pm
Rabbi Schulweis was an influential rabbi and theologian who focused his sermons, books and social activism on connecting the Jewish community with the wider world — and vice versa.

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M.B.A. Programs Start to Follow Silicon Valley Into the Data Age

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:08pm
Leading business schools are breaking from traditional approaches and picking up the digital-age arts of speed and constant experimentation.

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Some Top Officials Knew of V.A. Woes, Before the Scandal

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:02pm
Long before revelations that the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix had hidden that veterans were facing long delays, senior department officials had been made aware of problems at the hospital.

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Don't Mess With Texas: In New Congress, House Committees Will Carry a Strong Texas Accent

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:55pm
With six of the 21 chairmanships, Texas will have the largest number from a single state since 1979.

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Samsung's answer to Android

CNBC - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:48pm
Samsung is planning a new product launch next year based on its own operating system as it tries to free itself from Android.
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Detroit boy, 16, in critical condition after being shot as he, friends play with gun at home

FOX News - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:46pm
Police say a 16-year-old Detroit boy was shot in the head while he and friends played with a gun in the basement of a home.
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Bob Lanier, Ex-Mayor of Houston, Dies at 89

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:23pm
Mr. Lanier was first elected in 1991 on a promise to reduce the city’s crime rate, which proceeded to plunge in the first of his three terms.
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National Briefing | West: California: Man Dies at Border Crossing

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:20pm
The San Diego police said Thursday that a 40-year-old man died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation’s busiest crossing.

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Prayers and Tears at Vigil for Slain Officers

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:19pm
At the site where Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed last week, law enforcement officials, clergy members and others gathered to pay respects to them.
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National Briefing | Midwest: South Dakota: President of Oglala Sioux Considers Changing Health Insurer

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:18pm
A tribal president wants to tackle substandard health care on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation by kicking out the Indian Health Service and contracting with Sanford Health.

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National Briefing | South: Mississippi: Power Restored After Storm

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:15pm
The authorities said Thursday that they had restored power to nearly everyone in Columbia after a series of powerful tornadoes that hit the town.

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National Briefing | West: Hawaii: Stranded Hikers Are Rescued

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:13pm
Firefighters rescued more than 60 hikers, including some who had been stranded for days when heavy rain made streams too swollen to cross on the island of Kauai.

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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Washington: Scared Panda Leaves Tree

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:11pm
The panda cub Bao Bao at the National Zoo in Washington is back with her mother after spending more than 24 hours in a tree, where she went after being startled by a tool that zookeepers use to contain animals.

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Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami

CNBC - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:50pm
People gather on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of Asia's 2004 tsunami that still leaves a mark on the region.
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After Killing of Police Officers, Protest Movement Is at a Crossroads

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:27pm
Some factions want to keep pressing for police reform, as two slain officers are mourned in New York City. Others say that might alienate the public.
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Crowds Gather as ‘The Interview’ Begins Screening in 331 Theaters

The New York Times - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:51pm
The film had improbably become a symbol of free speech over the last week as hackers managed to get it withdrawn from theaters and then watched it open after all.

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