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Americans shake off economic pessimism

CNBC - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:00am
Americans have emerged from the deep economic pessimism produced by the Great Recession and financial crisis, according to a poll.
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On to Plan B as Oil Work Stalls in Texas

The New York Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:58pm
Many residents of Midland, a community dependent on oil drilling, already have their backup plans in place as work starts to dry up.

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National Briefing | South: Kentucky: Train Kills 2-Year-Old Wandering With Dog

The New York Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:27pm
A 2-year-old boy who was wandering with a dog a couple of blocks from home in Hopkinsville was killed Monday morning after both were hit by a CSX train.

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National Briefing | Rockies: Montana: Water Warning Is Issued After Oil Spill

The New York Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:25pm
Drinking water was being shipped to the eastern Montana city of Glendive on Monday after traces of a major oil spill along the Yellowstone River were detected in public water supplies.

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4 GOP hopefuls expected to attend Koch event

POLITICO - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:24pm
The invitees are all potential 2016 presidential contenders.
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Sorority Anti-Rape Idea: Drinking on Own Turf

The New York Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:19pm
For decades, national sororities have banned alcohol, but amid debate over how to address sexual assaults, many of them at fraternity parties, female students are questioning that policy.

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Kirk on a potential Duckworth challenge: No sweat

POLITICO - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:20pm
The Illinois Senate race will likely be one of the headliners of 2016.
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Why It's Time to Raise the Federal Tax on Gasoline

POLITICO - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:02pm
An increase would leave the U.S. consumer better off.
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Seriously, everything is pretty awesome

POLITICO - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:02pm
The state of the Union? It's definitely looking up.
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IMF slices global growth forecast for 2015

CNBC - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:00pm
The IMF trimmed its global growth forecast for 2015, citing dimmer economic prospects for China, Russia, the euro area, Japan and oil producers.
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British Spies Seized Emails to Reporters

The New York Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:39pm
There is no explanation of why, in 2008, the vast collection of messages was sucked into the global system of electronic surveillance created and maintained by British and American spies.
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Members of Congress, in Cuba, Discuss Trade but Don’t Meet With Castro

The New York Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:23pm
An expected session with President Raúl Castro did not materialize after the delegation met with several Cuba dissidents.
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Obama’s Social Media Team Tries to Widen Audience for State of the Union Address

The New York Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:13pm
An Internet-savvy staff aims to reach new audiences for the president’s message, sidestepping the skeptical filter often applied by White House reporters.

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Bobby Jindal invokes 'no-go zones'

CNN - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:03pm
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in a Monday speech decried the existence of so-called "no-go" zones in Europe, where sovereign nations allegedly cede authority to Muslim immigrants, a controversial idea that many critics say is overblown.
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National Briefing: Pope’s U.S. Trip Will Not Include California

The New York Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:03pm
Pope Francis said on Monday that his trip to the United States in September would be limited to Washington, New York and Philadelphia.

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China economy grows at slowest pace in 24 years

CNBC - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:00pm
Gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent in 2014 from 7.7 percent in 2013, undershooting government targets of "around 7.5 percent."
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Chicano movement leader Reies Lopez Tijerina dies; led 1967 armed New Mexico courthouse raid

FOX News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:59pm
Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Pentecostal preacher turned activist who led a violent raid of a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago, died Monday.
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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Governor Recovering After Fall From Horse

The New York Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:58pm
Gov. Terry McAuliffe was hospitalized Monday in Richmond with complications from being tossed by a horse and breaking seven ribs during a holiday trip to Africa with his family, a spokesman said.

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Rick Perry Puts Off Talk of 2016 as Tenure Ends

The New York Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:50pm
On his last full day as Texas governor, Mr. Perry reflected on his 14 years in office and said he would decide within five months whether to run for president.

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Should you try to catch a falling Swiss knife?

CNBC - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:38pm
Switzerland's stock market dived after its central bank de-pegged the franc, but don't bargain hunt yet, analysts said.
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